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SXSW 2018

The Original Celebrity Chefs & Restauranteurs

Forget Bobby Flay, Mario Batali and Giada De Laurentiis. This panel will look at the country’s original celeb chefs and restauranteurs, including Ella Brennan, Auguste Escoffier, André Soltner and James Beard. These culinary luminaries changed the course of dining history and are directly responsible for how we still eat today. That’s not to mention creating numerous famous dishes. The panel celebrates and discusses why many of these pioneers are forgotten in this most recent culinary boom.

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  1. Who are the original celebrity chefs?
  2. How have the original celebrity chefs we may not know of today impacted the course of dining history and become responsible for how we eat today?
  3. Why are these pioneer chefs forgotten in today’s recent culinary boom?



Erin Fisher, SAE, DLC and Associates

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Food
  • Track 2
  • Level: Beginner
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