September 2, 2019
CA Grown Influencers Join the California Food Expo

Erin Alderson, Naturally Ella

Erin founded Naturally Ella in 2007 as she began her journey to good health. The site has grown into a well known resource for natural cooking and vegetarian recipes. She is also a professional photographer and videographer, and owns Grove Haus Studio in Sacramento, CA. She is author of two cookbooks, The Easy Vegetarian Kitchen and The Homemade Flour Cookbook. Erin's work has been featured in numerous national publications and on a range of food and lifestyle websites, including Food & Wine, The Kitchn and Huffington Post.

Instagram: @naturallyella

Nicole Cross, Pinch My Salt

A Central California native, Nicole started Pinch My Salt when she was living in Sicily, finding fresh food on every corner that often reminded her of home. While she's best known for incredible baking recipes, including Red Velvet Cake and Sourdough Pancake recipes that went viral, she features an array of easy-to-make seasonal dishes inspired by California's bounty. Nicole's recipes and the Pinch My Salt blog have been featured in a number of publications, including Fine Cooking, Food52 and Serious Eats.

Instagram: @pinchmysalt
Twitter: @pinchmysalt

Jerry James Stone, Jerry James Stone

Jerry shares vegetarian and vegan food that doesn't suck and kitchen hacks to make cooking a lot more fun. In addition to the content for his own channels, he produces recipes for a number of brands, including Discovery Channel, Whole Foods Market and Costco. His cookbooks include Holidazed: A Cocktail Cookbook for Getting Lit on Christmas and Made With Coffee. He is a winner of the YouTube NextUp contest, and his recipes have been featured on the Today Show and People Magazine.

Instagram: @jerryjamesstone
Twitter: @jerryjamesstone

Alycia Moreno, We Love California

We Love California started as a tribute Facebook page to California, which became so popular it grew into a content production and information center on its own. We Love California shares West Coast-inspired food and lifestyle tips, along with content from their partnerships with sources like FoodBeast and CA GROWN. In addition to shooting photos and video for We Love California, Alycia works with a number of brands and several food and lifestyle influencers.

Instagram: @weluvcalifornia

Daniela Gerson, Waves in the Kitchen

Waves in the Kitchen combines Chef Daniela Gerson's two all time favorite loves in life: cooking and surfing. She shares beautiful photos, travel content and plant-forward recipes on her blog, and cooks for private chef clients in the Bay Area, Southern California and Kauai. Daniela's content has been featured by feedfeed, Cook, and BuzzFeed.

Instagram: @chefdanielagerson

Shayna Telesmanic, Chef Shayna

Shayna has been teaching children and families in Central California how to cook through weekly classes, workshops, field trips and community events for a decade. She hosted a weekly segment on Fresno’s ABC 30 for four years, and often appears on live TV throughout California. Shayna believes in getting kids involved in the kitchen, building their excitement around meals and encouraging them to try and enjoy new foods. She has recently expanded her classes for children and families to include adult cooking parties and meal preparation, which she teaches at the Clovis Culinary Center and other venues. Shayna's first cookbook, Food For You, an introduction to healthy eating for ‘tweens’ and teenagers, was published last year.

Instagram: @chef_shayna