Please note the below Summit Schedule is subject to frequent changes. Click here for a MAP of Summit locations.

Saturday, April 9th


Field Trip to Blue Hill at Stone Barns. Separate ticket required. Buy a ticket today.

Sunday, April 10th


Field Trips across NYC. Separate ticket required. Buy a ticket today.


Registration Opens


Keynote: Welcome to New York City

  • Chef Tom Colicchio (Crafted Hospitality, Food Policy Action)
  • United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (NY)
  • Krishnendu Ray (NYU)
  • Kim Severson (The New York Times)
  • Chef Bill Telepan (Telepan)


A Taste of the Boroughs

  • Bronx: Chef Rideiby Pena, Leche y Miel
  • Brooklyn: Chef Michele Iuliano, Luzzo’s BK
  • Queens: Chef Kenji Hurlburt, Queens Kickshaw
  • Manhattan: Chef Michael Anthony, Gramercy Tavern, Untitled
  • Staten Island: Chef Lalith Gunasakara, San Rasa

This event is INCLUDED for Summit ticket holders! Just $150 for General Admission


Evening Dine Arounds at Member restaurants

  • Sign up today (All Access ticket holders ONLY)

Monday, April 11th


Breakfast: Bagels with a Schmear


Keynote: Welcome

  • Kim Severson (The New York Times)

  • Marion Nestle (New York University)

  • Sara Brito (Chefs Collaborative)


Keynote: Good Food is Smart Business

  • José Andrés (ThinkFoodGroup)


Keynote: Exploring Good Food as Smart Business

  • Rick Bayless (Frontera, Topolobampo, Xoco)

  • Jeni Britton-Bauer (Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams)

  • Andrew Tarlow (Wythe Hotel, Reynard, Marlow & more)

  • Paul Willis (Niman Ranch)


Coffee and Networking Break



Short Talks

  • Investing in Local Food Enterprise with Slow Money Principles – Derek Denckla (Slow Money NYC)

  • Why Food is the New Internet – Kimbal Musk

  • Why Aquaculture is Smart Business – Barton Seaver (Harvard University)


Keynote: Venture Fund Panel – Follow the Money

In 2015, nearly $5 billion was invested by technology investors in sustainable agriculture and healthy food ventures. This panel of values-centered investors will explain why this is happening now, and how this sudden money will change our food system.

  • Corie Brown (Moderator, Fast Company, Zester Daily)

  • Geoff Eisenberg (Ecosystem Integrity Fund)

  • Adam Rein (MissionPoint Capital Partners)

  • Rob Trice (Mixing Bowl Hub, Better Food Ventures)


Lunch: Fast Casual Mash Up

Sponsored by Dig Inn, Panera, Bareburger


Hands-On Workshops in Kitchens Across NYC


Eat These Fish! Evening Reception

  • Details here. This event is INCLUDED for Summit ticket holders! Just $150 for General Admission. Buy your Summit ticket today to Eat These Fish! at Pier A Harbor House.

Sponsored by: Environmental Defense Fund


 Industry Night Party at Chefs Club by Food & Wine


Tuesday, April 12th


Breakfast and Registration


Keynote: Endangered Pleasure: Savor to Save

  • Simran Sethi (Author, Journalist)


Keynote: Wages and Tipping

  • Amanda Cohen (Dirt Candy)

  • Piper Davis (Moderator)

  • Renee Erickson (Walrus & Carpenter & more)

  • Saru Jayaraman (ROC United)

  • Jason Pfiffer (Mailalino)


Coffee and Networking Break


Keynote: Short Talks

  • Fruit and Memory: The Poetics of the Kitchen – Evan Hanczor (Egg)

  • Why Mental Health in the Kitchen is Smart Business – Kat Kinsman (Tasting Table)

  • F— Foodies – Kamal Mouzawak

  • Outsmarting The Tricky Business of Meat Misinformation – Dan Rosenthal (Rosenthal Group)


Closing Keynote

  • Michel Nischan (Wholesome Wave)


Lunch: The Blended Burger Project

Seven Chefs Collaborative Local Leaders from across the U.S. are creating their version of a blended burger, replacing at least 25 percent of the meat in their patties with their favorite mushrooms. Featuring:

  • Joy Manning, Philadelphia Local, Edible Philly
  • Chazz Alberti, Philadelphia Local, Deft & Delicious, Brulee Catering
  • David Rashty, Ft. Myers Local, Jack’s Farm to Fork
  • Larry Leibowitz, Boston Local
  • Mary Reilly, Western Massachusetts Local, Edible Pioneer Valley
  • Drew McDonald, Knoxville Local, The Plaid Apron
  • Daniel Asher, Denver Local, Edible Beats

Sponsored by: The Mushroom Council
In Kind: Niman Ranch, Pasture One


Summit Ends


Chefs Collab. Author/Agent Meet Up Dinner

Summit Location

The Summit will take place at New York University’s Kimmel Center, located adjacent to Manhattan’s Washington Square Park. All events listed above are located at New York University’s Kimmel Center unless otherwise noted.

Address: 60 Washington Sq. South, New York City, NY 10010


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Click here for a Google Map to help you navigate to and from the Kimmel Center, located adjacent to Washington Square Park.

Contact our Summit Director, Alisha Fowler.