Master Barista / Co-Founder, KoFe
Ty Beddingfield has been involved in coffee since starting The Third Place Coffeehouse in Raleigh NC in 1994. After 10 years co-running and establishing a neighborhood institution he moved into coffee and tea product design by co- founding Gamila Products. As a Tampa resident he began consulting with local coffee roasting start-up Buddy Brew Coffee | helping to grow them into a regional success before getting involved developing Kofe at The... Read More →
Managing Partner, Melt Shoppe / The Heights Fish Camp
A well-respected Tampa Bay area restaurateur and Tampa native responsible for several eateries including Holy Hog BBQ, Tampa Pizza Company, The Getaway, Melt Shoppe, The Heights Fish Camp, & So Fresh to name a few. Burton is an active member of the community serving on the Alumni Board of Directors of Tampa Connection as well as the Advisory Board for Visit Tampa Bay. He's been active in Tampa since 2004 and has no plans of slowing down.
CEO, Bake'n Babes
CEO of Bake'n Babes, Julie Curry is excited for the growth & development of both her business and her city.
Owner, North Start Eatery
Kevin Hurt has been in the hospitality industry for over 25 years. He has worked in many diverse settings that have allowed him to accumulate the skills necessary to create and operate multiple dining concepts. He and his wife currently own Anise Global Gastrobar, a full service restaurant and lounge, located in the heart of downtown Tampa. They look forward to the opening of their two new concepts, North Star Eatery and Bake’n Babes... Read More →
General Manager, Melt Shoppe / The Heights Fish Camp
Larissa is an operations manager for Tampa Pizza Company, Heights Melt Shoppe, Heights Fish Camp. She works to develop local restaurants within the Tampa Bay Area and is dedicated to the growth of Tampa's hospitality.
Chief of Operations, Melt Shoppe / The Heights Fish Camp