Judges

Susan Ardis

Columbia native works for The State Media Company as a features writer, photographer, and videographer focusing on South Carolina farmers and food producers. In her spare time she wanders the backroads of the state searching for the best barbecue or unique food find.  Twitter: @foodsusan; Facebook: @SusanArdis and/or @EatonWright

 

 

 Bach Pham- Free Times Food Writer

 

 

Maggie Brooks

A trained chef with a background in food writing. She is a graduate from the Culinary Institute of Charleston and went on to intern at America’s Test Kitchen and write for the food section of Boston Magazine.

 

 

 Chef Ryan McNutt- US Foods

 

 

Kevin Covington- Previous Shrimp & Grits Fest Attendee

 

 

Lena Pringle- WACH News 

 

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