Chefs, Drugs, and Rock & Roll
How Food Lovers, Free Spirits, Misfits, and Wanderers Created a New American Profession
Institute of Culinary Education
225 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10281
Please join us for an all-star panel of New York City culinary VIPs for a look at how the professional cooking profession, restaurants, and American cuisine evolved here in the 1970s and 1980s. What drove an unprecedented number of Americans to pursue a culinary career during those years; what challenges faced them; what were the different paths to education and success; and how did food and restaurants change as a result of their participation? Panelists for this fascinating conversation include chef and entrepreneur Diane Forley, chef and Director of Culinary Affairs at ICE David Waltuck, chef and journalist Mike Colameco, the cofounder of Blue Ribbon, Eric Bromberg, and the chef-owner of the legendary Quilted Giraffe, Barry Wine. Author Andrew Friedman, whose new book, "Chefs, Drugs, and Rock & Roll: How Food Lovers, Free Spirits, Misfits, and Wanderers Created a New American Profession," occasioned the talk, will also join the panel, and sign books during the reception that follows.