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Expo Milano: USA Pavilion Announces Dream Team of Chef Participants

Anna Mowry

Anna Mowry

January 27, 2015


USA Pavilion at Expo Milano

The word is out: the James Beard Foundation and the International Culinary Center are leading the conception and buildout of the USA Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015, the first world’s fair to focus exclusively on food. Yesterday, over at the official USA Pavilion website, the planners announced the project's "dream team" of culinary talent, which includes Tom Colicchio, Barbara Lynch, Rick Bayless, David Chang, Naomi Pomeroy, and many others. The chefs, many of whom are JBF Award winners, will serve in a variety of roles: some will sit on USA Pavilion's Chef Advisory Board, while others are slated to cook at the project's "James Beard American Restaurant." There's also a Food Truck Advisory Board, which is designing a fleet of custom-built vehicles that will serve regional American street foods to Expo visitors.

Head over to the USA Pavilion blog to see the current lineup, which will continue to add new participants at Expo Milano approaches. 

View our complete archive of Expo Milano coverage. For more background, check out this recent Expo preview in the New York Times.

For more information about USA Pavilion, visit and follow the project on Twitter and Instagram. To learn more about Expo Milan, visit and follow the fair on Twitter and Instagram.

Anna Mowry is senior editor at the James Beard Foundation. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.