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Philly Chef Conference 2018

Drexel’s 2018 Philly Chef Conference Tackles Sexism, Wellness and Business Development
 

Now in its fifth year, the 2018 Philly Chef Conference will once again convene the regional and national food community to discuss the latest food and beverage industry issues and trends with demonstrations on current professional techniques. Experts from coast-to-coast will talk trends in food styling and beverage programs, as well as sexism in the kitchen and wellness for chefs. The conference hosted by Drexel University’s Center for Food and Hospitality Management will take place Sunday through Monday, March 11–12, 2018. 

Chef Michael Solomonov, Photo credit:Rachel Wisniewski

Drexel’s 2017 Philly Chef Conference Turns Lens to National Restaurant Industry Stage

The role of a chef is always expanding. National food issues and trends are transforming how America eats and drinks. On March 5 – 6, the 2017 Philly Chef Conference will bring together the big names and rising stars in the Philadelphia-area restaurant scene for a food-focused, academic- and career-minded series of discussions—from developing and retaining talent in the kitchen to restaurant analytics and the current state of food law—in hopes of preparing chefs to face these ever-evolving set of challenges. 
The conference’s line-up of world-renowned chefs, restaurateurs and food writers will participate in TED-talk style lectures, panel discussions and demonstrations. Photo credit: Brian Kinney.

Drexel’s 2016 Philly Chef Conference Tackles Hot Topics in Restaurant Industry

Being a chef is so much more than just cooking. On Sunday and Monday, March 6 – 7, the 2016 Philly Chef Conference will bring together the biggest names and rising stars in the Philadelphia-area restaurant scene and beyond to delve deep into the real issues faced by restaurant industry professionals, from menu development to restaurant real estate and navigating legal pitfalls.

Pope Francis

Drexel Experts Available to Comment on Pope's Visit to Philadelphia

Pope Francis – and an estimated 1.5 million people – will descend upon the city of Philadelphia in late September as the capstone to the weeklong, international World Meeting of Families event, during which the Pope will deliver a public mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. From concerns about security measures to transportation, anxiety is already on the rise among Philadelphians regarding how the city will handle the influx of tourists expected to double the city’s population. Drexel University experts are available to comment on a range of issues related to the visit including safety, public health, environmental impact, infrastructure preparedness and tourism. Experts also are able to weigh in about what this once-in-a-lifetime event – and the Pope’s progressive views – mean for the Catholic church.

Kiki Liu (left) and Zachary Perera (right) inside their AKA Hotel in Rittenhouse Square.

Hospitality Students Help Bring New Hotel to University City

Two hospitality students at Drexel are using the latter half of their career at the University to help bring a new hotel experience to 30th and Walnut streets.
Keith Raimondi (L), head bartender at Townsend and an adjunct professor at Drexel, will teach "Mixology and Spirits." Photo credit: BMK Photography.

Drexel’s New Mixology and Spirits Class is Open to the Public, Taught by Townsend's Keith Raimondi

“Spirits and Mixology” is a new class in Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, which is open to a limited number of members of the general public. The class also will explore the history, processes and uses of major spirits, emphasizing the foundations of creating a bar program, calculating recipe costs and implementing proper service guidelines.
The 2014 Philly Chef Conference featured a whole pig butchery demonstration by Dean Carlson of Wyebrook Farm and Andrew Wood of Russet.

Top Chefs and Rising Stars Discuss the Future of Dining in Philadelphia at Drexel’s 2015 Philly Chef Conference

World-renowned chefs, restaurateurs, purveyors and food writers from across the city will come together to discuss key issues facing the restaurant industry as well as new food trends, products and techniques at the 2015 Philly Chef Conference. Hosted by Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, the conference will take place on Sunday and Monday, Jan. 11 – 12.

Celebrity Chef Carla Hall Comes Back to Drexel, This Time in a Food Truck

"Top Chef" finalist Carla Hall and Drexel culinary and hospitality students will dish up Hall's famous hot chicken recipe and others at a food truck on Drexel's campus on Nov. 5.
Instructor Bob Ambrose shows hospitality management major Andres Roos a reel strip from one of the slot machines in the Dennis Gomes Memorial Casino Training Lab.

Drexel Dedicates Casino Training Lab to Late Gaming Visionary Dennis Gomes

The new casino training lab in Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management will be named the Dennis Gomes Memorial Casino Training Lab after the late gaming visionary, with the support of the Gomes family. A dedication ceremony will take place in the lab, which is located in Drexel’s Paul Peck Problem-Solving Building (101 N. 33rd St.), on Monday, Oct. 6 at 5:30 p.m.
In Drexel's new “Fundamentals of Beer” course, students and the general public can learn about the fastest-growing segment of the hospitality industry.

Cheers! Drexel’s New Beer Course is Open to the Public

A new fall in a new class, “Fundamentals of Beer,” in Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management, will be open to the public, including industry professionals and serious laypeople.
Drexel hospitality management student Matt Sandrowski shows a classmate how to make his mother’s carrot cake recipe

Drexel Students and Neighborhood Residents Work Side-by-Side to Keep Local Culinary Traditions Alive

A new class, called “Local Culinary Traditions,” in Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management aims to keep family food traditions – and the stories behind them – alive. Funded by a $50,000 grant from GlaxoSmithKline, the class is intended to document culinary traditions in the West Philadelphia community and to teach people how to make those homemade dishes healthier.

Casino training lab

Slot Machines Arrive at Drexel (But Don't Expect Any Gambling)

Students at Drexel University with an interest in casino operations management can now learn directly from their own casino training lab, thanks to a donation of slot machines from one of the largest gaming technology manufacturers in the world, Bally Technology.