Follow The Food: Who To Follow in 2019

January 15, 2019

 

We are beyond grateful to be heading into our second year at All of the Things CT! We couldn't be more excited to putting together our second annual list of our favorite people to follow. You can check out our list from 2018, there are some new faces we've added for 2019 and of course some of the people we still love to follow have made the cut to stay and 'gram another day .

 

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  🍴 🍞

 

 The Brunching Blonde | @the.brunching.blonde

 

Carlos Baez | @chefcarlosbaez

Award winning innovative chef, best chef Connecticut

 

 

 

Chef Plum | @chef_plum

Newtown CT, Host/Restaurant Road Trip, Plumluvfoods live 10pm Monday, multiple time #foodnetword winner, NYC/Montauk private chef, 1992 #kumate champ

 

 

 

Colt Taylor | @chefcolttaylor

A lifetime of preperation has led me to this moment. Creator of beautiful experiences, lover of all things elevated. 

 

 

 

 

Connecticut Food & Farm | @connfoodandfarm

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

 

 

 

Connecticut Restaurant Association | @ctrestaurantassoc

 

 

Craig Ventrice | @craig_ventrice

@highlandimportsct @usbg_new_haven @ingoodspiritsct

 

 

Connecticut Honey | @connecticuthoney

Sharing CT's Sweet Spots

 

 

 

 CTbites | @ctbites

Your guide to great food in Connecticut.

 

CT Eats Out | @cteatsout

A food + travel site by @alyciachrosniak

 

 

 

 

 

CT Now | @gotoctnow

The place to go for places to go in Connecticut

 

 

 

Dan Meiser | @danielmeiser3

Founder & CEO of the 85th Day Group

Proud Papa of Levi, Bosun, Maizey, @oysterclubct, @engineroomct, @grassandbonect, @stoneacresfarm​

 

 Ed Jones III | @bethlum74

Love & gratitude Eats / Beats /

 

 

Eric Stagl | @truckchef79

Craftbirdfoodtruck

 

 

Erik Ofgang | @erikofgang

Connecticut Magazine senior writer

 

 

HeyStamford - PJ Kennedy, Owner & Content Creator | @heystamford

The premier lifestyle guide for urban explorers, the fun seekers and the trend spotters in Stamford

 

 

Jason Welch | @jawelch22

Photographer | Chef | Nature Lover | CT | WY

 

 

Jenna Kijowski and Jessica Bishop | @ctaintsobad

Best of Hartford Magazine 2016/2017 “Best Blogger”

 

 

 

Joel Gargano | @joelgargano

 

John Brennan | @chefjohnbrennan

Chef, foodie, food writer, founding member of Fork Hospitality which features; Elm City Social, Olives and Oil, and Shaken & Stirred Catering Co. 

 

 

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 

Chef/Owner @matchsono @matchburgerlobster @nom_eez Chopped Champion

 

 

Matthew Wick | @mechwick

Photo source: Connecticut Magazine

 

 

Molly Baker | @letsstartfromscratch

Healthy prepared foods, boutique catering, cookings classes.

 

 Natalie | @new_england_foodie

•Food & Travel Influencer | New England + • Restaurant | Travel | Event Promoter

 

 

 

Nick Caito | @nickcaitophoto

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

 

 

 

 Niles Talbot | @nilescooks

CDC|MILLWRIGHTS|

 

 

 

Scott Miller | @s_m_I_l_l_e_r

dororg.com

 

 

Sean Butler | @seanbutler0four

Francesca’s wine bar and bistro, chef/owner

 

 

Stacy | @stacy_meccariello

📍CT based • Food Photographer​

 

 

 

 

Tyler Anderson | @potsandpans77

5x James Beard Nominee\Top Chef Season 15\ Owner of three restaurants

 

 

 Xavier Santiago | @Xavierillusions

Food is life.... inspirational and diplomatic.... I am
Chef and this is my story..

 

 

Van Hurd | @van_fletch_hurd40

Chef at Taino Smokehouse🔥🔪💪Hells Kitchen Alumni 🔥 #pitmaster 🔥 “Barbeque May Not Be The Road To World Peace, But Its A Start.”- Anthony Bourdain

 

 

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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