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The Worlds of Flavor® International Conference and Festival 2009
CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

WORLD STREET FOOD and WORLD COMFORT FOOD each imply a broad range of food traditions representing flavors, dishes, and CULINARY IDEAS that often fall outside the realm of fine dining menus. In recent years, AMERICAN CHEFS — even those with the most upscale menus and operations — have found new inspiration from the FAST CASUAL, SLOW SAVORY, and "BIG VALUE".

Now you can watch the videos from the 2009 Worlds of Flavor International Conference & Festival. Relive the three-day, sauce-slopping, noodle-slurping, chaat-sampling, kabob-nibbling, tamale-savoring, tapas-grazing epic tour of the best of world street food and world comfort food. We hope you enjoy the highlights of Street Food and Comfort food from around the world! culinary traditions of Asia, the Mediterranean, and Latin America. We look forward to seeing you in 2010.


VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS


ABOUT THE WORLDS OF FLAVOR CONFERENCE & FESTIVAL:
A 12-YEAR TRADITION

The Culinary Institute of America's Worlds of Flavor International Conference & Festival is widely acknowledged as our country's most influential professional forum on world cuisines and trends. Marking its twelfth year in 2009, the annual gathering has become a "must attend" for leading chefs, corporate menu decision-makers, foodservice management executives, suppliers, journalists and professionals.

The event is the college's flagship conference, and every November Worlds of Flavor literally transforms the Napa Valley campus into an amazing crossroads of world food and culture. The conference showcases the gold standards of world cuisines that are increasingly reshaping American palates and the U.S. foodservice industry.


WOF 2009: IN THE PRESS

See and Hear what people are saying about Worlds of Flavor 2009


    

       

PROGRAM MATERIALS
Download the 2009 Conference Program
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Premium Plus Gold
Greek Mediterranean Gastronomy, Wonderful Olive Oil

Premium Gold
Almond Board of California
Barilla America
California Raisin Marketing Board
Kikkoman Sales USA
McCormick for Chefs
National Peanut Board
Catalonia, the Gateway to the Mediterranean
Vibrant Rioja

Gold
Viking Range

Silver
Bunge Oils
Unilever Foodsolutions
United States Potato Board

Bronze
CanolaInfo
Campbell Soup Company
The Catfish Institute
Colavita USA / The Mushroom Council
Chinese Cuisine Training Institute
illy Caffé
IE Singapore/Singapore Tourism Board
House Foods
Marukome
Mexican Hass Avocado Importer Association
PromPeru
Rķas Baixas, Exceptional Albariño from Spain
San Francisco and LA Specialty Produce
Thai Trade Center Los Angeles, Department of Export Promotion
USA Dry Peas, Lentils & Chickpeas

Copper
Indian Harvest Specialtifoods

Corporate
American Roland Foods
Awrey's Bakeries
Bush's Best Beans
California Olive Ranch
California Avocado Commission
Dole
Frito Lay
Givaudan
Johnsonville Sausage
Jones Dairy Farm
Kellogg Company
McCain Foods
National Mango Board
Oneida Global Foodservice
Rich's Products
Saratoga Foods Specialties
Schwan's Food Service
Two Chefs on a Roll
Ventura Foods
Whitewave Foods