Unlike Gourmet Live's list of 50 women game-changers, this list mostly includes unfamiliar names, including a 17-year-old chef in Florida, the 29-year-old field manager at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, and the partners (ages 26 and 27) behind a fresh pasta business based in Massachusetts.
It's a diverse bunch, and reading their short profiles and answers to questions like "What challenges do you face in the food industry?" gives a glimpse into the difficulties — and joys! — of working in the food world.
• Check it out: 30 Under 30: Futurist Foodies at Splashlife
Do you know any 30-or-under movers and shakers in the food world?