Alex Raij, chef, La Vara, Tekoa, and more; author, "The Basque Book"

Allison Cayne, founder, Haven's Kitchen; author, "The Haven's Kitchen Cookbook"

Allison Hooper, co-founder, Vermont Creamery

Amanda Englander, senior editor, Clarkson Potter

Amanda Hesser, co-founder, Food52

Amy Chaplin, author, "At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen"

Amy Halloran, author, "The New Bread Basket"

Amy Virginia Buchanan, co-founder, Spring Street Social Society, storytime goddess

Anna Hezel, senior editor, TASTE

Andrea Barzvi, founder, Empire Literary

Andrea Nguyen, teacher, author, "The Pho Cookbook: Easy to Adventurous Recipes for Vietnam's Favorite Soup"

Andrew Gerson, chef, Brooklyn Brewery

Angela Miller, co-founder, Miller Bowers Griffin Literary Management

Anne Saxelby, founder and co-owner, Saxelby Cheesemongers

April Bloomfield, chef, The Spotted Pig, The Breslin Bar & Dining Room, and more; author, "A Girl and Her Greens: Hearty Meals from the Garden"

Britt Browne, artist, farmer, Finca Tierra Negra / Black Earth Farm

Camaren Subhiyah, editor, Abrams Books

Charlotte Druckman, writer, author, "Stir, Sizzle, Bake"

Chinchakriya Un, chef, Kreung Cambodian pop-up

Christine Muhlke, editor-at-large, Bon Appétit

Doria Santlofer, "Food City: Four Centuries of Food Making in New York"

Eli Sussman, chef/owner, Samesa, Sussman Brothers Catering

Elisabeth Prueitt, chef, co-founder, Tartine, author, "Tartine All Day: Modern Recipes for the Home Cook"

Emily Takoudes, executive commissioning editor of food & drink, Phaidon

Emma Straub, author, "Modern Lovers"

Evelyn Kim, writer, activist

Food Issues Group, an action and discussion group for and by members of the food and restaurant industry

Frank Bruni, columnist, The New York Times, author, "A Meatloaf in Every Oven"

Genevieve Ko, author, "Better Baking"

Homa Dashtaki, co-founder, White Moustache

Jeannine Dillon, editorial director, Quarto Publishing Group

Jenn Sit, cookbook editor, co-writer, "Senegal: Modern Senegalese Recipes from the Source"

Jennifer Levesque, vice president and editorial director, Rodale

Jenni Ferrari-Adler, literary agent, Union Literary

Jessica B. Harris, historian, writer, author, "My Soul Looks Back"

Judy Pray, executive editor, Artisan Books

Julia Sherman, author, "Salad for President: A Cookbook Inspired by Artists"

Julie Will, editorial director, HarperWave

Kari Stuart, literary agent, ICM Partners

Katie Kitamura, author, "A Separation"

Ken Friedman, restaurateur, The Spotted Pig, The Breslin Bar & Dining Room, and more

Kenzi Wilbur, managing editor, Food52

Kerry Diamond, co-founder, Cherry Bombe

Kevin Young, Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, poetry editor, The New Yorker

Khushbu Shah, senior food editor, Thrillist

Kitchen Arts & Letters, New York City's premiere culinary book store

Klancy Miller, writer, author, "Cooking Solo: The Fun of Cooking for Yourself"

Laurie Woolever, writer, editor, lieutenant, Anthony Bourdain Books

Libby VanderPloeg, illustrator, designer

Maria Ribas, literary agent, Stonesong

Mario Batali, chef, author, educator, TV host

Mayukh Sen, staff writer, Food52

Meg Thompson, founder, Thompson Literary Agency

Melanie Dunea, photographer, author, "My Last Supper: 50 Great Chefs and Their Final Meals"

Melissa Clark, columnist, The New York Times, author, "Dinner: Changing the Game"

Michael Ruhlman, author, "Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America"

Michael Szczerban, executive editor, Little, Brown & Co.

Michael W. Twitty, blogger, Afroculinaria; author, "The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African-American Culinary History in the Old South"

Mira Manek, author, "Saffron Soul: Healthy, Vegetarian Heritage Recipes from India"

Myisha Priest, associate professor, New York University, author of "The Children's Miracle: African American Children in American Political Life"

Naama Shefi, founder, Jewish Food Society

Naz Riahi, founder, Bitten

Nibble+squeak, a dining club for parents with pipsqueaks

Nicholas Morgenstern, owner, Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream

Noah Fecks, photographer, author, "Toast Water"

On Plate, film studio

Pam Krauss, publisher, Pam Krauss Books

Rohan Mehra, co-founder of The Prusik Group, creators of The Market Line

Samin Nosrat, chef, teacher, author, "Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking"

Sara Varon, children's book author & illustrator

Sarah Billingsley, executive editor, Chronicle Books

Sarah Owens, author, "Sourdough: Recipes for Rustic Fermented Breads, Sweets, Savories, and More"

Sierra Tishgart, senior editor, Grub Street

Stephanie Pesakoff, founder, Art Dept. Illustration Division

Stephen A. Satterfield, writer, founder, Whetstone Magazine

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

Victoria Granof, food stylist, co-author, "Toast Water"

Warren Bobrow, author, "The Craft Cocktail Compendium"

Yahdon Israel, importer of the literary, exporter of the swag; Literaryswag Book Club founder