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Chef Anthony Andiario Isn’t Trying to “Get Back to Normal”

1. There are chefs everyone knows. There are chefs almost no one knows. There are chefs who came so close to stardom that they’re haunted […]

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City Life

Chef Jennifer “Fear” Zavala on Watermelon Radishes, Uno, and the Best and Worst Things About South Philly

My full name is … Jennifer Doreen Feher-Zavala. My nickname is … Jen Fear. My husband’s last name is Feher — it’s German — but […]

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Chef Omar Tate’s Plans for Philly Go Well Beyond Food

He caught the attention of the restaurant scene with a roving pop-up called Honeysuckle that explores and celebrates the Black American food experience. Now he’s […]


Five Ideas Worth Spreading From Philly Chef Conference 2020

Philly Chef Conference, the industry-focused event put on by Drexel’s School of Food and Hospitality Management, just wrapped up its seventh year, and it shows […]

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City Life

Jose Garces on Restaurant Critics and the Strangest Thing He’s Ever Eaten

My full name is … Jose Alonso Garces. There are accents on it, but I don’t use them. I was named after my grandfather, who […]


Philly Chef Conference Keeps Getting Better

Philly Chef Conference is just over two weeks away, and they’re still adding to the lineup. In addition to announcing an excellent chef lineup for […]


The 2020 Philly Chef Conference: Sustainability, Restaurant Leadership and the Golden Age of Pasta

When Philly Chef Conference released its list of participants for the 2020 event, we knew it was going to be an excellent lineup. Now, the […]


Some of the World’s Biggest Names in Food Are Coming to the 2020 Philly Chef Conference

  Drexel University’s Department of Food & Hospitality has announced the list of participants for 2020’s Philly Chef Conference, and the event is shaping up […]


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

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 […]

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Chef JaeHee Cho on Making the Sixers One of the Best-Fueled Teams in the NBA

This interview was conducted as part of our New Philly Power series, which highlights 38 Philadelphians determined to shake up the city’s status quo. Read more here. In […]

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5 Takeaways From the 2019 Philly Chef Conference

This weekend, the Philly Chef Conference brought hospitality professionals from the city and around the world together for a few days of discussion, education, networking, and, of […]

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

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 […]

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How This Philly Chef Is Creating a Platform for Talented Black Culinary Artists

I’m from … South Philly originally, but I’ve lived and worked all over the city. I just moved back from California. The thing I missed […]

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The 2019 Philly Chef Conference: Food Science, #MeToo, Tipping, and More

The schedule for the this year’s Philly Chef Conference has been announced, and programming looks like it’ll be the best yet. The Drexel University Center for Food & […]

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Philly Chefs Dish on the Future of Our Food Scene

Rents are rising. Instagram is king. Restaurants are opening at a fast clip. Is this the beginning of the end? Are we just getting started? […]