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Small Bites Radio Show


Derek Timm is host of “SMALL BITES” on Wildfire Radio the #1 listed “Food Radio Show Philadelphia” and the #1 listed “Food Radio Show South Jersey”. Small Bites is live Sundays at 6:35PM EST at WWW.WILDFIRERADIO.COM, WILDFIRE RADIO APP, TuneIn app to listen worldwide or also catch Small Bites Radio syndicated on KGTK 920AM, KITZ 1400AM, KSBN 1230AM, KBNP 1410AM, iHeartRadio Salem Radio Network, ScyNet Radio, Stitcher Radio, PodOmatic, Indie Philly Radio, Player FM, iTunes, and TryThisDish Radio which is the only independently owned and operated international chef-driven foodie and lifestyle radio network in the world.

Food. Dining. Travel. Hospitality.


Small Bites with Donato Marino and Derek Timm of is the #1 listed “Food Radio Show Philadelphia”, #1 listed “Food Radio Show South Jersey”, and the most popular* weekly hospitality based program. Small Bites is an innovative, captivating, and funny program airing live Sundays from 6:35 PM to 7:35 PM EST featuring Donato Marino the owner of D & L Coffee Services which is Philadelphia’s premier bean to barista provider and host Derek Timm who is a freelance writer, actor, producer, food judge, food critic, restaurant consultant, comedian, social media manager, and blogger. 

Small Bites is a show about food, beverages, travel, nightlife, books, magazines, entertainment, and all topics related to the hospitality industry. To be a guest, advertise, sponsor, or any other questions or comments please email and if you need an address to mail promotional items or media kits, just let us know and we will provide you that information

The Small Bites team consists of many segment producers and correspondents. Get culinary tips and events from celebrity Chef Barbie Marshall who was awarded the title of Pennsylvania’s most influential chef by Cooking Light Magazine, Season 10 Hell’s Kitchen Finalist and appeared on Season 17 Hell’s Kitchen All Stars. Get the latest food news and happenings from John Howard-Fusco the nightlife correspondent for Courier-Post South Jersey (a Gannett newspaper), contributor for NJ Monthly Magazine, and a New York Times recognized blogger for Eating in South Jersey. Get a funny joke of from legendary joke teller Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling the former head writer for “The Howard Stern Show”. Actor John DiRenzo who is an internationally known actor, frequent guest host on QVC and QVC2, a Foodservice professional with over thirty years in the grocery, produce, fresh meat, restaurant business and is also an experienced chef, butcher, and restaurant consultant who joins us frequently and covers events. Get vegan tips from Chef Christina Martin a plant based vegan nutritionist counselor and private chef, author, freelance nutritional columnist, Founder of “” a healthy lifestyle blog, and she was named one of Philly’s Healthy Top Ten Chefs by “BeWellPhilly” from Philadelphia Magazine. Last but not least we also have freelance writer William Knowles the personality behind “Around Town” for doing coverage and blog posts about events.

Derek has been in numerous movies, television series, web programs, performed stand-up comedy numerous times live on stage, and was a full-time contributing writer for Ed Hitzel Enterprises, Communications, Media and Marketing as well as a weekly on-air talent for award winning radio broadcast “Table for One” syndicated on 610AM Philadelphia, 1400AM Atlantic City, and 1240AM Millville.

Donato has been in the restaurant and beverage industry for over twenty-five years. As owner of D & L Coffee Services, Donato oversees an expert staff of highly qualified, certified, and experienced office, technical, and sales personnel. D & L Coffee Services are able to provide your business, home, or special event the absolute best from the beans they sell, vendors they work with, Italian delicacies available for delivery, catering on-site for any sized affair, hands-on barista training, equipment available for purchase, and they even offer repair services for your espresso and coffee machines. You can stop by their warehouse at 7000 HOLSTEIN AVE, SUITE 3, Philadelphia, PA 19153 during business hours or call the office at 215-365-5521 for an appointment, consultation, or any questions.

*#1 listed as of August 2019 on Google and Bing search engines and most popular based on unofficial results from ratings of live show, streams, downloads, iTunes, web page unique visitors and impressions, Wildfire Radio independent tracking, and all internet based metrics.

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Guests who have appeared on “Small Bites”

Chef Robert Irvine – world class celebrity chef, Food Network star, fitness authority, and philanthropist

Martina McBride – country music icon, cookbook author, and Food Network star

Chef Rocco Dispirito – celebrity chef who has appeared on the Food Network, Bravo, ABC, and Z Living Network with his own television shows, a James Beard Foundation award-winning chef, health advocate, New York Times Best Sellings author of 12 highly acclaimed cookbooks, and founder of The Pound a Diet meal delivery service

Bo Jackson – Legendary Dual Sport – MLB & NFL All-Star Athlete, named ESPN’s Greatest Athlete of All Time, and CEO – Founder of Bo Jackson’s 34 Signature Foods

Dorie Greenspan – James Beard Foundation Hall of Fame inductee and multiple award winning cookbook author

Chef Katie Lee – Co-host of Emmy nominated Food Network’s The Kitchen and the Cooking Channel’s Beach Bites with Katie Lee

Paul Sorvino – legendary actor from movie “GoodFellas”, tv show “Law and Order” and over 200 other movies and tv shows as well as author of cookbook “Pinot, Pasta, and Parties”

Taylor Hicks – winner of American Idol Season 5 and host of INSP original series “State Plate”

Myron Mixon – “THE WINNINGEST MAN IN BBQ” and host of tv shows “”BBQ Rules”, “Smoked”, “BBQ Pit Wars”, and “BBQ Pitmasters” on Destination America, New York Times Bestselling author, has his own line of smokers with Myron Mixon Smokers, and owner of Jacks Old South and Smokeshow Barbecue restaurants

Chef Gabriele Corcos – celebrity chef of Cooking Channel show “Extra Virgin” along with his famous actress wife Debi Mazar, they have also co-authored best-selling cook books “Extra Virgin” and “Super Tuscan”

Virginia Willis – editor of Southern Living and James Beard award winning author

Chef Devin Alexander – Was chef for NBC television series The Biggest Loser, New York Times Bestselling author, and host of Healthy Decadence on Fit TV

Karen Page – author named by Food & Wine to have written one of the best cookbooks of all time for “Culinary Artistry”

Justin Chapple – Culinary Director of Food & Wine and host of Food & Wine’s video series Mad Genius Tips

Karine Bakhoum – A.K.A “The Iron Palate” most female judge appearances on Iron Chef America, tastemaker, culinary consultant, hospitality expertise, and public relations expert

Ingrid Hoffmann – Author and Celebrity Chef with shows on Telmundo, NBC, Cooking Channel, and Univision

Teri Turner – author and founder of blog nocrumbsleft

Ed Herr – President and CEO of Herr’s Food Inc.

Jennifer Cue – CEO of Jones Soda Company

Brad Sterl – CEO and President of Rustic Crust and American Flatbread

Chef Brian Duffy – host of tv show “Bar Rescue” on Spike TV and consultant for Flying Fish Crafthouse Brewerytown Philadelphia

Coach Dick Vermeil – NFL Super Bowl and NCAA Rose Bowl winning Coach

Stacy Lyn Harris – host of tv show “The Sporting Chef” on The Sportsman Channel, author of multiple cookbooks, and she has written for publications such as Southern Living, Glamour, Healthy Living Magazine, and PARADE Magazine

Tuffy Stone – Judge on TV show BBQ Pitmaster on the Destination America channel, head cook on BBQ team Cool Smoke, co-owner of four Q Barbeque restaurants, and co-owner and proprietor of A Sharper Palate Catering & Events

Julie Stewart-Blinks – sideline reporter, update anchor, and studio for ESPN & FOX Sports

Chef Mia Castro – Hell’s Kitchen Season 18 runner up, Food Network Chopped contestant, and private chef

The Amazing Kreskin – world-renowned mentalist

Quad Webb-Lunceford – A.K.A “Absolutely Quad” a cookbook author, Lifestyle Expert, Chef, Motivational Speaker, Actress, Entrepreneur, and star of Bravo’s hit docu-series, “Married to Medicine”

JD Roth the host of Z Living hit series “The Big Fat Truth”, former executive producer of “The Biggest Loser” and “Extreme Weight Loss” and author of best selling books

Chef Chef Sylva Senat – runner up on Bravo TV’s “Top Chef” and owner of Maison 208 and Dos Tacos restaurants in Philadelphia, PA

Siri Daly – Today Show food contributor, author, and blog Siriously Delicious

Andrea Correale – founder of Elegant Affairs Off Premise Catering & Event Design and considered the caterer to the stars

Julia della Croce – Team member of America’s Test Kitchen, cookbook author, journalist, and blogger

Joanna Saltz – editorial director of

Simran Kochar – host of international tv show “Dine With Colors” on Aapka Colors

Ali Rosen Gourvitch – Emmy nominated host of television show “Potluck”, author, and writer

Jordan Zucker – actress, author, and host of A Girl’s Guide to Sports

Daniel Leader – Founder of Bread Alone Bakery and award winning author

Big Moe Cason – owner of Moe Cason Barbecue, Season two finalist on TLC TV “BBQ Pitmasters” he was a judge on Destination America TV “BBQ Pitmasters” in 2014 and “SMOKED” in 2013

Sophie Jaffe – star of tv show “Yoga Girls” on Z Living Network and CEO of Philosophie

Mike Peters – AKA the BBQ Pitchman, host of the “Great American Cookout”, and VP of The Kansas City Barbeque Society

Luke Holden and Ben Conniff  – co-founders of Luke’s Lobster

Brian Westbrook – Eagles Hall of Fame running back for the Philadelphia Eagles

Phyllis Good – New York Times bestselling author and her cookbooks have sold over 14 million copies

Chef Alina Z. – Celebrity chef, author, and TV personality

Michael Dorf – Founder and CEO of City Winery

Marie Dobson – Senior Brand Manager of San Giorgio Pasta

Izabella Brooks – Brand Manager of Victoria Fine Foods

Chas Kürtz – Public Relations Manager for Auntie Anne’s Pretzels

Amy Lacey – CEO and founder of Califlour Foods

Anne Dinshah – Vice President of American Vegan Society and author

Tim Herlihy – Ambassador for Tullamore Dew

Nick Yates – Chairman of Reis & Irvy’s

Diane Kochilas – award-winning cookbook author, television personality, consulting chef, and teacher

Courtney Osgood – Head of Communications for Cozymeal

Hsiao-Ching Chou award-winning food journalist, a cooking instructor, and member of the James Beard Foundation cookbook committee

Glen Macnow – legendary Philadelphia area sports writer/radio personality, author, and partner of Conshohocken Brewing Company

Al DiBartolo – owner of DiBartolo Bakery in Collingswood, New Jersey and contestant on many different Food Network and TLC television programs

Tony Luke Jr. – restaurateur, actor, TV host, screenwriter, songwriter, and sports reporter who founded the cheesesteak franchise Tony Luke’s

Chef Christine Hazel – Food Network Chopped winner and private chef

Paul Green – Founder of School of Rock and The Paul Green Rock Academy

Adam Fleischman – Founder of Umami Burger, 800 Degrees Pizza, and author

Johnny Brennan – actor, film writer, voice actor on Family Guy, and the creator of The Jerky Boys

Rae Katherine Eighmey – author of “Stirring the Pot with Benjamin Franklin: A Founding Father’s Culinary Adventures”

Jenn Segal – author and founder of popular blog “Once Upon A Chef”

Michelle Schwegmann – Co-Founder of The Herbivore Clothing Company

Chef AJ – FoodyTV host of Healthy Living with Chef AJ on FoodyTV and author

Chef Richard L. Ingraham – author, owner of Chef RLI, LLC a private chef company, and he is Dwyane Wade & Gabrielle Union’s private chef

Chef James Hennessey – Executive Chef of the Philadelphia Eagles and Lincoln Financial Field by Aramark

Executive Chef Oliver Munguia – Keg & Kitchen in Westmont, New Jersey and was named one of the Top 15 Chefs in Philadelphia by Billy Penn Online News

Marilyn Russell – iconic Philadelphia radio broadcaster on 98.1 WOGL FM

Chef Heather Williams – Season 16 runner up and contestant on season 18 of Hell’s Kitchen

Mike Traud – Drexel University Center for Food and Hospitality Management Program Director

Jamie Purviance – Author and Weber Grill Master and grilling authority

Amy Strauss – author “Pennsylvania Scrapple: A Delectable History”, food and drink writer, and editor

Tony Salvatore – Genuine Hanks Beverages Co-Founder, partner, and Chief Customer Officer

Joseph Hagan – owner of “The Original Soupman” soups

Chef Todd Toven – Blackstone Products Outdoor Griddles Ambassador and YouTube Star

Mauri Berno – Fogo De Chao Philadelphia General Manager

Chef Clark Gilbert – Culinary Director of White Dog Café

Rachel Dinbokowitz – Public Relations Manager of Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

Neha Khullar – author, as well as founder of FoodMoodz and Global Foodie Citizen

Mark C. Stevens – author and DGA 1st Assistant Director of movie Dallas Buyers Club, Netflix’s Beasts of No Nation, and Beyoncé’s Lemonade video

Mareya Ibrahim – chef, author, holistic nutritionist, and award-winning entrepreneur

George Martorano – owner of Hip Hemp Café in Philadelphia, PA

Melissa Elders – CEO and Founder of Nibble+squeak

Gabrielle Langholtz – Author and Director of Culinary Projects at the The Vilcek Foundation

Danielle Centoni – James Beard Award-winning food editor and writer

Executive Chef Will Savarese Robert’s Steakhouse of Atlantic City, NJ

Sean Folkson – Founder of Nightfood

Nicole Blum – author of Ciderhouse Cookbook

Ryan Alvarez and Adam Merrin – authors and founders of blog Husbands that Cook

(FDNY) Lt. John Sierpout – consultant for Home Base Bistro in NYC, NY

Fon – contestant on Ink Master Season 12

Joan Verratti – CEO and President of Pollyodd and was the was the first female distillery owner in the United States

Elisa Costantini – author of Italian Moms books and kitchenware products and has appeared multiple times on television on The Rachel Ray Show

Jessica Hickey Kiefer – Sales and Event Planner for Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House – Philadelphia, PA

Dr. John Douillard – CEO & Founder of, Director of Player Development and nutrition advisor for the NBA, and author of several books

Sheila G Mains – CEO & Founder of Brownie Brittle and author of “Butter and Chocolate”

Jill Wagner – host of Handcrafted American on INSP, former co-host of Wipeout on ABC Television Network, a Maxim Magazine Top 100 model, and an actress in numerous movies and television

Chef Ashley James – host of PBS televsion show “Cuisine Culture” and the Global Culinary Director for Starr Catering Group

Jim Plamondon – CEO of Roy Rogers Restaurants

Jonathan Tammara  – CEO of San Bernardo Ice Cream

Chef Timothy Witcher – 2016 winner of Chopped

Chef Eric LeVine – 2011 winner of Chopped

Chef Michael Colameco – host of tv show “Real Food” on PBS

Chef Joanne Weir – host of tv show – “Joanne Weir’s Cooking Class” on PBS and cookbook author

Nancy Wall Hopkins – Senior Food Editor of Better Homes and Gardens

Gervase Peterson – Survivor Season 1 and Season 27 as well as owner of Burnz Cigar Bar and Lounge in Lawnside, New Jersey

Chef Ryan Scott – Top Chef contestant on Bravo TV and author of cookbook One to Five: One Shortcut Recipe Transformed Into Five Easy Dishes

Greg Frewin – The International Grand Champion of Magic

De’Bronya Hodges aka #ChefDee305 – DJ Khaled personal chef and owner of The Empty Plates Restaurant – Miami, FL

Chef Gemma Stafford – Gemma Stafford’s Bigger Bolder Baking on YouTube with over 200+ million views

Executive Chef Robert Bennett – Classic Cakes

Michael Ungaro – Vice President of San Pedro Fish Market and Restaurant and cast of Kings of FI$H web series

Erik Andersson – Brand Ambassador for Hendrick’s Gin produced by William Grant & Sons

Ian Beutler – Director of Dinner Detective Philadelphia

Bobby Chez – CEO of Bobby Chez Restaurants, QVC star who sold over $10 million worth of product in one day on the channel, personality on Evine Shopping Channel,  and former owner of Chez Robert restaurant in Westmont, NJ

Rob Lucas – Owner of Donkey’s Place in Camden, NJ and was named as having the best cheesesteak in America by Anthony Bourdain on show “Parts Unkown”

Chef Hiram Quintana – Awarded Best Sous Chef in the World for 2016 as voted by World Food Championships, contestant on Food Network show “Chopped” Live, demo chef for Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival, former owner of the Friendship Farm Market, and owner of Lions Den Catering

Chef Rosario Del Nero – VP of Culinary and the founding chef of Bertucci’s

Neil Patel – Regional VP of operations for Bertucci’s

Jorg Limper – Isleta Resort and Casino’s Food and Beverage Director

Chef Michelle R. Spell – owner of Ava’s Cupcakes and winner of Food Network show Cupcake Wars and named best cupcake in America by The Daily Meal

Rod Silva – founder of Muscle Maker Grill

Ben Fileccia – Director of Operations & Strategy for the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association

Jesse Morgans – Whole Food Markets Mid-Atlantic region President of Prepared Food

Jason Scott – CEO and Founder of The Taco Truck

Craig Carlson – New York Times bestselling author of Pancakes in Paris: Living the American Dream in France

Pam Zenzola – Executive Director of East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID)

Chef Varnana Beuria – Owner of Chhaya Cafe in Philadelphia, PA

Reuben Harley – A.K.A – “Big Rube” – Part Owner of Mitchell and Ness, Celebrity Pop Up Chef, and Fashion Blogger for “Street Gazing”

Kevin Duffy – CEO and co-founder of CideRoad Organic Switchel

Jon Garrett – General Manager of Wild Wing Cafe – Barrington, NJ

Colleen Kriebel – owner of Kriebel’s Custom Cakes and contestant on Food Network tv show Cake Wars

Robyn Eckhardt – author, food and travel journalist, and founder of EatingAsia Blog

Executive Chef Jenn Grosskruger – Ocean Prime Philadelphia

Scott Cronick – host of “Off The Press with Scott Cronick” on News Talk 1400 WOND and editor at The Press of Atlantic City, At The Shore, and Atlantic City Weekly

Mark Callazzo – CEO of Alpha Funding Solutions and founder member of Atlantic City Bottle Company and The Iron Room in Atlantic City, NJ

Lisa Steele – Television host and founder of the Better Homes & Gardens award-winning blog Fresh Eggs Daily

Chef Ray Sheehan – founder and CEO of BBQ Buddha

Executive Chef Justin Womack of Del Frisco’s Grille

Jim House – Pitmaster\Owner of Pork Island BBQ

Anthony Torcivia Director of restaurants for Cantina Los Caballitos, Cantina Dos Segundos, Royal Tavern, and Triangle Tavern

Dan Lorenzo – musician for band Vessel of Light

Janet Fletcher – author, cheese columnist, and weekly blog Planet Cheese

Keith Gallo – owner of Tony G’s Pub & Eatery – Eagleville, PA

Will McCarry, Lonnie Southall, Mike Pingley, and Jackson Wright –  Band “Wylder”

Jiwon McCartney – CEO of Culinary Fight Club

Matt Moore – author of “The South’s Best Butts: Pitmaster Secrets for Southern Barbecue Perfection”

Erin James – Editor-in-chief of CIDERCRAFT Magazine and Sip Northwest Magazine, and author of “Tasting Cider”

Ed Crochet – Executive Chef for Rat’s Restaurant at Grounds for Sculpture

Mariano Mattei – owner of Mattei Family Pizza that was named best pizza in Philly 2017  by Philly Metro Newspaper

Megan Giller – author, food writer, editor, and chocolate enthusiast, and her work has been published in the New York Times,, Zagat, Food & Wine, and Modern Farmer

Darby Hughes – Brand Strategy Director & Trends Expert for Quench Agency (Pavone)

Job Itzkowitz – Executive Director, Old City District

Deepa Thomas – author of “Deepa’s Secrets: Slow Carb New Indian Cuisine”

Mani Thillai – Chef at Karma Restaurant & Lounge, Old City Philadelphia, PA

Dave Goldman and Tom Revelli Jr. – owners of Urban Village Brewing Company

Kevin Callaghan the Senior Sales Manager at Hotel Ivy in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Joe Vallee – WTXF FOX 29 sports reporter and author of “Snow on the Barb Wire”

Rocco Chima – CEO and Founder of Fuel Restaurants

Angelo Lutz – Chef and Owner of Kitchen Consigliere Café

Christina Rodriguez – Fogo De Chao Philadelphia Customer Service Representative

Bjorn Oste – CEO and Founder of Good Idea Drinks Inc.

Chef Matthew Gentile – Panorama Restaurant in Philadelphia, PA

Jack Pattillo – member of Rooster Teeth YouTube Channel, star of Achievement Hunter, Funhaus, and Let’s Play Live

Hadas Kuznits – reporter and food personality for KYW Newsradio 1060 Philadelphia

John Holl – author of “Dishing Up New Jersey” and former reporter for NJN News

Jacqueline Rupp – editor of Philly Weekly

Michael Sparks – CEO and Founder of UGK – Underground Kitchen

Lee and Elaine Lawley – Owners of Delco Dills

Chris Parsons – Waffles4Tourette’s

Mike Ammirati – President of Ammirati Coffee

Enrico Marchionni – East Coast sales manager for Toschi Vignola

Anastasia Barbalios – managing editor Philly Weekly

Whitney Ullman –  TMZ, Good Day Philadelphia on Fox 29, and

Stephen Ritz – author of “THE POWER OF A PLANT: A Teacher’s Odyssey to Grow Healthy Minds and Schools”

Chef Scott Schroeder – Part owner of Hungry Pigeon – Philadelphia, PA

Chef Pat O’Malley – Part owner of Hungry Pigeon – Philadelphia, PA

Chef Craig Shelton – Founder of King’s Row Coffee and a James Beard Foundation Award Winner

Chef David Wiederholt – owner/operator of David & Sons 322 BBQ

Larry Jorgensen – author of The Coca-Cola Trail People and Places in the History of Coca-Cola

Gregory Conocchioli – owner of Gregory Benjamin Artisan Preserves and Marmalades

Justin Ferrarella- General Manager of Sussex County Miners

Nathan Marshall – wine aficionado and blogger and YouTube is

Angela Ficco – of 33rd Street Hospitality Group

Amanda Russell – Founder and CEO of and professor of Marketing at UCLA

Chef Milly Medley – Hell’s Kitchen All Stars Season 17 and Season 14

Chef Manda Palomino – Hell’s Kitchen Season 15 Finalist

Chef Andrew Pierce – Hell’s Kitchen Season 16 contestant and sous chef at Hugo Frog Bar & Chophouse – SugarHouse Casino, Philadelphia

Chef Kim Malcolm – contestant on television shows Top Chef, Cutthroat Kitchen, Frankenfood, Guy’s Grocery Games, and The Chew and chef at Burger & Beer Joint at Revolutions at Penn Treaty

J Mario Chiong – Tropicana Atlantic City Resort and Casino’s Food & Beverage Manager

Doug Hager – owner Brauhaus Schmitz – Philadelphia, PA

Denise Fuchs – founder and CEO of Bloombaes

Shantan McRae-Thompson – contestant of Food Network television shows Cupcake Wars and Sugar Showdown and owner of Tans Tasty Cakes

Chef Aziza Young – Hell’s Kitchen Season 16 contestant

Chef Darryl Harmon – Food Network personality, multi-award winning Chef and restaurateur

Chef James Laird  – Food Network show “Beat Bobby Flay” contestant and owner of Restaurant Serenade

Chef Mia F Chiarella – owner of Mia Mia Raw Bar and Ristorante, Wildwood – NJ, and has  appeared on ABC Television Network’s “The Taste” and Food Network’s “CutThroat Kitchen”

Frank E. Olivieri – Owner of The Original Pat’s King of Steaks – Philadelphia, PA

John Bucci – owner of John’s Roast Pork – Philadelphia, PA

Chris Maynes – CEO of Whole Hog Café

Merrilee Jacobs – Co-producer of “Eating You Alive” Documentary

Bob Trudnak – President of Marketing at The BBQ Guru and owner of BBQ Bob’s Hav’n a BBQ

Russ Hazzon – Master KCBS Judge

Andrea Ross – Founder of Journeys Within and Director of Wild Frontiers Adventure Travel USA.

Daniel Love – Owner of In Your Service Events and catering consultant for Di Bruno Bros.

Alex McNeil – Expedition Staff Manager for Quark Expeditions

Chef Farhana Sahibzada author of “Flavorful Shortcuts to Indian/Pakistani Cooking”

Tom Monahan – owner of Chubby’s 1 ½ Hearth Steakhouse and Max’s Seafood Cafe both in Gloucester City, NJ

Marie Suvansin – Assistant Executive Director of Ardmore Initiative

Joe Petrucci – owner of The Tasting Room by JPM Catering in Ardmore, PA

Jeff Belonger – Founder & President of  and Social Media Strategist at Jeff Belonger – Social Media/Marketing/Branding

Jim Adams – CEO of Levante Brewing

Taylor Kredatus – Senior Engineer at WildfireRadio and WIP 94.1FM

Vernon Rochester – owner of Rochester’s Barbecue & Grill in Lawnside, New Jersey

Christophe Hervieu – Founder and CEO of Simply Beyond Foods

Chef Justin Vignola – Swiss Farms Director of Fresh Food

Robin Morris – Executive Director of the Garces Foundation

Kory Aversa – owner of Aversa PR & events

Mario Ferraiolo – owner of Dolcissimo Desserts

Patricia Capri – Brand Representative Bindi Dessert USA

Chef William Beck – owner of Beck’s Cajun Café – Philadelphia, PA

Melanie Tatasciore – owner of Shanty on 19th – Allentown, PA

Andrew Thulin – General Manager of Daddy O Hotel and Restaurant

Anthony Bellapigna – owner of the Fellini Cafe of Media, Ariano, and Irpino Gelato Bar

Robert Napoletano – Partner for Springfield Pasta Company and Napoletano Brothers

Chef Christopher Siversen the owner of Maritime Parc and BURG New Jersey

Bill Schmidt – Regional Sales Manager of Dr. Smoothie

Elenida Hazizi – Owner of Caffè Ida in South Philly

Jennifer E. Gaddis – author of “The Labor of Lunch”

Erica Bauwens – Editor South Jersey Magazine, Suburban Family Magazine, South Jersey Biz, and House and Home

Tom Spagnola – Senior Vice President of

Chef Anthony Bonett – Executive Chef of Moshulu Philadelphia

Jackson Fu – owner of Dim Sum House by Jane G’s – University City – Philadelphia, PA

Nick “Bravo” DiGuglielmo – Senior Nightlife Manager of Caesars Entertainment

Domenick Crimi – General Manager of Cappuccio’s Meats – Philadelphia, PA

Julie Albert and Lisa Gnat – 

Lisa Howard-Fusco – Owner of Creative Living Writing and Consulting, where she serves as a communications consultant and coach, public speaker, and writer

Jessica Nartey the General Manager of Big Red Pedal Tours Philadelphia

Amy-Kate – YouTube star of JAKD Fitness Channel

GM Kristen Plotts and Executive Chef Baleegh Munir – Brio Tuscan Grill South Jersey Locations

Kate Johnston – Sales Director for Virginia Distillery Company

Becky Billingsley – CEO of Bondfire Media Relations & Consulting

Melissa Coleman – author and founder of blog The Fauxmartha

Chef Todd Richards – author, James Beard nominee, and owner of Richards’ Southern Fried – Atlanta, GA

Tracey Medeiros – author, freelance food writer, food stylist, and recipe developer and tester

Corey and Sara Meyer – Owners of Little Bird Kitchen

Mike and Lisa Spinelli Lorenzo – owners of Lorenzo’s CAFE Espresso Ristorante Italiano – Philadelphia, PA

Revital Shiri-Horowitz – author

Executive Chef Robert Newton – author and Chef at Gray & Dudley in Nashville, Tennessee

Chef Beth Esposito – Food Network contestant and owner of Pink Garlic Catering

Bill Zimmerman – Founder of Philly Bite Magazine and Indie Philly Radio

Jim Hasson – Comedian, podcaster, and Chef for many Philadelphia area restaurants

Heidi Vukov – cookbook author of “Boujour Y’all”

Kurt Beecher Dammeier – author of Pure Food: A Chef’s Handbook for Eating Clean, with Healthy, Delicious Recipes and owner of Beecher’s Handmade Cheese and Beecher’s Handmade Cheese in New York City and Seattle

Kate Butler – #1 Best Selling and international award winning author, speaker, and mindset strategist

Denise Cerreta (Founder) and Bob Pearson, Chair and Executive Director of One World Everybody Eats

Lindzi Shanks – co-founder of XO Marshmallow

Chef Chris Daugherty – Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa

Marie Thorpe – CEO of The Pierogie Kitchen

Stu Gordon – event organizer for Philly Kosher BBQ Hava NaGrilla Smoke BBQ Festival

Sue Katein, Carole Algier, and Kathy Lanyon – owners of Full Spirited Flavours – Liqueur Cakes

Austin McGrath and Jerome Donovan – owners Plough & the Stars in Philadelphia, PA

Justin Weathers – owner of The Bercy, Al Pastor, and Stove and Tap

Bob Brumale – manager of The New Meadowlands Market

Joe Tacynec – Visit Valley Forge marketing creative director

Bill “El Wingador” Simmons – 5 time Wing Bowl winner

Kendra Arnold and Marisa Sweeney – Founders or organizers of New Jersey VegFest & Sprout Everywhere Events

Elizabeth Minchilli – author and Italy tour guide

Len Boris – Director of Beverages for Fearless Restaurants

Venus DeMarco – author, motivational speaker, and health coach

Penelope Ford – 2016 Wing Bowl “Wingette” of the year and CZW professional wrestler

Riley Madison – 2016 Wing Bowl “Wingette” and CZW professional wrestler

Zachary Marcus Cesare Harris – CEO of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Fatima Heyward – marketing manager of Appel Farm Arts & Music Center

Robin Shreeves – Mother Nature Network

Chef Lucmann Pierre – International award winning chef

Michael H. O’Halloran – owner/chef of Bistro 7 Philadelphia

Dmitry Rodov – owner/chef of Duet Restaurant NYC

David Marks – Franchisee owner of six Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que of America, Inc., the Pitmaster of Wilbur’s Revenge, and the Chief Marketing Officer of Operation BBQ Relief

Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D – CEO of Bright Line Eating and author

Tobias Fischer – German American Marketing, Inc. PR & Social Media Manager

Charisse McGill – Owner/Producer of Lokal Artisan Foods Group, LLC

Jeff Belonger – Founder & President of

Pete Thompson – Comcast SportsNet anchor

Deb Lutz – owner of B.good Philly and South Jersey

Michael Cappelli the owner of Pizzeria Cappelli and Cappelli Brothers Cigar Company

Chef Jeff Gilham – RiverPark Pub, Gloucester City NJ

Chris Mazzone and Chris Burke – co owners of Eight and Sand Beer Co. in Woodbury, NJ

Marvin and Jess Graaf – owners of Pizzeria Nonna, Cresheim Valley Grain Exchange, and Falls Taproom

Cade Courtley – CEO and Founder of Victory Coffees, host of television host on Spike TV – The Sportsman Channel – Discovery Channgel, actor, contestant on “Shark Tank”, and a former US NAVY SEALs

Cynthia Stevens Graubart – James Beard Award-winning cookbook author and contributor to Southern Living magazine

Chef Elliott Wakefield – first contestant on television show “Chopper Junior”, appeared on “Stove Tots” on FYI Network, and winner of Amazing Culinary Fight Club Pantry Race – Kids Edition 2017 in Chicago, IL

Robin Hann Wakefield – A.K.A “The Food Hag” and appeared on television show “Stove Tots”

Ryan Grim – Editor of and author

Steven Cook – co-founder of CookNSolo Restaurant Group and award winning co-author of cookbooks

James Pappas – Founder of Philadelphia Cheesesteak Adventure

Dan Weckerly – Communications Manager of Crave Magazine PA

Zach Brown – Digital Marketing Manager of Visit Valley Forge

Adam and Shelly Zensinger – owners of June Allan

James S Tonkin – Founder and President of Healthy Brand Builders

Michele Tartaglione – State Fair Group Managing Director

Chef Bobby Saritsoglou and Christina Kallas-Saritsoglou – Owners of Stina Philadelphia and Philly AIDS Thrift

Kevin Vaughn – Author with pen name PNT GVN

Hannah Jo – UK music artist with single “Closer”

Michael Tuono – owner T&N HomeMade Kitchen and the Jeet Mobiles Kitchen – Philadelphia, PA

Mary Ann Milner – American Red Cross Eastern Pennsylvania Region Director

Executive Chef Enrico Botto – Botto’s Italian Line Restaurant in Swedesboro, NJ

Wei Lin – Assistant Manager of Chubby Cattle Philadelphia

Brandi Shine Doming – founder of blog The Vegan 8 and author

Renata Lubinsky – author of “Around Seattle in 80 Dates”

Cara Clarkson – Manager of Guest Services for The The Rimrock Resort Hotel – Banff, Canada

Tom Bera – owner of Philly Blind Pig BBQ

James Zeleniak – CEO of Punch Media

Chef Christopher Czarnecki – owner of The Joel Palmer House Restaurant – Dayton, OR

Al Achilles the owner of Grabbe’s Seafood Restaurant and Crab House & New Jersey Shellfish Co

Cassie Hepler – founder/owner of ExplorePhilly and and freelancer for The Philly Record

Anthony Hamilton Russell – owner of Hamilton Russell Vineyards in South Africa

Ed Willis – owner of Lumpy’s BBQ, Blackwood, NJ

John Wheeler – PA Brand Manager for River Horse Brewing Co.

Tom Hendricks – NJ Brand Manager for River Horse Brewing Co.

Dave Wilby – Owner of Dawson Street Pub

Sean Keever – Pitmaster of Big Guns BBQ and contestant on Seasons 1-3 of “BBQ Crawl” with Danielle Bennett of Diva Q on Travel Channel

Chef Richard Himes – owner of Plenti Grand Cafe & Catering

Vicky Kuperman – international award winning comedian and author of comedic novels

Isabella Patrick – author of “How to Spy on your Neighbor”

John C. Bednar – author of “The People’s President: In the Nation’s Service”

Ron Sullivan – host of Corner Pub Sports and operator of Corner Pub Kitchen at The New Sheffield Tavern

Chef Adam Volk – owner of Redcrest Fried Chicken

Julia Lee – manager of Bam Bam Kitchen in Ardmore, PA

Tiffany Nicole – owner of Sweet Tees Treats, LLC

Tracy Laster – CEO of Soundwavez Radeo Music Group

Glenn Gross – Owner of Fat Jack’s BBQ

Kevin Gross – VP of Fat Jacks BBQ

Sarah Doheny – owner of YUBPR

Larry Sieg – Director of Marketing for CRDA

Chris Dougherty – Director of Sales at Downeast Cider House for the Mid Atlantic region

Hayley Humphries – Senior Animal Care Supervisor at Bird Kingdom Niagara Falls

Vanessa Rivers and Rebecca van Dijk – founders of

Chef Christina Martin – founder of

Executive Chef Bill Murphy of Earl’s New American at Peddler’s Village in New Hope

Lee Chizmar – owner of Mister Lee’s Noodles at Easton Public Market and BoLete Restaurant in Bethlehem, PA

Barry Galasso – culinary educator at Camden County Technical Schools

Peter Tong – owner of Dump-N-Roll

Phillip Mannery – co-owner of Dump-N-Roll

Gil and Manuela Airends – owners of Puyero Venezuelan Flavor

Chef Eddie Hernandez – cookbook author and owner of James Beard nominated restaurant Taqueria del Sol

Ray Sheehan – CEO of Nylon Agency

Nancy Sirianni – singer, songwriter, actor and producer

Jen Chiou – CEO of CodeSpeak Labs

Demet Güzey – author of  “Food on Foot: A History of Eating on Trails and in the Wild (Food on the Go)”

Matt Sisson – CEO of Ghost Scream Hot Sauce

Michael Johnigean – part owner of Mad Rex Restaurants

Sara Howanski – Business Development Manager of REX

Chris Baltz – Entertainment Manager at Mad Rex – Philadelphia, PA

Brian Kane – American Ninja Warrior Season 7 and owner of Warrior Gyms

Vito Lasprugato – Owner of Warrior Gyms

Tonya O’Donohue – American Ninja Warrior Season 9 and GM of Warrior Gyms – Mt. Laurel, NJ

Chef Ralph Patrick Fernandez – chef at Autograph Brasserie – Wayne, PA

Elizabeth DeRosa – author of  “Finding the Way”

Chef Arjun Thakar and Vaishal Soni – owner of Masala Kitchen

Rich Schramm – founder and CEO of iGotThis app

John Stewart – owner and Executive Chef of Kitchen 519 in Glendora, NJ

Michael Gabriele – freelance reporter and author

Chef Josh Sauer – Avenue in Long Branch, NJ

Becky Selengut – private chef and author

Suzy Chase Osborne – founder of, DJ, podcaster, and former radio personality and cookbook publicist

Blaine Heinonen and Sarah Anne Wolff – band Pretty Gritty

Dan Lorenzo – band member for Vessel of Light

Will McCarry – singer for band Wylder

Marilyn Johnson – PhillyGrub

Krystal Pleasant – The Chef’s Publicist

Emily Paster – author of Food Swap: Specialty Recipes for Bartering, Sharing & Giving

Miles Moser – The Brooklyn Brewery

Michael Greger – publicist at Profile Public Relations

Hudson Austin – The Wine Merchant

The Durand Foundation

Jill Gilber – owner of Gilber Travel and  decorated Food Recipe Competitors

Irene Levy Baker – author and owner of Spotlight PR Philadelphia

Jessica Jenkins – Director of Marketing & Communications for FCM Hospitality

Mark Matthews – founder of 42Freeway Blog

Ettore Ceraso – General Manager of Rosalie Restaurant in Wayne, PA

Theo Pham – Owner of BO NE Vietnamese Restaurant – Woodbury, NJ

Chef Terrick Dorsey

Penny Greenberg – of C-CAP Careers through Culinary Arts Program

Lea Thierman and Natalie Jensen – owners of

Jenna Horton – Hostess at Viet Pho in Deptford, NJ

Nhan Truong – Owner of Viet Pho in Deptford, NJ

Darnell Hicks – owner of PartyNerdz

Angela Cottone AKA “Milf Mom”

Vera Restaurant in Cherry Hill, NJ

Jimmie Lee AKA “The Jersey Outlaw”.

NBC News and NBC News Latino recognized Chef Hugo Campos

Chef Holly Wagner

Michelle Lee Sozerman – Bartender and VIP nightlife consultant

Donato Marino and Lisa Marino – owners of D and L Coffee Service Inc.

Jim Jenkins – founder of Philadelphia’s 10,000 American Flags Initiative

Dennis Pellegrino – Captain of Murray Comic Club

Florian Furxhiu – owner of Illegal Tacos and Mediterranean Café both in Philadelphia, PA

Salvatore Lo Piccolo – owner of SMC Fuels and Piccolo Joe Coffee Bar

CJ O’Fria – Brand and Sales Representative for Faber Easy Drinking Liquors Craft Spirits

Michael Sultan – owner of Revolution Taco

Michael Mastrocola – owner of Mastrocola Famous Philly Roast Pork

Erin Frombach – co owner of Summit Cakery & Cafe in Woodbury Heights, New Jersey

Meals On Wheels Delaware

Jim Murphy – CEO of Sports Betting Experts

Kevin J. Wilson – author and segment host on WOND 1400AM and ESPN Radio for “Dining on a Dime”

Dwight Furrow of Edible Arts

John Cohl – goodwill ambassador for Philly Mobile Food Association

Barbara Pleasant – author of “Homegrown Pantry”

Michael Murphy – The Dude Hates Cancer – Philadelphia, PA

Christopher Mullins – owner of McGillin’s Olde Ale House

Jon Henderson – owner of Good Time Tricycle Productions

Gordana Kostovski – Bar manager at Volver

Luke Darnell – President of the Mid Atlantic Barbecue Association and winner of 2016 World Food Championships “BBQ Divsion”

Adam Leiter – Executive Director of East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID)

Dominick (Sonny Boy) Leuzzi – co-owner of Stogie Joe’s Tavern

Chef Paul Watterson – The Fanwood Grille in Fanwood, NJ

Tricia Yeo – Food Bank of South Jersey Healthy Living initiative program coordinator

Cindy Buckstein Silvert – Author of Hungry Love Cookbook

Mark Rossi – owner of A Taste of Philly – Ice Cream Parlor/Coffee Shop

Brian Gerard – Powerhouse Eatery – White Haven, PA

Chef Christina Martin – owner of Cooking To Nourish

Bluzin’ in the Catskills

Paula Hartman – author of A Month of Sundays: Striding toward Spiritual Refreshment One Sunday at a Time

Dr. Rubina Tahir – CEO at Rubina Tahir Chiropractic, LLC

Chetna Macwan – founder of Spice Culture Blog

Jesse McDonald and Cole Forrest – owners of New Wing Order – Memphis, TN

Madura Sotolongo – owner and Founder of The Chai Bar – Philadelphia, PA

Natasha Bhalla – owner of Prana Wellness & Health

Micheal Van Houten – owner of Bottled Thyme

Julia Bernadsky – CEO and Founder of Untamed Hearts Jewelry

Chef Philip Petitt – Chubby’s 1 ½ Hearth Steakhouse in Gloucester City, NJ

Mario Cerrito III – Director of “Deadly Gamble”, “The Listing”, “The Philly Offensive”

Amanda Hafto – contributor for PhillyBite Magazine and owner of blog

John DiRenzo – Actor

Jim Malaby – Owner of BluePlate in Mullica Hill, NJ

Joseph Schultice – Owner of Nick’s Bar and Grille in Old City Philadelphia

Joe Massaglia – host of Joe’s Table for 2 on WOND 1400AM Atlantic City, NJ

Kathy Gold – owner of In The Kitchen Cooking School in Haddonfield, New Jersey

Richard DuBois – author of Monster Patrol

Richard Dolson – owner of Tavern on the Edge and Dolson Family Catering

Jenna Kisby – Owner of Kizbee’s Kitchen

Brion Shreffler – and a regular at Garage Philly

John Howard-Fusco the nightlife correspondent for Courier Post

Chef Barbie Marshall

William Knowles of “Around Town” on

Coach Nate Jones Jr. – Lawrence Public High School – 2016 High School Football Coach of the Year named by, High School Sports on, and The Times of Trenton

Steve “Gene” Crawford

Cory Kastle – independent wreslter for ECWA

Amaris Pollock – contributor for blog Philly Grub and photographer

Liz Burkholder -nutrition assistant for the Food Bank of South Jersey

Francis Schott and Mark Pascal the owners of Stage Left Steak: A Contemporary American Steakhouse  & in New Brunswick, New Jersey

Lauren Biddle, Big Al, Jamiel, and Mo Hall of Just Grubbin Blog and show on WildfireRadio

Wil Levins – President of the Gloucester City Democrat Club

Sandy Fulton – A.K.A the Porkanizer, BBQ Competition Organizer, Secretary for the Board of Directors, and Chairperson on the Sanctioning and Banquet Committees for The Kansas City Barbeque Society

Jessica Clegg – organizer for Made on American Street: BBQ & Homebrew Fest Philadelphia’s Fishtown section

Jason R Sturgeon – President of the Philadelphia Homebrew Club  

Jerry and Judy Franklin – residents of Lions Gate CCRC

Christine Fares Walley – Marketing Director for Lions Gate CCRC

Executive Chef Shannon Johnson -Sodexo USA Food Services at Lions Gate CCRC

Chef Seadon S Shouse – Halifax Restaurant in Hoboken, NJ

Tim Monkman – Pitmaster of Monkman’s BBQ

Sophia Rose Monk – Monkman’s BBQ helper

John Nastav a.k.a author pen  name; I. M. Waiting for book  “In Thy Mothers Honor”

Chef Renee Weigel – Chef for Cozymeal Philadelphia

Eric Keiles – owner of Silence Dogood’s Tavern

Anthony Roebuck and Donald Stevenson – owners of Chic-A-Delphia Chicken Burger

Nikole Platenecky – actor and Gloucester Catholic Junior Senior student

Derek Timm Jr. – Greatest son in the world

*most popular based on unofficial results from ratings of live show, streams, downloads, iTunes results, web page unique visitors, social media impressions, Wildfire Radio independent rating research of tracking listeners, and all internet based metrics as of August 2019 on Google and Bing search engines

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