The Pacific Northwest Premier Wine and Food Event
Chef Tracey Bloom
Chef Tracey Bloom is a Culinary Institute of America (CIA) graduate. Originally from New York she moved south spending time in Orlando and Tampa, Florida and now resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her three year old son where she has worked at some of the areas most prestigious restaurants giving her the title of one of the Top 20 chefs in Atlanta. She has appeared on CNN, The Weather Channel, Supermarket Superstar, The acclaimed show Top Chef and most recently the funny and talented chef on the hit show Don’t Be Tardy on Bravo TV.
Chef Manouschka Guerrier
Manouschka is a former model who went on to become one of Hollywood’s premiere celebrity chefs. Manouschka learned all she knows about cooking from her mother, Jacqueline, and from her professionally trained Haitian grandmother, Olga. Best described as the “Carrie Bradshaw” of cooking, she brings fashion and personality to food, and is equally as at home in her Louboutins as she is in her apron and cooking mits!
Chef David Rose
You may have seen him in action on one of his many daytime TV cooking segments, competing on Food Network Star, or at a prestigious national food and wine event across the country. But one thing is for certain, whenever Chef David Rose is around . . . you’ll find plenty of great food and laughter! Born in New Jersey to two chef parents, David always had an adventurous, curious and diverse palate. If it smelled good and looked good, chances are it would get eaten.
Chef Lamar Moore
Chef Lamar Moore was born and raised in the South Side of Chicago. He began showing his love for the culinary arts at the age of eight. Growing up in a large family, Moore learned the importance of cooking with love, taking care of people, and giving back to those less fortunate. His grandmother was extremely influential to his culinary journey. Hailing from Mississippi she passed on a great appreciation of Southern food and culture to her grandson, as well as the importance of cooking from the soul.
Chef Kevin Bludso
Kevin Bludso is a chef, television personality and two-time Steve Harvey Hoodie Award Winner.
In 2008, he opened Bludso’s BBQ, his small takeout BBQ stand in Compton, California. It has since grown into an international empire, with a flagship restaurant, Bludso’s Bar & Que, in Hollywood, a concession stand at the LAFC Soccer Stadium, a location in Proud Bird by LAX, and a sprawling restaurant and bar called San Antone by Bludso’s BBQ in the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia.
He is the judge on the hit Netflix BBQ competition show The American BBQ Showdown, and has multiple television appearances on shows like Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and Bong Appetit, and as a recurring guest judge on Bar Rescue. His first cookbook, The Bludso Family Cookbook: BBQ Soul Food and Family, From Compton to Corsicana, is coming out in Spring 2022 for Ten Speed Press
Chef Mike Elder
Mike Elder is a world renowned cake sculptor and culinary installation artist. Mike has created cakes for Gordon Ramsay, George Lucas, Paul Rudd, Albert Pujols, Dale Earnhardt and many other celebrities as well as nascar, indy car , MLB, NFL, NHL, UFC and many other corporate events, tv shows and more around the world.
Mike is a professional pilot, former race car driver, hotrod builder and sculptor. He's known for melding these vastly different backgrounds to create his signature style.
Mike is a full time father, and active volunteer. Lending his talents to great causes world wide! additionally he has been featured on dozens of tv shows, news features and articles nationally and abroad.
Mike recently set two world records at ilani with Michael Andretti, for World’s fastest edible vehicle and longest distance covered by and edible vehicle.
Chef Deanna Colón
Deanna Colón was born & raised in Boston in an Italian restaurant owned by her parents. Her earliest memories are in the kitchen learning traditional Italian recipes & techniques.
She auditioned for MasterChef Season 10 with a homemade Lobster & Crab Ravioli in a Cream sauce and won a spot in the Top 20.
Deanna has appeared as a Judge & Chef on Hot Mess Express on SLING and creates content for video network Tastemade. She teaches cooking classes privately and virtually through TakeLessons and Eatwith, was cast as a Chef in an online ad for Facebook/Oculus, and has appeared in an ad for Imperfect Foods.
Her partnerships include Sphericator by Cedar Lane, Imperfect Foods, OneHope Wine, Girls Life Magazine, Keto Krate, Boos Blocks and Chef Uniforms. Deanna lives in Las Vegas with her Husband and 6 dogs.
Chef Ngoc Trinh-Scott
Chef Ngoc grew up in the Southwest, has lived on both coasts of the U.S. and traveled extensively across the globe, which she attributes to her passion and curiosity for food. Before earning her degree in Culinary and Pastry Arts in Dallas, she spent five years in the medical field. Her journey has taken her from feeding the mouths of 300 fine dining customers a night as an Executive Pastry Chef for Wolfgang Puck and Starchefs Award Winning Luqa New American for over 8 years, to now her 11th year launching culinary inspired snacks that delight 300 million consumers a day across the world as the Head Research and Development Chef for Frito Lay. Chef Ngoc is a Certified Research Chef through the Research Chefs Association, holds certifications in Mindful Eating, Meditation, and in Food Science from Orange Coast College. She and her husband are the founders of Living2Cook.com and have been featured in national campaigns for beloved brands you see on the shelf every day.
Chef Shari Mukherjee
Shari Mukherjee is a self-taught chef, baker, and food blogger with a passion for both savory and sweet recipe development. Shari went from "kitchen zero" and not knowing anything about cooking to competing on FOX's hit show: MasterChef. She has had the privilege of cooking for and and learning from some incredible, world-renowned chefs including Gordon Ramsay, Grant Achatz, Iron Chef Morimoto, and others--even earning a trip to London to cook in Chef Ramsay's 3 Michelin Star restaurant: Restaurant Gordon Ramsay. She hopes her story can inspire others--no matter where they're starting--to get into the kitchen and start learning.
As a mother to two young boys, she has a soft spot for teaching kids (and their parents) the benefits of learning to cook--all while having fun doing it! To help inspire parents, Shari shares near-daily “lunch box” and snack ideas on her social media channels. Aside from teaching kids and families how to cook, Shari also regularly holds cooking classes and/or demonstrations (virtual and in-person) for organizations, charities, and individuals. She has held or participated in cooking events with Mayo Clinic, The Boy’s and Girls Club, The Mall of America, Rochester Area Homebuilders/Warner’s Stellian and the FEAST trade show in her home state of Minnesota.
Chef Ben Ford
Chef Ben Ford is most known for his famous restaurant in Culver City, Ford's Filling Station. His newest restaurant just opened in the Delta terminal at LAX. The acclaimed chef and restaurateur, and son to Harrison Ford, is one of Southern California's brightest culinary stars.