Johnny diLoretto knows two things -- good movies and what to eat
when not watching them. Johnny started reviewing restaurants
shortly after he began reviewing films on FOX 28 in 2003.
His weekly segment, "A Bite with Johnny," quickly established him
as an outspoken, enthusiastic foodophile who championed Columbus's
small, independent restaurants and encouraged the city's food
lovers to forgo the usual chain experience and take a few culinary
Johnny now covers our ever-burgeoning food, farm, market, and
restaurant scene whenever he can on FOX 28's morning show
Good Day Columbus. He can also be heard on WCBE's award-winning
Cinema Classics weighing in with equal enthusiasm on his other
Jim's first job was at Knight’s Ice Cream in Clintonville, he is
still hooked on ice cream as well as the food and service industry.
Jim started writing in 1998, crafting culinary tales for Ohio
Magazine. He has written for many publications including C-Bus
Magazine, The Columbus Web Observer, Citysearch.com, Crave and
In 2006, he created
CMH Gourmand a blog highlighting
the best places to eat and drink in Central Ohio and beyond.
In 2009 Jim, Andy and Bethiastarted a website called
Taco Trucks Columbus.
In 2010, two sites spun off of this project
– Alt Eats Columbus
& Street Eats Columbus.
Locally he judges for various food contests at the North Market and
elsewhere. Jim also does social media consulting for local
restaurants and food events.
Nationally, he is a Kansas City BBQ Society Certified BBQ judge,
a Zagat Rater, a contributor to RoadFood.com and a credited
researcher for three food related books. Obviously he is gaining
a lot of weight.
Bethia is the owner of Columbus Food Adventures, Columbus' first food
tour company. A UK native, Bethia Woolf has long been a prolific
chronicler of the Columbus food scene. In addition to co-founding and
running three prominent Columbus food blogs and numerous twitter
accounts, she sits on the boards of Slow Food Columbus and Dine Originals Columbus and is a contributor to Crave Magazine, Columbus' dining magazine.
Her in-depth knowledge of food and the Columbus food scene has been
recognized in numerous local and regional media appearances. Prior to
founding Columbus Food Adventures, she served as an NCAA Division 1
coach, educator, and Himalayan expedition leader.
Andy Dehus is a freelance designer with a focus in retail and
restaurant interiors. His most recent local design was Nida’s Thai
on High in the Short North. A native Ohioan, Andy is also a graduate
of CCAD. Andy is a co-founder & contributor to Taco trucks Columbus,
Alt Eats Columbus, Street Eats Columbus and runs Columbus Food
Adventures with Bethia leading taco truck and alt eats tours.
He and Bethia spend a lot of time researching Columbus restaurants,
food trucks and markets. Andy is also a board member of Slow Food
Mike has been working in the creative industry for over 12 years,
where he has directed and edited multiple award-winning projects for
both local and international brands. He is currently serving as
Creative Director at Spacejunk Media.
In addition to his work at Spacejunk, Mike keeps himself busy
collaborating on projects with local food groups and organizations
such as Columbus Food Adventures, The North Market, Wonderland, Slow
Food Columbus, ColumbusUnderground, and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream.
He's been active in volunteering for the ONE Campaign and other
groups related to global health and development, enjoys traveling,
supporting the local restaurant scene, as well as donating his time
to cycling events and politics.