One of my favorite things to do is read the blurbs about the chefs, sommeliers, and other industry insiders that are on the line up for the Austin Food + Wine Festival. I like reading about where they’re from, what they’re into, and what sparked their passion for food and drink, ultimately leading them to where they are now. It’s fun to read about chefs inspired by their grandmother’s cooking, or a sommelier who originally planned to be a lawyer. Today I was scrolling through the website, looking over the photos of the Talent. Man, headshots run the gamut when it comes to creatives like these. There are the ones who embody the friendly, aww shucks look, and some that are quirky yet elegant. Just as many are seriously chef-fy as there are the “let’s have a blast” type. At least one defies explanation. From cheeky to chic, there’s a wide range of personalities shining through. Which of these skilled culinary artists are you most excited to see at #AFWFest?