Fabulous People

Maya madsen

Fabulous People: Maya Madsen

Maya Madsen is the founder and CEO of Maya’s Cookies, which opened in 2015 at farmer’s markets and now has two retail stores in San Diego (Grantville and North City). “As a vegan with a sweet tooth, I was motivated to craft recipes that fit the bill.”

sarah wynn Wynston's

Fabulous People: Sarah Wynn

Sarah Wynn is the co-founder and owner of Wynston’s Ice Cream, which opened in San Marcos’ North City in 2020. “We want to be the place where people come to celebrate birthdays, the winning game or simply spend some time together to enjoy a little handcrafted happiness.”

Damian Doffo

Fabulous People: Damian Doffo

Damian Doffo is the CEO and winemaker of Doffo Winery, a family-owned and -operated boutique winery with a focus on exquisite reds in Temecula. “We have intertwined our second passion of vintage motorcycles through our second wine brand, MotoDoffo.”

Ben Farber

Fabulous People: Ben Farber

Ben Farber is the co-founder of Benny Boy Brewing, LA’s first brewery and cidery. “We produce onsite with a focus on Old World brewing and fermentation methods: only whole-flower hops, no filtering and natural carbonation.”

Sergio Jimenez

Fabulous People: Sergio Jimenez

Sergio Jimenez is the new chef de cuisine of AVANT, the signature restaurant of Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego. “My position is a very fun and active role in the restaurant. I oversee all back-of-house operations and develop menu based on seasonality.”

matthew arkin

Fabulous People: Matthew Arkin

Matthew Arkin is the co-founder and CEO of Los Angeles-based Downtime Cocktails, which just released Batch 22 Classic Gold, A New American Aquavit. “Downtime Cocktails was founded almost three years ago after I created the initial recipe in my kitchen in LA, just for fun.”