Learning Circles

Learning Circles

GLEAM is pleased to present Chef Michalak White of the esteemed Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts. Chef Stephanie has been working in the hospitality industry for over a decade and has worked in a myriad of environments, including small restaurants, pop-ups, catering, farm-to-table establishments, and teaching kitchens. Many of her professional experiences have revolved around developing plant-based and seasonal dishes. She holds a bachelor of professional studies from the Culinary Institute of America, a master of arts in food studies from New York University, and is currently pursuing her doctorate in higher education leadership at Maryville University.

In Seasonality & Plant-Based Cooking, attendees will explore key facets of plant-based cooking, seasonality, and how they intersect. Additionally, we will explore how plant-based and seasonal cooking are perceived in the current and future marketplace and how to plan and build plant-based dishes. The session will end with a workshop brainstorming plant-based dish ideas based on location and season.