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The MenuMasters Spotlight

Each month we will shine a spotlight on the chefs who bring the joy of food to all of us. These stories tap into the most creative minds in menu innovation and how their passion for food drives their success in business and life. Enjoy personal chef-to-chef conversations, deep dive interviews with leading menu innovators and tons of new ideas and inspiration for your menu development strategies.
Featured Spotlight
Chefs Cheryl Drummond and Hagop Giragossian on the magic of craft casual dining
August 1, 2022

“Unlock your brain, and you can take anything and make it a sausage. You could take any dish and make it a taco.”

— Cheryl Drummond
Featured Spotlight
Chef Tony Priolo knows food could save the world
August 1, 2022

“If something happens, chefs are first in line, that's what our careers have come to now. We are humanitarians.”

— Tony Priolo
Matt Horn Mediates on Barbecue
June 30, 2022
Matt Horn Mediates on Barbecue
Chefs Jamie Carawan and Mark Rosati Want to Tell You a Story
June 30, 2022
Chefs Jamie Carawan and Mark Rosati Want to Tell You a Story
Chefs Quinn Adkins and Alex Sadowsky Know Everyone’s Gotta Eat
May 24, 2022
Chefs Quinn Adkins and Alex Sadowsky Know Everyone’s Gotta Eat
For Chef Amanda Cohen, Everything is Out in the Open
May 24, 2022
For Chef Amanda Cohen, Everything is Out in the Open
Samantha Fore: From Pop-Up to PBS
April 28, 2022
Samantha Fore: From Pop-Up to PBS
Cheetie Kumar: Bringing Indie Rock Sensibilities to the Culinary Scene
April 28, 2022
Cheetie Kumar: Bringing Indie Rock Sensibilities to the Culinary Scene
Chefs Paul Fiorentino and Paul Fabre agree that the consumer is the North Star of menu innovation
March 25, 2022
Chefs Paul Fiorentino and Paul Fabre agree that the consumer is the North Star of menu innovation
Chef Jim Doak and Jim Goggin reflect on 25 years of MenuMasters
March 25, 2022
Chef Jim Doak and Jim Goggin reflect on 25 years of MenuMasters
Elle Simone Scott Learned to Center Others by Putting Herself First
February 23, 2022
Elle Simone Scott Learned to Center Others by Putting Herself First
Chef Vishwesh Bhatt Learns Through Teaching
February 23, 2022
Chef Vishwesh Bhatt Learns Through Teaching
Chef/Restaurateur Erick Williams Keeps Virtue at the Center
January 14, 2022
Chef/Restaurateur Erick Williams Keeps Virtue at the Center
Chefs Dan Coudreaut and Chad Schafer Lean Into Radical Transparency for Culinary Leadership
January 14, 2022
Chefs Dan Coudreaut and Chad Schafer Lean Into Radical Transparency for Culinary Leadership
Culinary-School Classmates Bring Global Flavors to the American Market
October 20, 2021
Culinary-School Classmates Bring Global Flavors to the American Market
Sharon Lykins Wants YOU to Join the Culinary Workforce
December 10, 2021
Sharon Lykins Wants YOU to Join the Culinary Workforce
Taking a Ground-Up Approach to Menu Innovation Sets Hai Hospitality on an Upward Trajectory
December 10, 2021
Taking a Ground-Up Approach to Menu Innovation Sets Hai Hospitality on an Upward Trajectory
Chef John Li’s Curiosity is the Key to His Success
November 12, 2021
Chef John Li’s Curiosity is the Key to His Success
Chefs Sarah Grueneberg and Stephanie Izard Serve the Needs of Their Guests by Putting Their Teams First
November 12, 2021
Chefs Sarah Grueneberg and Stephanie Izard Serve the Needs of Their Guests by Putting Their Teams First
Let Meherwan Irani Tell You a Story: Building a Brand One Tale at a Time
October 1, 2021
Let Meherwan Irani Tell You a Story: Building a Brand One Tale at a Time

2023 MenuMasters Award Submission

MenuMasters is an invite-only event. Registration is open to restaurant professionals only. Informa reserves the right to decline a registration request due to company type and/or space capacity.

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    2022 MenuMasters Registration

    Pre-registration for the MenuMasters Celebration is closed as 5:00 p.m. CST on May 20th.
    If you are a restaurant operator* and would like to attend, you can register on-site at The Drake Hotel on Saturday, May 21, beginning at 6:00 p.m. CST. MenuMasters registration desk will be located in the main lobby. You will be asked to show proof of company affiliation via a business card accompanied by a valid form of ID. The MenuMasters Celebration starts at 6:30 p.m. CST.

    If you have any questions, please contact: Katrina.lopez@informa.com

    * MenuMasters is an invite-only event. Registration is open to restaurant professionals only. Informa reserves the right to decline a registration request due to company type and/or space capacity.

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