From medieval guilds all the way forward to Wikipedia, sharing knowledge has always been a boon for humanity. We thrive on it. And hospitality symposium Grow is built around the idea that information is better served up than hoardedThe collective's event Grow Assembly has run three times in Melbourne, and now it's bringing its consortium of hospo professionals to Sydney for the first time. new generation of chefs, sommeliers, bakers, cocktail artisans, food journos and FOH firecrackers with the juice squeezed from their collective experience.
The event event is a full-day seminar on Sunday, May 6 in Balmain with 13 industry speakers spitting knowledge left, right and centre. The lineup reads like a Wiki entry of Sydney's food community, including Neil Perry (Rockpool and the new Bar Patron), Palisa Anderson (Chat Thai), Mitch Orr (Acme), Harriet Leigh (Archie Rose) and Julia Campbell (Women in Hospitality), among others. Phew.
The team that is putting the whole shebang together — Michael Bascetta, Banjo Harris Plane, Meira Harel, Kylie Javier Ashton and Vicky Symington — also has an impressive joint resume; together they count stints at Attica, Momofuku Seiobo and Bar Liberty in their experience.
It's a long list, but you get the jist — these are the people you want to be the hospitality Yoda to your Skywalker. If you're looking to bring that novelty hybrid food idea into fruition or give us your spin on fried chicken this event is the perfect way to get a foot in the door. Tickets are $99 until April 9 and $130 after, and include lunch and coffee.