co-founder of paper crane and bartender at the vandy, randi kranz photo by izaiah johnson

Ones to Watch 2024

Ones to Watch is our annual list of the top food and drink industry pros with promise. These are the folks we're looking forward to seeing lead the way in new concepts in St. Louis in the future. 

Randi Kranz
Title: Co-founder, Paper Crane, and bartender, The Vandy
Why watch her: She seeks out a challenge – and thrives


wright’s tavern's bar manager trevor johnson // photo by izaiah johnson


Trevor Johnson
Job title: Bar manager, Wright’s Tavern
Why watch him: He’s obsessive about the details


flynn edgerton, wholesale production manager at sump coffee // photo by izaiah johnson


Flynn Edgerton
Title: Wholesale production manager, Sump Coffee
Why watch him: He makes chocolate with passion and pragmatism


fionna gemzon, bar manager at none of the above // photo by izaiah johnson


Fionna Gemzon
Age: 30
Job title: Bar manager, None of the Above
Why watch her: She's got vision


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