Marty Blitz

Joining our headliner, Marcus Samuelsson…

Chef Marty Blitz
Mise en Place in Tampa, Florida

Chef Marty Blitz, a graduate of the American Culinary Association, has spent over 40 years in the industry. Early in his career, he was named a Rising Star in American Cuisine by the James Beard Society and since then, Blitz and Mise en Place have been featured on the Discovery Channel, the Food Network and regularly in local media. Named a “Tampa Icon” by Emeril Lagasse in Emeril’s Flordia, Blitz has expanded his hospitality group to include the Tampa Museum of Art and The Café by Mise en Place at both TPA and the Amalie Arena.

Sunny Baweja

Joining our headliner, Marcus Samuelsson…

Chef Sunny Baweja
Lehja in Richmond, Virginia

Chef Sandeep “Sunny” Baweja is the Managing Partner of Lehja, a modern Indian restaurant in Richmond, Virginia. He is well known at Broad Appétit, as well as food festivals across the country, and his tuna avocado bhel was named ‘Best Dish’ at the 2017 Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair by the Houston Press. Baweja’s love and passion for Indian food is reflected through his cooking and gracious hospitality. From Indian street food to classic and modern Indian, he invites guests on a journey to India through his food.