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Chicago Tribune FOOD BOWL: Chef’s Conference

August 19, 2019 11:00 am - 4:00 pm The Tank

Join FOOD BOWL for an afternoon of dynamic panel discussions on topics affecting the food and beverage industry. Covering expansive issues from compensation and benefits, challenges for long-standing restaurants of Chicago and more — featuring panelists such as Christine Cikowski, Josh Kulp, Michael Muser, Curtis Duffy and many others.

Tickets include access to all panels, complimentary coffee & tea, and lunch provided by Dos Toros.

11:15 AM: Balance & Benefits
Panelists from Honey Butter Fried Chicken, Cellar Door Provisions & more
Dive into a discussion highlighting how restaurants are addressing staff retention, prioritizing benefits and creating opportunities for competitive pay.

12:30PM: Lunch provided by Dos Toros


1:00 PM: Legends
Panelists from Green Door Tavern & More
Hear from Chicago mainstays with long histories in the city. How have they survived in such a competitive market? In what ways have they chosen to (or not to) adapt to stay alive. What do they think of Chicago’s hospitality trends? What’s next for them?

3:00 PM: The Road to Ever
Featuring Phil Vettel in conversation with Michael Muser and Curtis Duffy

Chicago Tribune FOOD BOWL
Chicago Tribune FOOD BOWL is a giant mosaic of cuisines, cultures, people and ingredients from across the world. FOOD BOWL brings together Chicago’s best restaurants, bars, cafes, hotels and markets, and adds a new celebrated “bowl” to one of the most important food cities in America. Join us for 19 days of food and encourage all Chicagoans to discover and support Chicago’s incredible restaurants and chefs.

August 19, 2019 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Tank

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