TORONTO — Terroir Symposium is moving away from Toronto for the first time in the last 15 years. This year, the conference will be held in-person at the Calgary Central Library from Sept. 18 to 21, in partnership with Calgary’s Food Tourism Strategies and Culinary Marketing Strategies.
For three days and nights, hospitality leaders will gather at the Terroir Symposium to find inspiration and make connections that support business initiatives. A selection of special guest speakers include: Amanda Cohen, chef, restaurateur, writer and author from New York; Conor Spacey; chef and culinary director of FoodSpace Dublin; Corey Mintz, food reporter and author from Winnipeg, Man.; Elizabeth Falkner, chef, filmmaker and author from Los Angeles; Hendrik Dierendonck; master butcher and author from Belgium; Shane Chartrand; chef, author and Indigenous leader from Edmonton; and Tanya Holland, chef, restaurateur, writer and author from Oakland, Calif., among many others.
“We’ve had our sights set on exploring Canada, and the dynamic city of Calgary in Alberta had a specific charm to us,” says Arlene Stein, founder of Terroir. “With its world class culinary community and the close proximity to Banff, Canmore, and the pristine Rocky Mountains, there’s a lot to look forward to and discover. We are delighted to be collaborating with this dynamic group of producers and culinary leaders.”
“As the financial centre of western Canada, Calgary it is a top-ranked city for quality of life,” says Tannis Baker of Food Tourism Strategies. “We have such an exciting scene right now, from award-winning chefs and restaurants, to the exploding craft beverage industry, to the heartland of amazing agricultural producers right in our backyard. We are really excited to celebrate and share our story.”
“I have attended and worked with Terroir over the years and found it to be an excellent opportunity to learn from a wide range of skilled local and international experts, as well as to socialize and build lasting relationships with many,” says Don House of Culinary Marketing Strategies. “Terroir is a driver of shared innovation and as we create new models for regenerative hospitality it’ll be exciting to host Terroir’s annual hospitality symposium for the next three years.”
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