From his upbringings in the mountains of Charleston, West Virginia, Chef William S. Dissen always has been in touch with the outdoors & nature.
Laurie Green Bakke made her mark in Hendersonville, NC when she opened Cafe Laurie in 2002. She had no idea that it would also be the start of a career as restaurant and food consultant, cooking class instructor, and ultimately, writer.
Johanna Kramer is a North Carolina-based freelance writer who specializes in writing about food and food-related events through her popular blog, Durhamfoodie. She writes for magazines such as SavorNC and Edible Piedmont. She also hosts special events.