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Day 4 - Portland: Chef Summit Industry Day

  • O'Maine Studios 54 Danforth Street Portland, ME 04101 (map)

8:00 – 9:00 AM Registration

9:00 – 9:30 AM Welcome & Opening Remarks – O’Maine Studios

9:30 – 9:45 AM Coffee break

9:45 – 11:15 AM SESSION THREE*

PANEL - Flavor is King - Panelists: Arlin Smith of Big Tree Hospitality, Romann Dumorne of Northern Union, Mateo Kehler of Jasper Hill Farm, Justin Walker of Walkers Maine, Sara Jenkins of Nīna June - Main Studio
WORKSHOP - Our International Kitchen - Panelists: Chris Follari of Sodexo, Lynne Rowe of Tortilleria Pachanga, Ilma Lopez -of Piccolo / Chaval, Paolo Laboa of Solo Italiano - Gathering Room
DEMO - Mushroom is King- Led by Erik LeVine of Bigelow Brewing Co. with Emily Sharood of Mousam Valley Mushrooms - Kitchen Studio

11:15 – 11:30 AM Coffee break

11:30 – 1:00 PM SESSION FOUR*

PANEL - Food Town: Lewiston/Auburn - Panelists: Mike Dostie of Downtown Lewiston Assoc., Luke Livingston of Baxter Brewing Co., Kate Landry of Fish Bones American Grill, Tom Ardia of Sonder & Dram , Allen Smith, Owner of Forage Market - Main Studio
WORKSHOP - Trends in Craft Cheese - Stephanie Skinner of Culture Cheese Magazine, Brian Wasik of Wasik's Cheese Shop, Adelin Druart of Vermont Creamery, Mateo Kehler of Jasper Hill Farm, Jessie Dowling of Fuzzy Udder Creamery/President: Maine Cheese Guild- Gathering Room

1:00 – 2:00 PM - Lunch provided by Sodexo’s Maine Course and desserts provided by Bixby & Co.

2:00 – 3:30 PM SESSION FIVE*

PANEL - Destination Eat & Drink - Panelists: Melissa Kelly of Primo, Sarah Hach of Maine Food For Thought , LUKE HOLDEN (Luke’s Lobster)  Luke Holden of Luke’s Lobsters - Main Studio  
DEMO - Cheese is King - w/Brian Wasik & Brad Wasik - Led by Brian Wasik & Brad Wasik of Wasik's Cheese Shop - Kitchen Studio

3:30 - 4:30 PM Happy Hour / Networking