Guest List

Food Talk STL guests so far have included:

  • Joe Edwards, owner Blueberry Hill
  • Clara Moore of Local Harvest Café and “Around the World in 80 Plates”
  • George Mahe, St. Louis magazine dining editor
  • Kevin Willmann, chef/owner Farmhaus restaurant
  • Ian Froeb, Riverfront Times restaurant critic
  • Catherine Neville, Feast magazine
  • David Choi and Andy Heck, owners of Seoul Taco food truck
  • Jim Fiala, restaurant owner/chef (The Crossing, Liluma, Acero)
  • Evan Benn, Hip Hops columnist St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Kevin Nashan, chef/co-owner, Sidney Street Café
  • Allyson Mace, Sauce magazine
  • Cary McDowell, chef, Winslow’s Home
  • Scott Thomas of
  • Ligaya Figeras, senior staff writer Sauce magazine
  • Ivy Magruder, chef/manager, Vin de Set
  • Jennifer Silverberg, food photographer (RFT, STL mag, Sauce, Feast)
  • Gerhard Wanninger of G & W Sausage
  • Dale Schotte of Park Avenue Coffee
  • Ann Cori, owner, Kitchen Conservatory
  • Florian Kuplent, Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
  • Jason & Adam Tilford, owners of Milagro Modern Mexican
  • Eric Heckman, owner of Tani Sushi Bistro
  • Cassy Vires, chef/owner of Home Wine Kitchen
  • Brian Pelletier of Kakao Chocolate
  • Gus Nanos, bar manager, Via Vino Enoteca
  • John Johnson, executive chef Lumiere Place/River City Casinos
  • Joy Grdnic, owner The Fountain on Locust
  • Andrea Kocinski, owner Andrea’s Gluten Free
  • Paul and Wendy Hamilton, owners of 1111 Mississippi, Vin de Set, PW Pizza
  • Beckie Jacobs, owner of Serendipity Ice Cream
  • Adam Gnau, chef at Acero
  • Aaron Teitelbaum, owner of Herbie’s Vintage ’72
  • Jason Greene, manager of John D. McGurk’s
  • Bill Kunz, owner, Highway 61 Roadhouse
  • Suzanne Corbett, St. Louis food/travel writer and instructor
  • Fabrizo Schenardi, executive chef, Cielo at Four Seasons Hotel
  • Linda Jones, ChaCha Chow food truck owner
  • Angie Ortmann, a.k.a. STL Wine Girl
  • FOX-2 morning anchor John Pertzborn and his wife, Mary Pertzborn
  • Sarah Newlon, Marketing Director, Black Finn restaurant
  • Stephen Proctor, Fox Theatre Food & Beverage coordinator
  • Andy Ayers, owner of Eat Here St. Louis (local food distributor)
  • Randy Sims, St. Louis wine enthusiast
  • Cory King, Perennial Artisan Ales brewer/craft beer writer, Sauce
  • Douglas Denny, Waiter at The Crossing
  • Wes Johnson, former chef with Salt restaurant
  • Adam Perry Lang, chef, author of “Charred & Scruffed”
  • Gail Pennington, St. Louis Post-Dispatch TV critic
  • Kevin O’Leary, owner O’Leary’s Bar and Grill
  • Araceli Kopiloff-Zimmer, owner of Rue Lafayette Café
  • Matt Sorrell of Ladue News “Spicy Bits,” Feast and Alive magazines
  • Brian Labuda of Pearl Vodka
  • Janet Shulman, owner of The Caramel House
  • Dessert blogger Jesse Scott (
  • Michael Renner, restaurant reviewer for Sauce magazine
  • Ginger Gall, Dierberg’s School of Cooking manager/instructor
  • Steven Becker, Nadoz Café, Vino Nadoz, Coronado Ballroom
  • Stefani Pollack, Food Media Forum & blog
  • Jim Randall, owner, BBQASAP
  • Al Carfagno, owner, Mama Gusto’s Pizza
  • Michael Polcyn, chef, Overlook Farms, Clarksville (MO)
  • Eric Hildebrandt, St. Louis Craft Beer Week spokesman
  • Patty Held of Hermann Wine Trail
  • Jessica Leitch of blog
  • Jay Cunningham of A-B/InBev
  • Zip Rzeppa, media personality and social worker
  • Karen Klaus, Operation Foodsearch
  • Eric Brenner, Bold Organics Pizza

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