Imbibe & Inspire is taking over the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront Hotel on Sunday, September 29th for an entire day of food culture nerding out in a conference entitled: “The Roots of American Foodways.”
From 10am-5pm, a stellar lineup of food personalities will assemble for “eight interactive presentations dissecting American gastronomy, from its roots to recent reinventions.” And that programming lineup is as follows:
Kyle Connaughton: “Tracing Americas Palate for Umami: The Fifth Tastes Emergence in American Cuisine Culture”
Dave Beran & Francis Lam: “Telling Stories Through Meals and Menus”
Ed Lee: “The Anthro(a)pology of the ‘Other’ American Cuisine”
Hugh Acheson: “Don’t Eat The Red Herring: The Quest to Define American Food”
Will Guidara: “Establishing Cultural Roots”
Alex Stupak: “Reverse Colonization”
Melanie Dunea: “Food Porn: Painting & Photos”
Tickets will run you $250 for access to the 10am-5pm conference, plus an 8-course dinner with beverage pairings, with all proceeds benefitting Share Our Strength. But! The first 50 people in the restaurant industry to email Imbibe & Inspire founder Stephen Torres at firstname.lastname@example.org can attend the speaking portion of the day (10am-5pm) for free!
Or, you can purchase tickets for the included dinner here. What are you waiting for? It’s like culinary space camp!
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