Drexel Is Launching a Fall Event Series Full of Culinary Heavy Hitters

Cookbook authors, cocktail experts, and New York magazine's restaurant critic are coming to Drexel University this fall.

Ed Lee and Jeff Gordinier at their last “Coffee and Donuts” event

Drexel’s Philly Chef Conference (Philly’s greatest industry event) isn’t until spring 2020, but the Food & Hospitality Management department has lined up some events this fall to keep our foodie brains occupied.

Here’s what’s on deck, starting with free La Colombe Coffee and Federal Donuts this Friday. Get your tickets here.

September 27th at 10:30 a.m. — A “Coffee and Donuts” conversation with legendary restaurateur Drew Nieporent and Atom Sarkar, MD/PhD, as they discuss the art of hospitality and its impact on memory and experience.

November 5th and 6 p.m. — Author Joshua Bernstein of Drink Better Beer: Discover the Secrets of Brewing Experts.

November 12th at 6 p.m. — A double book event featuring author Brad Thomas Parsons of Last Call: Bartenders on Their Final Drink andteh Wisdom and Rituals of Closing Time, and chef Joey Baldino, author of Dinner at the Club: 100 Years of Stories and Recipes from South Philly’s Palizzi Social Club.

November 13th at 6 p.m. — Emotion and Memory from Behind the Bar: A cocktail demonstration by Simone Caporale, 2014 International Bartender of the Year followed by a lecture on food and beverage as it relates to memory by Atom Sarkar, MD/PhD of the Drexel Neurosciences Institute.

November 19th at 10:30 a.m. — A “Coffee and Donuts” conversation with Jeff Gordinier of Esquire with Adam Platt, restaurant critic for New York magazine and author of The Book of Eating: Adventures in Professional Gluttony.