All events on Sunday take place at the St. Julien Hotel in downtown Boulder

2:00 pm - Registration Opens

4:30 pm – Welcome, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper

5:00 pm – Welcome to My Colorado

5:30 pm - Colorado Kickoff Reception

  • A reception overlooking the Flatiron Mountains featuring local flavors and cocktails


All events in the morning take place at the St. Julien Hotel in downtown Boulder

7:30 am – Breakfast and Registration 

9:00 am - Welcome; The Power of Chefs; The Power of Locals

  • Kim Severson, New York Times
  • Sara Brito, Chefs Collaborative
  • Steven Satterfield, Miller Union

9:20 am - Chef on a Journey

10:00 am – The Mountains to Move in our Food System – And the Role of the Chef

  • This is Your Chicken on Drugs: antibiotics misuse in meat production - Maryn McKenna
  • How Chefs Are Helping to Save Bristol Bay: Elizabeth Herendeen, BBRSDA, and Chef Kyle Mendenhall, The Kitchen
  • Three Truths About GMOs, Gary Hirshberg, Stonyfield Farm

11:15 am – Choosing Beef that Heals - animal, land, habitat, and rancher

12:00 pm -  The Chefs and Farmers Picnic

  • A communal picnic on Boulder’s town green

2:00 pm – Hands-on Breakout Sessions in Kitchens Across Boulder
You can learn more about our breakout sessions here. Sessions are strictly limited in size – sign up ASAP!

  1. GMOS: on or off the menu: Join Nathanael Johnson of Grist and Jennifer Kuzma of North Carolina State University to ask tough questions about this hot-button issue
  2. Wines and foods of Friuli: a tasting and pairing with Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey and Chef Lachlan MacKinnon-Patterson of Frasca Food and Wine
  3. The science of meat flavor: goat butchery and reverence for older animals with butcher and author Adam Danforth
  4. Grass-fed beef on the menu: making grass-fed beef work for you with butcher Chris Fuller, rancher Cory Carman, and chef Bradford Heap
  5. Don’t be sheepish: James Beard award-winning chef Alex Seidel of Fruition provides a hands-on cheesemaking workshop with sheep’s milk from his Fruition Farm in Larkspur, CO
  6. The 12 natural laws of business: a workshop with Ari Weinzweig of Zingerman’s focused on making your organization as sustainable as the food you put on your table
  7. Wild finds: mushroom foraging in the Rocky Mountains with Michael Heim, Citizen Scientist [Breeakout is full]
  8. Eating invasives: learn how to incorporate invasive species into your menu with chefs and experts Joe Roman, Evan Mallett, and Bun Lai

5:00 pm – Rocky Mountain Rendezvous

  • Join chefs cooking lamb over an open spit at historic Pastures of Plenty Farm
  • Live bluegrass!
  • Buses depart at 4:30 from the Boulder Theater and St. Julien Hotel


All events in the morning take place at the Boulder Theater in downtown Boulder.

7:00 am – Sunrise Yoga with Shannon Paige

  • Location: St. Julien Hotel Green
  • Sponsored by Bhakti Chai

8:00 am – Boulder Food Truck Rally Outside of the Boulder Theater

  • Location: Boulder Theater

9:30 am – Scale, Not a Four Letter Word: true stories from the frontlines of food

  • Location: Boulder Theater

10:25 am – Caffeinate: Bhakti Chai and Boxcar Coffee Break

55 am - Short Talks: Chefs Scaling a Sustainable Food Supply

  • Location: Boulder Theater

11:30 am - Closing Remarks

  • Location: Boulder Theater
  • Featuring

12:15 pm - Sustainability Awards and “A Taste of Things to Come” Luncheon

  • Location: Chautauqua Park: 900 Baseline Road, Boulder, CO
  • Master of Ceremonies, Michel Nischan, Wholesome Wave


Have a question about this year’s schedule? Contact Alisha Fowler, Program Director at Chefs Collaborative: [email protected] | (617) 236-5263.


* Please note the schedule is subject to change.