Bonnie Sherman – Travel Agent/Expert
Will talk about how travel and good food go hand and hand. Trends of travel and hotel restaurants are increasingly using celebrity chefs to attract diners.
A native of Chicago, Bonnie and her husband and business partner, Ron Sherman, have lived in San Diego for more than 15 years. Bonnie's work in the travel industry began in college when she worked at the front desk and in reservations at a Hyatt hotel. Following college, she worked as a teacher in Glenview, Illinois.
Since becoming a full-time travel agent in 1992, Bonnie completed expert programs for the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the Bahamas. She has traveled to many destinations on professional educational trips. Bonnie supports the need for professional credentials and completed the Certified Travel Consultant advanced program to earn her CTC designation.
Bonnie and Ron have taken at least two cruises a year for the past 34 years. Some of her favorite trips have been to the Champagne region of France, visiting Thailand and experiencing the Eastern & Orient Express rail journey, and cruising on small ships with friends.
Bonnie is pleased to be affiliated with Protravel International, one of the top 25 agencies in the country. Protravel's stellar reputation and clout combined with membership in Virtuoso, the world's most prestigious travel consortium, enable Bonnie to arrange truly remarkable dream vacations for her customers.
Kristine Kidd –Cookbook Spokesperson for Williams and Sonoma’s new book “Cooking at Home” by Chuck Williams and Food Editor at Bon Appetit for 20 years
Kristine Kidd worked as the Food Editor of Bon Appetit magazine for 20 years. She was responsible for filling its pages with delicious, modern recipes, and was the resident food trends expert. She collaborated with many celebrity chefs such as José Andrés, Thomas Keller, Suzanne Goin, Wolfgang Puck, and Gordon Ramsay, and numerous notable food writers like Nigella Lawson, Joyce Goldstein, Giada De Laurentiis, and Bruce Aidells, helping them shape stories for the magazine. The dishes she created were often on the cover, and her feature stories were so popular, the recipes are republished in the Bon Appetit cookbooks.
Kristine is speaks regularly at national food conferences, including those put on by the International Association of Culinary Professionals, and the Food Writers’ Symposium. She has been a guest on many radio shows, and has appeared on TV food shows, including The Next Food Network Star, Home Cooking with Amy Coleman, The Home Show, and The Main Ingredient.