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On April 13, EnvisionDo will be hosting experts in the food industry from all over the country for the first-ever Chicago GastroConference! Chefs, restaurateurs, nonprofit directors, researchers, and entrepreneurs will gather to talk about what it means to start a business in the food industry, how some of the most celebrated restaurants in Chicago create unforgettable experiences, and what can be done about problems of food and poverty in Chicago.
Free for University of Chicago students. RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VURswOdqSaDdchugNnHK1i2zzx0rbR99lzbvAkX3WnA/viewform.
Panels are scheduled throughout the day and conference attendees are encouraged to stop by for any or all of the events at the conference.
Keynote: Barry Nalebuff, CEO of Honest Tea
Donnie Madia | One Off Hospitality (Blackbird, avec, Publican, The Violet Hour)
Justin Massa | Food Genius
Rakesh Thakkar | gDine
James P. DeWan | Kendall College
Kristy Kitzmiller | Table Host
Caroline Ouwerkerk | University of Chicago Urban Network
Tina Rodriguez | Sage Dining, Common Market Philadelphia
Thomas J. Walter | Tasty Catering
LouisJohn Slagel | Slagel Family Farm
Nida Rodriguez | The Slide Ride
Bill Daley | Chicago Tribune
Valerie Beck | Chicago Chocolate Tours
Monica Eng | Chicago Tribune
Teresa Ging | Sugar Bliss
Cora Shaw | iCream Cafe
Jason Axt | The Plant
Kathy Nyquist | New Venture Advisors
Christine Cikowski | Sunday Dinner Club
Alexander Boyd | Cocktail Crate
Iliana Regan | Elizabeth
Julian Champion | Food Desert Action and Fresh Moves
The GastroConference is FREE for University of Chicago students, $10 for U of C affiliates (faculty & alumni) and non-University of Chicago students, and $20 for the general public. All must present ID at the door.
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EnvisionDo provides a platform at the University of Chicago for students to explore creativity and innovation in the business industry.