David Adjey, Executive Chef, Stonehouse Restaurant, San Ysidro Ranch, Santa Barbara, CA
Grady Spears, Executive Chef/Co-Owner, Reata, in Alpine and Fort Worth, TX
Josiah Citrin and Raphael Lunetta, Chef/Owners, JiRaffe, Santa Monica, CA
Brad Blum and Bob Mock, President and Executive Vice President (Operations), respectively, Olive Garden Restaurants, Orlando, FL
Peter Dunmire, Executive Chef, Rouge 99, Philadelphia, PA
Andy Husbands, Chef/Owner, Tremont 647, Boston, MA