Find food for thought at TheTimesCenter with a series of live panel discussions featuring culinary experts and Times journalists discussing restaurants, recipes and the biggest food issues of today.

October 5

11am: Eating for a Living: Life as a Food Critic
Frank Bruni, Op-Ed Columinst, The New York Times
Ruth Reichl, Writer and Editor
Sam Sifton, Food Editor, The New York Times
Pete Wells, Restaurant Critic, The New York Times
In Conversation with Kim Severson

They can make or break a restaurant with one review. Or could. How does it feel to wield such cultural power? What’s it like to eat delicious (and not-so-delicious) food for a living? And do they really wear disguises? Past and present restaurant critics tell all.

1pm: Welcome: The Fine Art of Hospitality
Will Guidara, Restaurateur and Co-Owner, Make it Nice: Eleven Madison Park, The NoMad and Made Nice
Nicole Ponseca, C.E.O. and Founder, Jeepney Filipino Gastropub
Alexander Smalls, Chef, Restaurateur and Author, Alexander Smalls & Company
In Conversation with Frank Bruni

Celebrity chefs may command the spotlight today, but it’s the people who greet customers at the door who have always kept a restaurant humming and diners buzzing. Delve into the business and culture of hospitality with three masters of the art.

5pm: Bourdain and Beyond
Pati Jinich, Chef, Cookbook Author and Host, PBS’s “Pati’s Mexican Table”
Andrew Zimmern, Chef, Author and TV personality
In Conversation with Kim Severson
Anthony Bourdain’s boundless curiosity and bold voice launched a new genre of food entertainment, inspiring people around the world to go in search of adventure—and incredible street food. Join two of Bourdain’s fellow wandering chefs, as they ponder the road ahead.

7pm: Action Bronson: Mr. Wonderful in the Kitchen
Action Bronson, Creator, “F*ck, That’s Delicious”
Jon Caramanica, Pop Music Critic, The New York Times
In Conversation with Sam Sifton

In his acclaimed documentary series “F*ck, That’s Delicious,” Action Bronson proves he’s as agile in the kitchen as he is on the mic. He’ll sit down to explore both sides of his personality with The Times’s food editor Sam Sifton and pop music critic Jon Caramanica. 

October 6

10am: Reporters with Recipes: Melissa Clark and Alison Roman
Melissa Clark, Staff Reporter and Columnist, Food, The New York Times
Alison Roman, Cooking Columnist, The New York Times, and Author, "Dining In" and “Nothing Fancy”
In Conversation with Sam Sifton
Meet the journalist-cooks of NYT Cooking. They’ll explore why home cooking matters more than ever, how they teach others to do it and what making food for people we love can do for the soul. 

4pm: The Architecture of Eating
Danny Meyer, Founder and C.E.O., Union Square Hospitality Group
David Rockwell, Founder and President, Rockwell Group
In Conversation with Michael Kimmelman

How can architecture, design and culinary expertise create a welcoming environment, before the first bite? Find out from two masters of the visual feast: Restaurateur Danny Meyer and David Rockwell, architect and designer of Nobu restaurants (and countless others).

6pm: The Secret Sauce of Success
David Chang, Chef and Founder, Momofuku
Christina Tosi, Founder and C.E.O., Milk Bar
In Conversation with To Be Announced

How do you climb the kitchen ladder? How do you keep your balance at the top? Join David Chang and Christina Tosi as they talk about the perils of success, the importance of support and the weird, wonderful life at the helm of global food brands.

October 05, 2019 - October 06, 2019
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
The Times Center
242 W 41st St
New York, NY 10036
The New York Times
Save to Calendar 2019-10-05 10:00:00 2019-10-06 19:00:00 America/New_York NYT Food Festival: The Talks Find food for thought at TheTimesCenter with a series of live panel discussions featuring culinary experts and Times journalists discussing restaurants, recipes and the biggest food issues of today. *October 5* 11am: Eating for a Living: Life as a Food Critic Frank Bruni, Op-Ed Columinst, The New York Times Ruth Reichl, Writer and Editor Sam Sifton, Food Editor, The New York Times Pete Wells, Restaurant Critic, The New York Times In Conversation with Kim Severson They can make or break a restaurant with one review. Or could. How does it feel to wield such cultural power? What’s it like to eat delicious (and not-so-delicious) food for a living? And do they really wear disguises? Past and present restaurant critics tell all. 1pm: Welcome: The Fine Art of Hospitality Will Guidara, Restaurateur and Co-Owner, Make it Nice: Eleven Madison Park, The NoMad and Made Nice Nicole Ponseca, C.E.O. and Founder, Jeepney Filipino Gastropub Alexander Smalls, Chef, Restaurateur and Author, Alexander Smalls & Company In Conversation with Frank Bruni Celebrity chefs may command the spotlight today, but it’s the people who greet customers at the door who have always kept a restaurant humming and diners buzzing. Delve into the business and culture of hospitality with three masters of the art. 5pm: Bourdain and Beyond Pati Jinich, Chef, Cookbook Author and Host, PBS’s “Pati’s Mexican Table” Andrew Zimmern, Chef, Author and TV personality In Conversation with Kim Severson Anthony Bourdain’s boundless curiosity and bold voice launched a new genre of food entertainment, inspiring people around the world to go in search of adventure—and incredible street food. Join two of Bourdain’s fellow wandering chefs, as they ponder the road ahead. 7pm: Action Bronson: Mr. Wonderful in the Kitchen Action Bronson, Creator, “F*ck, That’s Delicious” Jon Caramanica, Pop Music Critic, The New York Times In Conversation with Sam Sifton In his acclaimed documentary series “F*ck, That’s Delicious,” Action Bronson proves he’s as agile in the kitchen as he is on the mic. He’ll sit down to explore both sides of his personality with The Times’s food editor Sam Sifton and pop music critic Jon Caramanica.  *October 6* 10am: Reporters with Recipes: Melissa Clark and Alison Roman Melissa Clark, Staff Reporter and Columnist, Food, The New York Times Alison Roman, Cooking Columnist, The New York Times, and Author, "Dining In" and “Nothing Fancy” In Conversation with Sam Sifton Meet the journalist-cooks of NYT Cooking. They’ll explore why home cooking matters more than ever, how they teach others to do it and what making food for people we love can do for the soul.  4pm: The Architecture of Eating Danny Meyer, Founder and C.E.O., Union Square Hospitality Group David Rockwell, Founder and President, Rockwell Group In Conversation with Michael Kimmelman How can architecture, design and culinary expertise create a welcoming environment, before the first bite? Find out from two masters of the visual feast: Restaurateur Danny Meyer and David Rockwell, architect and designer of Nobu restaurants (and countless others). 6pm: The Secret Sauce of Success David Chang, Chef and Founder, Momofuku Christina Tosi, Founder and C.E.O., Milk Bar In Conversation with To Be Announced How do you climb the kitchen ladder? How do you keep your balance at the top? Join David Chang and Christina Tosi as they talk about the perils of success, the importance of support and the weird, wonderful life at the helm of global food brands. The Times Center, 242 W 41st St New York, NY 10036 The New York Times
Type
Talks & Lectures
Food
Fee 
$30–$45