2023 Lineup announced

Michelin-starred Chefs, James Beard Award winners and nominees, culinary pioneers and Chefs pushing the envelope – The Future of Culinary lineup was just announced and we’ve got some exciting panels, demos and cuisine coalescing for the 2023 Anti-Convention.

Come learn the art of fish dry aging and have all your questions answered by Chef Liwei Liao, Chef Davin Waite and Fishmonger Tommy Gomes.

See how to hedge against economic shocks and add to the bottom line from “Goldbelly queen” Maeve Rochford, medal-laden Rich Rosendale, and James Beard Award-winner Karen Akunowicz.

Interested in bread and baking? We’ve got the James Beard Award’s Outstanding Baker Don Guerra coming to demonstrate centuries-old baking techniques and utilization of heritage grains – and yes, there will be tasting opportunities!

Chef Jason Howard will be here all the way from London to teach a technique and plating master class with Miami-based superstar Brad Kilgore.

We have two culinary icons, Chef Jeremiah Tower and Chef Ferdinand Metz who will be walking us through the past as we look to the future.

Christopher Sayegh, the “Herbal Chef” will talk about and answer every question you have related to cannabis and plant medicines through modern cuisine, as well as ‘psychedelic hospitality’.

Our very own VP of Media Sam Wells and content creator Brad Prose will be leading a content creation class to help you up your Instagram game.

If you’re running a large or mid-scale operation the talent we have assembled to learn from and network with includes Chefs Grant MacPherson (opened the Bellagio, Wynn, Wynn Macau and countless others), Dayanny Delacruz (manages entire stadiums, including most recently Hard Rock Stadium in Miami), Gary FX LaMorte (former VP Culinary Michael Mina Group and now has his own consulting company that includes running the Raider’s Allegiant Stadium) and Rainer Zinngrebe (former VP Culinary of Marriott Luxury and now running his own consulting firm).

If you want to start your own business, Chef Phillip Ashley will be talking about how he brought cuisine and culture together to launch his highly successful chocolate company.

Chef Brother Luck will be giving advice on how to up your team’s mental health quotient and the list goes on! See the full lineup here, plus even more participants will be added in the coming weeks.