Philadelphia Chef Conference Announces Star-Studded Dinner Series

A Collaborative Dinner SeriesPHILADELPHIA, PA - The highly anticipated Chef Conference, coming to Philadelphia from April 12th to 15th, 2024, has unveiled its exciting lineup of "Resy @ The Chef Conference: A Collaborative Dinner Series." This unique series features eleven exclusive pop-up experiences, bringing together world-renowned visiting chefs with Philadelphia's culinary stars.Foodies and industry professionals alike can look forward to a four-day extravaganza filled with innovative dishes, insightful discussions, and a celebration of all things food. Here's a closer look at what awaits attendees:

Philadelphia Chef Conference Announces Star-Studded Dinner
Philadelphia Chef Conference Announces Star-Studded Dinner

Resy @ The Chef Conference: A Collaborative Dinner Series

This star-studded dinner series is a must-do for anyone passionate about the culinary scene. Kicking off on April 10th and running through the 15th, these exclusive collaborations will showcase the talents of both local and visiting chefs. Here are some highlights:

  • x Mr. Lyan x Arielle Johnson: Embark on a cocktail and bites adventure with the globally recognized Mr. Lyan (Ryan Chetiyawardana) as he joins forces with Arielle Johnson to celebrate her new book, "Flavorama: A Guide to Unlocking the Art and Science of Flavor." (April 13th,
  • CO-OP Restaurant & Bar x Dakar: Savor a delightful family-style lunch prepared by Chef John Quintana of CO-OP and Chef Serigne Mbaye of Dakar NOLA. (April 13th, CO-OP Restaurant & Bar)
  • Fiorella x Lita: Treat your taste buds to a meticulously crafted seven-course menu, a collaborative effort by Chef Matt Rodrigue of Fiorella Pasta and Chef David Viana of Lita. (April 11th, Fiorella)

These are just a few of the enticing options available. The full lineup features collaborations between Irwin's and Maty's, My Loup and Claud, Palizzi Social Club, Don Angie, San Sabino, and many more. Reservations for these exclusive dinners open on March 13th for Resy members, with public reservations following on March 15th.

Beyond the Dinners: A Packed Conference Schedule

While the dinner series is a highlight, The Chef Conference offers a wealth of additional programming throughout the four days. Don't miss these exciting events:

  • The Chef Conference Opening Event: Get the conference rolling with two thought-provoking panels at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre on April 14th. "Sobriety in the Bar and Restaurant Industry" features renowned chefs discussing this vital topic, moderated by Andrew Zimmern. The event also boasts a fireside chat with Phil Rosenthal, creator of the beloved Netflix show "Somebody Feed Phil," discussing the evolution of food television.
  • Sisterly Love Collective Events: Support Philadelphia's women-owned culinary businesses with these special events. "Women in Brown Spirits" is a fundraiser featuring a panel discussion with prominent women in the industry. "Sisterly Love Collective Does Brunch" offers a unique brunch experience showcasing bites from Philadelphia's top female chefs alongside visiting chefs and authors.
  • Panel Day Additions: The conference's Panel Day gets even more exciting with the addition of "Clashing Cultures: Old School vs. New School," featuring a dynamic panel discussion moderated by Kim Severson.
  • Live Podcast Recording: Wrap up the conference with a live recording of Jermain Stone's "Wine and Hip Hop" podcast, where wine meets hip hop in an engaging discussion.

A Celebration of Food and Community

The Chef Conference, founded by Mike Traud and presented by Visit Philadelphia and Resy, promises to be a landmark event. "We're thrilled to showcase Philadelphia's collaborative spirit through this exciting dinner series," says Traud. The conference offers an opportunity to experience culinary creations by renowned chefs, fosters connections within the industry, and celebrates Philadelphia's vibrant food scene.

Whether you're a seasoned foodie or passionate about good food, The Chef Conference has something for everyone. Mark your calendars for April 12th to 15th and prepare to be immersed in a world of culinary delights, insightful discussions, and a true celebration of all things food.