This year’s symposium will focus on culinary trends and techniques based around:
This day-long event begins at 8:30 AM with keynote speaker Chef Mario Morales Executive Chef for Groupon. Chef Morales has worked with some of the top chefs in Chicago and internationally. Prior to joining Groupon last year, Chef Mario served as Sous Chef at the Peninsula and Sofitel Hotels in Chicago and he was Chef de Partie at NoMi. At Groupon he effectively manages a staff of 15 that serves 1200 meals a day with a daily changing menu. In March he will graduate with a degree in management from Loyola University. After the keynote address, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the following exciting sessions throughout the day: Adaptability, Creativity, Mobility, and Versatility
Between the morning and afternoon sessions, lunch will be provided, prepared by the students of the Robert Morris University, Culinary Arts program.
Most of the sessions will include demonstrations and tastings. Throughout the day, attendees will be able to visit the Culinary Expo and Association Fair featuring representatives from all areas of the food industry and associations that support networking. Finally, the closing reception will include a drawing in the 8th floor auditorium.
Students in the culinary field, chefs and chef instructors and Robert Morris alumnae are invited to attend this annual symposium. Registration is free for students/alumnae, educators and professionals. Register now, seats are limited. Hope to see you there!
Robert Morris University Illinois is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456) and authorized by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza Suite 333, Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377, 217.782.2551, IBHE Feedback). Robert Morris serves over 4500 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.
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