Robby Younes, COO, Crystal Springs Resort, NJ

For the past 10 years, Robby Younes’ passion and expertise have been vital to establishing Crystal Springs as NJ’s leading year-round resort. Robby Younes first joined the team as the Director of Food & Beverage, served as the resort’s Vice President before recently getting promoted to the Chief Operating Officer.

Jilly Stephens Q&A

Chief Executive Officer, City Harvest, New York City

Jon Taffer Q&A

Entrepreneur, Author, and Host & Producer of TV’s Bar Rescue

Tom Loughran, Vice President/Show Director, IRFSNY Show

For nearly 20 years of his career in trade shows, Tom Loughran has an insightful perspective on the coming changes for the food industry in New York as well as the rest of the country for 2018.

Scott Feldman, Founder and President, Two Twelve Management

A 25 plus year veteran of the hospitality and lifestyle industry, Scott Feldman, founder and president of Two Twelve Management, has managing the careers of many significant talents in the epicurean space and executing strategic integrated marketing platforms for consumer brands.

Q&A with José Andrés About The Value of Mentorship & Community...

Chef José Andrés' leadership and mentorship has activated a local, committed network with a proven model that can be sustained by local partners and the federal government, with the support of the people of Puerto Rico. Chef Andrés has shown that a job is not just about making money. It’s about serving the community and...

Mary Pat Heftman, National Restaurant Association

As Executive Vice President, Convention & Strategic Alliances, Mary Pat Heftman has full responsibility for strategic development, execution and promotion of the annual shows of the National Restaurant Association: NRA Show, the largest annual food and beverage trade show in the world, and the New England Food Show.

Jordan Andino Q&A

Celebrity Chef and Owner, Flip Sigi, New York City

Robert & Jason Tillis Q&A

CEO and President, Imperial Dade

Costas Spiliadis, Chef/Owner, Estiatorio Milos, New York, NY

The world-renowned Mediterranean-inspired seafood restaurant, Estiatorio Milos, founded by chef/owner Costas Spiliadis, was the 2017 winner of The Concierge Choice Awards’ International Cuisine category earlier this year.