2014 Expo: Speakers


Look who’s speaking at this year’s Food & Travel Expo:
 
 

Industry Day: Talks

Friday, October 3rd
Yena Center at Johnson & Wales University
 

Christopher Bakken

Christopher Bakken

Author of Honey, Olives, Octopus: Adventures at the Greek Table
Topic: Culinary Travel Writing
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Emily Contois

Emily Contois

Doctoral Student, Brown University
Topic: Food Marketing
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Shane Kost

Shane Kost

President, Food Tour Pros
Topic: Food Tourism
Follow @ChiFoodPlanet

Frank Martucci

Frank Martucci

National Vice President, The United States Bartenders’ Guild
General Manager of Beverage Operations, Twin River Casino
Topic: From Barrel to Bottle
Follow @thefranklife

Lisa Raiola

Lisa Raiola

Founder, Hope & Main
Topic: Kitchen Incubators
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Brent Ryan

Brent Ryan

Founder, Newport Storm Beer and Thomas Tew Rum
Topic: Breweries and Distilleries
Follow @NewportStorm

 
 



 

Industry Day: Panel Discussion

Friday, October 3rd
Yena Center at Johnson & Wales University
 

Gail Ciampa

Gail Ciampa

Food Editor, The Providence Journal
Panel Discussion Moderator
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Tom Bivins

Tom Bivins

Executive Director, Vermont Cheese Council
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Shane Kost

Shane Kost

President, Food Tour Pros
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Peter Lehmuller

Peter Lehmuller

Dean of Culinary Education, Johnson & Wales University

Jeremy Mitchell

Jeremy Mitchell

Founder & President, FoodConnect Media / EzTix Event Ticketing

Sam Poley

Sam Poley

Director of Public Relations & Communications, Durham Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
Topic: Durham, North Carolina

Myra Alperson of Noshwalks

Myra Alperson

Owner, Noshwalks
Follow @Noshwalks

 
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Foodie Day: Taste Trekkers Tens

Saturday, October 4th
Providence Biltmore
 

Christopher Bakken

Christopher Bakken

Author of Honey, Olives, Octopus: Adventures at the Greek Table
Topic: Greece
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Jose Duarte

José Duarte

Chef & Owner, Taranta Restaurant
Topic: Peru
Follow @ChefJDuarte

Lisa Gustavson

Lisa Gustavson

Owner, Sojourner Tour Company
Topic: France

Richard JS Gutman

Richard J.S. Gutman

Director & Curator,  Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson & Wales University
Topic: Culinary Museums

Sam Poley

Sam Poley

Director of Public Relations & Communications, Durham Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
Topic: Durham, North Carolina

 
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Foodie Day: Edible Sessions

Saturday, October 4th
Providence Biltmore
 

Elle Armon-Jones

Elle Armon-Jones

Owner, The Big Foody Food Tours
Topic: New Zealand
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Tom Bivins

Tom Bivins

Executive Director, Vermont Cheese Council
Topic: Vermont
Follow @VTCheeseCouncil

Sean Buchanan

Sean Buchanan

Business Development Manager, Black River Produce
Topic: Vermont

Cesin Curi

Cesin Curi

Chef, Los Andes
Topic: Bolivia

Grace Della

Grace Della

Owner, Miami Culinary Tours
Topic: Miami
Follow @MIACulinaryTour

Davide Dukcevich

Davide Dukcevich

Co-Owner, Daniele, Inc.
Topic: Italy

Colleen Franzreb

Colleen Franzreb

Owner and Operator, Cape Cod Foodie Tours
Topic: Cape Cod
Follow @CapeCodFoodieTours

Tatiana Gana

Tatiana Gana

Co-Founder, Gastro Tours
Topic: Spain
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Jeff Landry

Jeff Landry

Product Specialist, Native Maine Produce and Specialty Foods
Topic: Maine
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Kimberley Gunning and Steve Lovelace

Kimberley Gunning and Steve Lovelace

Owners, Niagara Culinary Tours
Topic: Niagara Region Wine
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Marina Marchese

Marina Marchese

Founder, American Honey Tasting Society and Red Bee Honey
Topic: Honey
Follow @RedBeeMarina

Mario Mariani

Mario Mariani

General Manager, Pain D’Avignon
Topic: Artisan Breads

Richard Miscovich

Richard Miscovich

Associate Professor, Johnson & Wales University
Topic: Wood-Fired Ovens

Neil Rogers

Neil Rogers

Executive Chef, Volturno Pizza Napoletana
Topic: Wood-fired Pizzas
Follow @C_C_Rogers

Lisa Webster

Lisa Webster

Owner and Operator, North Star Sheep Farm
Topic: New England Lamb
Follow @NSLamb

Thei Zervaki

Thei Zervaki

Food writer and journalist
Topic: Greece
Follow @TheFullyBooked

 
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