The Chef Conference Announces Star-Studded Dinner Series and Can't-Miss Events

PHILADELPHIA, PA - The highly anticipated Chef Conference, a first-of-its-kind culinary event coming to Philadelphia from April 12th to 15th, 2024, has unveiled its star-studded "Resy @ The Chef Conference: A Collaborative Dinner Series" lineup. This exciting series features exclusive pop-up dinners where renowned chefs from around the globe will collaborate with Philadelphia's finest culinary talents.

Star-Studded Dinner Series and Can't-Miss Events
Star-Studded Dinner Series and Can't-Miss Events

Foodies and industry professionals alike can look forward to eleven unique dining experiences, each one a celebration of creativity and culinary artistry. Reservations for these highly anticipated dinners will open on March 13th for Resy members, offering them a coveted 48-hour window before tickets go on sale to the general public on March 15th.

Beyond the delectable dinners, The Chef Conference promises a packed four-day schedule brimming with educational panels, insightful discussions, and special events. Here's a glimpse into what awaits attendees:

Resy @ The Chef Conference: A Collaborative Dinner Series

This exceptional series boasts collaborations between some of the most celebrated names in the culinary world. Here are a few highlights:

  • x Mr. Lyan x Arielle Johnson: This innovative evening brings together Mr. Lyan (Ryan Chetiyawardana), a cocktail extraordinaire, and Arielle Johnson, author of the recently released "Flavorama: A Guide to Unlocking the Art and Science of Flavor," for an unforgettable experience of creative cocktails and delectable bites.
  • CO-OP Restaurant & Bar x Dakar: A family-style lunch prepared by Chef John Quintana of CO-OP Restaurant & Bar in collaboration with Chef Serigne Mbaye of Dakar NOLA promises a delightful fusion of culinary styles.
  • Fiorella x Lita: Chef Matt Rodrigue of Fiorella Pasta joins forces with Chef David Viana of Lita to curate a seven-course menu that will tantalize taste buds and showcase the brilliance of both restaurants.
  • Irwin's x Maty's: Miami's vibrant flavors come to Philadelphia as Chef Valerie Chang and her team from Maty's collaborate with Chef Michael Vincent Ferreri of Irwin's to create a unique Peruvian-Sicilian a la carte menu.
  • My Loup x Claud: This collaboration features a four-course family-style meal prepared by My Loup in partnership with co-owners Joshua Pinsky and Chase Sinzer of Claud, a renowned New York City eatery.

These are just a few of the many enticing collaborations featured in the series. The complete lineup offers a diverse range of culinary experiences, ensuring there's something to satisfy every palate.

Additional Must-Attend Events

The Chef Conference extends beyond the dinner series, offering a variety of events guaranteed to engage and inspire:

  • The Chef Conference Opening Event: Kicking off the speaker series on Sunday, April 14th, this event features two thought-provoking panels at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre.
  • "Sobriety in the Bar and Restaurant Industry" This panel discussion, moderated by Andrew Zimmern, brings together industry heavyweights Sean Brock, Ashley Christensen, Gregory Gourdet, and Michael Solomonov to explore the evolving landscape of sobriety within the culinary world.
  • A Fireside Chat with Phil Rosenthal: Join Jeff Gordinier for an exclusive conversation with Phil Rosenthal, the former executive producer of "Everybody Loves Raymond" and current host of Netflix's "Somebody Feed Phil," as they delve into the fascinating world of food television.
  • Sisterly Love Collective Events: The conference proudly collaborates with the Sisterly Love Collective, a non-profit organization championing women-owned hospitality businesses in Philadelphia.
  • "Women in Brown Spirits": This fundraising event features prominent women in the spirits industry discussing their experiences and expertise.
  • "Sisterly Love Collective Does Brunch: The Chef Conference Edition": This special brunch showcases the talents of Philadelphia's top female chefs, alongside chefs and authors from across the country. The event will also feature a curated bar, book fair, and mini-market.
  • "Clashing Cultures: Old School vs. New School": This newly added panel discussion on Panel Day features Marco Canora, Nina Compton, Charlie Mitchell, and Karyn Tomlinson, moderated by Kim Severson, as they explore the ever-evolving culinary landscape.
  • Live Recording of Jermain Stone's Wine and Hip Hop Podcast: Wrap up the conference with a live recording of Jermain Stone's engaging podcast, featuring a discussion on wine, hip hop, and everything in between.

The Heart of Culinary Connection

The Chef Conference, founded by Mike Traud and presented by Visit Philadelphia and Resy, aims to be more than just a series of events. It aspires to be a vibrant platform for fostering connections