2024 Talent

We're excited to announce an outstanding lineup of local and national talent for the 2024 Food & Wine Classic in Charleston. Please check back as we continue to confirm talent.

Erica Blaire

Champion Pitmaster & Sommelier

Sean Brock

Chef & Restaurateur

Johnny Caldwell & Taneka Reaves

Co-Founders, Cocktail Bandits

Justin Chapple

Culinary Director-at-Large, Food & Wine

Maneet Chauhan

Chef, Author, & TV Personality

Matt Conway

Sommelier/Owner, The Tippling House

Erika Council

Author, Chef/Owner, Bomb Biscuit Co.

Sid Evans

Editor-in-Chief, Southern Living

Tyler Florence

TV Host, Chef, & Podcast Host

Nate Ganapathi

Whiskey Expert, Critic & Collector

Jacqui Gifford

Editor-in-Chief, Travel + Leisure

Anthony Giglio

Sommelier & Author

Bethany Heinze

Co-Owner & Beverage Director, Vern's

Ray Isle

Executive Wine Editor, Food & Wine

Stephanie Izard

Chef, Television Personality & Author

Mike Lata

Chef/Co-Owner, FIG & The Ordinary

Edward Lee

Chef, Author and Restaurateur

Hunter Lewis

Editor-in-Chief, Food & Wine

John Lewis

Pitmaster, Lewis Barbecue & Rancho Lewis

James London

Chef/Owner, Chubby Fish

Wanda Mann

Editor, The SOMM Journal & Tasting Panel

Ann Marshall & Scott Blackwell

Co-Founders, High Wire Distillery Co.

CJ McCollum

Professional Athlete & Winemaker

Amanda McCrossin

Sommelier, Wine Personality, Podcast host

Roy Milner

Beverage & Hospitality Entrepreneur

Megan Mina

Restaurant Director, Easton Porter Group

Carrie Morey

Author & Founder, Callie's Hot Little Biscuit

Femi Oyediran

Sommelier & Co-Owner, Graft Wine Shop

Leslie Sbrocco

Author & TV Host

Caleb Silver

Editor-in-Chief, Investopedia

Alexander Smalls

Chef, Author, & Restaurateur

Jason Stanhope

Executive Chef, Lowland, & The Quinte

Erick Williams

Chef & Founder, Virtue Hospitality Group

Miles White

Sommelier & Co-Owner, Graft Wine Shop

Claudette Zepeda

Celebrity Chef & Culinary Entrepreneur

Andrew Zimmern

TV Personality & Chef