Board of Directors

Butler Burdine (Chairman), Consultant in New Orleans, LA

Edward Johnston (Immediate Past Chairman), Retired Executive in Covington, LA

Elizabeth M. Williams (President), President, SoFAB in New Orleans, LA

John Anjier JD (Vice Chairman), Lawyer, Lisko & Lewis in New Orleans, LA

Adam Fleischman (Treasurer), Co-founder and Managing Director, AdVantage Restaurant Partners, Los Angeles, CA

Sheila Crye (Secretary), Owner, Young Chefs, Inc. in Silver Spring, MD


Jeanette Bell, Owner, Fleur D’Eden Community Garden in New Orleans, LA

David Bernahl, CEO at Coastal Luxury Management in Los Angeles, CA

Brandon Boudet, Chef/Partner, Little Dom's in Los Angeles, CA

Regina Charboneau, Chef and Owner, Twin Oaks Plantation in Natchez, MS

Chena Dederian, Senior Vice President, Strategic Marketing Executive, Bank of America in New York, NY         

Dale DeGroff, Founder, Museum of the American Cocktail in New York, NY

Rosemary Dinkins, Community Philanthropist in Nashville, TN

Randy Ensminger, Owner, Primrose Creek in Little Rock, AR

Philip Greene, Lawyer and Author, Former Board Member of MOTAC, in Washington, DC

Anne Hart, Chef and Owner, Provence Market Cafe in Bridgeport, WV

Vince Hayward, Owner, Camellia Brand in Harahan, LA

Jeff Henderson, Chef and Speaker, Flip My Food and the Chef Jeff Project, in New Orleans, LA

William Hoffman, Senior Vice President for Corporate Planning & Development, Woodward Design + Build in New Orleans, LA

Julia Johnston, Owner, Kitchens for Cooking in Boca Raton, FL

Matt Konigsmark, Vice President, Marketing, KontrolFreek, Atlanta, GA

Maria Machita, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Consumer Division, Domino Foods, Inc in Iselin, NJ

William Marvin, Chief Procurement & Management Officer, Al Copeland Investments in New Orleans, LA

Cedd Moses, Founder and Proprietor, 213 Hospitality Group in Los Angeles, CA

Nikki Norman, Culinary Consultant in Florida

Lauren Busch Singer, Vice President of Operations, Brustman Carrino Public Relations in Miami, FL


Advisory Boards

In addition to the National Food & Beverage Foundation Board, there are several targeted boards for each division.

MOTAC ADVISORY BOARD

Tony Abou-Ganim, Bartender, Cocktail Writer, and Author; Owner, Modern Mixologist, Las Vegas, NV

Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, Cocktail Writer and Historian; Saloonkeeper, Beachbum Berry’s Latitude 29, New Orleans, LA

Theodore Breaux, President & Founder, Jade Liqueurs, LLC, Birmingham, AL

Julian Cox, Bartender; Partner, Soigné Group, Los Angeles, CA

Tomas Estes, Co-Creator, Tequila Ocho, London, England, UK

Joshua Goldman, Bartender, Sommelier, Restaurateur; Partner, Soigné Group, Los Angeles, CA

Charles Joly, Co-Founder, Crafthouse Cocktails, Chicago, IL; Diageo World Class Bartender of the Year, 2014

Joe Keeper, Owner, Bar Keeper; Special Curator, The Museum of the American Cocktail, Los Angeles, CA

Cedd Moses, The Proprietor, 213 Spirited Ventures Downtown LA, Los Angeles, CA

Michael Neff, Cocktail, Beverage, and Spirits Consultant, M.J. Neff & Co., Los Angeles, CA & New York, NY

Steven Olson, Owner, aka wine geek; Partner, Beverage Alcohol Resource, New York, NY

Julie Reiner, Bartender, Clover Club, Flatiron Lounge; Owner, Mixtress Consulting, New York, NY

Noah Rothbaum, Author, Writer, and Cocktails & Spirits Expert; Founding Editor, Liquor.com, New York, NY

Adam Seger, Mixologist, iPic Entertainment; Creator, US-WOOBAR Singapore; Founder, HUM Spirits LLC, Chicago, IL

Lesley Jacobs Solmonson, Cocktail Writer and Author; Senior Editor, Chilled Magazine; Editor-in-Chief, SoFAB Magazine, Valencia, CA

SoFAB ADVISORY BOARD

John Besh, Chef, Besh Restaurant Group, New Orleans, LA; James Beard Foundation Award 2006

Dickie Brennan, Owner: Dickie Brennan's SteakhousePalace CafeBourbon House in New Orleans, LA

Rick Ellis, Food Stylist: Rick Ellis Food in New York City, NY

C. Pat Garner, Professor, University of North Carolina, Raleigh-Durham, NC; President (past), Southeast and West Asia Division, The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, GA

Jim Gossen, Chairman, Sysco Louisiana Seafood; President & CEO, Louisiana Fine Food Companies, Houston, TX

Jessica Harris, PhD, Professor, Queens College, NY | Cookbook Author & Food Historian

Linton Hopkins, Executive Chef, Restaurant Eugene and Holeman and Finch Public House Atlanta, GA; James Beard Foundation Award 2012

Rebecca Maisel, Vice President, FIN Branding Group, LLC in Mobile, AL

Rex Nelson, President, Arkansas‘ Independent Colleges & Universities and prominent culture blogger (“Rex Nelson‘s Southern Fried“) in Little Rock, Arkansas

Louis Osteen, Retired Chef, Louis’s at Sanford’s, Pawleys Island, SC; James Beard Foundation Award 2004

Donny Rouse, Rouses Markets, New Orleans, LA

Norman Van Aken, Founder/Chef/Partner: Norman’s in Orlando, FL

Andrew Wallace, Senior Policy Adviser to Senator Tom Udall in Washington, DC

Nora Wetzel, Chef-Owner, Educated Palate, LLC, New Orleans, LA


John & Bonnie Boyd Hospitality & Culinary Library Advisory Board

Nancy Burvant

Nancy served as the second Director of the John & Bonnie Boyd Hospitality & Culinary Library. Nancy graduated from UNO with a BA in English Literature and a minor in History, and from LSU with a Masters in Library and Information Science. Currently a Part-Time Adjunct Faculty Librarian at Delgado Community College, Nancy has volunteered at Second Harvester’s Food Bank, the archival unit of the National WWII Museum, and the libraries of FirstLine Charter Schools. As a native of New Orleans and lover of its restaurants, bars, and spirit of hospitality, Nancy is thrilled to be helping to develop SoFAB's library and further its mission to preserve the culinary cultural record of the South. She is now the Branch Manager of the Rosedale Branch in the Jefferson Parish Library System. 

 

Angelique Carson

Angelique Carson is the Founding Library Director of the John & Bonnie Boyd Hospitality & Culinary Library. A Virginia native, Angelique found her way to New Orleans in search of adventure as a bon vivant in the last great Bohème in the country. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in English Literature and Theater Arts, earned an A.D. from the Fashion Institute of Technology in Apparel Construction, and earned a full scholarship toward a MLIS degree at Louisiana State University. After graduating from LSU in 2012, SoFAB library was the first organization she sought. She was thrilled to be a part of the Library's exciting early years and now, as Head of Access Services at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., Angelique continues to serve a crucial role as she guides the Library’s development from afar.