For a weekend, the best and the brightest in the worlds of culinary and tech will converge at the epicenter of American innovation, Silicon Valley. Bite has been crafted to be like no other food festival before it – a place where ideas, issues, and solutions flow as easily as wine.
It’s about time that San Francisco and Silicon Valley foodies, get to enjoy their own Food and Wine Festival of their own for the very first time. With almost 30 chefs, 30 wineries, 20 speakers, and all for great cause, this is an event you don’t want to be miss. Support your local Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties and the 49ers Foundation, join your favorite chefs and Bite Silicon Valley to make a difference in our community.
Bite Silicon Valley www.BiteSV.com, the nation’s first-ever FESTIVAL exploring the intersection of food + tech, to be held at levi’s® stadium June 5-7, 2015
Festival headliners Chef Chair José Andrés, chefs Roy Choi and Michael Chiarello, Hampton Creek CEO
Josh Tetrick among culinary and technology innovators
Octagon Culinary announces BITE Silicon Valley, the first-ever event to celebrate and explore the intersection of food and technology, featuring some of the nation’s top celebrity chefs and tech innovators. The inaugural, three-day event combines conference and food & wine festival elements June 5-7, 2015 at Levi’s® Stadium in Santa Clara, CA.
BITE Silicon Valley will be hosted by internationally-recognized culinary innovator, James Beard Award winner for Outstanding Chef and one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in 2012, Chef José Andrés, who will serve as Chef Chair. “Food is our most important resource, and touches every aspect of our lives – from culture and science, to national defense!” said Andrés. “Chefs need to play a bigger role in the world’s food issues and learn how to harness technology, whether new or age-old, in this mission. I’m honored to host the inaugural BITE Silicon Valley, and to help create an event that drives these conversations to effect real change through the intersection of food and innovation.”
“We’re bringing together the most progressive celebrity chefs, respected thought leaders, innovative brands and savvy consumers to discuss the future of food,” Octagon Culinary Vice President Caryl Chinn said. “Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area are truly the epicenters of innovation, so it makes perfect sense to hold BITE Silicon Valley there.”
BITE Silicon Valley will feature:
Conference – BITE Silicon Valley’s will bring together tech, culinary, business and academic leaders to discuss some of the world’s most pressing food issues.
The Challenge of Food Waste led by Robert Egger, Founder of L.A. Kitchen and DC Central Kitchen and Maisie Ganzler, Vice President of Strategy, Bon Appétit Management
The Story of Loco’l – Bringing Restaurants to Food Deserts led by Roy Choi, Chef, Food Truck Pioneer, Co-Creator of Loco’l
Grand Tasting – The Grand Tasting, held Saturday June 6 and Sunday June 7, will feature world-class chefs and beverage experts from across the U.S. serving up tastes of their signature dishes. Participating brands will showcase their newest products and demonstrate the latest innovative technologies and apps. You can find tickets here: www.bitesv.com/#buyTickets
Cooking Demonstrations – BITE Silicon Valley’s roster of celebrity chefs will share their latest tricks and techniques, giving guests a taste of how technology is changing everything from the home chef experience to how the world feeds itself.
Interactive Workshops – Foodies embrace technology as a way to share their passion for food – blogging and posting every bite, photographing every meal, and creating virtual dining experiences for fellow food lovers all over the world. BITE Silicon Valley’s tech experts will lead workshops on creating, sharing and curating foodie-quality content.
BITE Silicon Valley is pleased to support two outstanding organizations: Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties which is the trusted leader dedicated to ending local hunger, and the 49ers Foundation whose mission is to ‘Keep Kids Safe, on Track and in School.’
Celebrity chefs and speakers for this event:
Miriam Lueck Avery
Dorothy Cann Hamilton