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About Susan Benton
Susan Benton is a culinary enthusiast, entrepreneur, and Gulf Coast native, who for more than twenty years has called the beautiful beaches of Northwest Florida home. A world traveler and veteran to the food industry, she is the owner of GulfCoastRestaurants.com and 30AEats.com. For the past thirty years, she has been known for her commitment to promoting farmers, chefs, restaurants, fishermen, artisans and area businesses along the Gulf Coast. Benton is a food, travel and lifestyle journalist for many publications in print and online. Her vision was vital in the development and marketing of the content-rich profile websites for GulfCoastRestaurants.com. Her work also includes television and media appearances, social media expertise, speaking engagements, photography, press trips, recipe development for cookbooks and food
corporations, product reviews, and judging food related competitions with notable individuals and celebrity chefs. In the spring of 2014 she was published in Lodge Cast Iron Nation: Cooking from Coast to Coast—pulling in two Gulf Coast chefs with her from Pensacola and 30A. In 2013 Susan was awarded Top 100 Gulf Coast Seafood Blogger by The Gulf & South Atlantic Fisheries Foundation, Inc. Currently Benton is publishing a cookbook with a Nashville publishing house about her local area, scheduled for Spring 2017 release. Growing up in a family steeped in culinary tradition, Susan was exposed to a wide range of cooking techniques. While a student at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Susan modeled regionally, and was employed in a wine & cheese bistro where she learned artisan cheese making first hand, something she still enjoys doing today. Upon graduation, Susan became an educator in East Baton Rouge, Ascension
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