SAMUEL MONSOUR is a chef, writer, and food activist. He is the creator of several nationally renowned pop-ups, including "The Future of Junk Food" and "Chuck Taylor's Fried Chicken All Stars," and has also appeared the victor on several reality cooking television shows. A third generation chef and graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Samuel has won numerous awards for his food, including “Best Burger” by Boston Magazine. He is a hardcore East Coaster (Boston, Raleigh, New York) but currently resides in sundrenched Los Angeles with his wife Astrid and cats Bruno and Popeye.

RICHARD CHUDY is a chef, food writer, cooking instructor, and co-owner of the personal chef and catering company The Skinny Beet with his wife Katie. He is the creator of Boston Burger Blog, which chronicles his ongoing quest to find the best burger in Boston and beyond. He co-hosts the podcast The Skinny Beet Dinner Party and his work has been featured in Boston Magazine, Food Republic, The Boston Globe, and NPR. A graduate of The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, Richard lives in Belmont, MA.