Chef & Restauranteur Scholarship Opportunities at the Ag Innovation Showcase
Chefs and restaurateurs are invited to a special day of education especially designed for them at the Ag Innovation Showcase, a professional educational, networking and presentation event being held at The Guthrie Theater, September 9-11. The theme of the event is the convergence of food, medicine, health, agriculture and sustainability.
Programming on Wednesday, September 11, is focused on “food as medicine” for chefs and restaurateurs. Sessions include: how to leverage “Functional Food” for profits and market share; cooking with Functional Foods; how to create an environment of wellness and productivity for restaurant chefs and staff; the convergence of food, agriculture and wellness in foodservice; the financial, physiological and health implications of foods.
As restaurateurs and chefs, you have the opportunity to become part of the solution by offering Functional Foods to your patrons. Profitability and preparation time and effort remain the same, but positioning yourself as a purveyor of healthy food will attract new patrons and increase market share. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 80 percent of chronic disease is caused by food, however 80% of chronic disease is preventable or curable by food.
Twenty-five scholarships are being offered to restaurateurs and chefs to attend Wednesday programming and the Tuesday night get-together. Regular cost is $695. Scholarships cover 100% of this fee. Applications take 10 minutes and can be made at http://chefscholarship.org