Meet The Culinary Entrepreneurs is an exclusive lecture series featuring some of America's top food business experts. The sessions—held throughout the year at ICE—introduce students and the public to the world’s leading restaurateurs, specialty food retailers, caterers and other culinary business proprietors who have established highly regarded national and international brands. The ongoing series was designed to complement ICE’s diploma in Restaurant & Culinary Management program, which trains students with career goals of owning or operating a restaurant or other food business.
The next MTCE will feature Pat LaFrieda, who owns and operates New York City's most prestigious and most valued meat packing facility, LaFrieda Meats, which boasts an impressive one thousand customers, including some of the finest restaurants around the country. In 2003 New York City even renamed the street where the shop was located to Pat LaFrieda Lane.
In January 2015, Pat opened his first brick-and-mortar at high-end food hall, The Pennsy, located just above Penn Station and in the shadow of Madison Square Garden. The quick service location offers made-to-order signature sandwiches as well as grab-and-go food and drink items. Pat’s meat is also available for purchase on-site.
Pat has been featured in such esteemed outlets as The New York Times, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, New York Magazine, The New York Daily News, The New York Post, Men's Vogue, Saveur, CNN, and Time Out New York. He has also appeared on NBC’s The Today Show, Fox & Friends, The Chew, The Rachael Ray Show, The Food Network, Martha Stewart, ABC News Nightline, Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations, and The Mike Colemeco show on PBS.
These lectures are free for current ICE students, $15 for alumni and $40 for general public.
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