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.