Coffee and Donuts With Chef Edward Lee Kicks Off the Philly Chef Conference

See the James Beard Award nominee and The Mind of a Chef star in conversation with Esquire's Jeff Gordinier on March 8th.

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Last year, the Philly Chef Conference brought in acclaimed chef Massimo Bottura to chat over coffee and donuts with Esquire editor Jeff Gordinier. This year, they’re kicking off the 2019 conference with another Coffee and Donuts event.

On Friday, March 8th, Drexel’s Center for Food & Hospitality Management will host a conversation between Gordinier and chef Edward Lee, author of the cookbook Smoke & Pickles and Buttermilk Graffiti, the product of a two-year journey gathering stories and recipes from home cooks and family restaurants around the U.S.

The James Beard Award nominee is chef-owner at three restaurants in Louisville, Kentucky, serves as culinary director for two more in the D.C. area, won an Emmy for his work on Netflix’s The Mind of a Chef, and recently wrote and starred in the documentary Fermented.

This year’s Coffee and Donuts event will take place on the sixth floor of the Academic Building at 101 North 33rd Street. The talk will run from 10:30 until noon; registration and seating begins at 9:45. If last year’s event is any indication, you’ll want to get there early to grab a snack and a seat. The conference continues with public programming on Sunday, March 10th and industry-only programming on Monday, March 11th.

Tickets to the March 8th event include a copy of Buttermilk Graffiti, as well as coffee from La Colombe and donuts from Federal Donuts, all for $15 — a steal, if you ask us. Get yours here.