By Stacey Ballis
Here are our new Dames!
Stacey Ballis is an author of culinary fiction (novels with recipes), freelance food writer, cookbook author, and writes a lifestyle blog. Her 10th novel will be released this summer. Sponsored by Toria Emas and Diane Sokolofski. You can find her on Facebook facebook.com/stacey.ballis, Twitter @staceyballis and Instagram @stacey.ballis and her blog, The Polymath Chronicles.
Liz Barrett recently transitioned from VP Communications at Terlato Wines to her own food & wine PR business, “What’s in That Bottle”. Sponsored by Linda Eatherton and Susan Lamb Parenti. You can find her on Facebook, and on Instagram @lizbchicago, and at her website.
Dobra Bielinski is the owner and baker of Delightful Pastries bakeries. Sponsored by Julie Ratowitz and Ina Pinkney. You can find her on Facebook and her website, or visit the Bakery at 5927 W. Lawrence.
Una Choi is owner of Choi Brands Inc., specializing in chef apparel. Sponsored by Jean True and Donna Hesik.
Amy Collins is a literary agent at Squid Ink Literary, specializing in cookbooks. Sponsored by Chandra Ram and Pat Cobe. Connect with her on Facebook.
Kimberly Keslin is a Wine Sales Director at LD Vin. Sponsored by Debra Crestoni and Gina Voci. You can find her on Facebook and on Instagram @galofthegrape
Yvonne Maffei is a food writer, cookbook author and online retail, My Halal Kitchen. Sponsored by Julie Chernoff and Patty Erd. You can find her on Instagram @myhalalkitchen and on her website.
Margaret McSweeney, Culinary communicator. Host of Kitchen Chat Radio and podcast. Sponsored by Ina Pinkney and Jean True. You can subscribe to her podcast on iTunes at Kitchen Chat with Margaret McSweeney, on Facebook, and on Instagram @margaretmcsweeney and on her website.
Lisa Miller is a Marketing Director at Ornua Foods North America. Sponsored by Roisin Hennerty and Margaret Laport. You can find her on Facebook.
Susan Weller, Hospitality and Brand development, owner of her company SW Strategies. Sponsored by Pat Cobe and Joan Driggs. You can find her on Facebook and on Instagram @susanweller and at her website.