Top NYC Chefs Discuss Education of a Chef at NYU s Maison Française, Sept. 26

Several top New York City chefs headline a panel discussion on “Education of a Chef: What Does French Training Mean for Chefs Today?” at New York University’s Maison Française, 16 Washington Mews (at University Place) on Friday, September 26, at 4 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of an interdisciplinary conference entitled “Feeding Frenzy: Explorations in Food and Culture.” For further information, the public may call 212.998.8750 or visit

The panel discussion, moderated by Marvin Taylor, director of NYU’s Fales Library and Special Collections, which houses one of the nation’s most prestigious archives in food studies, features:

  • Olivier Muller, chef, DB Bistro Moderne
  • Alexandra Guarnaschelli, chef, Butter
  • Peter Hoffman, chef and owner, Savoy Restaurant
  • Cynthia Billaud, HR director for the Restaurants of Daniel Boulud
  • Mitchell Davis, vice president, The James Beard Foundation

“Feeding Frenzy: Explorations in Food and Culture” is co-sponsored by NYU’s Maison Française, the Departments of Cinema Studies and of Performance Studies in the NYU Tisch School of the Arts and by NYU Steinhardt School’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health.

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