Somm Slam Finalists
Culinary heavyweights, both international and domestic, joined together to teach, cook and converse with the attendees at this all-industry, three day food-related extravaganza. Workshops, seminars, demonstrations, tastings and discussions dominated the ICC star-studded event.
The main stage featured the culinary scene, from food prep to culinary demonstrations to interviews with trade heavyweights. Other venues featured mixologists, sommeliers, pastry chefs and cooks, all focusing in on the theme of the ICC for this event, ‘Cooking Honest: The Power of Authenticity in the Kitchen’.
If wine tasting and cocktail experimentation isn’t enough for you, why not choose a presentation to attend. Choices ranged from ‘The New Chef and the Call to the Community’, to ‘How to Lead a Loyal Kitchen Tribe’.
The reoccurring theme of authenticity and honest cooking was in full swing at ICC.
As an attendee, I was fortunate enough to sample food from the Southern Food Cart Showcase, the Sandwich Food Cart Showcase and the NYC Food Cart Showcase. Presentations from famous culinary chefs included Joan Roca, Masaharu Morimoto, George Mendes, Yoshihero Narisawa and Marcus Samulsson,
Trends were discussed and the buzz on new trends focused on local cuisine, vinegar, pickling, fermentation, Nordic influences, foraging and Peruvian ingredients.