Last week, Fast Company compiled a list of the 10 most creative people in food, pulling together an interesting blend of chefs, owners, and marketers. The list includes Dan Cutforth and Jane Lispitz, producers and co-creators of Top Chef, as well as Jeff Jordan, the CEO of online reservation website With all the lists of top restaurants and best chefs floating around online, it’s kind of nice to see some recognition for creative forces who might not be so frequently in the spotlight. Plus, the fact that the VP of portfolio marketing for Frito-Lay North America managed to make the list has us wondering whether Fast Company happens to be a huge fan of the new Giant Cheetos. Say what you will about there not being a “need” for bigger Cheetos, it’s still a creative product.

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