We’re just two days away from the highly anticipated Bourbon & Beyond Festival, and while many are excited about the music lineup, we are looking forward to all the exciting food happenings!

You can see a full list of chefs and restaurants and their full bios on the Bourbon & Beyond web site, but here is a partial list of some chefs who will be at the festival:

Tom Colicchio is the chef and owner of Crafted Hospitality, which currently includes New Yorkǯs Craft, Riverpark and Temple Court; Los Angelesǯ Craft Los Angeles; and Las Vegasǯ Heritage Steak and Craftsteak. Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Tom made his New York cooking debut at prominent New York restaurants including The Quilted Giraffe, Gotham Bar & Grill and Gramercy Tavern before opening Craft in 2001. Outside of his fine dining restaurants, Colicchio opened Ǯwichcraft – a sandwich and salad fast casual concept rooted in the same food and hospitality philosophies as Craft – in New York City in 2003…

Chef Edward Lee is the chef/owner of 610 Magnolia, MilkWood and Whiskey Dry in Louisville, KY and the culinary director for Succotash in National Harbor, Maryland and Penn Quarter, DC. He has received multiple finalist nominations for the James Beard Foundation Awards Best Chef: Southeast. He has been nominated for a daytime Emmy for his role as host of the Emmy-winning series, Mind of Chef on PBS…

Aarón Sánchez is an award-winning chef, TV personality, cookbook author and philanthropist. He is the chef/owner of Mexican restaurant Johnny Sánchez, located in New Orleans, and a judge on FOX’s hit culinary competition series MasterChef and MasterChef Junior. He is a partner/creative director of Cocina, the first online content platform dedicated to celebrating Latin lifestyle through its vibrant culinary culture. One of the world’s most distinguished Latin chefs, Aarón is passionate about preserving his family’s legacy through food and encouraging diversity in the kitchen…

Stephanie Izard, James Beard “Best Chef: Great Lakes” recipient 2013, and 2011 Food & Wine “Best New Chef,” is the Executive Chef/Partner of three of Chicago’s most-celebrated restaurants: Girl & the Goat, Little Goat Dinner, and Duck Duck Goat. Most recently, Stephanie took home the title of Iron Chef after competing on Food Network’s competition show “Iron Chef Gauntlet…”

Impressing judges with her fresh take on Southern cuisine, and winning over the audience with her impeccable charm, Southern spitfire Damaris Phillips outlasted 11 rival competitors to win season 9 of Food Network Star. Damaris then went on to celebrate the relationship between food and love on her show Southern at Heart, which aired five seasons on Food Network. She can now be seen as the co-host of the James Beard nominated The Bobby and Damaris Show with Bobby Flay and Southern & Hungry with Rutledge Wood. She also appears regularly as a judge and special competitor on Guy’s Grocery Games, Cooks vs. Cons, Bakers vs. Fakers, Celebrity Food Fight, and others. Her first cookbook, Southern Girl Meets Vegetarian Boy was recently published by Abrams…

An agent of alternatives, Erik Bruner-Yang creates space. Through his concept development company Foreign National, he offers an alternative: food and space as commons. There exists a constant dialogue of community, culture and progress. His restaurants are instinctual, contemporary yet habitual. Erik Bruner-Yang hopes that guests at Brothers and Sisters and Spoken English, two concepts located in LINE DC, will show guests that experiences are the new luxury. Make sure to visit his other projects throughout Washington DC like Maketto or Paper Horse

Be sure to check out the full list of 17 chefs and 40 restaurants here.