Andrew Gruel serves as the Founder and Executive Chef of Slapfish Restaurant and is a leader in sustainable seafood.
Julie Qiu is an international oyster expert and founder of In A Half Shell , an oyster appreciation website that was recognized as one of Fathom Away’s “Top Travel Blogs of 2015” and SAVEUR’s “Sites We Love.”
Barton Seaver’s work as a celebrated chef, sustainability advocate, public health educator, and prolific writer has given him technical expertise in, developed personal relationships within, and acquired systemic knowledge of all of the processes by which a fish in water becomes seafood on a plate.
Joe Urban is the Director of Food and Nutrition Services for the Greenville County Schools in Greenville, South Carolina. Greenville County Schools is the largest school district in South Carolina, and the 43rd largest in the United States with 76,000 enrolled students.
Heather Tallman is an Indianapolis-based food personality and family meal advocate, food writer, blogger, newspaper columnist and freelance writer.
Chef Ben Smith is a great supporter of the importance of seafood nutrition. His Tsunami Restaurant has been voted Best New Restaurant, Best Seafood, and Most Creative Menu.
Michael-Ann is an Emmy Award-winning food & travel journalist for her three-part documentary series, Off the Beaten Palate. She is the host of a seafood web cooking series, Put Your Best Fish Forward. Known as the Fishionista, Michael-Ann teaches viewers how to buy, cook and enjoy seafood.
Indianapolis’ sustainable seafood pioneer, Chef Ryan Nelson’s knowledge and dedication to ecologically sound food practices have gained him national recognition.
With over a decade of culinary experience, Chef Todd Mitgang heads the kitchen at the innovative seafood-focused Crave Fishbar in New York City.
Ryan Lopez is a private chef focused on sports nutrition, including NBA superstar Kevin Durant.