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Philly Chef Conference

Announcing the Philly Chef Conference 2024

October 13–14, 2024

The Drexel University Academic Bistro and Kitchens
101 N. 33rd St
6th Floor, Academic Building

Sunday, October 13, 2024
An afternoon: ticketed workshops and keynote address; local producer reception

Monday, October 14, 2024
A full day of demonstrations, tastings, panel discussions and presentations

Full agenda to be announced in summer 2024
For inquiries, contact Prof. Paul O'Neill at
For sponsorship inquiries, contact Heather Procaccino at
For media inquiries, contact Annie Korp at

The Philly Chef Conference is hosted by Drexel University's Food and Hospitality Management Department. The mission of this annual conference is to engage our students with industry leaders while also connecting members of the restaurant community through a day of education.

The conference is an annual event designed to convene the regional food community and to showcase the latest food and beverage ideas and techniques through educational lectures, panel discussions and demonstrations. It brings together the best chefs, food producers and personalities and links established food and hospitality professionals with aspiring students and young industry professionals.

The Philly Chef Conference is a trademark of Drexel University and is not affiliated with other food or culinary conferences in Philadelphia. It was founded by alumni of the food and hospitality management programs in 2013 and has been held annually, led by the Philly Chef Conference Planning Committee, which includes Drexel faculty, professional staff and industry leaders.