Follow The Food: Who To Follow in 2018

January 2, 2018

 

The culinary landscape in CT has changed drastically over the past 5 - 10 years, but 2017, in particular, was a big year for the Connecticut food and restaurant scene. Not only do we have more fantastic dining options we also have more experts, media outlets, and bloggers celebrating All Of The Things CT (see what we did there 😉).  What better way to stay on top of things than to follow the restaurant experts – the owners, chefs, and writers who are shaping the industry?

 

To be included on this list, one must be:

• A chef or restaurant owner.

• A restaurant professional.

• A restaurant consultant or photographer.

• A trailblazing food or restaurant celeb.

• A dedicated food blogger or instagrammer. 

• A reporter or thought leader in the food and/or restaurant industry.

 

There are mostly like lots of familiar faces on this list (it is a small state after all), but we think any of these that are new to you will be welcome additions to your timeline.

 

 

Alycia Chrosniak | @alyciachrosniak

Food blogging @cteatsout. Freelance food + travel writing. Hartford, Connecticut.

 

Anthony Kostelis | @akostelis

Chef @ The Whelk Westport, CT

Photo source: CT Eats Out

 

 

April Gibson | @aprilmelisa

Executive chef, cat lover, Sarcasm enthusiast

 

 

Benjamin Grippo | @bennbreaksbread

🍞🍴BENN GRIM  🍴 🍞

 

 

Carlos Baez | @chefcarlosbaez

Award winning innovative chef, best chef Connecticut

 

 

Carlos Perez | @chefcarlosperez

Executive Chef / Baker / Restauranteur La Palette Bakery - Watertown, CT Evolution [2018] - Litchfield County Birchwood Catering Co. - Woodbury, CT

 

 

Chef Plum | @chef_plum

Host of Restaurant Road Trip Friday's 9am and noon on WTNH, Plumluvfoods live 10pm Monday, award winning NYC/Montauk private chef, foodlover​

 

 

 

 

Connecticut Food & Farm | @connfoodandfarm

Winter Caplanson ~ capturing iconic images and stories of the local food movement

 

 

 

Connecticut Restaurant Association | @ctrestaurantassoc

 

 

 

Craig Ventrice | @craiven15

Bar/Beverage Manager - Jesup Hall, Kawa Ni and The Whelk. Treasurer - USBG-CT

 

 

 

 CTbites | @ctbites

Your guide to great food in Connecticut.

 

CT Eats Out | @cteatsout

Your guide to the best eats in the state. 

 

 

 

 

 

CT Now | @gotoctnow

The place to go for places to go in Connecticut

 

 

 

Dan Meiser | @danielmeiser3

www.oysterclubct.com

 

 

 Ed Jones III | @bethlum74

Love & gratitude. Eats, Beats, Rum, Cooking. Chef @cookandthebear

 

 

Eric Stagl | @truckchef79

Craftbirdfoodtruck

 

 

Erik Ofgang | @erikofgang

Connecticut Magazine senior writer

 

 

Jenna Kijowski and Jessica Bishop | @ctaintsobad

Best of Hartford Magazine 2016/2017 “Best Blogger”

 

 Jesse Powers | @jessep727

 Executive chef at On20 www.ontwenty.com​

 

 

Joel Gargano | @joelgargano

 

 

 

Kristin Eddy | @kristin1323

Pastry chef/ ct/ food is life/ Do what you love

Lora Karam and Beverley Canepari | @unlockingconnecticut & @unlockingfairfield

A fun & sassy Connecticut experience blog where Bev + Lora unlock the best in the area!

 

 

 Matt Storch | @chefstorch 

www.nom-eez.com

 

 

Matthew Wick | @mechwick

Photo source: Connecticut Magazine

 

 

 

 Natalie | @new_england_foodie

•Food Blogger Living in CT •Chicago born/raised •Love family •Love Travel• 

 

 

 

Nick Caito | @nickcaitophoto

Photographer, writer, music, & food guy in Hartford CT. 

 

 

 

 Niles Talbot | @nilescooks

|MILLWRIGHTS| and some other stuff…

 

 

 

Scott Miller | @s_m_I_l_l_e_r

dororg.com

 

 

 

Sean Butler | @seanbutler0four

Francesca’s wine bar and bistro, chef/owner

 

 

Stacy | @blonde_and_starving

📍CT based •Food blogger ​

 

 Tommy Juliano Jr. | @tommyjuliano

Pastry Chef at @ontwenty in Hartford, CT. Father of two beautiful girls, husband to @bljuli. Trucker, Choppers, Ice Cream, Hockey, Cornwall, CT 🍦🏍🏒🇺🇸​

Photo source

 

 

Tyler Anderson | @potsandpans77

Dad | Chef and partner Millwright’s Restaurant/ The Cook & The Bear | 4x James Beard Semifinalist/ Top Chef Season 15 

 

 

 Xavier Santiago | @Xavierillusions

Illusions Culinary Santiago

 

 

Van Hurd | @vanhurd40

Chef at Taino Smokehouse 🔥🔪

 

 

weHartford | @wehartford

Your guide to amazing experiences in the local Hartford, CT area.

 

 

 

 

 

Know the perfect person to add to this list? Comment below or send us an email allofthethingsct@gmail.com!

 

 

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