Cooking With Respect: Better People, Better Food

Cooking With Respect: Better People, Better Food

Join us October 21 to 23 for the 13th Annual StarChefs International Chefs Congress, and fortify yourself and your team with three days of main stage cooking demonstrations, hands-on workshops, beverage tastings, and business seminars—explored through the lens of Cooking with Respect: Better People, Better Food.

We can do better as an industry. 

That’s why StarChefs will bring together more than 150 leaders from around the globe to define what’s good—in kitchen culture, the cuisines we craft, and the profession that drives us—along with the behaviors and practices that we need to root out and smash. There’s an inextricable link between great hospitality, a safe and happy workplace, and exceptional food and drink. Let’s establish that connection at the 2018 Congress. 

Come, ask questions, take away techniques, and return to your crew with a revitalized vision for making your business—and this industry—something we can all be proud of.


Maskut Askar (Neolokal), Oriol Balaguer (Oriol Balaguer), Stuart Brioza & Nicole Krazinski (The Progress), Alvin Cailan (The Burger Show) , Abe Conlon (Fat Rice), Jennifer Cox (Levy Restaurants), Dominique Crenn (Atelier Crenn), Jason Dady (Jason Dady Restaurants, Kerry Diamond (Cherry Bombe), Elizabeth Falkner (Falk Yeah!) , Jeremy Fox (Rustic Canyon), Ramon Freixa (Ramon Freixa), Alexandre Gauthier (La Grenouillère), Ray Garcia (Broken Spanish) Michael Gulotta (Maypop) , Tanya Holland (Brown Sugar Kitchen), Matt Jennings (Full Heart Hospitality), Elise Kornack (formerly of Take Root), Christopher Kostow & Katianna Hong (The Charter Oak), Ted Lee (The Lee Bros), Danny Meyer (Union Square Hospitality Group), Bonnie Morales (Kachka) , Naomi Pomeroy (Beast), Alex Raij (Saint Julivert Fisherie) , Missy Robins (Lilia) , Rich Rosendale (Rosendale Collective), Alex Talbot (Curosity Doughnuts), Phillip Tessier (Chasing Bocuse), Jeremy Umansky (Larder), Bryan Voltaggio (VOLT), Joey Ward (Gunshow), Pam Wiznitzer (Craveable Hospitality), Jennifer Yee (Resurgens Hospitality), and more.

For a full list of programming and presenters,
click the official invite below!

StarChefs Congress Official Invite