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StarChefs Studio at the American Express Trade Day at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival 2005

StarChefs will host the professional trade program at the 2005 American Express Trade Day at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. We are offering select chefs, cooks, and culinary students, as well as sommeliers, managers and restaurateurs throughout the country free tickets to this trade program, which includes admission to StarChefs Studio, plus the Wine Spectator Trade Tasting, and an exclusive chef networking party.

Limited tickets are available. Apply here for your free industry-only trade day ticket to StarChefs Studio at the American Express Trade Day at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival.

Target Grand Tasting Tent
at 13th Street & Ocean Drive


Friday, February 25, 2005

1-2:30 PM
Rising star chefs will appear with their celebrity chef mentors. The protégés will discuss lessons learned from their mentors, while the celebrity chefs will explain why the protégés stood out in their kitchens. This seminar gives chefs, cooks, and culinary students the opportunity to learn how to advance their careers and to discuss the difficulties and rewards of the industry.

Norman Van Aken
Chef/Owner | Norman’s - Coral Gables, Orlando and LA, and Mundo
Arthur Artiles
Chef de Cuisine | Mundo - Coral Gables
Daniel Boulud
Chef/Owner | Daniel, Café Boulud - NY and Palm Beach, db Bistro Moderne
Zach Bell
Chef de Cuisine | Café Boulud - Palm Beach
Douglas Rodriguez
Chef/Owner | OLA Miami and NY, Alma de Cuba, Deseo
Jose Garces
Executive Chef | Alma de Cuba, El Vez
Cindy Hutson
Chef/Owner | Ortanique - Miami, Washington, DC and Las Vegas, Bogwalk, Copra
Sara Mair
Chef de Cuisine | Ortanique - Miami

Friday, February 25, 2005

3-4 PM

Successes in the restaurant industry are few and far between, but there are a handful of chefs and restaurateurs who have established profitable business empires. These masters of the culinary universe are household names. They have expanded upon the traditional restaurant business plan and have developed multiple operations, cookbooks, and other consumer products, all bearing a celebrity chef or restaurant brand name. During this interactive discussion between leading restaurateurs, participants will learn about the process of building and marketing a winning brand.

Danny Meyer
President | Union Square Hospitality Group
Drew Nieporent
President | Myriad Restaurant Group
Jeffrey Chodorow
Co-owner | China Grill Management

Antoinette Bruno
CEO | StarChefs.com



StarChefs Studio at South Beach is sponsored by American Express, Wine Spectator, Sysco, Southern Beverage Journal and Barilla.

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  • ...Published: December 2004

    StarChefs Studio at the American Express Trade Day at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival 2005
    February 25 - 27, 2005
    South Beach - Miami