2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Culinary Crossroads: Technique vs Technology

Sunday, March 15
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Driskill Hotel
Driskill Ballroom
604 Brazos St


For centuries before the dawn of modern technology, our ability as culinarians was largely determined by the techniques we could master as individuals. Whether honing our knife skills, exploring new cooking methods, learning new recipes or developing our understanding about ingredient interactions, much of this work involved many hours of research, exploration and learning. Over the past few years, the dramatic expansion at the intersection of food and tech has allowed technology to supplement, and in some ways supplant our need to build a foundational knowledge of cooking techniques. Access to digital content, millions of cooking videos, community message boards and a myriad of social media platforms means that technology has made it easier than ever to grow beyond beginner cooking techniques. Through this panel, moderated by Kelly Senyei of Just a Taste, we'll take a broad look at the ways in which technology has influenc...

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Chris Muscarella



Chris Muscarella is the CEO and Founder of Kitchensurfing, an online marketplace where outstanding local chefs cook for you in your home.

Prior to Kitchensurfing, Chris got involved in the food wo...

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Joe Perez



Andy was part of the founding team of Tastemade, a 2-year-old company based in Santa Monica, CA and Austin, TX. The company’s technology and programming seek to connect the world through food, on ...

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Molly Siegler

Culinary Content Editor

Whole Foods Market

Molly Siegler is the Culinary Content Editor for Whole Foods Market. Her culinary background includes work as an Assistant Editor for Food52, teaching cooking classes, catering, working for Americo...

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Raphael Brion

Web Editor

Bon Appetit

Raphael Brion is a native Belgian who now resides in Austin, TX, where he serves as the long-running editor of Eater National. Raphael cut his teeth as the founder of seminal food blog Eat Me Daily...

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