CREATOR & EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Kerry Moynahan grew up in San Jose, California, and moved to Los Angeles after receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema Production from San Francisco State University. Kerry began her career working on numerous sitcoms, reality programs, and films. She quickly moved her way up in television, becoming a producer at E! Network and joining the Producers Guild of America. Kerry has worked on many Emmy-nominated programs, including Hollywood Squares, The Taste, and Dancing with the Stars. Kerry is also a big fan of whiskey, so much so that she joined a half-dozen whiskey clubs in the Los Angeles area, became a Certified Bartender and Bourbon Steward, and holds a certificate of completion at the Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Philip Dobard is President of the Center for Culinary Culture (CCC) in Los Angeles and plays an integral role in all its programs. He serves as Director of The Cocktail Collection, leads the CCC’s media division. and produces the organization’s Pacific Taste, Spirited Suppers, and Touring the Cocktail events. He serves as Spirits Editor of Drink Me Magazine and Bonfort's Wine and Spirits Journal, is a tasting panelist at Wine & Spirits Magazine, contributes to several other publications, among them The Clever Root and The Tasting Panel Magazine, and regularly serves as a judge at cocktail, spirits, and cooking competitions, including those staged by the American Distilling Institute, San Diego Spirits Festival, and Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Association.
Before founding the CCC, Philip held the post of Vice President at the National Food & Beverage Foundation, serving as Director of The Museum of the American Cocktail and President of Pacific Food & Beverage. Under the Foundation’s Nitty Grits banner, he executive produced several web series and podcasts. Philip produced the series Deadtime Stories for Nickelodeon, and his film Grave Secrets enjoyed its world premiere at the San Diego Film Festival.
He served as General Director of Opera Columbus and Professor of Arts Policy and Administration at The Ohio State University. At the University of New Orleans, Philip directed the Graduate Program in Arts Administration and conducted research sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and Pew Charitable Trusts. He completed graduate studies in film and television production at UCLA.
HOSTS THE WORLD OF WEEZY SEGMENT
Louise Leonard is a chef, food personality, stylist, booze lover, and bon vivant, living the bi-coastal life between Los Angeles and New York. She was crowned the winner of Season 2 of ABC’s prime time hit, The Taste, where she was chosen from a nation-wide search to compete with professional chefs and home cooks. She is also works with Kin Community, YouTube’s #1 multi-channel for women, as host, recipe developer, and stylist.
Other work includes styling for the Emmy-award winning Top Chef, as well as styling for Top Chef Masters, MasterChef, The Chew, Access Hollywood, and Next Food Network Star. She also styled celebrity Chef Antonia Lofaso’s The Busy Mom’s Cookbook and is a regular contributor to Vegetarian Times.
Louise specializes in cooking with wine and spirits and is a staunch advocate of supporting local breweries, wineries, and distilleries. Often led by her love of food, she loves to travel and explore and is known for her ability to pull elements from cuisines around the world that will pair well with her favorite libations.