Drexel University’s Big Annual Philly Chef Conference Returns This Weekend

Drexel celebrates the local food and restaurant scene with the fourth year of its Philly Chef Conference...

This weekend, Drexel University hosts the perfect event to keep that resolution to explore the culinary arts in 2017.

The annual Philly Chef Conference returns to the University City school in 2017 for its fourth year, bringing back compelling culinary discussions, demonstrations and more on Sunday, March 5 and Monday, March 6.

Though programming on Monday, March 6 is limited to those working or studying in the hospitality sector, the events on Sunday, March 6 welcome those who cook food professionally and professional eaters, alike — that is, Sunday programming is open to the public.

The conference is designed to bring Philly’s tight-knit culinary community together — organized “for chefs by chefs” — to showcase the latest and greatest in the food and beverage industry and expose anyone interested in the industry to a behind-the-scenes perspective.

This year, Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management has expanded its sessions to include not only local experts but also nationally renowned industry professionals to talk about topics ranging from talent development to food science and innovation.

Local and national chefs, scholars, journalists and food scientists speak at sessions this year, including keynote speakers like Sydney Finkelstein, PhD, professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and author of “Superbosses,” and Kerry Brodie, the Founder and Director of Emma’s Torch and authority on social justice in the culinary industry.

Registration for the Sunday event is required, and available online right here for $25. Note: Use code “DrexelChef” to get $5 off tickets! Just enter the code at checkout to score tickets to Sunday’s sessions for $20 instead of $25.

For the complete schedule, check right here.

Let’s get cooking, Philly.

Philly Chef Conference

When:Sunday, March 5, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
Where:Drexel University Gerri C. LeBow Hall, 3220 Market Street, Room 031
Cost:$25; Use code "DrexelChef" for $5 off tickets to Sunday, March 5 event

www.drexel.edu/hsm

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