221 S 4th St
Louisville, KY 40202

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Why Attend?

Attending the show will bring to life the products and people within our catalog.  Here you will connect with the farms, artisans, producers and people behind the food you love.  With over 100 different food and beverage vendors in addition to great guest speakers you will surely leave with refreshed ideas and new connections.  This only happens ever other year so you won’t want to miss it!

Who Attends?

Any current or prospective What Chefs Want customer is invited.  Whether you are a chef, restaurant owner, barista, mixologist or F&B Professional this show is for you.

Join us as we host our Food and Beverage Seminars during the show featuring great topics and guests!

(More speakers to come!)

Matt Jamie

Founder - Bourbon Barrel Foods

Allan Benton

Owner - Benton's Country Hams

Chef Ed Lee

James Beard Nominee, Top Chef, Mind of a Chef

Rich Rosendale

Certified Master Chef

Steve Coomes

Food & Spirits Writer

Eric Martino

COO - Jose Andres Think Food Group

Erin Murray

Writer, Editor, Eater, Cook

Chris Chamberlain

Food, Drink & Travel Writer

Trey Zoller

Fouunder - Jefferson Reserve Bourbon

Corky Taylor

Owner - Peerless Distillery Co.

Ryan Rogers

Founder - HiCotton Hospitality

Valerie Killifer

Editor - Off-Premise Insights

Photos and video from our past shows:

Attend Our Panel Discussions With Industry Experts

Building culture and your team in your business

11:30am-12:30pm

Eric Martino – Chief Operating Officer, Jose Andres, Think Food Group – Washington D.C.

Matt Jamie –  Founder, Bourbon Barrel Foods – Louisville, KY

Rich Rosendale – Certified Master Chef – Leesburg, Virginia

Chris Chamberlain – Author and Journalist

Food Technology & Innovation For your Business

12:45pm-1:45pm

Ryan Rogers – Hi Cotton Hospitality Founder – Louisville, KY

Rich Rosendale – Certified Master Chef – Leesburg, Virginia

Valerie Killter – Journalist

The State of Bourbon

2:00pm-3:00pm

Corky Taylor – Owner, Peerlees Distiling Co.

Rob Samules – Chief Operating Officer – Maker’s Mark

Trey Zoller – Founder – Jefferson Reserve Bourbon

Steve Coomes – Author & Journalist

The Influence of Southern Food

3:15pm-4:00pm

Alan Benton – Owner of Benton’s Smoked Meats

Edward Lee –  James Beard Award Winner and Emmy Award Winning Chef

Erin Murray – Author

Chris Chamberlain – Author and Journalist

See, taste and meet with our farms, partners, artisans and producers like:

Craft Beer Garden Presented By:

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Customer and Vendor Appreciation After Party:

Come and enjoy drinks, bites, fun and networking at the Ice House after the show.

5:30pm-8:30pm

226 East Washington Street
Louisville, Kentucky

NEGOTIATED HOTEL BLOCKS

Home2 Hotel - Louisville

Home2 Suites by Hilton Louisville Downtown NuLu

Group Name: Creative Gardens

Arrival Date: 06-Aug-2019

Departure Date: 09-Aug-2019

Home2 Suites by Hilton Louisville Downtown Nulu, a new hip, all-suites hotel, designed for a casual relaxed at home feel. We are an all-suites property, larger rooms, seating area, kitchenettes in each suite with full-size refrigerator and dishwashers. Perfectly located downtown, within walking distance to many local restaurants, shops, and attractions.

 

OPTION #1: CALL HOTEL DIRECTLY

502.561.0460

Choose “Reservations” option, ask for the Creative Garden Block

Group Code CGF

Select room type

OPTION #2: BOOK ONLINE

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Discounted hotel rate can be found by

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AC HOTEL

Downtown Louisville