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Who Are We?
Carmella Alvaro
Melina's Fresh Pasta

Ginnie Barringer

Novant Health Heart & Vascular


Heidi Billotto

Freelance Food and Travel Writer

Dianne Blancato

123 Cuisine

Jennifer Brantley

Food Writer, Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar

Carolyn Burns Bass

Food Journalist

Liz Button

Chief Impact Officer and Owner, Katie Button Restaurants


Katie Button

Executive Chef and CEO, Katie Button Restaurants


Kim Calaway

Chowgirl LLC

Ellen Clevenger-Firley

Dietitian, Culinary Instructor, Chef


Subrina Collier

Restaurateur, The Yolk Cafe

Elizabeth Cooper

Fess Parker Winery, Advanced MS


Anita Spring Council

Mama Dip's Kitchen 


Sera Cuni

The Root Cellar Cafe & Catering


Jamie DeMent

Coon Rock Farm, Piedmont Restaurant, Bella Bean Organics, Heirloom Provisions & Author

Whitney Dane

Chef/ Teacher, Honeysuckle Tea House & Farm

Patti Dickson

SAS Institute

Doralece Dullaghan

Sur La Table


Carolyn Dunn

NC State Agriculture and Human Sciences

Belinda Ellis

Corporate Trainer, Whole Foods


Marcie Cohen Ferris

Writer, UNC Chapel HIll


Keebe Fitch

Owner, McIntyres Books, Fearrington House


Diane Flynt

Foggy Ridge Ciders

Beth Frith

NC Dept of Agriculture

Amy Gaw

Author, Founder/Maker Outer Banks SeaSalt

Susannah Gebhart

Baker, Owl Bakery

Sandra Gutierrez

Cookbook Author, Freelance Writer and Cooking Instructor

Kathy Hester

Healthy Slow Cooking and Plant Based Instant Pot


Susan Johnson Smith

Interiors and Food Stylist, Creative Designer and Felicia Trujillo's right hand woman on set

Vivian Joiner

Sweet Potatoes, Inc


Rhonda Jones

Chez Moi

Melissa Katrincic

Co-owner, President and CEO of Durham Distillery

Breanna Lai

EatingWell Magazine

Karen Macdonald

Lavender Oaks Farm

Kristin McCarthy

Chef, Kappa Delta Sorority

Nancie McDermott

Cookbook Author, Food Writer and Cooking Instructor


Cindy Day McGann

Hospitality Professional & Event Planner

Colleen Minton

TerraVita Food & Drink Festival

Moreton Neal

Food Writer, Interior Designer 


Stephanie Nikolic

Culinary Arts and Baking Instructor, Wake Tech Community College and Consultant

Margaret Norfleet Neff

Beta Verde


Leslie Philip
Restaurateur, Thyme and Place Cafe

Kathleen Purvis

Charlotte-based food and beverage writer

Athina Sgambati

Culinary educator, recipe tester, Southern Season

Felicia Perry Trujillo

Food Photographer and Owner of Food-Seen

Jill Santa Lucia

Catering Works


Catherine Schopfer

Partner Anson Mills Direct to Chefs

Susi Gott Séguret

Seasonal School of Culinary Arts, Asheville Wine Experience, Asheville Truffle Experience

Coleen Speaks

Owner Posh Nosh Catering

Julie Stewart

SAS Institute - Retired

Tracy Stuckrath, CSEP, CMM, CHC

Thrive! Meetings & Events


Kelly Taylor

Say Yes to the Chef, Blue Dogwood Public Market, Pizzelle Bakery

Ann Marie Thornton

Cidermaker, James Creek Cider House


Stephanie Tyson

Sweet Potatoes, Inc


Ashley Van Camp

Restaurateur, Ashten's

Elisabeth Vatinet

La Farm Bakery


Emily Wallace

Food write, historian, Center for Southern Studies

Jill Warren Lucas

Food Writer

Brigid Washington

Chef, Author, Equity at the Table, Recipe Developer

Lynn Wells

Recipe Developer, Food Stylist, Entrepreneur/Personal Chef at Thyme Well Spent, Private Culinary Instructor 

Robin White

Food Editor, The Daily Basics

Elizabeth Wiegand

Cookbook Author, Food Writer and Cooking Instructor 

Susan Wyler

Wyler Nutritional Wellness, Cookbook and Healthbook Author, Clinical Nutritionist at Wyler Nutritional Wellness

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