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Calgary prepares to welcome a star-studded lineup for Terroir Symposium, a leading forum for thought-provoking discussions on food, beverages and hospitality. This year’s event, taking place May 25-26 at the John Ware Building at SAIT, features renowned chefs, social justice advocates and industry experts.

Who’s on the Menu?

  • Michelin-starred restaurateur, owner and wine expert Billy Wagner from Nobelhart & Schmutzig (Berlin)
  • Toronto’s esteemed chocolatier, Nadège Nourian
  • Visionary chef Avinash Shashidhara from Pahli Hill Bandra Bhai (London)
  • Plant-based culinary leader Chef Nina Curtis
  • Vancouver-based award-winning food journalist Alexandra Gill, former Globe and Mail critic, Canada’s 50 Best Bars editor and guest judge on Iron Chef Canada
  • Opening keynote by social justice warrior, advocate, agitator and social impact entrepreneur Mark Bran
Terroir Symposium

What’s Cooking?

Attendees can expect:

  • Engaging presentations and panels sparking creativity and collaboration.
  • Interactive workshops:
    • Hands-on butchery with Knifewear
    • Woodford Reserve whiskey masterclass and sensory evaluations
    • Live kitchen demonstrations by Nadège Nourian and Avinash Shashidhara
  • Fueling Positive Change

Terroir Symposium, hosted by SAIT’s School of Hospitality and Tourism (ranked Top 50 globally by CEOWORLD Magazine), aims to inspire positive change within the culinary landscape. Through its annual events, workshops, and initiatives, Terroir connects industry professionals, thought leaders, and enthusiasts to shape the future of food culture.

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