Culinary
Trends
Brand
Tech
Demo
Leadership

11:00 AM

CHEF INNOVATOR SERIES

Track: Culinary

Guest: Mark Hellyar, Executive & Chef/Partner of Momotaro 



11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

BUILDING THE NEXT GENERATION BRAND

Track: Brand

Host: Bill Bender

Guests:

  • Kabagge (sponsor)
  • Jonathan Christensen, VP of Brand development of Freshii


11:30 AM

EMERGING BRAND: HIP CITY VEG

Track: Brand

Guest: Nicole Marquis, Founder of Hip City Veg


12:00 PM

CHEF INNOVATOR SERIES

Track: Culinary

Guest: Eileen Andrade, Co-Owner & Chef of Finka Table & Tap


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

RESTAURANTS ARE ACTUALLY TECH COMPANIES

Track: Tech

Host: Donald Burns

Guest: Henry Hu, Co-Founder & CEO of Cafe X


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

LIFESTYLE BRANDS

Track: Brand

Host: Yareli Quintana

Guests:

  • Michelle Gauthier, Founder of Mulberry & Vine
  • Rachel McLaughlin, Director of Marketing of &Pizza
  • Bret from Cava (potential)


12:30 PM

BEVERAGE MASTERS CHANGING THE LANDSCAPE

Track: Demo

Host: Oscar Castaneda


12:30 PM

CHEF INNOVATOR SERIES

Track: Culinary

Guest: John Manion, El Che and La Sirena Clandestina


1:00 PM

CHEF INNOVATOR SERIES

Track: Brand

Guests: Serafina Palandech & Jennifer Johnson, Co-founders of Hip Chick Farms


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

FOOD TECH & INCUBATORS ARE ALL THE RAGE

Track: Tech

Host: Bill Bender

Guests:

  • Dale Easdon, CEO of Snap Kitchen
  • Stan Chia, COO of Grubhub
  • Natalie Shmulik, CEO of The Hatchery, IFMA Board Member


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

CEOS OF THE FUTURE

Track: Leadership

Host: Paul Barron

Guests:

  • Jeff Drake, CEO & President of Protein Bar & Kitchen
  • Andy Duddleston, CEO of The Little Beet
  • Nicole Marquis, CEO of Hip City Veg

1:30 PM

BEVERAGE MASTERS CHANGING THE LANDSCAPE

Track: Demo

Host: Oscar Castaneda


1:30 PM

CHEF INNOVATOR SERIES

Track: Culinary

Guest: Cory Morris, Chef de Cuisine of Boleo




2:00 PM

LEADERSHIP SERIES

Track: Leadership

Guest: Rick Vanzura, CEO of Wahlburgers



2:30 PM

CHEF INNOVATOR SERIES

Tack: Culinary

Guest: Mark Garcia, Director of Food Service for Avocados from Mexico


2:30 PM

BEVERAGE MASTERS CHANGING THE LANDSCAPE

Track: Demo

Host: Oscar Castaneda


3:00 PM

EMERGING BRAND

Track: Brand

Guest: Geoff Watts, Co-founder of Intelligentsia


3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

THE FEMALE ARTISANS MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Track: Leadership

Host: Shannon Allen

Guest:

  • Sandra Holl, Pastry Chef & Owner of Floriole Cafe & Bakery
  • Sarah Stegner, Chef & Owner of Prairie Grass Cafe
  • Founder of Pineapple Collaborative

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

DO FOOD MANUFACTURERS HAVE A PLACE AT THE CHEF'S TABLE?

Track: Leadership

Host: Paul Barron

Guest: Mike Schwartz and IFMA member CONFIRMED


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

FRONT OF HOUSE

Track: Brand

Host: Carrie White

Guest: Dave Shula


3:30 PM

LEADERSHIP SERIES

Track: Leadership

Guest: Kyle Noonan, Co-founder of FreeRange Concepts


3:30 PM

BEVERAGE MASTERS CHANGING THE LANDSCAPE

Track: Demo

Host: Oscar Castaneda


4:00 PM

LEADERSHIP SERIES

Track: Brand

Guest: Paul Damico, CEO of Naf Naf Grill


4:30 PM

EMERGING BRAND

Track: Brand

Guest: Allen Wang, Founder & Partner of Kung Fu Tea


4:45 PM

CHEF INNOVATOR SERIES

Track: Brand

Guest: Giuseppe Tentori, Chef & Owner GT Fish & Oyster, GT Prime and BOKA Catering Group


5:00 PM

MIX-OFF

Cocktail Hour / Bartending Competition


6:00 PM

EVENT ENDS