Los Altos Hills 2012

Akiko Moorman

Chef, food stylist & culinary consultant

Anna Roth

Writer & restaurant critic

Anna Roth is a freelance writer. Her work has appeared in Best Food Writing 2014, Lucky Peach, Civil Eats, Eater and Modern Farmer.

Bruce Cole

editor of Edible San Francisco

Dafna Kory

jambot & founder of INNA Jam

Dafna Kory makes single-variety fruit jams, pickles and shrubs as founder of INNA Jam.

Elianna Friedman

chef & founder of Bay Leaf Kitchen

Elianna Friedman is the Associate Director for The Advot Project, a nonprofit that empowers youth from disadvantaged backgrounds through theater arts.

Emily Davidson

cheesemaker & co-founder of Eat Retreat


Heather Marold Thomason

Butcher & Founder of Primal Supply Meats | Director of Eat Retreat

Whole-animal butcher & supply chain expert

Jesse Friedman

brewer & founder of Almanac Beer

Jesse Friedman is the brewer and co-founder of Almanac Beer Company, a farm-to-barrel brewery based in San Francisco.

Kathryn Tomajan

olive oil maker | founder & director of Eat Retreat

Kathryn Tomajan farms three acres of olives in Sunol, California. She is a certified olive oil taster and the maker of Fat Gold.

Mirit Cohen


Mirit Cohen honed her cooking chops in the kitchens of Google’s headquarters. She owned a catering company in San Francisco prior to her role as executive chef at Adobe.

Tammy Tan

spice purveyor & owner of Spice Hound

Tammy Tan is the founder of the global spice company Spicehound. She also hosts the podcast Lettuce Wrap.

Whole Lamb Butchery

Andrew Plotsky showed us how to break down a lamb, which was raised on Hidden Villa’s pastures. Attendees cooked the whole animal for our first meal together.

Will Turnage


Will Turnage uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to build technology applications for food and cooking.