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Theme: How food will bring back our sense of Community

This event occurred on
July 13, 2022
4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
(UTC -7hrs)
Santa Barbara, California
United States

For the past two years, due to COVID, we’ve not been able to enjoy a meal with friends and have been relegated to food delivery services or binge-cooking the latest TikTok fad. Yet, eating together as families and friends is a strong tie that needs to be reinstated to build bridges vital to our daily lives. Sharing meals, especially as a family unit, has been disrupted since the 1950s, when the percentage of women entering the workforce dramatically increased. Chef Chris Hill believes the dinner table is the center of the community, both in and out of the home, and has ideas for how we can regain this sense of Community.

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1482 E Valley Road, Suite 466
Santa Barbara, California, 93108
United States
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Chris Hill

Author, Chef, Professor
Chris Hill is a self-trained chef who grew up in Atlanta, went to the University of Alabama, and pursued a career in consulting before moving to Virginia to follow his passion - food. He opened his first restaurant at 28, where he grew into the role of executive chef of 3 Way Cafe, a bistro in downtown Norfolk. After a half-decade, he sold his share in the business to pursue other ventures in the culinary world that include TV, speaking, and consulting. Additionally, he is an adjunct professor of marketing and management at the Culinary Institute of Virginia. Chris has built a six-figure social media following centered around his personal brand and is best known for his work on leadership, and his books, including Making the Cut: What Separates the Best From the Rest, 2 TEDx talks, and his mission of helping hospitality industry workers lead fulfilling, successful careers. He regularly speaks at hospitality industry events such as the NRA Show, the ACF, and at top culinary schools.

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Santa Barbara, CA, United States