If you’re looking for a unique, hands-on experience in Bentonville, the Bentonville Culinary Summit Series is a treat you won’t want to miss. Sponsored by and hosted at the Brightwater Center for the Study of Food, The Culinary Summit Series offers individuals a chance at learning to prepare low-cost, yet delicious meals. Additional instruction will focus on how food is changing the world of healthcare and how the community is the catalyst for that change.
The Summit, which runs from October 5,, 2017- October 7, 2017, costs $100-$200 to attend, depending on which package you desire, and is one of the many ways the city of Bentonville demonstrates its commitment to the community.
The Healing Power of Food
The overarching theme of the summit is nutrition, and the healing power of food, as the theme suggests. With a hope to provide a higher quality of nutrient dense meals to clients within the healthcare system, lectures and a series of cooking classes will teach attendees how to prepare low-cost, nutritious meals. The speakers and facilitators of the Bentonville Culinary Summit Series believe that nutrient-dense meals can change patient outcomes for the better, and highlight the relationship between culinary arts and healthcare by looking at food as medicine.
With more than 10 speakers presenting at the Summit, ranging from medical backgrounds to executive chefs, there’s certain to be a wealth of knowledge available for attendees.
Dr. Timothy Harlan, MD
Dr. Harlan, often referred to as Dr. Gourmet, practices at the Tulane University Multispecialty Clinic. When he was 22 years old, Harlan opened a French bistro, and eventually attended school to obtain a degree is Hotel and Restaurant Management. During his stay, he found his way toward the medical field, and spent an extensive amount of time researching the relationship between food and health. Dr. Harlan’s experience both in restaurants and the medical field make him a lecturer you won’t want to miss at the Summit.
Executive Chef Matthew Cooper
The Preacher’s Son, a casual American cuisine joint in Bentonville, opened its doors inside of a former church in December 2016. This unique restaurant was the brainchild of Executive Chef Matthew Cooper, who manages the restaurant. His passion for food and community, as well as his celiac condition, make him an excellent addition to the speakers of the Summit.
Best known for her time spent on season 6 of The Food Network’s “The Next Food Network Star,” Kagan is a former chef instructor from Le Cordon Bleu. When her father was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2004, she focused her energy on learning everything she could about nutrition.
Other Noteworthy Speakers Include:
Chef Leah Sarris
Dr. Glenn R. Mack
Chef Lauren Altimont
Pearl McElfish, MBA, MS, PhD
Emily English MPS, MPH
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