Paul Barron – Founder & Producer of Foodable Network
We are excited to welcome Paul Barron, the founder of the largest network of web shows for the restaurant & hospitality industry, the Foodable Network. The network has ten video channels, seven blogs, and top 25 restaurant rankings by city! He started FastCasual.com and was named a Top 50 Power Influence for 2013 and 2012 by Forbes Magazine. And, Paul is author of The Chipotle Effect and was awarded Restaurant Trendsetter of the Year in 2012.
Will Savarese – Executive Chef at Robert’s Steakhouse Atlantic City NJ The Trump Taj Mahal
Will Savarese is Executive Chef for Robert’s Steakhouse. He directs culinary operations for the two locations in New York City and one at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. Will was part of the culinary teams for some of the finest restaurants around, including La Cote Basque in New York City and The River Café in Brooklyn. After completing his education at CIA, he returned to La Cote Basque as Chef de Cuisine and received a New York Times 3-star rating. He later worked at New York City’s Aureole and as saucier for Le Cirque. From 1999 – 2005, Will oversaw the kitchen of La Cremaillere and earned another 3-Star rating from The New York Times in 2002. Robert’s Steakhouse was voted “Best Steakhouse” by Philadelphia Magazine and voted #1 Restaurant by Atlantic City Boardwalk Journal.