Worlds of Flavor®

THE CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA   |   

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE & FESTIVAL

Experience Worlds of Flavor

                  EXPERIENCE WORLDS OF FLAVOR

                  At Worlds of Flavor®, you will spend three days alongside more than 600 like-minded, flavor-seeking culinary pioneers, mixing business with pleasure as you learn from some of the best chefs in the world. What better way to meet your colleagues than while discussing the inspiration provided by chefs from Spain, Denmark, Mexico, Japan, Turkey, England, or Singapore? From the famed world marketplace tastings to the outdoor live fire, from the main stage to the stoves of our 15,000-square-foot teaching kitchen, from the herb garden to the wine center, the CIA’s historic Greystone campus provide the perfect background for inspiration, engaging all of your senses at all moments as you listen, watch, smell, hear—and taste!

                  You will attend culinary demonstrations, presentations, panels, and workshops that showcase both the most modern of techniques and century-old traditions and give you the latest data on trends and demographics. Uniquely at Worlds of Flavor, you also get to taste the food you watch being made; without traveling further than California, you can eat three-star Michelin and street food delicacies from just about anywhere in the world. In the evenings, join new and old friends at the world-class restaurants of the Napa Valley. And stay an extra day to visit wineries and markets, to complete the full culinary immersion that Worlds of Flavor offers.

The Grape Crusher statue in southern Napa welcomes visitors to the valley (Photo courtesy of the Napa Valley Vintners)
The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone is located in the world-renowned Napa Valley wine region (Photo courtesy of the Napa Valley Vintners)
A barn in the Napa Valley's scenic Carneros region (Photo courtesy of the Napa Valley Vintners)
Greystone looks out onto surrounding mountains and the vineyards of Krug winery (Photo courtesy of the Napa Valley Vintners)
Grapes growing on the stone archway entrance to Greystone
The Culinary Institute of America's historical Napa Valley campus at Greystone
Greystone's front entrance
Inside Greystone's stunning main lobby
Dr. Tim Ryan, president of the CIA, discusses global connections and influences that spark a chef's creativity
Hamdi Ulukaya, Founder and CEO of Chobani, leads a breakout session in the first floor's Ecolab Theater
Rick Bayless, Chef-Owner of Frontera Grill and Topolobampo in Chicago, creator of Frontera Gourmet Foods, cookbook author, and host of "Mexico - One Plate at a Time," demonstrates how to make some Mexican street food inspired dishes.
Chef Masaharu Morimoto, well known for his star role on "Iron Chef," wows the audience with one of his demonstrations as he prepares a signature seafood dish
Chef Musa Dagdeverin from Turkey at Greystone's Live Fire Kitchen, always a popular spot at our Worlds of Flavor Conferences.
Lunch allows guests to sample some of the dishes prepared by presenting chefs
Attendees mingle and sample small bites prepared by presenting chefs at the World Marketplace