Mike Holleman

Michael Holleman

Director of Culinary Development, InHarvest
Bemidji, MN
Chef Michael began his culinary career in independent restaurants, where his interest in specialty and heirloom ingredients was born. As director of InHarvest’s Culinary Team, he is chiefly responsible for shaping the development of new products and working closely with his team to introduce new...
Robin Asbell

Robin Asbell

Chef and Cookbook Author
Minneapolis, MN
Robin Asbell is a chef, food writer, and cooking teacher specializing in natural foods. During her 20 years in the food industry, Robin has worked as a chef in both restaurants and private clients’ homes, developed recipes for restaurants and Web sites, and written numerous articles for such...
Kathryn Conrad

Kathryn Conrad

Chef and Senior Food Stylist, Reader’s Digest Association
Milwaukee, WI
Kathryn Conrad is a Chef and Senior Food Stylist at Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. and a freelance recipe developer and writer. Her career has included work with Cooking Light Magazine, Health magazine, ChefsBest, Duncan Hines, and the Campbell Soup Company. For more information visit her...
Jesse Cool

Jesse Ziff Cool

Owner and Founder, Cooleatz
Palo Alto, CA / Independent Board Member
Dedicated to sustainable agriculture and cuisine for over 35 years, Jesse is an advocate for local, sustainable, organic food production and for farmers, whom she warmly refers to as her heroes and considers to be the first real environmental pioneers. Jesse’s work in the food business supports her...
Judith Finlayson

Judith Finlayson

Cookbook Author
Toronto, ON, Canada
A former journalist and author, Judith Finlayson decided barely more than a decade ago to turn transform her life-long love of cooking into a second career. Today, her cookbooks have sold almost three-quarters of a million copies. Her passion for eating delicious food that is also nutritious...
Ellie Krieger

Ellie Krieger, RD

New York Times Bestelling Author and TV host
New York, NY
New York Times bestselling author Ellie Krieger helps people of all ages to live life in healthy balance, nurturing a richly satisfying, sumptuous – and attainable – lifestyle without gimmicks and crash diets. Ellie received her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in nutrition from Cornell and...
Paul Lynch

Paul Lynch

Executive Chef
Bloomington, MN
A native Texan, Chef Paul Lynch received his degree from New England Culinary Institute. Chef Paul has enjoyed an around-the-world career with Four Seasons Hotels, and then Westin Hotels, moving to a position as Executive Chef at the landmark Radisson Hotel in Minneapolis in 1999, and then Radisson...
Cary Neff

Cary Neff

Vice President of Culinary, Morrison Management Services
Chef Cary Neff is recognized as a pioneer in putting whole grains in the center of the plate, in creative and delicious ways. Best known for inventing “Conscious Cuisine” (and for his book of the same name), he has long been instrumental in convincing diners that healthy food can be enticing. As a...
Steve Petusevsky

Steven Petusevsky

Recipe & Menu Development Expert
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Highly acclaimed chef Steven Petusevsky is widely known as a pioneer in the pairing of health and exceptional taste. His culinary studies have taken him across the globe in search of innovative and authentic cooking techniques. Robust earthy flavors and vibrant cuisines capture the influence and...
Peter Reinhart

Peter Reinhart

Master Baker and Author
Charlotte, NC
Chef Peter Reinhart holds the position of Chef on Assignment at J&W’s Charlotte campus. He joined J&W in 1999 as an instructor and moved to our Charlotte campus in 2003. For the 5 years prior to teaching at J&W, Reinhart was a full-time instructor at the California Culinary Academy in...
Lorna Sass

Lorna Sass

Cookbook Author
New York, NY
Lorna Sass is a widely published food writer and an award-winning cookbook author. Her career in food began as a culinary historian: while studying for her PhD in medieval literature at Columbia University, Lorna wrote four historical cookbooks that were published by the Metropolitan Museum of Art...
Joel Schaefer

Joel Schaefer

Executive Chef, Sodexo / Concordia University
Portland, OR
Joel Schaefer has been in the food service industry for over 25 years. He is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy and Valencia Community College with an AS in Culinary Management, a Certified Chef de Cuisine, and a Certified Hospitality Trainer. Joel’s experience includes being a culinary...
Ana Sortun

Ana Sortun

Chef / Owner, Oleana
Cambridge, MA
In her memoir, Eating My Words, food writer Mimi Sheraton included Ana Sortun as one of the country’s “best creative fusion practitioners,” describing the chef’s food as “inspired and inspiring.” With a degree from La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine in Paris, the Seattle-born Sortun opened Moncef Medeb’s...
Maria Speck

Maria Speck

Cookbook Author
Cambridge, MA
Maria Speck is the award-winning author of SIMPLY ANCIENT GRAINS and ANCIENT GRAINS FOR MODERN MEALS (both by Ten Speed Press). Simply Ancient Grains was selected as a top cookbook for 2015 by the Washington Post , the Huffington Post , and Sweet Paul , as well as on NPR’s Here & Now . It also...