Jim Denevan | Founder & CEO | Santa Cruz

Jim created Outstanding in the Field in 1999, seeking to connect people to the farmers who grow our food, and the land it comes from. Jim has also been a professional chef, model, surfer and artist; creating stunning sand drawings on a massive scale. Today Jim's art commissions take him around the world, and he in turn takes us to ever more exotic farm dinner locations. www.jimdenevan.com

Eden | General Manager | Oakland

After garnering a background in wine and culinary arts in Vermont, Eden moved to the Bay Area to further her career in high end service and restaurants. She found Outstanding in the Field in 2009 and joined the culinary circus. She has completed 3 summer tours and 4 winter tours and has done over 300 Outstanding in the Field events. She keeps the ship (or rather the bus) running straight as General Manager. 

Anna | Director of Public Events | New York

The mastermind behind our schedule, Anna came to OITF in 2012 after traveling the country and the globe; working for restaurants and sustainable farms in Boston, Seattle, Austin, Spain and Ireland. Anna has been on tour twice as a crewmember and event planner, and has been our Director of Public Events since 2014. 

Seth | Executive Assistant | Santa Cruz

After studying at the French Culinary Institute, Seth worked for our friends at Bonny Doon Vineyard before coming on tour with OITF for the first time in 2014. In addition to being a three-time tour crew veteran, Seth also handles our social media accounts and moonlights as Jim’s art assistant.

Lydia | Event Manager | Philadelphia

After cooking in field kitchens and ship galleys, attending graduate school, traveling the globe and living in six of its countries, Lydia brings her culinary and operational background to Outstanding in the Field as an event manager. Drawn by the nomadic nature of OITF, Lydia joined the team as a satellite crew member, and now plans events for the public tour.

Maren | Web Design and IT | San Francisco

The driving force behind keeping the website up and running, Maren has been consulting for OITF since 2016. While her late nights are spent in front of a computer, instead of on the bus, her work makes sure our face to the world is as amazing as our events. 

Claudine | Production Manager | Nashville

With her background in business development and non-profit communications, Claudine organizes our culinary production from event planning, product management, and staff training. As a multi-season tour veteran,she continues in the grit (of the road) and the grind (of the computer) to bring our long table to you.