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Conversations at Copia: Culture & Cuisine

Date: September 7 @ 4:30 pm9:30 pm

What does it mean to be authentic and who gets to cook what?

Join Andrew Zimmern and a distinguished panel of chefs and food experts as they discuss what it means to cook culturally authentic cuisine. And, what determines a chef’s authority to cook whatever they want, regardless of their culture?

Pre-Reception & Conversation Tickets include: 

  • Pre-event reception to meet-and-mingle with Andrew Zimmern and all-star panelists and enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres
  • Panel discussion with Q&A

During the reception, panelists will also be available to sign their cookbooks and/or latest releases, which will be available for purchase. 





Andrew Zimmern


The U.S. is a melting pot of global flavors, but how does a chef prove their authority of a particular cuisine? Today, chefs are adopting, embracing, and immersing themselves in cultures that have inspired them to cook delicious foods. Join chefs who rock the international cuisine scene as they discuss their journeys to create some of the most exciting and delicious restaurants in the country.



Schedule of Events:

4:30 p.m. Check-In

4:45 p.m. Pre-Conversation Reception

6 p.m. Culture and Cuisine Conversation

7:30 p.m. Conclusion of Conversation



Newly Added: Scholarship Reception! Celebration to kick off the Andrew Zimmern Second Chances Scholarship at the CIA in our Hestan Kitchen following the conversation. The reception is included in your ticket and will feature hors d’oeuvre inspired by our panelists’ recipes, wine tastings, and a variety of fun ways that YOU can support the new scholarship.

The panelists will be mixing and mingling throughout the event, so you’ll be able to continue the conversation, while creating a new future for students in need of a second chance in order to attend the CIA. Learn More About Donating Now >



This event is part of our Conversations at Copia Series. Join us for more events throughout 2019 and 2020!

About Conversations at Copia
Conversations at Copia is a live talk series that brings together the pioneers of constructive disruption within the world of food [beverage and hospitality] to share their stories of positive change.


September 7
4:30 pm–9:30 pm
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The CIA at Copia


The CIA at Copia (The Culinary Institute of America)
500 1st Street
Napa, CA 94559 United States
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