Cheryl Paswater,  Chief Fermentationist & CEO



Cheryl is the Chief Fermentationist and CEO of Contraband Ferments as well as a Educator, Health Coach, Artist, Beekeeper, and Writer.She contributes as a writer for Edible Brooklyn, has guest co-hosted on the radio show “Fuhmentaboudit!” (on Heritage Food Radio Network), Co-Organizes the NYC Fermentation Festival, and is a Organizer of the NYC Ferments Meetup. She is currently working on her first book and teaches workshops and at festivals both regionally and internationally.  She lives in Brooklyn, NY with all of her cultures as pets (aka: bacteria, yeast, and mold).     


                                                      Nadia Eran, Chief Operational Officer                                                                                                                    




                                                Amelia "Meals" Jonakit, Unicorn Whisperer                                                                                                                                  


Meals is a writer, editor, proofreader, wordsmith, punner, photographer, and all around creative type, as well as a dog walker, child caregiver, and general Jack of all trades. Meals is a lifelong Brooklynite, and a new fermentation enthusiast.