Food Blog Forum

Building a Better Community, One Blogger at a Time

Orlando 2013


Jaden Hair is a television chef, food columnist and award-winning food blogger at Steamy Kitchen. You can watch her cook twice a month on Daytime Show, syndicated in 120 markets. Jaden is a food columnist for Discovery Health, TLC and for Tampa Tribune. Jaden is a cookbook author of two best-selling cookbooks. With 90,000 followers, Jaden is one of the most influential people in food on Twitter. Saden was recently named one of the hottest women in food by SlashFood and also one of the best food bloggers on Twitter: @SteamyKitchen

Todd Porter and Diane Cu are professional food/lifestyle photographers and filmmakers for editorial, advertising and publishing clients. Fueled by their love of storytelling, love of local people and culture, they capture and document powerful food stories from around the world. Diane and Todd share their personal food stories, recipes and snippets of life around them on their award winning food and photography blog, They also love home cooked meals made with love and are geeky gardeners with about 40 fruit trees to their backyard collection. Twitter: @Whiteonrice

Scott Hair graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Computer Engineering Degree. He spent over 7 years working as a Trainer with Anthony Robbins traveling the world over helping people achieve their dreams and goals. He currently works as the software developer for Steamy Kitchen and a few other select sites. Twitter: @mrsteamykitchen

Julie Deily is a former software engineer, full-time food blogger, freelancer as well as social media consultant. On her food blog, The Little Kitchen, she shares quick and easy comfort food. Her love of food and passion for social media translates on her blog and the events she organizes. This is the 3rd Food Blog Forum event that she’s apart of, she has helped to organize two food blogger cookie swaps and a couple of food blogger bake sales. She lives in Florida with her husband, Curtis, two dogs and two cats. Twitter: @TheLittleKitchn

Lindsay Landis is a graphic designer and entrepreneur by day and a food blogger and cookie dough addict by night. Her food blog, Love & Olive Oil, chronicles her culinary adventures in and around the kitchen. She is the author of The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook and co-author of Breakfast For Dinner with her husband Taylor. Lindsay and Taylor also run Purr Design, a web and graphic design business. They currently reside in Nashville with their three crazy cats. Twitter: @loveandoliveoil

Elise Bauer, a food blogging pioneer, founded the food blog in 2003 and has grown it into one of the most well read food blogs in the world. Twitter: @simplyrecipes

David Leite is the publisher of the James Beard Award-winning site and blog Leite’s Culinaria. He’s also an award-winning food writer and author of the The New Portuguese Table, which was honored with the Julia Child Award for best first book. He likes to nap. A lot. Twitter: @davidleite

Babette Pepaj Babette is founder of, the Web’s first food social network and recipe swap and has evolved the online food community into a full-fledged digital publishing platform that spans DIY cookbook publishing (apps & ebooks), a branded cookbook ad network, a food blogger conference called TECHmunch and several popular Google+ Hangout shows such as #KitchenParty that stream live on the web every week to over 430K subscribers. Twitter: @bakespace

Jeff Houck has been a food editor and writer for the Tampa Tribune since 2002. He writes The Stew food blog, pens The Sip column on beer, wine and spirits, writes The Cuban Sandwich blog on Tumblr and hosts the Table Conversations podcast on Every Monday, he leads the #WeekendEats contest on Twitter. On Thursday nights, he co-hosts the “Kitchen Party” hangout on Google+. He also is a member of the James Beard Foundation’s restaurant awards committee. The tailgate of his truck reads, “I Brake for Bacon.” Twitter: @jeffhouck

Erik Deutsch is a media strategist focused on helping redefine public relations in the digital era. Before launching ExcelPR Group in 2004, he spent nearly a decade working for global PR firms and boutique agencies. He has created award-winning campaigns for clients in fields ranging from technology and entertainment to healthcare. Erik  earned a masters degree from USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and an undergraduate degree in economics from UCLA. Twitter: @ErikDeutsch

Tim Warzecha is a Senior Project Manager for Walt Disney Imagineering, working on various projects. Tim began his career with The Walt Disney Company in 1998 where his primary focus was on the design and development of resort hotels. Tim was born in Massachusetts and is a graduate from Auburn University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture. Tim now resides in Orlando, Florida.

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