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The Future of Taste


April Bloomfield & Paul Kahan Curate Chicago 2015

Juliann DiNicola


Taste Talks is proud to announce that chefs April Bloomfield of New York City and Paul Kahan of Chicago will curate the second annual Taste Talks Food & Drink Festival in Chicago on October 2-4, 2015.

“Taste Talks really aims to bring together food and culture trendsetters for conversations about the future of taste - that means culinary artists, brewmasters, musicians, journalists, makers, innovators and more,” says festival founder Daniel Stedman. “We’re excited to have thought leaders Paul and April use their culinary expertise and creativity to advise on the talent, topics and events to program our best festival yet!”

April Bloomfield, the darling of New York City’s culinary scene and James Beard Award winner, is the chef behind wildly popular restaurants including Michelin-starred The Spotted Pig and The Breslin, and John Dory Oyster Bar, Salvation Taco and now Tosca in San Francisco. Questlove, Mario Batali and Wylie Dufresne participated  Taste Talks Brooklyn 2013 under Bloomfield’s curation.

Also a James Beard Award winner, Paul Kahan, Executive Chef and Partner of the critically acclaimed avec and Blackbird among other Chicago favorites, curated the Chicago festival in 2014. He’s long been a staple as one of Chicago’s - and the country’s - top chefs; and his Midwest roots give him special access to some of the region’s most exciting talent.

“There’s no doubt that as we work closely with April and Paul to build the 2015 festival, we’ll be able to bring together many of the people at the forefront of the food world from around the country,” added Stedman.