Ingrid Hoffmann: Ingrid Hoffman, professional eater and host of Simply Delicioso (Cooking Channel) and Delicioso (Univision), is passionate about food and entertaining and spends each day sharing her enthusiasm and talent with an international audience.Ingrid’s loyal fan base in both the English and Spanish-speaking communities, has inspired her to publish her cookbooks in both languages. Ingrid’s most recent book is LATIN D’LITE : Delicious Latin Recipes with a Healthy Twist and LATIN D’LITE (Spanish edition): Deliciosas Recetas Latinas con un Toque Saludable . Ingrid’s success has afforded her the opportunity to give back to the community as a member New York City’s Food and Education Fund and Miami’s Amigos for Kids, as well as an active supporter of Manhattan’s Food and Finance High School, Believe for Colombia Foundation and the Humane Society of Greater Miami.
Giorgio Rapicavoli: Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli has accomplished an impressive lot for his young age of 26. The rising star has led at a handful of respected restaurants, displaying his skill with both sweet and savory menu items; has developed a fairly lucrative trade out of a passion for music and art; won a cooking contest and substantial monetary prize on national television; and is most recently fulfilling a life-long dream of opening his very own restaurant, Eating House. A cutting-edge concept developed by Rapicavoli and business partner/friend/roommate, Alex Cassanova, Eating House is a restaurant establishment in the heart of Coral Gables, Florida.
Alberto Cabrera: If most restaurateurs based business names on childhood nicknames, you’d have a ton of job fairs dedicated to kitchen staff. In Alberto Cabrera’s case, however, a lifelong quirk can whet appetites. Cabrera’s brainchild, Bread + Butter, lives at the forefront of Miami’s unique culinary renaissance by fusing the carefree charm of Cuba’s mambo era with the modish slant of the modern American gastropub. Bread + Butter is entirely Cabrera’s baby – from branding and concept to the menu, and even décor oversight. Cabrera is wisely embracing his own Cuban-American roots to subvert the cult of rice and beans, a sense of conventionality that symbolically goes beyond just a culinary reference in Miami.
Randy Fisher: Taking on the most challenging food-centric events in the business, Randy and Team CREaM have gained a sterling reputation for executing best-in-class culinary happenings throughout the nation. CREaM, an acronym for Culinary Related Entertainment and Marketing, has partnered with the food industry’s brightest stars and most skilled chefs to produce large-scale specialty events with multi-faceted marketing platforms. Perhaps CREaM’s most notable nationally recognized annual event is Rachael Ray’s Burger Bash, which is known as the quintessential hamburger event celebrating America’s favorite sandwich. This October in NYC, CREaM will produce its 13th Burger Bash.