• J. Kenji López-Alt

    chief culinary consultant and author

    Chief culinary consultant of Serious Eats and author of The Food Lab


  • Greg Astley

    Director of Governmental Affairs

    Director of governmental affairs at the Oregon Restaurant and Lodging Association (ORLA)


  • Dr. Reva Barewal

    Prosthodontist & Founder

    Founder of Savorease, Prosthodontist, and French Culinary Chef



  • Bianca Bosker

    Author & Writer

    Author, CORK DORK: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists who Taught me to Live for Taste
    Author, Original Copies
    Contributing editor at The Atlantic
    Writer for The New Yorker online, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Food & Wine, The Guardian, and The New Republic.
    Former executive tech editor, Huffington Post.


  • Lynne Curry

    freelance journalist and cookbook author

    Freelance food journalist and cookbook author of Pure Beef.


  • Roxy De La Torre

    OPB Report & Producer

    Award-winning bilingual reporter and producer at Oregon Public Broadcasting, covering stories in English and Spanish.


  • Curt Ellis

    Filmmaker, CEO

    Filmmaker behind the Peabody-award-winning documentary King Corn, and the cofounder and CEO of FoodCorps.


  • Virginia Gewin

    Science Journalist

    Journalist covering food security and crop diversity for publications such as Nature, Science and Modern Farmer.


  • Nancy Singleton Hachisu


    Author of four books on Japanese cuisine


  • Miles Hassell


    Physician, clinical instructor, a professor at Pacific University, and founder of the integrated medicine program at Providence Cancer Center in Portland

    Co-Author of:

    Good Food, Great Medicine


  • Lee Hedgmon

    Distiller & Brewer

    Professional distiller, brewer, Owner of Barreled Bee and founder of the SheBrew festival


  • Sheri Hood

    Winemaker & Music Executive

    Winemaker and proprietor, The Pressing Plant
    Band manager and head of the American branch of the British record label 4AD


  • Ben Jacobsen


    Owner and Founder of Jacobsen Salt Co.



  • Andy Kryza

    Senior Editor

    Editor covering food and beverage for Thrillist.


  • Ivy Manning

    Cookbook Author

    Ivy Manning is a Portland, Oregon-based food and travel writer and author of 6 cookbooks including her forthcoming title, Easy Soups From Scratch With Quick Breads To Match (Fall 2017, Chronicle Books). Her work regularly appears in Cooking Light, Clean Eating, Fine Cooking, Sunset, Eating Well, and Everyday with Rachel Ray. Ivy is a regular contributor to the Oregonian and is a contributor to Food And Wine Magazine.


  • Sarah Masoni

    food scientist

    Director of the Product & Process Development Program at Oregon State University’s Food Innovation Center and described by The New York Times as “the million dollar palate.”


  • Farideh Sadeghin

    culinary director at Munchies

    Culinary director at Vice’s Munchies


  • John Schiable


    Butcher and owner at Pasture PDX


  • Hannah Wallace

    Food & Wine Journalist

    Journalist covering food, wine, and agriculture for publications such as Vogue and Civil Eats.


  • Carrie Welch

    Cofounder & Publicist

    Co-founder of Feast Portland, President of Little Green Pickle, and previous VP of Public Relations at Food Network
    Specializes in:
    Media Relations
    Brand Development
    Marketing Communications