A

Madelyn Alfano
Chief Executive Officer
Maria's Kitchen
Sara Anderson
Director, Workforce Development
National Restaurant Association
Nyesha Arrington
Culinary Visionary
Vanda Asapahu
Chef & Owner, Ayara Thai

B

Kobi Ben Meir
Marketing Director
Yalber
Jason Berkowitz
CEO
Arrow Certification
Scott Blanchard
Principal and Executive Vice President of Client Solutions, The Ken Blanchard Companies®
Tyler Blankenship, MS, NDTR, CDM, CFPP
Nutritionist | Shared Services
Universal Orlando Resort™
Ms Jamie Boalbey
Director of Operations
Pitfire Pizza + Pie Society
Ms Andrea Borgen
Owner
Barcito
Ken Botts
Head of Programs & Partnerships
Hungry Planet
Paula Brannon
Restaurant HR Specialist/COO
Vine Solutions
Sara Brito
Co-Founder & President
Good Food 100
Donald Burns
Founder
The Restaurant Coach

C

Peter Camps
Product Quality/Education Manager on Premise - Commercial Marketing
Heineken USA
Safiya Carter
Plant-based, Allergy-sensitive/ gluten-free food inventor, chef, consultant
Founder, KOV Foods, Inc. (Kosher, Organic, Vegan )
Roy Choi
Chef, Entrepreneur, Best-Selling Author, TV Host
Sarah Christopher
Senior Director of Culinary Recruitment
Brad Metzger Restaurant Solutions
Lukas Clary
Shareholder
Weintraub Tobin
Martin Cole
"The British Bartender"
The Mixology Method
Marya Cunha
Owner
7 Stars Bar & Grill

D

Greg Daniel
Chef/Owner
Harley
Darren S. Denington
President/Founder
Service with Style Hospitality Group
Leslie Durso
Chef & Wellness Expert

E

Seizan Dreux Ellis
Executive Chef, Café Gratitude
Eric Ernest CEC, CCA, AAC
Executive Chef/AD of Purchasing & Logistics
USC Hospitality

F

Tom Fischer
Founder
BourbonBlog.com
Rob Floyd
RX Liquid Chef, Sip Boldly & Bar Rescue

G

Amy Gerber
Senior Implementation & Training Manager
Compeat
Marisa Gierlich
Director of Business Development
Vine Solutions
Todd Goldsworthy
Klatch Coffee
Laura Green
Regional Midwest Spirits Specialist, Winebow Mental Health Educator and Advocate
Mr. Marcus Guiliano
International Business Speaker, Author, Forbes Business Council & restaurant owner.
Restaurant Growth Secrets University & Aroma Thyme Bistro
Jackie Gutierrez
Member Services Manager
CRA Helpline

H

Anne Haerle
Culinary and Branding Strategies at Synergy Restaurant Consultants
Hunter G. Hall
Principal
Archetype Hospitality & Development
Mike Haller
Technical Food Safety Manager, UL
Underwriters Laboratories (UL)
Bent Hansen
Owner
Los Gringos Locos
Mr. Mike Holtzman
President/ CEO
Profitable Food Facilities Worldwide
Douglas Howarth
Managing Partner and CEO
HOWARTH HOSPITALITY INC

I

Mareya Ibrahim
Founder/CEO
Grow Green Industries, Inc.

J

Holly Jivin
Chef de Cuisine, The Bazaar by José Andrés at the SLS Beverly Hills

K

Brian Kateman
Co-Founder & President
Reducetarian Foundation
Bruno W. Katz
Partner
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP
Sam King
Vice President - Fraud Investigations Department
EMPLOYERS
Sandy Korem
CEO/Founder/Owner
The Catering Coach; The Festive Kitchen
Amy Kushner
Plant Based/Vegan Food Marketing/Sales/Brand Management

L

Jeremy Lake
"Award-Winning Mixologist"
The Mixology Method
Mr. Wing Lam
CEO and co-founder of Wahoo's Fish Taco
Brothers Wing Lam, Ed Lee and Mingo Lee, Wahoo’s Fish Taco have been serving up its eclectic Mexican-Brazilian-Asian menu since 1988. Wahoo’s has 60 locations across the U.S. and Japan.
Amir Landsman
CEO
Yalber
June Lim
Founder/CEO,
StarLite
Antonia Lofaso
Executive Chef & Restaurateur, DAMA, Scopa Italian Roots & Black Market Liquor Bar
Bricia Lopez
Co-proprietor of James Beard Award Winning Restaurant, Guelaguetza; Co-Founder, I Love Micheladas

M

Justin Malan
California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health (CCDEH)
Brian Malarkey
Chef & Restaurateur
Molly Mapel
Senior Manager of Brand Storytelling
Mendocino Farms
Mia Mastroianni
Consultant as seen on Bar Rescue
Mr. Marc Mendoza
Pitmaster
Smoqued California BBQ
Dr. David Mitroff Ph.D.
CEO and Founder
Piedmont Avenue Consulting, Inc.
Nick Moezidis
CEO
Napa Technology
Patrick Mulvaney
Head Chef & Co-Owner, Mulvaney's B&L; Founder of "I Got Your Back" initiative

N

Jeff Nelken
Food Safety Coach
Claudia Nicole
Author, Blogger
ClaudiaNicole.com
Emily Nordee-Rogers
Director of Food Communications
EH+Y, Inc.

O

Shaun O'Neale
DJ/Chef/Author
Season 7 Winner MasterChef
Gio Osso
Owner and Executive Chef, Virtu Honest Craft located in Scottsdale, AZ's Bespoke Inn

P

Mr Jorge Pacheco
Creative Director/Partner
Kulture Konnect
Alden J. Parker
Regional Managing Partner, Sacramento; Partner, San Francisco
Fisher Phillips
Dawn Pascale
Founder,
Om Sweet Home
Heather Perry
Vice President
Klatch Coffee
David Scott Peters
Restaurant Coach, Speaker, Developer of the Restaurant Prosperity Formula
DavidScottPeters.com
Mr. Paul Pruitt
Owner/Founder
New School Consulting
Natalie Pukasemvarangkoon
Creator
Paleo Collective

Q

Ms Edith Quintero
West Coast People & Development
Soho House & Co.

R

Doug Radkey
Lead Consultant & Managing Partner
KRG Hospitality Inc.
Aaron Rice
Vice President
Authentic Foods
Chris Robbins
Chef & Owner
LN2 Restaurant
Lilly Rocha
PRESIDENT
Latino Food Industry Association
Ms Jenny Ross
Executive Chef Tribest, Consulting Chef Jenny Ross Living Foods
Jenny Ross Living Foods provides consulting services for some of the best plant based projects on the planet. Tribest manufactures professional equipment for foodservice and wellness brands.

S

Beth A. Schroeder
Partner
Raines Feldman LLP
Michael Shirinian
Restuarant Owner
Shirinian Hospitality Group
Mr. Mark Siebert
CEO
iFranchise Group
Dana Smith
Campaign Director
Meatless Monday
Howard Solomon
Founder + Mentor + Speaker
Solomon 2.0
Jacques Spitzer
Chief Creative Officer
Raindrop Branding & Advertising
Art Sutley
Publisher, Bar Business Magazine, Nightlife & Hospitality Expert
Matt Sutton
California Restaurant Association (CRA)

T

Bill Tarkanian J.D.
Director of Program Development, Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse (L.A. CADA)

V

Briana Valdez
Owner
HomeState
Emma Vaughn
Local Outreach Manager
GoDaddy Social
Mr. Michael Viola
President and Founder
PURE Back Office Solutions
Nancy Vrankovic
Operating Partner
Sausel El Segundo

W

Mr. Kevin Walker
Principal and Co-founder
Boardwalk
Eugene Wang California
Founder & CEO
Sophie's Kitchen, Inc.
Mr. Dale Willerton
Lease Consultant
The Lease Coach
Beth Winthrop, MS, RD
Food Allergy Specialist and AllerTrain Master Trainer for MenuTrinfo
Mr Kevin Wise
Partner
SCI Business Group
Kathleen Wood
Founder
Kathleen Wood Partners

Y

Celeste Young-Ramos
Founder and CEO
Restaurant Success Center

Z

Anthony Zaller
Founding Partner
Zaller Law Group, PC
Ricardo Zarate
Chef & Restaurateur
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