Meet the Judges of Ben & Jerry's: Clash of the Cones

Get to know the experts who will decide which ice cream master will walk away with the grand prize.

Photo By: Anders Krusberg

Photo By: Anders Krusberg

Photo By: Anders Krusberg

Photo By: Anders Krusberg

Ali Tila — Judge

Ali is a pastry cook and cookbook author whose love of cooking began as a seven-year-old making custard from a Mickey Mouse cookbook. As the wife and business partner of Chef Jet Tila, Ali co-owns and manages their culinary empire, including restaurants in Los Angeles and Dallas, a national fast casual concept with Compass Group, and a successful culinary consulting business.

Chris Rivard — Judge

As a Ben & Jerry's flavor guru, Chris has been creating original flavors and euphoric concoctions for the iconic brand since 2011. Chris' job is to research, mix, blend, whip, and taste until the next imaginative flavor is perfected.

Molly Yeh — Host

Molly is the star of Food Network’s Girl Meets Farm. Outside the kitchen, she is a Juilliard-trained percussionist and has performed with orchestras around the world. She lives on a farm on the North Dakota-Minnesota border with her family.

Jet Tila — Judge

Jet is a chef, culinary anthropologist, entrepreneur. Jet has roots deeply embedded in the industry and ones that significantly establish him firmly in the art form he is most passionate about: storytelling through food. Along with a host of accolades and achievements, Jet’s television career is vast and includes being the new floor reporter on Iron Chef America, Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain, Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen, Beat Bobby Flay, Guy’s Grocery Games, and the Today Show. He is also the host of Ready Jet Cook.