Eco Top Chef Marin Judges
Sunita Dutt Ellenby:
Food Service District Coordinator, Napa Valley Unified School District
Sunita brings her leadership, management and production experience to Napa Valley Unified School District to provide quality food options while still managing cost practices and strategy. She has built a diverse Food Service team with varied skills, backgrounds and cultures. By mentoring and training kitchen staff in enhanced cooking skills she has improved employee performance and food quality for the district.
Tyler has been working in farmers markets for over 23 years. He has worn most every hat imaginable since he joined AIM in 2000, ranging from managing markets to leading our Diggin the Market tours to heading our farm audit program. He now leads our educational outreach programs. He especially loves to work with children of all ages empowering them to make their own healthy food choices by leading fun-filled farmers market tours of our farmers markets (his new nickname is “Mr. Green Jeans”), as well as engaging students by talking with them directly at their schools. He loves to challenge the students by sending them on a Chef Challenge at the Market where the students must create a tasty creative meal using only the fresh seasonal products found at the farmers market.
Executive Chef / Partner, The Tavern at Lark Creek
Chef Aaron Wright’s passion for the celebration of food started at a young age while helping tend his family’s vegetable garden in Sonoma, California, where they sourced from farm chickens, goats and garden vegetables for their home-cooked meals. This importance placed upon food early on helped craft Wright’s love for the culinary world. He brings a diverse background, creative talent and cooking expertise to the Lark Creek Restaurant Group while overseeing The Tavern at Lark Creek’s commitment to seasonal farm-fresh dining.