• Daniel Humm -- chef and co-owner at Eleven Madison Park and the Nomad Hotel in New York.
  • Wylie Dufresne -- chef and co-owner at Alder and formerly at WD~50 in New York.
  • Michael Anthony -- chef at Gramercy Tavern in New York.
  • Scott Conant -- chef at Scarpetta in Miami.
  • Jonathan Wu -- chef and co-owner at Fung Tu in New York.
  • Paul Liebrandt -- chef and owner at The Elm in New York.
  • Carlo Mirarchi -- chef and co-owner at Roberta's and Blanca in Brooklyn.
  • Didier Elena -- chef at Chef's Club by Food & Wine in New York.
  • Michael Price -- chef and co-owner at Market Table and The Clam in New York.
  • Sean Brock -- chef and co-owner at Husk and McCrady's in Charleston.
  • Francois Payard -- pastry chef and owner at Francois Payard Bakery in New York.
  • Dave Pasternack -- chef and co-owner at Esca and Barchetta in New York.
  • Joseph Ogrodnek -- chef and co-owner at Battersby in Brooklyn.


  • Joe Campanale -- beverage director and co-owner at dell'anima, L'Artusi, Anfora, L'Apicio in New York.
  • Pascaline Lepeltier -- wine director at Rouge Tomate in New York.
  • Lee Campbell -- wine director at Marlow & Sons, Diner, Achilles Heel, Reynard, and Roman's in Brooklyn.
  • Jason Wagner -- wine director and co-owner at Fung Tu in NewYork.


  • Jim Meehan -- bartender and co-owner at PDT (Please Don't Tell) in New York.
  • Dave Arnold -- bartender and co-owner at Booker + Dax in New York.
  • Philip Ward -- bartender and co-owner at Mayahuel in New York.
  • Toby Maloney -- bartender at Pouring Ribbons in New York, Violet Hour in Chicago, Patterson House and Catbird Seat in Nashville.
  • Troy Sidle -- bartender Pouring Ribbons in New York and Violet Hour in Chicago.
  • Michael Klein -- bartender formerly at Estela and PDT in New York.
  • Naren Young -- bartender at Bacchanal and formerly Saxon + Parole, The Daily, and Public in New York.
  • Tristan Willey -- bartender and bar manager formerly at Booker + Dax in New York.
  • Jack McGarry --bartender and co-owner at Dead Rabbit in New York.


  • Rick Smith & Hiroko Furukawa -- specialists and owners at Sakaya sake store in New York.