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Dining + Design, Conversations with Chefs and Architects

Momofuku Noodle Bar, Toronto.

Whether high concept or vernacular, high budget or low, design plays an essential role in every restaurant experience. On Monday April 22, May 20, and June 10, the James Beard Foundation (JBF) will partner with The New School to launch a series of panel discussions, titled Dining + Design: Conversations with Chefs and Architects on Creating the Ideal Dining Experience. This unique program will feature conversations with top toques and architects, highlighting the critical relationship between a restaurant’s culinary concepts and physical design.

The series draws on The New School’s Food Studies program, which is a leader in the study of the intersection of food and design, culture and politics. “The Dining + Design series perfectly aligns with the mission of the Food Studies program here at The New School, which is to provide students with the theoretical and practical tools they need to successfully engage in the growing global conversations about cuisine,” said Fabio Parasecoli, Associate Professor and Coordinator, Food Studies, The New School. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with The James Beard Foundation, and look forward to cultivating a longstanding relationship.”

The series panel discussion include:

  • April 22, 6:00 p.m. at Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street
    Dining: Chef Dan Barber & Laureen Barber, Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns
    Design: Peter Guzy, Co-Founder, Asfour Guzy Architects
    Moderated by Mitchell Davis, executive vice president, James Beard Foundation
  • May 20, 6:00 p.m. at Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street
    Dining: Chef Andrew Carmellini, The Dutch, Lafayette and Locanda Verde
    Design: Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch, Roman + Williams
    Moderated by Fabio Parasecoli, associate professor and coordinator, Food Studies, The New School
  • June 10, 6:00 p.m. at Theresa Lang Center, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor
    Dining: Chef David Chang, Momofuku
    Design: Anwar Mekhayech, co-founder, The Design Agency
    Moderated by Mitchell Davis, executive vice president, James Beard Foundation

Tickets to Dining + Design are available to the general public for $10, with free admission for students and alumni of The New School and members of the James Beard Foundation. To purchase tickets, please call The New School box office at 212.229.5488, email boxoffice@newschool.edu, or visit The New School Box Office online. For more information about becoming a member of the James Beard Foundation, please visit: www.jamesbeard.org/membership. For more information about Dining + Design, please visit: www.jamesbeard.org.

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