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Wednesday, February 28 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Culinary Arts 101 - So You Want to Work in the Food Industry LIMITED

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Our panelists have a passion for their work that takes them from just a culinary worker to a culinary artist.  We will begin with a larger panelists discussion and then breakout into smaller groups to dig deep into creating success in this industry.  Whether you are considering exploring the pastry arts, cottage foods, coffee, beer, teaching, fine dining or artisan retail, we have you covered.

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Sari Kimbell

Founder/Principal, Cultivate Consulting
Sari Kimbell has worked in just about every sector of the food industry, cultivating her passion for food and the way it connects all of us. Her career in food systems started in restaurants serving and then management. She shifted to the production aspect and created a small wholesale... Read More →

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Menyhert Borocz

Cook/owner, La Piadina
Menyhèrt Böröcz was born in Budapest, Hungary and grow up in Italy. At early age he started learning secrets of the Italian and Hungarian cuisines. He moved to Fort Collins from Italy in 2002 and after working as a "pizza guy" for over 10 years and completing his masters in business... Read More →
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Toby Gadd

Toby and Alix Gadd, co-founders of Nuance Chocolate, have been certified chocoholics for decades, even going on chocolate-tasting dates together over a decade ago. Inspired after visiting a chocolate museum near Hone Creek in Costa Rica, their infatuation with eating chocolate developed... Read More →
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Rahshida Perez

June Poppies
"Cooking has been a passion of mine since I was a littlegirl making huge holiday meals with my family. I havebeen baking for decades using both recipes passed down fromgenerations of bakers and chefs in my family and creating my own. Food brings everyone together and I love seeing... Read More →
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Matt Smith

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Chef Matt Smith learned at an early age that food was in his blood. He first earned a Business Management degree from San Diego State University and then attended the famous Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School in Paris. While in Europe, he... Read More →
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Trish O'Neill with The Cooking Studio

Founder & Owner, The Cooking Studio
Trish O’Neill is the Founder & Owner of The Cooking Studio, a recreational cooking school in Old Town Fort Collins. The Cooking Studio was founded in 2015 and has hosted over 1500 amateur cooks since opening. Chefs from all over Northern Colorado work as Chef Instructors. Programs... Read More →
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Jennifer Webb

Jenn Webb has been baking professionally for the past 12 years. Her experience ranges from bulk wholesale bakeries, restaurants and catering, to boutique neighborhood bakeries and coffee shops. She received her formal training from Culinary School of the Rockies in Boulder, CO, where... Read More →
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Andrew Webb

Andrew has been in the coffee industry for 10 years. Working from corporate chains to local shops, he eventually had a vision to open his own cafe where his wife Jenn’s baking skills and his service and coffee knowledge could all come together to create what is now Bindle Coffee... Read More →
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Colin Westcott

Originally from Missoula, MT, Colin Westcott's brewing career started in 1997 as the head brewer of Kettle House Brewing. In 2005, after having brewed in Anchorage, AK at Midnight Sun Brewing, Colin and his wife, Shannon, moved to Fort Collins and opened Hops and Berries home brew... Read More →

Wednesday February 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm MST
Downtown Artery