Schedule 2020

SUNDAY / APRIL 5, 2020 - Arrival Day

Options for dinners at some of San Diego's best restaurants.

Trip to Valle de Guadalupe for Panelists and participating out-of-town Chefs hosted by Jeremiah Tower.

 

MONDAY / APRIL 6, 2020

REGISTRATION / BREAKFAST
8:00am - 9:15am

Featuring breakfast breads from Bridor, European Butter, and breakfast churros from White Toque.

 

OPENING REMARKS
9:15am -9:30am

 

MORNING PANEL I
9:30am-10:30am

Cooking in the Age of Climate Change
Get out your notebooks as we hear actionable ways to work towards a zero-waste operation and influence suppliers to help restore the planet. Our panelists will share strategies, stories and real-world results (how much does it cost or save?!) and show you how getting behind certain initiatives can have a huge impact. You will walk away inspired with concrete steps and strategies to work towards a zero-waste operation whether you are working in a single restaurant or high-volume operation.

Panelists include Chefs Anthony Myint, Tanya Holland, Drew Deckman, and Farmer Lee Jones. Moderated by Naomi Starkman, founder and editor-in-chief of Civil Eats.

 

BREAK
10:30am-11:00am

 

MORNING PANEL II
11:00am-12:00pm

Perfectly Plated
It's not just for the 'gram - watch and learn from two of the superstars of plating as Chef Jason Howard and Chef Brad Kilgore demonstrate how they uniquely transform ingredients and beautifully plate, inspiring chefs around the world.

MORNING DEMOS @ CHEFS' PLAYGROUND
Small groups, hands-on opportunities, learn and get inspired!
11:00am-12:00pm

Cooking with insects and native ingredients
with Chef Jose Luis Hinostroza of Arca Tulum

3D food printing
with Chef David Skinner of Eculent

and more!

 

LUNCH 
12:00pm-1:30pm

"Cooking in the Age of Climate Change"
Featuring 6 chefs

Complimentary Chef Portraits by Josue Castro

 

AFTERNOON PANEL I
1:30pm-2:30pm

Beyond Taste
Learn how to amplify guests experience by engaging all senses with Chefs Jamie Simpson, David Skinner, Nyesha Arrington and Rainer Zinngrebe. Moderated by Andrew Friedman.

AFTERNOON DEMOS @ CHEFS' PLAYGROUND
Small groups, hands-on opportunities, learn and get inspired!
1:30pm-2:30pm

Kitchen of the Future with Cuisine Solutions 
Featuring Chefs AJ Schaller and Gerard Bertholon

Plant based and Zero Waste Wizardry
Featuring Chef Davin Waite

Edibles
Featuring Chef Rachel King

and more!

 

BREAK
2:30pm-3:00pm

 

AFTERNOON PANEL II
3:00pm - 4:00 pm

Multi-dimensional Chef
Making money in the culinary industry takes more than a good palate and knife skills. Even a successful restaurant can be in jeopardy from one disaster. Learn how to make yourself and business multi-dimensional to increase your profit and hedge against risk. A multi-dimensional chef is someone that has gone beyond the kitchen and applied his/her intellect while still doing what they enjoy the most- bringing food and stories to the table. Not just a kitchen chef, these panelists will outline the different paths to success in and out the kitchen. Grab a pen and take note!

Panelists include Chefs Brian MalarkeyKwame Onwuachi, Tanya Holland, and Guy Meikle. Moderated by Andrew Friedman.

 

HAPPY HOUR + PRODUCT SHOWCASE 
4:00pm-5:30pm

Zero Proof Bar and Cocktail Bar
Book Signings
Complimentary Chef Portraits by Josue Castro
Product Showcase
Andrew Talks to Chefs podcast live from the Chef's Roll van

 

DINNER
5:30pm-7:30pm

"Around the World"
Featuring chefs and cuisines from around the world

 

 

TUESDAY / APRIL 7, 2020

BREAKFAST
9am-10am

 

MORNING PANEL I
10:00am-11am

Women's Perspective: Creating a culture to find and retain talent.
With Chefs Karen AkunowiczEmma BengtssonPaula DaSilvaMaeve Rochford, and Nyesha Arrington. Moderated by Jacqui Leanza.

 

BREAK
11am-11:30am

 

MORNING PANEL II
11:30am-12:30pm

The Herbal Chef

Featuring Chef Christopher Sayegh

MORNING DEMOS @ CHEFS' PLAYGROUND (repeat from Day 1)
Small groups, hands-on opportunities, learn and get inspired!
11:30am-12:30pm

Cooking with insects and native ingredients
with Chef Jose Luis Hinostroza of Arca Tulum

3D food printing
with Chef David Skinner of Eculent

and more!

 

LUNCH
12:30pm-1:30pm

"Street Food Showcase from Around the World"
Featuring 6 chefs

Complimentary Chef Portraits by Josue Castro

 

AFTERNOON PANEL I
1:30pm-2:30pm

Geek out on Knives
Featuring knife maker Brandon Hampton of Meglio Knives

AFTERNOON DEMOS @ CHEFS' PLAYGROUND (repeat from Day 1)
1:30pm-2:30pm

Kitchen of the Future with Cuisine Solutions 
Featuring Chefs AJ Schaller and Gerard Bertholon

Plant based and Zero Waste Wizardry
Featuring Chef Davin Waite

Edibles
Featuring Chef Rachel King

and more!

 

BREAK
2:30pm-3pm

 

AFTERNOON PANEL II
3pm-4pm

The Fair Kitchens Movement: Focus on wellness
Featuring Chefs Brother Luck, Paula DaSilva and more. Moderated by Kat Kinsman.

 

HAPPY HOUR + PRODUCT SHOWCASE
4pm-5pm

Zero Proof Bar and Cocktail Bar
Book Signings
Complimentary Chef Portraits by Josue Castro
Product Showcase
Andrew Talks to Chefs podcast live from the Chef's Roll van

 

DINNER
5pm-7pm

"Zero Waste Dinner"
Featuring 6 chefs

 

CLOSING REMARKS
7:15pm

 

AFTER PARTY
Location TBD

Complimentary Portraits

Famed photographer Josue Castro who has taken portraits of more than 3000 Chefs for us around the world will be taking complimentary portraits during the Anti-Convention. We will have some great props and aprons, but we recommend bringing your chef coat if you want to be photographed in it.

Andrew Friedman will be hosting his "Andrew Talks to Chefs" from the Anti-Convention.
*Schedule and participants subject to change.