At our upcoming culinary conference, we will be holding a session focusing on The Road Less Traveled: Inventive Ways Chefs Are Diversifying Their Careers. And, for this session, we knew we needed to have Chef Rich Rosendale on the panel. He is a master chef – one of the most experienced competitive chefs in the country – and he continually amazes us with how he diversifies his own career, and how he helps other chefs to do the same.
This year’s keynote promises to be both lively and fun, an intriguing look at a subject that isn’t discussed enough: the role of creativity and innovation in the world of chefs and restaurateurs.
In February 2017, a study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology showed life-changing results when people ate extra produce, estimating that 7.8 million premature deaths around the world could potentially be prevented if people ate 10 portions (800 g.) of vegetables and fruits each day.
We’re honored to say that John Miles, President and CEO of Steelite International, is returning to Roots in 2017. We are thankful that he is a dinner sponsor and excited to hear the panel that he is participating in: Fine Casual: What to Retain and What to Discard to Maintain an Elevated Dining Experience in a More Relaxed Environment. He has moderated numerous other panels in the past at Roots’ conferences and has plenty of unique wisdom and experience to share.
The team here at the Chef’s Garden is as diverse as our plants. Our Team Members come from many walks of life, different parts of this community, this country, and from other countries around the globe. Many return each year - through good times and bad. They all enrich our small family farm, and become part of our extended family.
Chef Bradley Kilgore has graciously agreed to participate in the Roots 2017: Innovate panel titled, “The Art of the Meal: Ingenious New Plating Ideas.” This panel will include some of the world’s most innovative chefs, each of whom will highlight the evolution of their plating techniques and reveal their thought processes as they build out a dish.