Chef and restaurateur Marc Murphy with ICE students at a Meet the Culinary Entrepreneurs lecture at ICE

Meet the Culinary Entrepreneurs

An ongoing business lecture series at ICE

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 businesses.

An ICE management instructor moderates each of the 90-minute discussions, which focus on the wisdom and candid experiences of the culinary entrepreneur. Whether you’re a student or already active in the food industry, this is your chance to get in-person advice from some of the industry’s most influential leaders. No matter your career goals, these experts’ wealth of knowledge is sure to leave you better equipped to manage or launch your own culinary ventures.

These lectures are free for current ICE students, $15 for alumni and $40 for general public. 

Learn more about our upcoming speakers

Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar

June 28 - Christina Tosi

Join us on June 28th, as Christina Tosi, founder of Momofuku Milk Bar speaks to MTCE students. Christina is an American chef, author, and television personality. She is the chef, founder, and owner of Momofuku Milk Bar, the sister bakery to the Momofuku restaurant group. Milk Bar consists of a central bakery that produces baked goods daily for retail outlets in New York City, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas and Toronto, Canada, as well as providing baked goods for other restaurants in the Momofuku group and individuals by shipping nationally and internationally. Tosi is also a cookbook author and teacher. She joined the judging panel of MasterChef on Fox and MasterChef Junior.

Ed Brown of Restaurant Services

August 2 - Ed Brown

Join us on August 2nd, as President of Restaurant Services, Ed Brown speaks to MTCE students. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in 1983, Ed cultivated a culinary prowess by working in some of the most celebrated kitchens in the world. His passion and considerable talent have earned him wide acclaim including 14 stars from New York Times. In 2008, Ed opened Eighty One on New York’s Upper West Side, which won a highly coveted Michelin star. In 2010, he returned to Restaurant Associates as the company’s Chef/Innovator and SVP and in 2015 he returned to the US OPEN project where he is the driving force of ACES by Ed Brown. Most recently, Ed was promoted again to President of Restaurant Services. Ed is a frequent guest on NBC’s Today Show, CBS’s Morning Show as well as a 2010 competitor on Iron Chef America and judge on Beat Bobby Flay. He is also author and contributor to several books.