Look Who's Coming to Eat Retreat


Meet a few of the food leaders attending Eat Retreat 2018 in Portland, Oregon. The full roster of attendees will be announced the last week of May.

Averie Swanson

Averie Swanon is head brewer at Jester King, a farmhouse brewery focused on mixed culture and spontaneous fermentation.

Elle Simone Scott

Elle Simone Scott is a chef, food stylist and cast member of America’s Test Kitchen on PBS. She is the founder of SheChef, a mentorship program for aspiring chefs.

Laura Reiley

Laura Reiley is a journalist and food critic for the Tampa Bay Times. Her Farm to Fable series earned her a Pulitzer Prize and James Beard Award nomination in 2017.

Jedidiah Stone

Jedidiah Stone owns and operates Grounding Roots, an organic juice bar in Orlando, Florida. Last year he founded the College Park Farmers Market in the heart of his community.

Susie Jenkins-Brito

Susie Brito and her husband operate a commercial salmon fishing vessel in Bristol Bay. She chronicles rural life on the frontier at Set the Net and writes for Edible Alaska.

Shawn Linehan

Shawn Linehan is an editorial and commercial photographer specializing in small farms, food and eco businesses.

Muffie Fulton

Muffie Fulton is a scientist, chef and the founder of Bold Food. She teaches classes on the science of cooking and features modernist cuisine in her pop-up dinners.

Ally DeArman

Ally DeArman is the director of Food Craft Institute, an entrepreneurial education center for food and drink artisans.