El Centro College
Steve DeShazo, director, food and hospitality institute, El Centro College
Matt George, general manager, Plumsteadville Inn
Darin Harris, CEO, Cici Enterprises LP
Mike Rotondo, CEO, Tropical Smoothie Café and Tin Drum Asiacafe
Cindy Galardi Culpepper, CEO and chairman, Wienerschnitzel
Melissa Fleischut, president and CEO, New York State Restaurant Association
J.R. Galardi, chief visionary officer, Wienerschnitzel
Kyle Noonan, co-founder, FreeRange Concepts
Josh Tetrick, founder and CEO, Hampton Creek
Fred LeFranc, founding partner, Results Thru Strategy
Steve Johnson, president and CEO, HMSHost Corp.
Matt Semmelhack, owner, Mercer Restaurant Group
Frank Bonanno, chef and restaurateur, Bonanno Concepts
Scott Bradley, founder and CEO, VMob Group Limited
Phil Pace, owner, Phil's BBQ Inc.
John Kunkel, founder and CEO, 50 Eggs Inc.
Doug Pendergast, president and CEO, Quiznos
Fred Morgan, co-owner, Fired Pie Inc.
Tommy Yionoulis, co-founder and managing director, OpsAnalitica
Michael Lastoria, co-founder, president and CEO, &pizza
Bernadette Ventura, senior manager, food and conference services, Health Care Service Corp. (Blue Cross Blue Shield)
David Wolfgram, CEO, Mediterranean Cuisine Operating Company LLC
Matt Andrew, founder and CEO, Uncle Maddio's Pizza
Robert Irvine, chef and TV personality, Food Network
Craig Deihl, executive chef, Cypress and Artisan Meat Share
Josh Kern, chief marketing officer, Smashburger
Shlomit Kugler, global CEO and co-founder, MyCheck LLC
Andrew Thomas Lee
Kevin Gillespie, chef and owner, Red Beard Restaurants LLC
Ken Toong, executive director of auxiliary enterprises, University of Massachusetts
Tim Taft, president and CEO, Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc.
Huddle House Inc.
Michael Abt, CEO, Huddle House Inc.
Matt Maloney, CEO, GrubHub Inc.
Jeff Sinelli, founder, CEO and chief vibe officer, Which Wich Superior Sandwiches
Steve MacQueen, district manager, Sodexo Inc.
David Zabrowski, general manager, Fisher-Nickel Inc.
Mark Johnston, president and chief concept officer, Front Burner Brands; president, Burger 21
Cameron Mitchell, founder and president, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants LLC
Don Fox, CEO, Firehouse of America LLC
Carl Howard, president and CEO, Fazoli's System Management LLC
Jim Hyatt, CEO, Church’s Chicken
Sweet Auburn Barbecue
Howard Hsu, owner, Sweet Auburn Barbecue
Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurants
Tim McEnery, founder and CEO, Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurants
John C. Metz, co-founder, executive chef and CEO, Marlow's Tavern
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Mike Isabella, chef and restaurateur, Mike Isabella Concepts
Selim Bassoul, chairman and CEO, The Middleby Corp.
Steven Jackson, CEO, Hungry Howie's Pizza and Subs Inc.
Cody Rose, global vice president, digital, Restaurant Brands International Inc.
Applebee's International Inc.
Cammie Spillyards-Schaefer, vice president of culinary and menu strategy, Applebee's International Inc.
Piada Italian Steet Food
Chris Doody, CEO and chairman, The Piada Group LLC
Drew French, founder, Your Pie
Scott Jones, co-founder, Ben's Soft Pretzels Franchising Corp.
Paul Mangiamele, chairman and CEO, Legendary Restaurant Brands LLC
Tory Bartlett, CEO, Tin Lizzy's Cantina
Carl Chang, founder and CEO, Pieology Pizzeria
Riley Lagesen, partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Hal King, founder and CEO, Public Health Innovations LLC
MOD Pizza LLC
Scott Svenson, co-founder and CEO, MOD Pizza LLC
Stacey Kane, chief marketing officer, East Coast Wings & Grill
John Meadow, founder and principal, LDV Hospitality
Maryanne Rose, president and CEO, SpenDifference LLC
Riccardo Delle Coste
Riccardo Delle Coste, founder and CEO, Barfresh Food Group Inc.
The Culinary Institute of America
Peter Karpinski, co-founder and COO, Sage Restaurant Group
Del Taco Restaurants Inc.
Paul Murphy, CEO and president, Del Taco Restaurants Inc.
Ralph Scamardella, executive chef and partner, Tao Group
David Adjey, founder and chef, The Chickery
Clifton Rutledge, president and CEO, Bojangles' Inc.
Blaze Pizza LLC
Rick and Elise Wetzel, co-founders, Blaze Pizza LLC
Justin Anthony, restaurateur, True Story Brands
Red Lobster Seafood Co.
Kim Lopdrup, CEO, Red Lobster Seafood Co.
Andrew Gruel, founder and chef, Slapfish
Chris Newcomb, co-founder and CEO, Newk's Holding Company LLC
Adam Baker, CEO, Larkburger Inc.
The Melting Pot
Mike Lester, president, The Melting Pot
Scott Carter, CEO, National DCP LLC
DCA Culinary Group
Kevin D'Onofrio, director of food service, United States Military Academy
Charlie Morrison, CEO and president, Wingstop Inc.
John Gilbert, CEO and co-owner, Romano's Macaroni Grill
Michael Serruya, chairman and CEO, Kahala Brands
Scott Crane, president and CEO, Smashburger
Don Duffy, president, ICR LLC
Bob Spivak, co-founder, president and CEO, Grill Concepts Inc.
Michiel Bakker, director, global food services, Google Inc.
Hannibal Baldwin, co-founder and CEO, SiteZeus
Ron Lynch, president, Tilted Kilt Franchise Operating LLC
Nate DaPore, founder, president and CEO, PeopleMatter Inc.
Enrique "Rick" Silva, president and CEO, Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc.
Lawrence Johnson, CEO, Fogo de Chão Inc.
Tom Jednorowicz, founder and CEO, Meatheads
Crest Foods Inc.
Shawnon Bellah, COO, Crest Foods Inc.
Ron Joyce, president and CEO, Joyce Farms Inc.
Andy Lansing, president and CEO, Levy Restaurants Inc.
Kent Rathbun, chef and restaurateur, Kent Rathbun Concepts
Brett Schulman, CEO, Cava Group Inc.
Bob Puccini, founder and CEO, Puccini Group
Steve Palmer, founder and managing partner, The Indigo Road Hospitality and Consultation
Claes Petersson, vice president of culinary innovation, Pizza Hut Inc.
Rockit Ranch Productions
Billy Dec, founder and CEO, Rockit Ranch Productions
Elizabeth Blau, founder and CEO, Blau and Associates
Federico Castellucci, president, Castellucci Hospitality Group
Mehdi Zarhloul, owner, Crazy Pita Restaurant Group
Austen Mulinder, CEO, Ziosk
Alpana Singh, proprietor and master sommelier, The Boarding House and Seven Lions
Joe Buonavolanto Jr., president and CEO, The Buona Companies LLC
Wendy Davidson, president, U.S. specialty channels, Kellogg North America
Deborah Scott, executive chef and partner, Cohn Restaurant Group
Paul Brown, CEO, Arby's Restaurant Group Inc.
Evan Mallett, chef and owner, The Black Trumpet, Joinery, Stock and Spice
Front Burner Brands
Bob Johnston, CEO, Front Burner Brands
Robert Morris, owner, Paradise Cove Beach Cafe
Pamela Hinckley, CEO, Tom Douglas Restaurants
Erle Dardick, founder and CEO, MonkeyMedia Software
David Gibbs, CEO, Pizza Hut Inc.
White Oak Pastures Inc.
Will Harris, owner and operator, White Oak Pastures Inc.
Noah Glass, founder and CEO, Olo
Richard Berman, president, Berman and Co.
Matthew Corrin, founder and CEO, Freshii Development LLC
Jennifer Baum, founder and president, Bullfrog + Baum