JUNE 4, 2019    6-9 PM
6506 SAN PABLO AVENUE, OAKLAND 

We’re pleased to present Traditional Wisdom vs Future of Food ,
a cook-off that pits two teams that represent healthy cooking inspired by the past and future.
Join us for a fun night of healthy competition, learning, and fun!

 

NextGenChef is a culinary platform on a mission to build a more local, affordable, and regenerative food system by providing aspiring and established food businesses with the resources and opportunities they need to take their business to the next level.

 

THE COOK-OFF

Two teams will battle it out!

TEAM 1

Traditional Wisdom - this team represents the wealth of knowledge from our food heritage —think fermentation, ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine, herbalism, etc.

TEAM 2

Future of Food - this team represents the possibilities that science and innovation can bring, such as cultured meat, cricket powder, and CBD infusions.


A panel of judges will score the chefs according to taste,
healthiness, and alignment with the theme.

SAMPLING STATIONS

There will be sampling stations of food from our partners.

A list of vendors will be updated shortly

NETWORKING

Join us at the the Cook-Off! where Traditional Wisdom meets The Future of Foods. Network with Foodpreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Nutritionists, Branding Experts and other experienced Entrepreneurs to form business relationships and recognize, create, and act upon business opportunities, share information and seek potential partners for ventures.

Join a Team

COOKING DEMOS   || HEALTHY COMPETITION   ||   FOOD SAMPLING STATIONS

NextGenChef is a culinary platform on a mission to build a more local, affordable, and regenerative food system by providing aspiring and established food businesses with the resources and opportunities they need to take their business to the next level.

 

JUDGES

Jeremy Nelson

Jeremy Nelson

Jeremy Nelson is a Chef, Forager and native to the San Francisco Bay Area. His love of food stems from his family’s emphasis on home cooked meals as a child. Some of his first memories are of grinding wheat with his Mom to make the family's daily bread. These early memories and values would be the basis of a lifelong pursuit of deliciousness.

Chiara Cechhini

Chiara Cechhini

Chiara Cechhini is US Director and a co-founder of Future Food Institute, an international NGO aiming to inspire and empower individuals, companies and communities to rethink our food system. She is also a Research Scholar at UC Davis working on building food system semantics to enable food care, and has been involved with the World Economic Forum and GrassRoots Hub to support local entrepreneurship..

Chef Olivier ("Olive") Said

Chef Olivier Said

Chef Olivier ("Olive") Said is the founder and co-owner of Kitchen on Fire, where he teaches and leads team-building and other events. Chef Olive is also a nutritionist and wellness consultant and spent eight years as an owner of Berkeley’s popular Cesar Tapas Bar. He has also co-authored three books including CESAR: Recipes from a Tapas Bar, named one of the Top 10 Cookbooks of 2003 by Food & Wine magazine..

Interested in Becoming a NGC Sponsor?

#eatingrightisahumanright

JUNE 4, 2019    6-9 PM
6506 SAN PABLO AVENUE, OAKLAND 

We’re pleased to present Traditional Wisdom vs Future of Food ,
a cook-off that pits two teams that represent healthy cooking inspired by the past and future.
Join us for a fun night of healthy competition, learning, and fun!

 

THE COOK-OFF

Two teams will battle it out!

TEAM 1

Traditional Wisdom - this team represents the wealth of knowledge from our food heritage —think fermentation, ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine, herbalism, etc.

TEAM 2

Future of Food - this team represents the possibilities that science and innovation can bring, such as cultured meat, cricket powder, and CBD infusions.


A panel of judges will score the chefs according to taste,
healthiness, and alignment with the theme.

SAMPLING STATIONS

There will be sampling stations of food from our partners.

A list of vendors will be updated shortly

NETWORKING

Join us at the the Cook-Off! where Traditional Wisdom meets The Future of Foods. Network with Foodpreneurs, Venture Capitalists, Nutritionists, Branding Experts and other experienced Entrepreneurs to form business relationships and recognize, create, and act upon business opportunities, share information and seek potential partners for ventures.

Join a Team

Join a Team

COOKING DEMOS
HEALTHY COMPETITION
FOOD SAMPLING STATIONS

JUDGES

Jeremy Nelson

Jeremy Nelson

Jeremy Nelson is a Chef, Forager and native to the San Francisco Bay Area. His love of food stems from his family’s emphasis on home cooked meals as a child. Some of his first memories are of grinding wheat with his Mom to make the family's daily bread. These early memories and values would be the basis of a lifelong pursuit of deliciousness.

Jeremy Nelson

Chiara Cechhini

Chiara Cechhini is US Director and a co-founder of Future Food Institute, an international NGO aiming to inspire and empower individuals, companies and communities to rethink our food system. She is also a Research Scholar at UC Davis working on building food system semantics to enable food care, and has been involved with the World Economic Forum and GrassRoots Hub to support local entrepreneurship..

Jeremy Nelson

Chef Olivier

Chef Olivier ("Olive") Said is the founder and co-owner of Kitchen on Fire, where he teaches and leads team-building and other events. Chef Olive is also a nutritionist and wellness consultant and spent eight years as an owner of Berkeley’s popular Cesar Tapas Bar. He has also co-authored three books including CESAR: Recipes from a Tapas Bar, named one of the Top 10 Cookbooks of 2003 by Food & Wine magazine...

Interested in Becoming a NGC Sponsor?

#eatingrightisahumanright

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