Eden Grinshpan is the host of Cooking Channel's new Eden Eats, a show which has Grishpan "eat her way around the world." Grishpan is not only a likeable host, but she is a humanitarian, chef, and up-and-coming businesswoman. After volunteering and collecting donations to teach underpriviledged Indian children the basics of cooking, Eden spent her time in a management program at NYC's Institute of Culinary Education. Today, she hosts her travel TV show and is a co-owner of a production company, EthNicitY Productions.
Nicholas Chen became the Chief of Staff at Branded Spirits USA in late 2013. After working to make brands like Ice Fox Vodka, Motu Rum, & HM the King Scotch popular in Hong Kong and China, Nicholas helped to create the U.S. branch which has since been awarded for excellence in the field. Here at 30 Below 30, we believe BSL USA is becoming one of the most promising companies in the food & beverage industry as it now seeks its Series B funding.
Janine Booth is the young co-owner and chef of the popular Root & Bone. Originally from the Australian continent, Janine has traveled the world learning cooking techniques and tasting the flavors of each region. She was appeared on NBC's Top Chef and Bravo's Last Chance Kitchen, and was a semi-finalist for The James Beard Foundation's Best New Restaurant award.
Alison Roman & Julia Kramer are two rising stars in the food and beverage reporting. Alison comes from a culinary background, working for the famed Momofuku Milk Bar & Bakery - an offshoot of David Chang's award-winning restaurant group which creates imaginative pasteries and treats. Julia has been working in reporting and publications for some time. She joined Bon Appétit Magazine after moving up the ranks at Time Out Chicago. Together, they are a force to be reckoned with in the Food & Beverage industry.
Laura Vitale is a self-taught home cooking guru. She spent a number of years between a family owned restaurant and a wholesale plant company, but exploded into the public eye of the food & beverage scene with her own YouTube channel which helps to teach viewers recipes and techniques. Today, she has more than a million subscribers from all over the world and is considered to be one of 30 Below 30's Food & Beverage members for dominating social media in the industry.
Although LevelUp is far more than a food and beverage related device, it has opened up the opportunity for many small restaurants and eateries to accept a wider range of payment methods. Originally the founder of the wildly popular SCVNGR - a social gaming platform, Seth Priebatsch created LevelUp which is now utilized in more than 14,000 locations across the country.
Adam Lowy is not just a food and beverage superstar, he is recognized for his contributions to philanthropic endevours. After working in advertising for GMR Marketing, Adam began his pivot into nonprofits with the launch of Move for Hope