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 12th:




 Keynote: Simran Sethi

 Keynote: Wages and Tipping

  • Amanda Cohen (Dirt Candy)

  • Piper Davis (Moderator)

  • Renee Erickson (Walrus & Carpenter & more)

  • Saru Jayaraman (ROC United)

  • Derek Wagner (Nicks on Broadway)


 Keynote: Short Talks

  • Michel Nischan (Wholesome Wave)

  • Andrea Reusing (Lantern, The Durham)

  • Dan Rosenthal (Rosenthal Group)

  • Barton Seaver (Harvard University)


 Farewell Lunch

  • Matthew Weingarten (Dig Inn, Chefs Collaborative Board Chair)


 Summit Ends

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