Chef Blaine Wetzel has been cooking since age fourteen, including as chef-de-partie at Noma in Copenhagen. Chef Wetzel was listed by Food & Wine magazine as one of its Best New Chefs of 2012. He was a James Beard Award finalist in 2013, then won the James Beard Rising Star Chef of the Year award in 2014 and Best Chef of the Northwest in 2015. He lives on Lummi Island.
Joe Ray has been writing and shooting food and travel stories around the world for more than fifteen years. His work has appeared in publications including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, WIRED Magazine, and the Guardian. He lives in Seattle.