Kitchen Lab: Tapping the Root
Thu, Apr 28
06:00 pm - 08:30 pm
Parkway Central Library, Culinary Literacy Center, 4th Floor
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
SpeakersDaniel SternDaniel Stern is the chef and owner of R2L, the acclaimed modern-American restaurant. Daniel learned his craft from the likes of Rocco DiSpirito, Gray Kunz, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, and Daniel Boulud. In 2002, he became the Executive Chef of Le Bec Fin and led the kitchen to the reclaiming of its coveted 5th Mobil Star. Eventually, Daniel ventured on his own, opening his first restaurant, Gayle, in 2005. After, he went on to create other renowned dining experiences with Rae, MidAtlantic, and finally, R2L in 2010.Eric Vander HydeEric Vander Hyde is a farmer and the proprietor of Barefoot Gardens, a small scale, production oriented, organically managed herb farm, which he co-owns and operates with his wife, Linda Shanahan. Together, Eric and his wife have been working to transform their Doylestown farm into a collection of gardens, forming a small circle of mini-ecosystems complementing each other while creating a Farm Organism that reflects their dedication to sustainable land stewardship.Shanna CasterShanna Caster is a lover of science in all its forms, but is especially fond of chemistry, which she studied at the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State. If you can cook it, taste it, transform it, or blow it up, she's all about it. Shanna currently works at The Franklin Institute as a Museum Program Supervisor, and, this is her third year nerding it up with the Philadelphia Science Festival.
PartnersThe Franklin InstituteThe Franklin InstituteIn 1824, The Franklin Institute was founded to honor Benjamin Franklin and to advance the usefulness of his inventions. Today, The Franklin Institute is a vibrant organization that continues to offer new and exciting science learning experiences for the citizens of Philadelphia. The Institute has grown to become an integral part of the city by providing a hands-on approach to science and technology through community outreach initiatives and innovative partnerships in public education. It has become a dynamic agent of change through its rich array of exhibitions, programs, lectures, and discussions designed to illuminate issues in contemporary science. The Franklin Institute continues to reflect Benjamin Franklin’s spirit of inquiry and discovery as it strives to inspire an understanding of and passion for science and technology learning.R2L RestaurantR2L RestaurantBarefoot FarmsBarefoot Farms