Susan SwaglerSusan Swagler

Judge Susan Swagler is better known to us as the First Lady of Foodies in the Birmingham area. For the past 20 years, Susan has traveled around cities, towns, and communities to write about the culinary delights Alabama has to offer. She’s been a newspaper food critic and food writer. This multi-talented foodie also consults, creates restaurant menus, and has a monthly book segment on FOX6’s, Good Day Alabama.


Susan Swagler studied at Auburn University and definitely has learned how to hold a lot of eggs in one basket. In addition to her passion for food blogging, she also is perfecting the art of cooking, loves to run, and juggles the life of mom and wife as well. She has been a contributor to Portico Mountain Brook for over four years and has served as an editor and writer for the Corsini Consulting group. Her repertoire is impressive and could even be described as an expert in the field.


You can find her stellar critiques on her social pages and her blog, Her enchanting writing style captures all that Alabama has to offer and leaves readers coming back for more. Check out her work on her various platforms, Fox6, or Alabama Newscenter!




George Sarris

George SarrisNext up on our list of awesome Frydown judges is George Sarris, owner of The Fish Market and Yellow Bicycle Catering Company.

Sarris has joined forces with Richard Wilkins of R & S Food Services to form Yellow Bicycle Catering Co.

"The two see their collaboration as a way to keep going after the havoc the pandemic has played with their businesses,” according to William Thornton with

George Sarris, owner of The Fish Market, has expanded his catering company specializing in Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Corporate Events, Showers, Birthdays, Receptions, Reunions, Holiday Parties and luncheons etc... “We continue to make everything in-house, from scratch, using only the freshest ingredients from as close to home as possible. And we will bring the party to you wherever you choose!” For someone as credible and known as George Sarris, we are impressed to see him bring something new to the food world, and we definitely have high hopes for its success. 

The Fish Market is a travelers choice restaurant and holds wonderful ratings and street credit amongst the people of Birmingham. Don’t hesitate to check it out for yourself and keep a look out for the new things Sarris is doing with Yellow Bicycle Catering!



Kathy G

Kathy GRounding out our Frydown judge lineup is one of the premier and much sought after catering mavens, Kathy G. Mezrano. She’s the owner and creator of Kathy G. & Company Event Catering and Decor. Not only is she the queen of catering in our area, she never stops outdoing herself. Whether it’s her catering cuisine, her event decorations, or ambiance, her style is number one. 

With more than 30 years of experience, Kathy G & Company has been widely recognized as Birmingham’s premier special event and wedding caterer.  Delicious, detailed, and delightful, our menus are loaded with creative cuisine and innovative ideas to compliment any event whether it’s a wedding, rehearsal dinner, corporate function, holiday affair, anniversary, reunion, or cocktail party.

Kathy is a woman of many strong suits and it definitely shows in the community. She is an award winning caterer, speaker, and mentor, and has spent the past 3 decades dedicated to her company and her clients. She is also a part of Les Dames D’Escoffier International.” With many 5.0 star reviews, we expect her catering company to continue to thrive for many years. 

In addition to all of her previously mentioned talents, Kathy Mezrano also has a cook book where you can learn a few of her secrets in the kitchen too!

“Kathy G. Mezrano incorporates her cosmopolitan style of entertaining and cooking into this beautiful new cookbook where she shares her flavorful, bright and delicious recipes that have made her the most outstanding caterer in Alabama.”

-Frank Stitt

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