These industry innovators are expanding what’s possible in food and drink in the Midwest, from groundbreaking chefs to progressive brewery owners and hospitality pros.

Katherine Herrick is the Editorial Intern for Feast and Ladue News. Give her a jar of pickles, and she'll be your friend for life.

Jessica is a freelance writer based in Columbia, Missouri. She lives by the words of M.F.K. Fisher: "First we eat, then we do everything else."