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About the Chef Summit

Chefs, food and beverage producers and culinary and hospitality leaders from Maine and around the world come together to ignite new ideas and stimulate industry growth with a series of panels topics and food tours. 

Portland, ME- January 28-January 31, 2019 —> O’Maine Studios, 54 Danforth St.

Newry, ME- February 1-2, 2019 —> Sunday River, Jordan Hotel, 27 Grand Circle

Chef Summit 2019 is expanding its industry, network, and mentor inspired format by offering six full days of activities, bringing together food and beverage innovators from around Maine, the country, and the world.

Now in our fourth year, the Chef Summit has evolved to include inspired panel discussions, breakout workshops, and culinary demonstrations led by chefs and successful food enterprises.


 
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Chef Summit Keynote Address

Ari Weinzweig

CEO of the iconic Zingerman's Community of Businesses

“Fixing the Energy Crisis in the American Workplace: a Look at the 12 Natural Laws of Business”

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  • PANELS - Flavor is King, Food Town, Destination Eat & Drink, and Market Makers & Breakers

  • WORKSHOPS - Ari Weinzweig’s 12 Natural Laws of Business Implementation, Food Trucks: From brick & mortar to the street, The New American’s Kitchen, and Food Writers

  • DEMOS – Flavor Is King: Scallops, Flavor Is King: Cheese, Flavor is King: Mushrooms ... and more to be announced!

  • CHEF COMPETITIONS & TASTINGS – “The Art of Business” - An Evening with Ari Weinzweig including Parmigiano Reggiano Wheel Cracking & Wine Tasting, SashiME Rising, Cheesedom Fondue Party, and the Chef Summit Grand Tasting at Sunday River

TICKETS AVAILABLE BY THE DAY, A LA CARTE TO CHEF COMPETITIONS & TASTING EVENTS, AND AS AN ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE

Tickets sold separately ZingTrain’s All-day SEMINAR with Ari Weinzweig: “Servant Leadership”, Tuesday, January 29th