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Previous Speakers

2013 Speakers

  • Gabriel Stulman, Owner, Little Wisco (Joseph Leonard, Jeffrey’s Grocery, Fedora, Perla and Chez Sardine), New York, NY
  • Lucinda Scala Quinn, Executive Director of Food and Entertaining, Martha Stewart Living, New York, NY
  • Michael Stillman, President & Founder, Fourth Wall Restaurants (Maloney & Porcelli, Quality Meats, The Hurricane Club, Smith & Wollensky, The Post House, Riff Raffs), New York, NY
  • Rick Camac, CEO, Fatty Crew, New York, NY
  • Rob Tod, Founder, Allagash Brewing Company, Portland, ME
  • Chef Andy Ricker, Chef/Owner, Pok Pok, Noi, Whiskey Soda Lounge, Pok Pok NY, Phat Thai, Portland, OR and New York, NY
  • Chef Sara Jenkins, Chef/Owner, Porchetta, Porsena and Porsena Extra Bar, New York, NY
  • Drew Nieporent, Owner, Myriad Restaurant Group (Tribeca Grill, Nobu, Nobu Next Door, Nobu 57, Nobu London, Corton, Crush Wine & Spirits, Acela Club at Citi Field), New York, NY
  • Chef Harold Dieterle, Chef/Co-Owner, Perilla, Kin Shop and The Marrow, New York, NY

2012 Speakers

  • Thomas Keller, Executive Chef/Restaurateur, The French Laundry, Per Se, ad hoc, Bouchon, Bouchon Bakery, New York, NY
  • David Burke, Executive Chef & Restaurateur, New York, NY
  • Mindy Segal, Chef-Founder, Mindy's Hot Chocolate Restaurant and Dessert Bar, Chicago, IL
  • Michael Dellar, CEO, Lark Creek Restaurants, San Francisco, CA
  • Rick & Michael Mast, Co-Founders, Mast Brothers Chocolate, Brooklyn, NY
  • Marc Glosserman, CEO & Founder, Hill Country Hospitality, New York, NY
  • Gina Stipo, Chef, Founder & Author, Ecco La Cucina Cooking School, Siena, Italy
  • Jennifer Baum, Founder & President, Bullfrog & Baum Public Relations, New York, NY

2011 Speakers

  • Shelly Fireman - Fireman Hospitality Group
  • Joe Campanale - dell'anima, L'Artusi and Anfora
  • Paul Bolles-Beaven - Union Square Hospitality Group
  • John Scharffenberger - Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker
  • Amy Scherber - Amy's Bread
  • Howard Greenstone - Rosa Mexicano Restaurants
  • Scott Gerber - Gerber Group

2010 Speakers

  • Randall Grahm - Bonny Doon Vineyard
  • Greg Brewer - Melville Vineyards and Winery
  • Eileen Crane - Domaine Carneros
  • Jason Apfelbaum - Chef & Company
  • Tito Beveridge - Tito’s Handmade Vodka
  • Dan Rafalin - AvroKO Hospitality Group
  • Gary Hirshberg - Stonyfield Farm
  •  Bill Niman - BN Ranch and Niman Ranch, Inc.

2009 Speakers

  • Ming Tsai - Blue Ginger
  • Anita Lo - Annisa, Bar Q and Rickshaw Dumpling Bar
  • Ariane Daguin - D’Artagnan
  • Anne Saxelby - Saxelby Cheesemongers
  • Marc Murphy - Landmarc and Ditch Plains
  • Mary Cleaver - The Cleaver Co. and The Green Table
  • Arno Schmidt - Arno Schmidt Enterprises
  • Joshua Wesson - Co-founder, Best Cellars & Senior Director, Wine, Beer & Spirits at A&P
  • Ted Baseler - Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
  • Gary Guittard - Guittard Chocolate Company

2008 Speakers

  • Richard J. "Dickie" Brennan, Jr. - Dickie Brennan and Co.
  • Michael Schlow - Executive Chef and Co-Owner Radius, Via Matta, Great Bay and Alta Strada
  • Paula Lambert - Cheesemaker and Founder of The Mozzarella Company
  • Joseph Bastianich - Restaurateur and Winemaker @ Babbo, Del Posto, Otto and more
  • Wayne Kostroski - Founder and Executive Director, Taste of the NFL
  • Jason Apfelbaum - President and CEO, Chef & Company, LLC
  • Alan Stillman - Founder, Fourth Wall Restaurants: Smith & Wollensky, Park Avenue (Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring), Quality Meats and more
  • Laurie Cummins - President, Alexian Pâtè & Specialty Meats
  • Drew Nieporent - Owner, Myriad Restaurant Group: Tribeca Grill, Rubicon, Nobu and more

2007 Speakers

  • Liz Neumark - CEO and founder, Great Performances
  • Jim Lahey - Owner and executive baker, Sullivan Street Bakery
  • Joshua Wesson - Co-founder and Wine Director of Best Cellars, Inc.
  • Stanley Lobel, President of M. Lobel & Sons, Inc.
  • Richard Martin - Owner and president Wild Edibles, Inc.
  • Allison Vines - Chef Owner, Rushing and Slade Rushing
  • Shelly Fireman - Founder and CEO,  Fireman Hospitality Group
  • Candy Wallace - Founder and Executive Director, American Personal & Private Chef Association
  • Lee Jones - Co-owner, The Chef's Garden, Inc

2006 Speakers

  • Ted Matern - Blue Apron Foods
  • Michael Ginor - Hudson Valley Foie Gras
  • Rob Kaufelt - Murray's Cheese
  • Charlie Apt - Ciao Bella Gelato Company
  • James Kirsch - Abigail Kirsch Catering
  • Tom Potter - Brooklyn Brewery
  • Danny Meyer - Union Square Hospitality Group
  • Amy Scherber - Amy's Bread
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