sweetgreen Chef Michael Stebner to Speak at United Fresh 2019
WASHINGTON, DC - The United Fresh Convention & Expo in Chicago is looking to be jam-packed with a few of our industry’s most renowned celebs. This will include Michael Stebner, Director of Culinary at Los Angeles-based sweetgreen, who will be in the expo’s attendance on June 11. Not only will he be in attendance, he will also give attendees a peek inside his (master)mind with a presentation on his culinary perspectives.
“sweetgreen got its start near the United Fresh office in Washington, D.C., and with several locations nearby we have the pleasure of enjoying Michael’s work firsthand,” said Andrew Marshall, United Fresh’s Director of Foodservice & Foundation Partnerships. “We’re thrilled to have him leading a thoughtful discussion of the company’s philosophy as it relates to fresh produce and how it is leveraging technology to grow demand and working with customers and communities to increase access to fresh food.”
During the Main Stage education session, Produce at the Center of the Plate: A Chef’s Perspective, Stebner, an award-winning chef and visionary of culinary excellence, will touch on sweetgreen’s commitment to transparency, upping the accessibility of healthy food, and supporting small and mid-size sustainable growers by introducing attendees to creative ways of incorporating more produce into menus and meals for all dining occasions.
Founded in 2006, sweetgreen now boasts 94 locations across seven U.S. markets. According to a press release, the quick-eats restaurant believes that the choices we make about what we eat, where it comes from, and how it is prepared have a direct and powerful impact on the health of individuals, communities, and the environment.
Stebner himself boasts many accolades, a few of which include two invitations to the James Beard House in New York, the title of co-author of the New York Times bestselling True Food Cookbook, and a prior stint with Dr. Andrew Weil as the Brand Chef of True Food Kitchen. At sweetgreen, he is responsible for managing the menu and concept innovations.
During the expo, United Fresh’s Main Stage will serve as a hub for constant engagement and entertainment and a meet-up spot for attendees to share their passion, business, and energies with fellow attendees, so be sure to check it out!
To register for United Fresh 2019 Convention & Expo, visit, www.unitedfreshshow.org. For more of what to expect as we hurtle through trade show season, keep following AndNowUKnow.