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Meet the Team

Judith Winfrey
The granddaughter of a Georgia farmer and daughter of a professional caterer, Judith has devoted her life and career to the advocacy of good food. She and her husband own and operate Love is Love organic farm in Atlanta.
Hadi Irvani
Hadi graduated from the University of Virginia. Hadi loves e-commerce, biking and entertaining. He regularly has large dinner parties where all of his guests help in the kitchen.
Andy Carson
Andy graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University. He moved to Charleston to work in the kitchens of some of the city’s most beloved restaurants before moving to Atlanta. Over the course of 11 years, he served in multiple positions at nationally renowned Star Provisions, Bacchanalia, and Quinones at Bacchanalia from James Beard Award-winning Chef Anne Quatrano. When he isn’t working, Andy enjoys spending time with his wife, Kristen, and their son, Gabriel.
Operations Director
Seth Freedman
Since joining the PeachDish team in 2014 as culinary director, Seth Freedman has created hundreds of exciting and fun-to-make menus using fresh, seasonal ingredients from around the South. Freedman worked with top chefs in New York and in Atlanta, at the Four Seasons, Star Provisions and Bacchanalia before turning his full attention to the local food movement. He served as program director of one of Atlanta’s first farm-to-school programs and market chef for a collective of farmers markets. In 2016 he was named a Georgia Grown Executive Chef for his commitment to locally grown food.
Culinary Director
Jose Lopez
Jose originally hails from the Philippines and has lived in Georgia for over sixteen years. A recent Graduate of Georgia College and State University, he has a degree in Environmental Science and a double minor in Photography and Outdoor Education. On the weekend you may find him cooking, rock climbing, helping on his mother’s farm, or hanging out with his cat Dr. Dog.
Operations & Culinary Coordinator
Iesha Weaver
Inventory & Operations Assistant
Jamie Patton-Lindke
Born and raised in Michigan, Jamie moved to Atlanta after graduating with a degree in Religious Studies from Kalamazoo College. Her love of good food began with picking raspberries and wild strawberries each summer at her childhood home, and developed during her time in Taipei, Taiwan, where she attended KaiPing Culinary High School as an exchange student. When she's not working, Jamie likes to explore Atlanta restaurants with her husband, and play with her three dogs- Willa, Truman, and Bear.
Inventory & Purchasing Manager
Cameron Stephens
Cameron is an Atlanta native growing up in the East Atlanta part of town. When he's not working at PeachDish, Cameron works at Bon Appetit's Best New Restaurant of 2016, Staplehouse. He got his start at East Atlanta Village Farmers Market and was even featured in the New York Times for his work there!
Purchasing Assistant
Kieffer Hellmeister
Born in Canada, Kieffer moved to Georgia when he was five and was raised on southern values and food. He recently graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in Psychology. He enjoys creating community through hosting dinner parties at his house. When not working, Kieffer enjoys reading philosophy and science, creating his next dinner party menu, or cheering on his favorite sports teams.
Customer Experience Coordinator
Terence Gomes
Born in Calcutta, in the Indian state of West Bengal, Terence’s background is in sales and service. Terence loves listening to music and trying new recipes with his wife and two daughters.
Customer Service
Michael Milich
Michael is always smiling and loves people. He resides in downtown Atlanta and enjoys exploring different restaurants, golfing, and making new friends. When Michael isn't working, you can find him watching his favorite sports teams or obsessing over his fantasy football lineups.
Customer Experience & Sales Manager
Lisa Pellegrino
A self-described "zero waste junkie", Lisa's not only fascinated by what we leave behind but also by what we feed ourselves. Upon graduating with her MBA in Sustainable Systems Lisa launched PestoGrino, a line of organic craft pesto sauces to find homes for things like carrot tops & beet greens. She's a passionate champion of an inclusive, regenerative economy, and in her spare time likes to play the cornet and mandolin, bringing friends together in song.
Customer Experience Coordinator
Kyle Tibbs Jones
Kyle Tibbs Jones has been going on and on about the things she loves since kindergarten. No surprise she landed in branding, PR and social media. She is one of the founders of The Bitter Southerner, and has worked in public relations in NYC and as PR Director of Sea Island on the coast of Georgia. Kyle has two sons, Will and Henry and one wonder dog, Mosey T. Jones. Good music, wine, and pimento cheese are a few of her favorite things.
Communications & Marketing Director
Katie Kriner
Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina with BS in Nutrition and a minor in Chemistry from Appalachian State University, Katie can be found dabbling in her kitchen or wandering around a local farmer's market. When she's not inside researching or gabbing about obscure trivia about food science and culinary traditions, Katie prefers to be outside among the trees... or at least on her balcony with her cat, Montana.
Marketing & Nutrition Intern
Kate Blohm
Kate, originally from North Carolina, graduated from Savannah College of Art & Design with a B.F.A. in photography. Since graduation she has photographed over 50 restaurants in the Savannah area, collaborated with multiple chefs and has worked within every aspect of the restaurant. When Kate isn't indulging in the test kitchen, she is exploring new restaurants, traveling to visit friends and family or laying low with her doberman, Aoewa.
Photographer & Videographer
Emily Clausen
Emily Clausen is a South Louisiana native and graduate from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA. As a culinary major and communications minor, she loves food and spreading that love in her communities and across the web. When not focused on all things food, Emily enjoys exploring her new home base, discovering Atlanta’s best hiking spots and book shops.
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Katie Maxwell
After graduating with a degree in Business and IT Management from Georgia Tech, Katie worked for several years as a corporate IT Project Manager. In her free time Katie loved finding and supporting local and sustainable products, so when she discovered an opportunity at PeachDish she made the leap to align her career and personal passions. Outside of work, you can often find Katie running, reading health blogs, or (re)organizing her kitchen.
Technology Manager
Deborah Geering
Deborah Geering, PeachDish's recipe editor, is also a writer whose work has appeared in Atlanta Magazine, People, Cooking Light, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and other publications. She lives in Decatur, Georgia, with her husband and their son.
Recipe Editor
Pengyi Wang
Pengyi is an and tech guru. As our resident technology expert, Pengyi goes above and beyond to maintain the backend of the PeachDish website. In addition to his coding genius, we rely on Pengyi’s knowledge of Asian cuisine.
Technology Manager
Zack Creach
Zack joined the PeachDish team after years in commercial construction to pursue a longtime passion for web development. Part of the technology team, Zack is dedicated to ensuring the website is beautiful, efficient, and easy to use. When he's not coding, Zack enjoys shooting film, riding bikes, climbing rocks, and making cocktails.
Webstore Developer
Nancie McDermott
Nancie McDermott is a cookbook author and cooking teacher fascinated by the people, stories, and places behind the food. A NC native and graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, she loves exploring the history, culture, and distinctions within the regional cuisines of the American South. Nancie is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, Les Dames d’Escoffier, Association of Food Journalists, and the Southern Foodways Alliance, and lives with her family in Chapel Hill NC.
Recipe Contributor
Cynthia Graubart
Cynthia Graubart is a food writer, James Beard Award winning cookbook author, speaker, former cooking show television producer, and most-recently the author of Chicken: A Savor the South™ cookbook (UNC Press), a treatise containing essential information for the home cook, humorous anecdotes, and 53 wonderful recipes for both southern and international chicken dishes. Named a Georgia Grown Executive Chef for 2017, she shares her passion for her home state and its bountiful produce and products with her audiences across many platforms. After achieving her BA in Journalism at the University of Georgia, and studying for her MA at the University of Florida, Cynthia Graubart launched her television cooking show career producing Nathalie Dupree’s first national public television series New Southern Cooking. Cynthia Graubart is passionate about food – from researching its origins, writing recipes, teaching technique, to bringing families together at the table. She is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) and has spoken at its annual conference and is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (LDEI). She and her husband, Cliff, who owns the Old New York Book Shop, regularly travel to Book Festivals and host book store owners as well as authors on a regular basis in their Atlanta home. They have a full bar always at the ready.
Recipe Contributor
Sheri Castle
Sheri Castle is a food writer, recipe developer, and cooking teacher, and popular public speaker. She's the author of more than a dozen cookbooks, has contributed hundreds of recipes and articles to national and regional magazines, and is the former Senior Food Editor for Southern Living. Sheri hails from the Blue Ridge Mountains, but now lives in Fearrington Village, NC. She is fueled by farmers' markets, excellent bourbon, and the endless pursuit of the right word.
Recipe Contributor
Sandra Gutierrez
In a career that spans more than two decades, Sandra Gutierrez, food writer, cookbook author and professional cooking instructor, has taught thousands how to cook. Born in the USA, this bilingual, award-winning Latina author of four cookbooks is considered one of the top national experts on Latin American and Southern Regional cuisines.  Her books have won her special recognition from The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and the Wall Street Journal. An accomplished journalist, she has interviewed the likes of Emeril Lagasse, Sara Moulton, and Alton Brown. As a recipe tester and developer, Sandra has had over 3,000 original recipes and over 1500 articles published. She served as Chef Ambassador to Roland American Foods. As one of the most sought-after culinary instructors nationwide, Sandra has taught at various cooking schools, including at the Miami Culinary Institute, Lake Austin Spa, Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, Atlanta Cook’s Warehouse, and Southern Season. She is a chef-instructor for Craftsy and is a frequent speaker at conferences, literary festivals, and in museums, including the NC Museum of History (Raleigh), and The Levine Museum of the New South (Charlotte). She has appeared in numerous television shows, including an appearance in the nationally syndicated Daytime TV show on NBC. Her first book is part of an exhibit in the Smithsonian Museum.
Recipe Contributor
Carolyn O'Neil
Award winning food journalist, blogger, nutrition communications consultant, television personality and registered dietitian nutritionist, Carolyn O'Neil, MS RDN LD, believes “The More You Know, The More You Can Eat!” An award winning television journalist, Carolyn is seen regularly on NBC Atlanta & Company with food and nutrition focused cooking segments. She can also be seen as “The Lady of the Refrigerator” nutrition expert on Alton Brown’s Good Eats TV on Food Network wearing a tiara and pale blue ball gown. Carolyn has earned three James Beard Foundation Awards, including Who’s Who in Food & Beverage in America. She has been honored by the National Restaurant Association, the American Heart Association, the American Society for Nutrition and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for her pioneering work in nutrition communications. Carolyn was a correspondent and anchor at CNN for nearly 20 years, launching the network’s coverage of food and nutrition.
Consulting Registered Dietitian
Ann Teh
As a registered dietitian nutritionist, Ann couples her love of cooking, good food, and nutrition to help people lead healthier lives. Ann is the President of Dunaway Dietetics and Co-Founder of My Menu Pal helping athletes, families and schools improve eating habits. A part-time instructor at GSU, Ann also teaches the next generation of RDNs about food science, recipe analysis and food service management. In her spare time, you'll find Ann cooking in her kitchen at home or attending any number of sporting events with her husband and 2 children.
Consulting Registered Dietitian
Laura Fryer
Laura just returned home to the South after five years in NYC, where she worked in financial consulting and food PR. She is the founder of Blue Hominy Public Relations, a firm that spreads the word about great restaurants and other food businesses. She lives in Atlanta with her husband Gibbs and cockapoo Percy.
Bridgette Boucha
As a CPA, Bridgette has spent the majority of her career in corporate financial leadership roles. She has always had a passion for health, fitness, and clean food. Working for PeachDish has provided a wonderful opportunity to combine her love of numbers and food!
Certified Public Accountant
Anthony Jones
Anthony is very happy to be here at Peach Dish. He's learned a lot since being here at the Dish, and it has been all positive. He is from the small town of Troy, Alabama and grew up right here in Atlanta. Anthony has 6 brothers and two kids of his own. He loves meeting new people and spending time with friends & family.
Lead Utility Supervisor
Alondra Mares - Sanchez
Assistant Packing Supervisor
Kassem Al Hussid
Kassem and his family emigrated to the United States from Syria in July 2016. In Syria, Kassem owned and managed a grocery store along with a team of 12 employees. PeachDish connected with Kassem through an Atlanta-based resettlement program and desired to add his business and food management exprience to the PeachDish team. At PeachDish, Kassem helps manage transportation and packaging logistics. Outside of PeachDish, Kassem enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 children.
Transportation & Packaging Coordinator
Johnathan Hernandez
Assistant Packing Supervisor
Darryl Butler
Assistant Packing Supervisor
Sam Moore
Sam is currently enrolled at the Savannah College of Art and Design to earn a B.F.A. degree in Photography. After Graduate school, she plans to become a National Geographic photographer and travel the world. When she isn't busy shooting, you can find her exploring with her loved ones and puppy, Lana.
Visual Storyteller Intern