Daniel Boulud of Daniel, DB Bistro, & Cafe Boulud
Jean-Georges Vongerichten of Jean-Georges, Spice Market & Perry Street
Eric Ripert of Le Bernardin
David Chang of Momofuku Noodle Bar
Michael Lomonaco of Poster House (formerly of Windows, WTC)
Yosuge Suga of L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
The topics discussed included Molecular Gastronomy, New Cooking Techniques, Revenue Models & Partnering with Luxury Hospitality Groups, the Resurgence of Regional Food vs. the Health and Diet Movement, Food Guides & Internet, Gourmet Ethics vs. Gourmet Chic including the ban on Foie Gras in the USA and fair trade labeling models.
Other active participants included author and food critic Gael Greene of New York Magazine, CEO Tim Zagat and Nina Zagat of ZAGAT SURVEY, James Beard Award Winners Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page of Becomingachef.com, Gilles Pudlowski of Le Point Magazine & Pudlowski Guide, among many others.
Our thanks to the Warwick Hotel New York and NYC Visit for their support of this event.