Growing Ideas: Agenda Released For Terroir 2014

Ah, spring. A�It’s about this time of year that food lovers really start to come out of hibernation. A�Farmers’ markets start releasing their schedules; foragers hit the dirt looking for ramps, weeds and other edibles; and the foodservice types grows abuzz with anticipation of the industry’s most celebrated event of the year: Terroir.

This year’s conference is set to be one of the most interesting yet. A�Arlene Stien–chair and creator of the famed Symposium that brought the likes of Fergus Henderson and Rene Redzepi to our fair town–is bringing in some serious talent with the help of guest curators Ivy Knight (Swallow Daily) and Alessandro Porcelli (Cook It Raw).

They’ll once again be celebrating Nordic cuisine with chef demos courtesy of Visit Sweden. A�Chefs Magnus Ek of Chef Ozxen Krog & Slip at DjurA?rden, Daniel Berlin of Restaurant Daniel Berlin, Fia Gulliksson from Food in Action, and Frida Ronge fromA�vRA� will be showing off their skills in the kitchen.

Lady chefs are also getting a little love at this year’s event with an All-Female lunch line-up from across North America. A�They’ll be serving up their favorite pot luck dishes–with a creative spin–in true Terroir style. A�Check out who’s on the menu:

  • Lauren Resler, EmpellA?n Cocina & EmpellA?n Taqueria, New York City
  • Kristen Kish, Menton, Boston
  • Jamie Malone, Sea Change, Minneapolis
  • Sarah Simmons, City Grit, New York City
  • Sonja Finn, Dinette, Pittsburg
  • Heather Mordue, L’unita, Toronto
  • Alex Feswick, The Drake Hotel, Toronto
  • Charlotte Langley, Story�s
  • Amanda Ray, Biff�s Bistro, Toronto
  • Michelle Edgar, The Sweet Escape, Toronto
  • Lora Kirk, Ruby Watchco, Toronto
  • Tobey Nemeth, Edulis Restaurant, Toronto
  • LA�onie Lilla, The Farmers Daughter Eatery (opening soon!)

The main stage presentations are nothing scoff at either! A�The Terroir team is bringing is David Chang, Daniel Boulud, Albert Adria,A�David MacMillan, FrA�dA�ric Morin… and so many more, including some of our favorite Ontario champions! A�Check out the full list below:

  • David Chang, Chef, Momofuku NYC and Toronto
  • Daniel Boulud, Chef, Boulud, NYC and CafA� Boulud, Toronto
  • Norman Laprise, Chef, ToquA�, MontrA�al in conversation with Jim Poris, Food Arts
  • Shaun Majumder, Actor/writer, Majumder Manor, Burlington Community Business Initiative
  • Krystina Roman, Rosewood Wines, Niagara
  • Albert AdriA�, Chef, Tickets & 41Es, Barcelona
  • Margot Henderson & Melanie Arnold, Arnold & Henderson, Rochelle Canteen, UK
  • Amanda Cohen, Chef/Owner, Dirt Candy, NYC
  • Lucky BEEF � Peter Meehan from Lucky Peach in conversation with David MacMillan & FrA�dA�ric Morin, Joe Beef, Liverpool House & Vin Papillon, MontrA�al
  • Jill McAbe, Restaurant Management Consulting
  • Brandon Baltzley, Chef & creative director, Crux & TMIP, Michigan City IN
  • How we collaborate with The Group of Seven Chefs, Toronto & Alessandro Porcelli, Founder & Director, Cook it Raw
  • Live from Hartwood – Eric Werner, Chef, Hartwood, Tulum Mexico
  • Mara Jernigan, Director, Belcampo Belize
  • Grant Soto, Comedian aka screenwriter Taylor Clarke
  • Fia Gulliksson, Food In Action
  • Thomas Bachelder, Winemaker, The Bachelder Project
  • Charlotte Horton – Winemaker, Castello di Potentino
  • Creative Culinary Communities � Panel moderated by Rebecca LeHeup, Executive Director of the Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance, featuring: Dimitrios Zarikos, Regional Vice President & General Manager, The Four Seasons Hotel; Anne-Marie (Ami) Hovstadius, VisitSweden & Helen McDaid, FA?ilte Ireland

This year’s theme, as you have probably guessed from the roster, isA�community building & creative collaboration in the world of gastronomy. A�Examples of how the hospitality industry supports each other by sharing ideas & collective resources ?to buildA�strength will be the highlight.A� With each presentation they will look at how individuals, organizations and communities work together for a greater common purpose, thereby building a strong collective… like bees! A�Register now.

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Don�t forget to vote for your favorite hospitality profession in our GE Awards of Excellence in Hospitality atA�TerroirSymposium.com/vote-2014

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