2020 Featured Demo chefs & Speakers


Jane Grote Abell

Chairwoman, Donatos & Jane Dough Foods

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Christina Basham

Owner, Bubbles + Agave Consulting

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Dr. Melissa Briggs-Phillips

Founder Next Generation Behavioral Health

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Chef Christian Gill

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

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Chef Shaun O'Neale

Season 7 Champion MasterChef

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Brandon Chrostowski

Founder, EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute

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Claire Coder

Founder & CEO, Aunt Flow

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Monique Costello

Culinary Nutrition Expert

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Charlie Deibel

Senior Partner, Bevinco

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Rohini Dey, PhD

Owner/Founder, Vermilion Restaurant

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Leah Eaton

Sr. Account Executive, Belle Communications

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Bill Everett

Regional Director, Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern

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Matt Fish

Owner/Founder, Melt Bar and Grilled

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Tom Grote

Chief Advisor, Edge Innovation Hub

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Paula Haines

Executive Director, Freedom a la Cart

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Jenn Hier

Co-Founder & COO, Nextbite

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Martha Hoover

Founder & President, Patachou, Inc.

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Lisa Ingram

President & CEO, White Castle Systems, Inc.

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Anthony Joseph

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

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Allison Kave

Co-founder, Butter & Scotch

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Chef Stephen Kovacic

Executive Chef, Hickory Wald Restaurant Group

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Michael LaMarca

Owner, Master Pizza Franchise Group

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Chef Bac Nguyen

Executive Chef, Ninja City Kitchen and Bar

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Abigail Pringle

President, International & Chief Development Officer, Wendy's

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Wendy Miller Pugh & Letha Pugh

Co-Owners/Founders, Bake Me Happy

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Sam Quinones

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

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Chef Mario Rizzotti

The Italian Culinary Expert, Celebrity Judge Iron Chef America

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Joe Sam

Feature/Entertainment Reporter, Good Day Columbus

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