Liz is available to speak on any one or all of the following topics, or she is able to design a topic just for your organization:

  • The history of the cocktail in New Orleans

  • The origin and evolution of Creole and Cajun Cuisines, and their differences

  • U. S. food policy regarding GMO foods, additives, and the obesity controversies.

  • Culinary Diplomacy, promoting international understanding through exchange of foodways across cultures.

  • How the South developed a distinct regional cuisine.

  • The history of the Southern Food & Beverage Museum and the impact of its programs.

Past Speaking Engagements:

At Home in New Orleans, Louisiana - 

Food for Thought Conference, The Roosevelt New Orleans, April 16-18, 2019 - Liz discussed the history and future of the New Orleans food and beverage scene. 

NAMA Coffee Tea & Water Show, Hyatt Regency, New Orleans, November 12-14, 2018 - Liz was a keynote speaker at the event and interviewed Howard Behard, former Starbucks president and founder, about his leadership principles and philosophies.

RHI Sociable City Summit, Royal Sonesta, New Orleans, February 18-20,2018 - Liz participated in a panel discussing the nighttime food and drink culture of New Orleans. 

On The Road - 

"Food and Museums," Université de Paris Saclay, Paris, France, 2018 - Liz appeared as a Special Lecturer for the 50th Seminar.

Jazz Fest, Usabada (Moscow), Moscow, Russia, June 2014 - Liz served as a Culinarian in Residence.

Musique de Rues Festival, Besançon, France, October 2008 - Liz attended as Residence Culinaire.

Otro Sabor Festival, Medellin, Columbia, August 2008 - Liz attended as Culinarian in Residence.

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