BESPOKE: An Exploration of Taste & Thought is proud to announce an innovative and debut day-long food summit to be held in Austin on Saturday, August 19 at Contigo from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tickets are $55 (students with ID)/$75 (general admission) and can be purchased at http://bit.ly/TIX_AUS.
The greater goal is to bridge the gaps between the worlds of academia, food culture, and hospitality through a series of inspirational keynote speeches, educational panels and roundtable discussions. The theme for the day is Food and Movement, a look behind the ways ideas, people, and cultures move across place and space and impact how we eat and perceive food and taste. Below, the line-up for the day:
Keynote Speech 1 | Renowned food scholar, UT-Austin Professor, and author Dr. Rachel Laudan on food cultures, history, and movement.
Keynote Speech 2 | Former Gourmet magazine Asia correspondent and Oxford Food symposiast, Robert McKeown on ‘Culinary Worlding’, Filipino Food & Chef Francis Ang
Themed Panel on ‘Issues of Diversity, Labor, and Power in the Food Industries’ – Addie Broyles of Austin American-Statesmen; Fiore Tedesco of L’Oca D’Oro; Sam Hellman-Mass of the upcoming restaurant Suerte; and farmer Stephanie Scherzer of Farmhouse Deliveries. Chaired by BESPOKE Founder Robert McKeown.
Round-Table Discussions w/Speakers – Guests will rotate through tables of 10-12 people, intimately engaging in debate and questions with at least 3 of the day’s speakers. This is meant to foster engagement and discourse beyond ordinary q-and-a format.
Pop-Up Ramen Bar Lunch by Eric Silverstein of Peached Tortilla (also leader of a round table discussion).
All of the profits go will go to two charities: Piggy Bank (supporting family farms raising heritage breed animals) and the American Friends of the Oxford Food Symposium (student scholarships fund).
BESPOKE Event Info
Where: Contigo, 2027 Anchor Lane, Austin, TX. 512.614.2260
When: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 19