Tom Ramsey - Emcee - Host of the weekly radio show "At the Cook's Table" and founder of Ivy and Devine Culinary Group in Jackson offering catering, private chef services, gourmet travel and culinary instruction. His works have appeared in local, regional and national periodicals and literary journals, and he is currently the food editor for the magazine Boom! Tom is also the author of the book Chef / Raconteur.
Cody Cox - Musician and Recording Artist
Monique Davis - Owner and Chef of Lumpkins Barbeque, one of the South's premiere
barbeque restaurants, and community activist
Jeff Good - Co-Owner of Mangia Bene Restaurant Management Group which owns and operates three popular Jackson restaurants: BRAVO! Italian Restaurant and Bar, Broad Street Baking Company and Cafe, and Sal and Mookie's New York Pizza and Ice Cream Joint. Jeff is also one Jackson's most respected civic leaders.
Martin Hegwood - Government Attorney and Well-known Mystery Novelist with such best-selling books as Big Easy Backroad, Green Eyed Hurricane, Massacre Island and Jackpot Bay.
Scott Jackson - Well-known Sommelier and Owner of Colony Wine Market