Aarti won the sixth season of Food Network Star, and went on to host Aarti Party. On Cooking Channel she hosts Taste in Translation and appears on Drop 5 Lbs with Good Housekeeping. Aarti also runs the blog and online cooking-variety show AartiPaarti.com. Her first cookbook is Aarti Paarti: An American Kitchen with an Indian Soul.
Aida trained at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration and Le Cordon Bleu Paris. She was the food editor at CHOW.com and has hosted Food Network’s Ask Aida and Cooking Channel's FoodCrafters. Currently Aida hosts the Yahoo! series In the Pantry and runs her own site AidaMollenkamp.com. Her latest cookbook is Keys to the Kitchen.
Beau is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University and the executive chef of Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain in Arizona. He co-hosted Season 1 of Food Network's Worst Cooks in America and won Iron Chef America against Bobby Flay in Battle Kobe Beef.
Brian is a chef and co-owner of seven successful restaurants. He attended Le Cordon Bleu in Portland, Oregon, before making his mark on the L.A. restaurant scene. He previously served as a judge/mentor on ABC's The Taste and was a Top Chef finalist in Season 3, Miami. His latest cookbook is Come Early, Stay Late.
Catherine is a food blogger, mom of two, and former print and runway model. She shares family-friendly recipes and healthy eating tips on her blog Weelicious.com and in her cookbook, Weelicious: One Family. One Meal. She also writes for FoodNetwork.com's FN Dish blog.
D.C. is a food and lifestyle personality, and TV host and executive producer of Game Time Dine. He is also the founder and president of Fete, a market event company that showcases Chicago restaurants.
Duskie has appeared on seasons 3 and 5 of Next Iron Chef. Along with her husband, she runs ZAZU Kitchen + Farm, Black Pig Meat Co., and MacBryde Farm. As an advocate of "snout-to-tail" cooking, Duskie is an avid farmer and rancher, growing much of her ingredients and raising her own animals for the restaurants.
G. Garvin is a chef, cookbook author and host of Cooking Channel's Road Trip with G. Garvin. Growing up in Atlanta, he learned to cook beside his mother and eventually left for the West Coast, finding acclaim in L.A., where he catered to celebrities and presidents. He now runs LowCountry in Atlanta.
Jet has previously appeared on Food Network's Iron Chef America battling chef Morimoto and on The Best Thing I Ever Ate and Chopped as a guest judge. When he's not appearing on TV or radio, Jet serves as a consultant. He is currently working on opening a nationwide fast-casual Asian concept.
Judy Joo is an Iron Chef UK and the executive chef of Jinjuu in London. After graduating from Columbia University, Judy worked for Morgan Stanley, but found cooking to be her true passion and enrolled at the French Culinary Institute. Judy also writes restaurant reviews for Time Out magazine.
Growing up in Venezuela, Lorena fostered a love for food from an early age. Originally she studied to be a lawyer, but upon moving to the States decided to become a chef. She currently runs two restaurants in Miami and has done consulting for Taco Bell, designing its Cantina Bell Menu.
Marcela hosts Food Network's Mexican Made Easy and co-hosts The Kitchen. Growing up in Tijuana, Mexico, Marcela gained a passion for food that blossomed into a career. She first worked at her aunt's cooking school in Baja, Mexico, and later graduated from cooking school in Los Angeles and Paris.
Melissa won the fifth season of Food Network Star and hosts Ten Dollar Dinners on Food Network. Her Web series, The Picky Eaters Project, shows parents how they can start a plan to help their kids become more adventurous eaters. Melissa's new cookbook, Supermarket Healthy, debuts December 30, 2014.
Richard runs three restaurants in Atlanta and is well-known for winning the first season of Top Chef: All-Stars. He's previously appeared on Food Network's Chopped: All-Stars and Iron Chef America in Battle Chickpea. His latest cookbook is Try This at Home.
Troy is a journalist and food critic for San Diego Magazine. He began his career as a music journalist before transitioning to food writing. He previously hosted Food Network's Crave.