2020 Featured Demo chefs & Speakers


Jane Grote Abell

Jane Grote Abell

Chairwoman, Donatos & Jane Dough Foods

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Christina Basham

Christina Basham

Owner, Bubbles + Agave Consulting

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Anthony Berin

Anthony Berin

General Manager, Social OTR

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Dr. Melissa Briggs-Phillips

Dr. Melissa Briggs-Phillips

Founder, Next Generation Behavioral Health

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Brandon Chrostowski

Brandon Chrostowski

Founder, EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute

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Claire Coder

Claire Coder

Founder & CEO, Aunt Flow

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Ryan Coslett

Ryan Coslett

Chief People Officer, Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment

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Monique Costello

Monique Costello

Culinary Nutrition Expert

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Jim D'Wolf

Jim D'Wolf

Learning & Development Manager, Sysco

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Charlie Deibel

Charlie Deibel

Senior Partner, Bevinco

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Rohini Dey, PhD

Rohini Dey, PhD

Owner/Founder, Vermilion Restaurant

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Leah Eaton

Leah Eaton

Sr. Account Executive, Belle Communication

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Bill Everett

Bill Everett

Regional Director, Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern

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Chef Liz Faller

Chef Liz Faller

Culinary Consultant, Sysco Cincinnati

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Matt Fish

Matt Fish

Owner/Founder, Melt Bar and Grilled

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Roy Getz

Roy Getz

Founder, Profit Guides LLC

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Chef Christian Gill

Chef Christian Gill

Guy's Grocery Games Winner, Executive Chef Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey

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Tom Grote

Tom Grote

Chief Advisor, Edge Innovation Hub

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Paula Haines

Paula Haines

Executive Director, Freedom a la Cart

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Martha Hoover

Martha Hoover

Founder & President, Patachou, Inc.

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Lisa Ingram

Lisa Ingram

President & CEO, White Castle Systems, Inc.

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Anthony Joseph

Anthony Joseph

Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel, White Castle Systems, Inc.

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Allison Kave

Allison Kave

Co-founder, Butter & Scotch

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Chef Stephen Kovacic

Chef Stephen Kovacic

Executive Chef, Nation Restaurant and Bar

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Michael LaMarca

Michael LaMarca

Owner, Master Pizza Franchise Group

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Britney Ruby Miller

Britney Ruby Miller

President, Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment

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Chef Bac Nguyen

Chef Bac Nguyen

Executive Chef, Ninja City Kitchen and Bar

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Kyle O'Keefe

Kyle O'Keefe

Dir. of Innovation & Programs, SWACO

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Chef Shaun O'Neale

Chef Shaun O'Neale

Season 7 Champion MasterChef

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Rakesh Patel

Rakesh Patel

Executive Director, NCR Hospitality Group

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Abigail Pringle

Abigail Pringle

President, International & Chief Development Officer, Wendy's

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Wendy Miller Pugh & Letha Pugh

Wendy Miller Pugh & Letha Pugh

Co-Owners/Founders, Bake Me Happy

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Sam Quinones

Sam Quinones

Author, Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic

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Chef Mario Rizzotti

Chef Mario Rizzotti

The Italian Culinary Expert, Celebrity Judge Iron Chef America

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Luar Romero

Luar Romero

CFO, Jackie O's Brewing

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Joe Sam

Joe Sam

Feature/Entertainment Reporter, Good Day Columbus

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Libby Saylor Wright

Libby Saylor Wright

COO, Women's Foodservice Forum

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