The trade program is embedded within the larger, consumer-friendly Food & Wine Classic at Aspen, which brings together the familiar faces and talents from the magazine - along with all of its advertisers and the resulting captive audience - and sets them all down into the bucolic mountain town for three days of wining, dining and schmoozing.
Topics ranged from how to use social media, to what the best practices are for farm-to-table businesses. Read more about the Restaurant Trade Program.
The event also recognized those named as the 10 Best New Chefs by Food and Wine Magazine. They include Chicago Chef Michael Sheerin of Blackbird.
Another chef with Chicago ties-- Missy Robbins, a former chef at Spiaggia who is now at A Voce in New York City.