Worlds of Flavor International Conference and Festival
The 24th annual Worlds of Flavor International Conference and Festival will explore the foods, culinary techniques, and diverse cultures of the African Atlantic and their impact on the global foodways. Developed in collaboration with leading authorities on the food of the African diaspora —committee chair Thérèse Nelson; Drs. Scott Alves Barton, Jessica B. Harris, and Maricel Presilla; chefs Michael Elègbédé, JJ Johnson, Kwame Onwuachi, Matthew Raiford, and Pierre Thiam; and journalist, Jamila Robinson—the conference is designed to help chefs and foodservice operators infuse their menus with the flavors and cultures of the African Atlantic in ways that meet the changing tastes and interest of their guests while respecting and centering the cultural stakeholders defining it’s modern evolution.
- Nearly 40 chefs and experts from around the globe will guide this journey, including: Eric Adjepong, Mashama Bailey, BJ Dennis, Simeon Hall, Jr., Diana Tandia, and Paola Velez.
- Day 1 will help ground guests in the history, geography, and culture of Africa and its diaspora.
- Day 2 is an immersive, culinary feast for the senses—featuring demos, tastings, and tons of menu inspiration.
- Day 3 offers a glimpse at the future and practical tools and strategies to help guests implement their learnings within their operations. View the conference program.
The conference takes place November 2-4, at The CIA at Copia, in downtown Napa, CA. Register today, and use promo code GGRA to save 10% off the already discounted early-bird rate.