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