Chef Marvin Woods
Chef Marvin Woods is an Emmy® Award-nominated television host, celebrity chef and author of lauded cookbooks, “Home Plate Cooking” and “The New Low Country.” A 25-year veteran in the restaurant industry, Chef Marvin was recently selected as the first chef to kick off Michelle Obama's Let's Move! cooking series. His infectious personality, signature bandana and wildly inventive take on food has contributed to Chef Marvin's success as he has hosted more than 200 episodes of the highly-rated television show, “Home Plate,” served as guest chef at the James Beard House, celebrity chef at The Pillsbury Bake Off, the Miami Wine & Food Festival and Charlotte Shout as well as judged The Southern Living Cook Off. Chef Marvin resides in Atlanta with his wife and two children and continues to travel the country on behalf of the American Heart Association and other healthy organizations educating people how to eat and live better through food.
Noted nutrition expert and television personality Carolyn O' Neil, MS, RD shares her refreshing food philosophy- “The More You Know, The More You Can Eat!” She is a registered dietitian and award-winning author and journalist who reported on food and health at CNN for nearly 20 years. Carolyn is the co-author of “The Dish on Eating Healthy and Being Fabulous!” (Simon & Schuster, Atria Books) – Winner “Best Health and Nutrition Book” at the World Food Media awards. Carolyn writes a weekly column for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution,“Healthy Eating Out” and appears on the Food Network as “The Lady of the Refrigerator,” a recurring nutrition expert on Alton Brown’s hit Food Network program “Good Eats.”
Mary S. Moore
As founder and CEO of The Cook’s Warehouse, Atlanta’s premier gourmet store and cooking school, Mary Moore has combined her love of cooking and business. Prior to opening The Cook’s Warehouse, Moore managed the kitchens and cooked at award-winning Atlanta restaurants Partners and Indigo. She then served as the director of research and development for Harry’s Farmers Market, which at the time was Atlanta’s largest and most prestigious gourmet and fresh food supplier. Moore frequently shares her culinary experience through the media as a regular contributor to “Atlanta’s Finest Dining” magazine and numerous television appearances.