Dana Cowin: DBC creative and host of Heritage Radio Network Podcast Series, Speaking Broadly.
Melissa Clark: Food writer, cookbook author, and staff reporter for the New York Times Food section, where she writes the popular column “A Good Appetite” and appears in a weekly cooking video series.
Kerry Heffernan: An avid outdoorsman and seafood expert, Kerry is the Executive Chef at Grand Banks, a seasonal Oyster Bar and galley on the deck of a historic cod fishing schooner moored at Pier 25 New York.
Padma Lakshmi: Actress, food expert, model, and award-winning author. Host, judge and an executive producer on Bravo’s Emmy award-winning Top Chef. Recipient of the 2016 NECO Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
Pascaline Lepeltier: MS, Instructor, Court of Master Sommeliers at the International Culinary Center, Master Sommelier, and author.
Missy Robbins: Head chef and owner of Lilia restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Also known for maintaining Michelin star status the entirety of her tenure as Executive Chef of A Voce Madison and A Voce Columbus. A Top Chef Masters contestant.
Susan Ungaro: President, James Beard Foundation, the country's preeminent culinary organization.
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