Top Turkey Judges

FGH - Judge“Fatgirl Hedonist”: Miami looks to Fatgirl Hedonist for the everyday (wo)man’s perspective on food. Armed with her camera phone, a big appetite and a made-in-Hialeah mentality, FGH checks out local restaurants wherever she goes. Fatgirl Hedonist is proud of her roots and supports locally owned and operated eateries throughout the 305, boasting full disclosure that her gourmand expertise derives from a simple love for food. Her name isn’t backed by culinary degrees, or worldly accolades — but she was voted one of CBS Miami’s ‘Most Valuable Bloggers’ in 2011. She writes with enough sass and guaperia to keep her followers satisfied and coming back for more.

Christine NajacChristine Najac: Entrepreneur, author, and certified sommelier, Christine Najac is the publisher of and is a wine educator at Florida International University and the Sommelier in residence at Lynn University teaching a variety of food and wine classes. Christine also facilitates enthusiast seminars on food and wine pairings and the art of entertaining. In November 2011 Christine’s first book was published, the Food Lovers’ Guide to Miami & Fort Lauderdale (Globe Pequot Press).

Chat Chow Tv's Giovanny GutierrezGiovanny Gutierrez: Giovanny Gutierrez is a technology evangelist, thought leader and serial entrepreneur. Giovanny is Founder of Chat Chow TV, a mouth-watering video podcast where we go behind the scenes with the chefs, owners and mixologists of Florida’s celebrated food industry and is currently operating as Director of Interactive Media at Tinsley Advertising in Miami, FL. Previously Giovanny was founder of Ionic Studios, making viral videos like my Wii Fit Girlfriend and teaching web design/programming at Miami Dade College.

Chowfather - Judge“The Chowfather”: Steven a/k/a The Chowfather is an attorney and food fanatic. He is founder and editor in chief of the The Chowfather website which covers the entire Miami food scene and is co-founder of Cobaya, Miami’s premier “underground” dinner club.