Cornell Hotel Society and Culinary Institute of America Alumni Celebrate the Slow Food Movement
To promote community supported agriculture and the best practices of the slow food movement, the Central New York chapter of the Cornell Hotel Society and alumni from the Culinary Institute of America will gather for "Reap the Harvest: Celebrating the Slow Food Movement." The event, which will be held September 26 and 27 at the Beaver Hollow Conference Center in Java Center, New York, is hosted by Kathy Snyder Egan Hotel '83, CIA '85, executive vice president of sales at Beaver Hollow Conference Center and CSA owner and operator.
The focus of the weekend is Saturday's panel discussion "Field to Fork," where experts from the agriculture, retail, manufacturing, and lodging industries will discuss how the slow food movement affects all areas of foodservice. Joining Snyder Egan on the panel will be Jake Brach, executive chef at Rich Products; Dan Oles CALS '79, Oles Family Farm & Promised Land CSA; and Don Woods, senior executive chef at Wegmans.
The slow food movement began in Europe in the 1980s as an opposition to the world's ever-growing fast food culture. Promoting the principles of taste education, sustainable practices, and the use of fresh ingredients, the slow food movement is gaining momentum throughout the world. Alice Waters, chef, author, and proprietor of Chez Panisse, is an American pioneer in this culinary philosophy.
After the panel discussion on Saturday, there will be a cocktail reception and dinner that features seasonal produce, followed by a bonfire. At Sunday's "Breakfast with the Experts," the panelists from the previous day will join guests and encourage more discussion and questions about the slow food movement. The weekend will conclude with a tour and box lunch at a local CSA farm.
- $195 per person – Saturday and Sunday program (includes one night at Beaver Hollow Conference Center)
- $80 per person – Saturday panel and dinner only
For information about the event, contact Becky Burns, co-president of the CHS Central New York chapter, at email@example.com.
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