Commander’s Palace gathers top chefs to host conference on American food, hospitality

A symposium will bring some together top names to discuss the state of the culinary and hospitality industry in America. The American Cuisine and Hospitality Symposium will focus on the industry’s past, present and future on Sept. 17 at the Orpheum Theater.

Some of the biggest industry experts and thought leaders in culinary and hospitality will converge in New Orleans, including Danny Meyer, Will Guidara, Barbara Lynch, John T. Edge, Emeril Lagasse, Dominque Crenn, Ashley Christensen and David Wondrich.

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The Commander’s Family of Restaurants will host the day-long discussion in celebration of Commander’s Palace’s 125th anniversary and the New Orleans’ Tricentennial. Discussion topics include several provocative sessions on the growth of American cuisine, hospitality, technology, females in the restaurant industry, New Orleans, and cocktail culture.

James Beard Award-winning chef Nina Compton is set to attend the symposium. Photo courtesy: American Cuisine & Hospitality Symposium

The event is a resurrection of the American Cuisine and Hospitality Symposium that Commander’s Palace Matriarch Ella Brennan hosted in 1983. It was considered by many to be a seminal moment in the history of the modern American food movement. Headlines following the event read, “Is There an American Cuisine?”

The 2018 American Cuisine and Hospitality Symposium will not only examine the past and shine a light on the future, but also honor the life and career of Miss Ella, who passed away this May at the age of 92.

“On the occasion of this monumental year for our family, business, and city, we are bringing together the best of food and hospitality in America to discuss how we continue to make it even better. It will be progressive, forward thinking and, most importantly, fun!” Ti Adelaide Martin, co-proprietor of Commander’s Palace, said.

Tickets will be on sale to the public on June 29, 2018. More information, including the full lineup of participants, event details, and panel topic will be released in the coming weeks.

For more information, please visit the website.

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