Cracking the Code on Millennial Dining: A Panel Discussion with Industry Experts

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2014 James Beard Winner, Charles Phan, along with Chef Laurence Jossel & Sommelier Christophe Tassan will discuss the dining habits of Millennials.

On Monday, June 16 from 6-8pm, Culintro ( will host a panel discussion focused on Cracking the Code on Millennial Dining at Public Works (161 Erie Street, San Francisco, CA).

Four industry experts will discuss how the millennial generation is affecting the face of dining. The discussion will provide first hand insight into what the speakers have observed about the generation and how they have reached them and gained success. The speakers include Chef Charles Phan (Slanted Door Family & recipient of the 2014 James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurant), Chef Laurence Jossel (Nopa, Nopalito), and Master Sommelier Christophe Tassan (The Battery). The conversation will be moderated by Andrew Freeman (AF&CO Public Relations).

The event will begin with wine and espresso drinks from 6-7pm provided by Rhone Valley Wines and Nespresso. The panel will take place from 7-8pm and following the panel, cocktails and wine will be served.

Tickets to the event can be purchased at for $25/members and $40/non-members.

About Culintro:
Culintro fosters an active community of restaurant industry leaders in order to deliver the connections and opportunities that matter. Visit for access to job openings, networking events, and partnership opportunities.

About Charles Phan:
Known as the inventor of modern Vietnamese cuisine in America, Charles Phan is executive chef and owner of the Slanted Door family of restaurants. In 2004, Phan won the James Beard Foundation Award for "Best Chef in California" in 2004 and this year he won the James Beard Foundation Award for "Outstanding Restaurant of the Year". His Restaurant Empire includes: Slanted Door, The Coachman, Out the Door, Hard Water, Academy Cafe, The Moss Room, and South at SF Jazz.

About Laurence Jossel:
Laurence Jossel, a former Chronicle Rising Star Chef who opened Chez Nous with great success in 2000, following stints at La Folie, the Ritz-Carlton with Gary Danko, and Kokkari. His partners in nopa are Allyson Jossel and Jeff Hanak. This trio, who met while all were working for Chow Restaurants, combines years of food and wine experience with outstanding restaurants in the Bay Area.

About Christophe Tassan:
Christophe is an M.O.F Sommelier from Avignon, France. He moved to the US in 2008 to work Alain Ducasse’s Mix at Mandalay Bay. In 2013, he made the move to San Francisco with Michelin-starred Chef Jason Abrusto to helm the 3,0000 bottle wine list at The Battery.

About Andrew Freeman:
After years in the PR world, Andrew opened his own PR agency, Andrew Freeman & Co in 2005. The list of clients Andrew has had the opportunity to work with include: Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants, David Burke Restaurants, Campari America, Marriott Hotels International, and other restaurants and hotels from coast to coast. Additionally, Andrew will work with the Golden Gate Restaurant Association to co-create and produce the highly successful event Eat, Drink SF (Formerly called SFChefs) – one of the country’s leading food, wine and spirits festivals.

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