Why are foodways important?

Foodways is the study of what people eat and why. Why we procure, prepare and serve the food we do has cultural, sociological, geographical, financial and political influences.



Why is recognition of diverse foodways valuable?

Preserving our past and present for the future by research, documentation and oral histories. It is culinary anthropology on the hoof, paw, root and leaf.



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One Bite at a Time




Kendall College, School of Culinary Arts, 

900 N. North Branch Street

Chicago, Illinois


April 27, 28 & 29, 2012








Kendall College


Kendall College School of Culinary Arts



FoodLink FoodStuffs.com


Belstra Milling

Belstra Milling Company



In Kind Donors

Belstra Milling

Belstra Milling Company



Chelsea Milling Company
Chelsea Milling Company



Illinois Grape Growers and Vintner;s Association

Illinois Grape Growers and Vintner's Association



Rare Tea Cellar
Rare Tea Cellar


The Scrumptious Pantry



The Spice House
The Spice House  


Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board
Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board




Special Acknowledgements

Chicago Amplified of Chicago Public Radio

Chicago Public Radio’s Chicago Amplified


Louisa Chu

Paige Esbrook


Kendall College
Faculty and Staff of Kendall College

- Mitch Cavanah, Events Chef

- Christopher Koetke, Vice President Laureate International Universities, Center of Excellence in  Culinary Arts

- Joe Monastero, Director, Dining and Event Services

- Andy Power, Culinary Operations Manager

- Renee Zonka, Dean, School of Culinary Arts



Smart Museum
The Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago