TEDxKalamazoo Beer & Food Salon

Explore the flavors of Kalamazoo! High end restaurants, flavor extraction specialists, breweries, and a culinary prowess will all take the stage on June 20th.

Speakers include:
  • Mike Babb

    Mike has a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. Mike also studied Brewing Technology at the Technical University of Munich – Weihenstephan, and has a Masters degree in Education and Curriculum Development from Colorado Christian University. He worked at the Coors Brewing Company for 20 years in a number of positions including Process Development, R&D, Operations Management, and International Head Brewer. Mike served as Director of Education for brewing education at the Siebel Institute of Technology and continues to teach brewing as a part-time instructor at Siebel Institute. Mike joined Kalsec in November 2003 as Hops Products Technical Sales Associate. He was the Director – Hops Product Management for 6 years and was named Kalsec Hops Fellow in October 2013. Mike is also currently developing the Sustainable Brewing curriculum for Kalamazoo Valley Community College in coordination with Western Michigan University.

  • Rachel Chadderdon Bair

    Rachel Chadderdon Bair is the new Director of Innovative and Sustainable Food Systems at Kalamazoo Valley Community College's new Healthy Living Campus, and a former director of Fair Food Network's Double Up Food Bucks program. She is so glad to have come home to Kalamazoo, bringing her passion for community food systems and love of good food.

***Do to the nature of this event tickets sales cannot be refunded.
Event Timeline
Sat Aug 29, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
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Rupert's Brew House
General Attendance $10.00

On sale until Aug 29, 2015, 9:00:00 AM

Venue Address
773 W. Michigan Ave. , Kalamazoo, MI United States