On Saturday, March 23, Farmer Lee Jones, founder of The Chef’s Garden® in Ohio, premieres The Chef's Garden's® Roots on the Road conference for the first time ever outside his home state. The Roots conference runs from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. The day concludes with a seasonal farm-to-table dinner, prepared from fresh, local grown produce starting at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails. Jamie Simpson, The Chef ’s Garden executive chef liaison at The Culinary Vegetable Institute, and Peter Barlow, executive chef/partner of Niteshade Chef Collaborative and opening chef de cuisine of Dallas’ only five-star restaurant, Stephan Pyles Flora Street Café, are in charge of the farm-to-table dinner.
Coffee & Noshes – Sponsorship by local coffee and Katherine Clapner Kolaches
Farmers Market – Produce from 1st panel farms
Farms: Big & Small, How can we help each other?
Moderated by Farmer Lee Jones
Work-Life Balance Panel
Moderated by Chef Mathew Peters, first American to win the coveted Bocuse d’Or award
How Can Green be Greener? Guide to better practices in a reusable world
Moderated by Sharon Van Meter and presented by EarthxTaste
Food Trends to Watch in 2019
Moderated by Beth Rankin
Waste Not; Want Not Dinner, Lead Chef: Peter Barlow