Current Speaking & Teaching Engagements
Every year, Chef Steve shares his knowledge and passion with industry professionals at the Tastes of the World Chef Culinary Conference—highly regarded as the premiere gathering for high-volume food service operators and campus chefs looking to learn more about world cuisines and flavor trends in an engaging environment.
Hyde Park, NY
As a Sustainable Business Leadership Advisory Board Member, Chef Steve works with the CIA and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to create a long-term, practical vision that encourages young adults to adopt healthier food and lifestyle choices while addressing topics such as the integration of optimal nutrition and public health, environmental stewardship and restoration, and social responsibility concerns within the food service sector and beyond.
Napa Valley, CA
Chef Steve shares his vast knowledge of food service, with a particular focus on creating engagement and a perception of value around plant-centric cuisine at this annual, invitation-only leadership retreat. The World of Healthy Flavors Conference brings together 125 leaders—including top nutrition researchers, influential corporate chefs, leading registered dietitians, world cuisine experts, members of the media, and other influencers—to discuss opportunities for presenting American consumers with a wider range of healthy menu options.
Chef Steve joins other top retail chefs at the first-ever summit dedicated to grocery prepared foods. With a focus on “Building the Grocerant Experience,” Chef Steve tackles the challenges and opportunities in fresh prepared food-to-go head on while exploring strategies and solutions to drive loyalty and growth.