Stage 18, Saturday, August 26, 9:00-5:30
A Taste & Talk series is a lecture and tasting experience focusing around chefs, farmers, brewers and makers. Join us as we have an elevated conversation about food, sourcing and styles followed by an opportunity to taste the lesson itself.
Whole Foods Market, Velocity Group, Stage 18 and the Walton Family Foundation.
Schedule and Info
9:00 – 9:45: COFFEE TALK
Jon Allen (Onyx) & Ava Arsaga (Arsaga’s) discuss sourcing and roasting
10:00 – 11:30: 2 CHEFS & A FARMER COOPERATIVE
Chef Matt Bell (South on Main), Paul Chaparacki of Ozark Alternatives and Chef Steven Brooks (Cook with Brooks)
11:45 – 12:45: BEAN TO BAR CHOCOLATE 101
Preston Stewart (Hello Chocolate) discusses sourcing and making chocolate
1:00 – 2:00: BREWERS IN THE ROUND
Brewers from Ozark Beer Co, Bike Rack Brewing Co, Apple Blossom Brewing Co, Lost 40 Brewing Co and Charcuterie by Travis McConnell (Butcher & Pint)
2:15 – 3:45: 2 CHEFS & A FARMER
Chef William Lyle (Eleven at Crystal Bridges) & Chef William McCormick (MOD) featuring Tessa McCormick (White River Creamery)
4:00 – 5:30: WINE & CHEESE
Sommelier Jay Baird featuring Cheese Expert Sarah Miller (Whole Foods Market)