Rebecca Lang
Job title
Food Writer
Kay Bruno Reed
Job title
Cafe IZ
Becky Stayner
Developer
Photographer
Becky Satterfield
Developer
Satterfield’s Restaurant
Beba Touloupis
Developer
Ted’s Restaurant
Brooke Bell
Developer
Writer/EditorHoffman Media
Betsy McAtee
Developer
Dreamland BBQ
Kathy Mezrano
Developer
Kathy G & Company
Annette Thompson
Developer
Food Writer
Angela Schmidt
Developer
Executive Chef
Gia McCollister
Developer
Gia’s Cakes
Susan Green
Developer
Chef Instructor / Culinary Entrepreneur
Sherron Goldstein
Developer
Culinary Educator
Carey Thomasson
Developer
Dinner Period
Maureen Holt
Developer
Restaurant Consultant
Jan Walsh
Developer
Editor & Food System Activist
Linda Godfrey
Developer
Culinary Educator
Cathy Sloss Jones
Developer
Pepper Place Market
Susan Swagler
Developer
Writer & Editor
Mary Esther Carpenter
Developer
Performance Food Group
Katherine Cobbs
Developer
Food Writer
Laura Zapalowski
Developer
Homewood Gourmet
Rachel West
Developer
Editor, Oxmoor House
Jan Gautro
Developer
Prop/Food Stylist
Jennifer Yarbrough
Developer
Crestline Bagel Co.
Patricia Terry
Developer
Author & Dietician
Idie Hastings
Developer
OvenBird Restaurant
Melany Bundy Robinson
Developer
Polished Pig Media
Pardis Stitt
Developer
Highlands/Bottega/Fonfon
Deborah Stone
Developer
Cheesemaker/The Pantry Owner
Rosalyn Bloomston
Developer
Owner, Creative Cuisine
Martha Johnston
Developer
Marketing
Sonthe Bokas Burge
Developer
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Leigh Sloss-Corra
Developer
Food, Non-profit/Community Leadership
Tiffany Denson
Developer
Consumer Packaged Food Industry
Alexis Douglas
Developer
Sommelier
Mary Clayton Carl Jones
Developer
Photo Stylist
Kerry Kelley
Developer
Restaurant Consultant
Ashley McMakin
Developer
Ashley Mac’s
Christiana Roussel
Developer
Freelance Food & Lifestyle Writer
Mary Grace Viado
Developer
Chef, Village Tavern
Ashley Tarver
Developer
Copper Pot Kitchen
Andi Thompson
Developer
Inland Seafood
Leslie Byers Register
Developer
Author, Time Inc
Rosemary Black Dallan
Developer
Adjunct Instructor, Jacksonville University
Brittany Garrigus
Developer
Pastry Chef, Satterfield Restaurant
Sidney Fry
Developer
Writer
Anne Chappell
Developer
Southeast Dairy Association
Phyllis De Piano
Developer
Hoffman Media
Andrea Snyder
Developer
Urban Cookhouse
Erin Isibell
Developer
Red Cat Coffee
Telia Johnson
Developer
Telia Johnson Cakes
Susan Nash Gilpin
Developer
Developer
Developer
Developer

Honorary Members

Jo Ellen O’Hara
Developer
retired Food EditorThe Birmingham News (45 years)
Jo Ellen O’Hara was a home economics major at the University of Alabama who decided that a career in home ec. was not what she wanted, so she switched to journalism. She ended up with a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics and a Master’s degree in Journalism. She began working at The Birmingham News as a medical-science reporter until editor Vincent Townsend found The News in need of a food editor since Margaret Dillon was retiring. Jo Ellen says she thought about the opportunity to be food editor, and then turned it down saying she’d rather continue her career as a science reporter. Mr. Townsend replied: “Fine. You take over Monday as food editor.” Jo Ellen says, “That was the beginning of a most rewarding career as food editor, which I enjoyed for 45 of the 48 years of my time at The News. I cannot remember a bad moment, though I know there were some. I loved my life and my career. I was fortunate, and I treasure that time.”
Juliette Flenoury
Developer
retired Chef Mountain Brook Club (43 years)
Juliette Flenoury grew up in a suburb of Birmingham called Fountain Heights. She started cooking with her mother and others in her home kitchen. Around the age of 11, she began baking cookies nearly all the time, honing her skills and gathering fans. Later, she got her first food-industry job working at The Greyhound Bus Station. By day, she was a cashier; at night, she cooked foods for the daily menu at the Post House Cafeteria in the bus terminal. Her next job was cooking for Mountain Brook Club where she remained for 43 years. Juliette is best known for her corn pones, but one should not overlook her fried chicken, cornbread dressing, chicken potpies, cakes, cookies and more. In fact, any food that is Southern, she does it beautifully. Chef Juliette recently retired, and now she volunteers for Christian Service Ministry, cooking for the homeless and for the student interns visiting Birmingham from various colleges.
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