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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. 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

and Terrebonne Parishes of Louisiana and worked in the non-profit sector for United Way and The American Cancer Society in fund raising and grant writing, managing several counties and cities including New Orleans. In the late 1990's Susan was involved in a head on car collision that left her hospitalized and then bed ridden at home for many months. Knowing the importance of and need for family first hand, Susan returned to the beaches of South Walton to reside near her parents that still live in the area today. Susan is married with two children in college. Contact Susan Benton: 30AEats Website, 30AEats Facebook, 30AEats Instagram, 30AEats Twitter, Pinterest, Google+

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