Chef Aaron McCargo Jr.
Host of “Big Daddy’s House” on Food Network
Aaron McCargo, Jr. competed on and won season four of The Next Food Network Star in 2008, beating out thousands of culinary hopefuls for the ultimate dream job – his own Food Network show. Big Daddy’s House premiered August 3, 2008 and ranked as the number one “In the Kitchen” weekend show during its initial six-episode run. On Big Daddy’s House, Aaron shares his passion for big, bold flavors and fun, family cooking. From comfort foods to barbeque favorites to breakfast delights, Aaron whips up mouth-watering recipes inspired by many years of culinary experience and his fun-loving family while bringing a down-to-earth vibe and warm smile to the kitchen. Whether cooking with his children, relatives, friends, or even by himself, big food and big fun reign supreme.
Online Editor – Bon Appétit
Mike Singer is an online editor at Bon Appétit and a contributor for urlesque.com. He has worked on The Showbiz Show with David Spade on Comedy Central, Kyle XY on ABC Family, and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause. His interests include pizza, fusion, and schnauzers.
Pizza Expert – Social Media Guru
Craig Agranoff is an, entrepreneur, a noted national Social Media consultant, & pizza expert . He has worked with many internet startups and founded the tech blog sCommerce.com and edits Rev2.org and worstpizza.com.
Craig has been featured in Miami Herald, New Times, The Palm Beach Post, AOL Digital Cities, Slice, CenterNetworks, Thrillist The Star, Times Union, and The Sun-Sentinel. You can also view his appearances on Gary Vaynerchuck’s Wine Library Tv, NBC News, Weekend Sunrise,Fox News, and CBS News. He is a frequent speaker at tech events such as Refresh,New Tech Community.
Craig also created www.pizzatweetup.com and his soon to be redesigned www.sendslices.com and is known on the interwebz as “The Pizza Expert”
Writer& Blogger, Providing Social Commentary on all things Social Media
(an) artist, actor, programmer, professional nerd, online reputation manager, marketer, writer, search engine optimizer, brand ambassador, photographer, dancer, model, web 2.0 consultant, entrepreneur, social media addict, editor, sales rep, boxer, animal lover, daughter, sister, friend, sometimes girlfriend … but the label she prefer most is “all of the above.” You can see more of Jen’s social commentary on her popular blog TalkNerdyToMeLover.com
Social & Eco Entrepreneur – Pizza Fusion Founder
Most of us who are walking the path in this food movement agree that in a best case scenario, we’d all be doing more cooking and eating at home. But the reality is that there are times when we need or even want to eat out. Meet Vaughan Lazar, one of the founders of Pizza Fusion. Yes, Pizza Fusion is a chain, but it’s like no chain you’ve seen before. Seventy-five percent of their ingredients are organic, the buildings are LEED certified, and they offset 100 percent of their power consumption with the purchase of renewable wind energy certificates. This is a company who cares about sustainability and is willing to put their money where their mouth is—even their delivery cars are hybrid. For these entrepreneurs, being socially conscious is as important as being profitable.