Taste of Marietta Hosts & Judges

Hosts & Judges


Judge: ATLFoodies

Adam McCabe and Cole Robbins started ATLFoodies on Instagram (@atlfoodiesofficial) and TikTok (@atlfoodies) as a quarantine project to help support local Atlanta restaurants during the troubling times of 2020. Slowly, they gained a following of foodie loving, adventure seeking, Atlanta and metro Atlanta enthusiasts who connected with their restaurant reviews and discovered the hidden gems of this city and what it has to offer. Adam and Cole continue to create content about the local Atlanta and Metro Atlanta dining scene, things to do in the area for fun and their experiences exploring the city. ATLFoodies continues to grow as Adam and Cole dip into the Travel, Tourism, Hotel and Luxury Travel and Resorts Industries.

Johnny Sinclair

Judge: Johnny Sinclair

Johnny Sinclair is an influential Marietta Realtor and works at Ansley Real Estate | Christie’s International Real Estate. A native of Marietta and a graduate of the Marietta city school system, Johnny Sinclair has always held a strong admiration for his city. He served 3 terms of City Councilman for his ward and has held the #1 agent position for the Cobb Association of Realtors for 4 out of the last 5 years.

Johnny is thrilled to be judging the Taste Of Marietta and looks forward to enjoying all the wonderful cuisine the city has to offer!

Alyssa Blanchard

Judge: Alyssa Blanchard

Alyssa Blanchard is an attorney and partner with O’Dell, O’Neal, Hungerford, & Blanchard. Ms. Blanchard focuses her practice exclusively in the area of family law, representing clients throughout Metro-Atlanta. Ms. Blanchard handles all aspects of her clients’ family law matters, including divorce, child custody and support, alimony, paternity, grandparent’s rights and post-decree order modifications.

Ms. Blanchard also serves as a part-time Magistrate Court judge with Cobb County Magistrate Court.

Actively involved in her profession and her community, Ms. Blanchard participates in several legal and civic organizations. Through her memberships in the State Bar of Georgia and the Cobb County Bar Association, Ms. Blanchard is able to network with other attorneys and judges , helping her to continually improve her skills and practice. Ms. Blanchard has served on the Cobb County Ethics board, board of the Marietta Mentoring for leadership, as a member of the Must Ministries programs’ committee, the 2018 Center for Family Resources Thanks for Giving committee and past chair of the Marietta Kiwanis Satellite U40. She currently serves on the boards of the Georgia Metropolitan Dance Theater, Marietta Area Council, Chair of the Cobb Chamber Young Professionals, and Vice President of the Cobb Bar Family Law Section. Ms. Blanchard is a 2018 graduate of Leadership Cobb. You can also find Ms. Blanchard lending her voice to support the Strand Marietta’s Ole Opry.

Lindsey Burruss

Judge: Lindsey Burruss

Lindsey Burruss joined the Cobb Travel & Tourism team in February 2011. Lindsey is the Executive Vice President of Marketing and Programs for Cobb Travel & Tourism. Cobb Travel & Tourism promotes and generates tourism, convention, trade show, and sports development activity throughout Cobb County.

She is responsible for strategically directing, managing, and administrating all marketing, advertising, Website, social media, and public relations functions and opportunities, ensuring that Cobb Travel & Tourism is appropriately and accurately represented in target markets. Additionally, she is responsible for building brand essence and awareness and driving preference among hospitality and tourism customers.

Previously, she was with the Cobb Chamber of Commerce for more than seven years as its Marketing Manager. Very active in the community, Burruss serves on The Strand Theatre Advisory Board, the Cobb County Safety Village Board of Directors, the Cumberland Area Council Board of Directors, and Cobb County’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation Grant Committee. She is also a member of the Southeast Tourism Society.

She is a graduate of the Institute for Organization Management, a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Southeast Tourism Society Marketing College.