Susan Benton is the go to resource for folks visiting Pensacola to Panama City Beach, Florida. As a culinary enthusiast, entrepreneur, and artist, who for more than twenty years has called the beautiful beaches of South Walton home, Benton is a world traveler, veteran to the food industry, and is the founder and owner of the popular blog, 30AEats.com. She also owns GulfCoastRestaurants.com advertising site, and for the past thirty years has been known for her commitment to promoting farmers, chefs, restaurants, fishermen, artisans, and businesses in the South and along the Gulf Coast.
Benton is a freelance food, travel, and lifestyle writer for publications in print and online, her work includes television and media appearances, speaking engagements, photography, recipe development and product reviews for authors and food corporations, and she judges food related competitions with other notable individuals and celebrity chefs. In the spring of 2014, Benton and her recipes were published in Lodge Cast Iron Nation: Cooking from Coast to Coast, and in 2013 she was awarded Top 100 Gulf Coast Seafood Blogger by The Gulf & South Atlantic Fisheries Foundation, Inc. Benton is a graduate of Louisiana State University, and is penning a cookbook scheduled for release in 2016. Website: http://30aeats.com/