The Tastemakers: Staff Picks

All culinary entrepreneurs, this week’s staff picks blend creative genius with thoughtful experimentation and the result is mouthwatering. These food masters advance their fields, bringing quality to the forefront and finding ways to innovate each day.

We begin this post with Bryan Meehan, Executive Chairman at Blue Bottle Coffee, and advocate of socially responsible investing. Bryan grew up in Dublin and carried his love of food along with him to London, Boston and San Francisco. Bryan loves hiking and, naturally, enjoys a great cup of organic coffee.


Tyna Hoang, the entrepreneur behind Mission Collective, is a food stylist and recipe developer. As her work with Mission Collective and personal Instagram can attest to, Tyna has an eye for seeing food from different perspectives and creating beautiful photographs.


Our last pick is a chef extraordinaire from Spain, Paco Roncero. Paco is revolutionizing the national culinary scene in Spain gaining recognition as one of the leading innovators behind avant-garde Spanish cuisine. Paco serves as the executive chef and director of the NH Collection Casino de Madrid along with numerous highly creative, top ranked restaurants around the world.

We hope you enjoy following these artists and entrepreneurs as much as we do.