Worlds of Flavor®

Kitchens Connected: Linking emerging appetites and culinary innovation in an era of global flavor discovery
November 14-16, 2013

Download the conference app, and PDFs of the Kitchens Connected overview, program schedule, and attendee details.

Today, chefs visit each other’s kitchens both literally and virtually, making use of airplanes and social media interchangeably to gain access to other food cultures and other culinary spaces, sharing everything from photos to fragments of their creative process with their colleagues, customers and the media.

Connectedness and creativity are perhaps even more essential in times of economic uncertainty, when it’s critical to be relentless in pursuit of memorable experiences for our customers. Wider, more global perspectives—whether probing centuries-old traditions, exploring the frontiers of culinary science, hunting down new ingredients, or re-inventing culinary favorites—can help restaurants and operations at all levels remain competitive.

In the 16th edition of The Culinary Institute of America’s Worlds of Flavor® International Conference & Festival, which will take place November 14-16, 2013, we will look at the myriad ways in which kitchens around the globe are connected today and discuss the creative processes, techniques and technologies (both informational and operational), flavor profiles, and ingredients that are increasingly essential parts of the 21st century chef’s toolkit.

Through four intersecting, thematic areas—Information Technology, Culinary Science, Creativity, and Millennial Appetites—we’ll discover how our most inspired chefs are leveraging change and global touch points in order to build community and success around their culinary vision.

Join us November 14-16, 2013, as we take an insider’s look at a world matrix of culinary talent, flavor, creativity—and the minds and palates of the young, hungry customers who keep fueling “what’s next.”

We're excited to launch our new free conference app, which provides easy access to conference details on your mobile device, including the schedule, presenters, presenter bios, sponsors, campus information, maps, FAQs, and much more. The app is available for download here, and can be found in the iTunes store or Google Play store by searching "CIA Leadership." A few features of the app will continue to roll out as we get closer to the conference, including the World Marketplace map which will be available on the first day of the conference.