Chefs Collaborative’s 7th Annual Summit, Good Food is Smart Business, will take place in New York City from April 10-12th, 2016 in partnership with New York University.

The 7th Annual Chefs Collaborative Summit is the MUST-ATTEND EVENT that gathers our national good food community around the table to inspire, educate, and celebrate chefs and food professionals building a better food system. With keynotes from: José Andrés, Rick Bayless, Jeni Britton-Bauer, Michael Cimarusti, Amanda Cohen, Evan Hanczor, Saru Jayaraman, Michel Nischan, Kim Severson, Andrew Tarlow, Simran Sethi, and many more!

Summit tickets include access to all programming and ALL food and drink for all three days of the conference, including a penthouse cocktail reception overlooking Washington Square Park and our “Celebration of Chefs” dinner set in an iconic NYC location.

Schedule for Monday, April 11th:




Keynote: Welcome

  • Kim Severson (The New York Times)

  • Krishnendu Ray (New York University)

  • Sara Brito (Chefs Collaborative)


Keynote: Good Food as Smart Business

  • Rick Bayless (Frontera, Topolobampo, Xoco)

  • Jeni Britton-Bauer (Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams)

  • Andrew Tarlow (Wythe Hotel, Reynard, Marlow & more)

  • Jeff ‘Trip’ Tripician (Niman Ranch)


Keynote: Follow the Money, Investing for Good Food

  • Corie Brown (Moderator, Entrepreneur Magazine, Zester Daily)

  • Geoff Eisenberg (Ecosystem Integrity Fund)

  • Lila Preston (Generation Investment Management)

  • Adam Rein (MissionPoint Capital Partners)

  • Rob Trice (Mixing Bowl Hub, Better Food Ventures)


 Collaborative Lunch


Hands-On Workshops in Kitchens Across NYC

  • Register in advance

  • Details available Feb. 1st


Monday Evening Reception

Please note the below Summit Schedule is subject to frequent changes, and new sessions and speakers are being added weekly.