April 20, 2020|9:00 a.m.
Join chefs from across the U.S. including notable award-winning chefs Dan Barber (Blue Hill, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Row 7 Seed Company), Dan Giusti (Noma, Brigaid), Camilla Marcus (west~bourne, TechTable), Tunde Wey (SAARTJ, BabyZoos), Anthony Myint (Mission Chinese Food, The Perennial, Zero Foodprint), Betti Wiggins (Houston Independent School District), Geeta Maker-Clark, MD, ABOIM (University of Chicago), and life-long food advocate Ann Cooper “The Renegade Lunch Lady” at the Citizen Food Conference. The day-long Citizen Food conference will be held at the Ace Hotel in Chicago on Monday, April 20, 2020, and will include breakfast, lunch, a cocktail reception and dinner. Following the chef speaker presentations, attendees will be bused to the Museum of Contemporary Art for a cocktail reception, keynote address, and a family-style dinner experience hosted by Pilot Light’s founding chefs. Pilot Light founding chefs Paul Kahan (One-Off Hospitality Group, Black Bird, Avec, Publican, Big Star), Jason Hammel (Lula Café, Marisol, Superkhana International), and Matthias Merges (Folk Art Management Group, Billy Sunday, Mordecai, Hush Money) will prepare the evening's dinner for guests, to be hosted at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Food advocacy and social change is the heart of the Citizen Food conference. Speaker topics will include racial and gender equality, education and school lunch programs, sustainability and immigrant rights. More guest speakers and topics will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets to the conference, cocktail reception and dinner are $250. Register Now