Rick Bayless, Frontera Grill/Topolobampo, Phyllis Bowen, University of Illinois, Sebastien Canonne and Jacquy Pfeiffer, French Pastry School, Christian De Vos, Kendall College, John Hall, Goose Island Brewery, Dr. John L. Puma, CHEF Clinic, Bruce Kraig, Roosevelt University, Dr. Robert Kushner, Northwestern Hospital's Wellness Institute, Michael Mulqueen, Chicago Food Depository, Abby Mandel, Green City Market, Katrina Markoff and Julie Lang, Vosges Haut-Chocolat, Lisa Nigro, Inspiration Cafe, John Peterson, Angelic Organics, Parry Singh and Subhash Bedi, ethnicgrocer.com, Sofia Solomon, Tekla Inc. importers, Bill Todd, Todd & Holland teas, Charlie Trotter, chef
Madelaine Bullwinkel, cooking instructor, Tom Cornille, George J. Cornille & Sons, Nancy Carey, Red Hen bakery, Judy Contino, Bittersweet bakery, Patrick W. Fegan, Chicago Wine School, Susan Goss, West Town Tavern, Richard Melman, Lettuce Entertain You, Lloyd Nichols, Nichols Farm, Elaine and Jim Oberweis, Oberweis Dairy, Fred Rosen, Sam's Wines & Spirits, Sarah Stegner, formerly Ritz-Carlton Chicago, Trudi Temple, Market Day, Sarah Towns, Catholic Charities WIC Food Centers program, Trung Truong, International Club, Ron Wolford, University of Illinois Extension
Drucilla Banks, University of Illinois Extension, Portia Belloc Lowndes and Kelly Gibson, Slow Food Chicago, Laura Cid-Perea and Luis Perea, BomBon bakery, Beverly Decker, Chicago Anti-Hunger Federation, Patty and Tom Erd, The Spice House, En-Ming Hsu, formerly of The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, Paul Kahan, Blackbird restaurant, Fred Koehler, Lynfred Winery, K. Kofi and Yvette Moyo, Real Men Cook for Charity, Don Newcomb, ChicaGourmets, Bill Reynolds, Washburne Culinary Institute, Rick Tramonto and Gale Gand, Tru restaurant
Chef Mary Ellen Diaz, First Slice, Brian Duncan, BIN 36, Kristine Greiber and Ken Dunn, Resource Center, Gloria D. Hafer, Taylor Elementary School, Pamela Fitzpatrick, Fox & Obel Food Market, The Glunz Family, wine and beer businesses, Peg Isaacson, Community Nutrition Network, Jerry Kleiner, KDK/Boutique Hospitality Corp., Tracy and LaDonna Redmond, community activists, Marc Schulman, Eli's Cheesecake, Bruce Sherman, North Pond restaurant, Evelyn Thompson, ethnic market tours
Les Brown, Growing Home, Carolyn Collins, Carolyn Collins Caviar Co., Judith Dunbar Hines, City of Chicago, Dick Durbin, U.S. Senator, Tony Mantuano, Spiaggia, Ricky Moore, formerly South Water Kitchen, Joan Reardon, cookbook author and biographer, Giles Schnierle, Great American Cheese Collection, John and Pat Sondgeroth, Heartland Meats, Anthony J. Terlato, Terlato Wine Group, Beth Truett, Chicago Lights at Fourth Presbyterian Church, Doug Zell and Emily Mange, Intelligentsia Coffee
Grant Achatz, chef-owner, Alinea; Henry Bishop III, sommelier, Spiaggia; Nancy Brussat Barocci, owner, Convito Italiano; Paul Fregia, CEO, Grandma Maud's Inc.; Marge Gockel and Carla Lind, founders, Oak Park farmers market; Shawn McClain, chef/owner; Camilla Nielsen, CEO, Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, Inc.; Pierre Pollin, chef/teacher; Michael Roper, owner, Hopleaf Bar; Jim Slama, founder, Sustain; Art Smith, chef/co-founder, Common Threads; Michael Zema, director of hospitality and culinary arts, Elgin Community College
Thomas Belelieu, general mrg. Whitehall Hotel; Robert, Rick and Rodney Scaman, Goodness Greeness; Eva and Guillermo Trias, Solex Partners; Jean Joho, Everest; Doug Sohn, Hot Doug's; Shelley Young, Chopping Block cooking schools; Terra Brockman, the Land Connection; Mary Madison, owner of Lagniappe; Erika Allen, Director Growing Home; Marilyn Pocius, author, Cooks Guide to Chicago.
Alpana Singh, Lettuce Entertain You; Debra Crestoni, wine entrepreneur; Rich and Stephanie Labriola, Labriola Bakery; Giovanni Nitti, Isola Imports; Jackie Shen, Red Light; Gary Wiviott, LTH Forum; Edna Stewart, Edna's restaurant; Rhonda Purwin, Director of Enrollment and Industry Relations, Washburne Culinary Institute; Rochelle Davis, executive director, Healthy Schools Campaign; Lucille Shaw, Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences.