Speaking & Consulting

Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page speaking

Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page addressing the crowd at Innocent Drinks’ Fruit Towers headquarters in London

“Thank you so much for helping make last night such a fantastic success. Your talk was interesting, inspiring, funny, provocative and — ultimately — mouth-watering. Our products team was so excited and motivated by your stories, and buzzing with energy afterwards. I also know all those journos and bloggers were really excited to hear from someone new and different — and the feedback we had whilst everyone was leaving was brilliant. I really hope you enjoyed it too, and enjoyed learning a bit more about us and the way we do things. Hopefully we’ll be in America one day!”

—Clemmie Nettlefold, UK PR Manager, Innocent Drinks in London (July 2014)

“Thank you for your ‘finale’ and support to AAUW.  Karen, I am so grateful that you were the last speaker today because you helped the morale of 150 AAUW women….You lifted us up. I have had many emails about the success of the Book Author luncheon today.”

—Dorie Pease, chair, AAUW Book & Author Luncheon

“Thank you so much for your wonderful presentation at the AAUW Book and Author Luncheon. Your acknowledgment of the AAUW and sharing your story as a recipient of AAUW support was so motivating.  Also, your ‘food’ books are amazing.  Flavor is what it’s all about.  It was so nice to meet you and Andrew.  You are an inspiring couple.”

—Cynde Lahey, president, New Canaan AAUW Branch

“We absolutely loved having you, and everyone who met you just fell in love….I especially hope it is indeed the first of many visits during Oregon truffle season.”

—Leslie Scott, co-founder, Oregon Truffle Festival

“Your presentation was a perfect combination of factual information and humorous asides — something that very few speakers are able to pull off with as much aplomb as you both were.”

—The Smithsonian Institution

“We love you guys! You really know how to run a great discussion. If you ever decide to change careers, consider motivational speaking! Our customers went on and on about how they enjoyed listening to you both. Thanks so much for making the trip to our store, and continued success with your books!”

—Barnes & Noble

“Thank you for visiting. We had a fantastic turnout, and have heard great feedback regarding the event. It was a pleasure to work with such wonderful presenters!”

—Kelly Kesner, Liberties Books & Music (Boca Raton, FL)

“We wish to thank and congratulate you for an outstanding program presentation at the recent American Wine Society conference held in Greenwich, Connecticut. The reports from many of the attendees highlighted your program session as being outstanding, informative, well-organized and timely. A tribute to your talent and expertise. Best wishes for continued success.”

—Gene Spaziani, Conference Chair, American Wine Society

“Even after having heard you speak previously, we were surprised by the quality and energy of your presentation to our group! Our members loved hearing the behind-the-scenes stories about some of America’s best chefs and restaurants, and the business lessons imparted were clear and memorable.”

—Columbia Business School Alumni Club of New York

“Karen, thank you for helping to make The Committee of 200’s 20th Anniversary Conference [at which she participated in a panel discussion of ‘rising stars’ at The Pierre Hotel in New York City] a memorable one.”

—The Committee of 200

“Karen Page is the very best panel moderator we’ve ever seen.”

—The New York Restaurant Show

“Karen Page is a one-woman powerhouse.”

—Harvard Business School Bulletin

“Karen, I should like to tell you how pleased I was to meet you and congratulate you on the way you conducted the panel discussion on ‘The Future of Fine Dining’ at the annual membership meeting of the North American Delegation of Relais & Châteaux [in Chicago in March 2004]. I was very impressed by the inside knowledge you have of the world of culinary arts and the way chefs, food writers and critics work and argue. I particularly liked the very elegant and sovereign way in which you responded to [some of the] comments…During my many years of involvement in communications as a facilitator and moderator, I have rarely experienced somebody so knowledgeable and charming.”

—Paul A. Arend, Arend + Sharpe – Language Consultants (Frankfurt)

“I wanted to express my appreciation to you for your participation in Dorsey’s women’s event last night….It was a wonderful evening, we got great feedback from our guests, and your Q & A together gave everyone a special ‘inside look’ at the restaurant and food business. I could see from the questions that were asked from the audience that everyone was very engaged in the dialogue.”

—Sandra Edelman, Partner and Member of the Management Committee, Dorsey & Whitney LLP

“I heard that your guests LOVED your program!”

—Jennifer Wallace, Program Production Manager, Kripalu Center (Stockbridge, MA)

“It was truly my pleasure to host you [and your restaurateur panelists] Bart, Amanda and Terrance.  I speak from experience when I say it is rare for four panelists (especially panelists who do not regularly speak together) to create such a comfortable atmosphere.  The crowd enjoyed the event so much, and I am certain it was due to the pleasant ambiance you four created.”

—Alicia Lauricella, Events Coordinator, Barnes & Noble (New York City)

“Karen, thank you for helping make our second annual convention so successful. You definitely win the award for panel moderating! Many of the evaluations we received specifically commented on how terrific a moderator you are.”

—Frankie Whitman, Executive Director, Women Chefs and Restaurateurs

Innocent The Art Of Good Taste

We hosted an exploratory evening of tasting, touching, seeing and smelling with sensory workshops led by the innocent taste makers and an interactive talk by the authors of the best-selling The Flavor Bible, Karen Page & Andrew Dornenburg in Fruit Towers.

Above:  Highlights of Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg’s talk at the July 2014 event at Innocent Drinks in London (starts at 1:15)

Karen Page and/or Andrew Dornenburg have been featured speakers on a wide range of subjects related to food and drink, hospitality, and publishing, in countless venues including the following:

  • 92nd St. Y (NYC); spoke at and moderated various events, including ones featuring Gael Greene, Madhur Jaffrey, John Mariani, Joy Pierson, and Arthur Schwartz
  • Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Community College (NJ)
  • American Association of University Women – Annual Book & Author Luncheon (New Canaan, CT)
  • American Institute of Wine & Food (Dallas)
  • American Wine Society national conference (Greenwich, CT)
  • Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks (Vancouver)
  • Barnes & Noble’s Booksellers University (NYC)
  • Beckta Dining & Wine and Play Food & Wine restaurants (Ottawa)
  • Bedell Cellars  (Cutchogue, NY)
  • Book Larder  (Seattle)
  • California Culinary Academy
  • Cascadia Culinary Arts Conference (WA)
  • CHIC (Chicago)
  • Columbia Business School Club of New York
  • Cooking School of Aspen (Aspen, CO)
  • The Culinary Institute of America (Hyde Park, NY; St. Helena, CA)
  • Dallas Morning News Wine and Food Festival
  • Dorsey & Whitney / Event at Rotissierie Georgette (New York City)
  • Enneagram Global Summit
  • The Faulkner Society’s Words and Music Festival (New Orleans)
  • The Flavor Experience (San Diego)
  • Fleet Week’s “Best Chow” Competition (NYC)
  • The Flemish Primitives (Bruges, Belgium)
  • Food Educators Network International (New Orleans)
  • Ft. Bend Wine & Food Affair (Ft. Bend, TX)
  • Gastronomy by the Seine (Paris)
  • George Brown College (Toronto)
  • Green Apple Books on the Park  (San Francisco)
  • Harvard Business School (Boston)
  • Harvard Business School Club of New York
  • IACP (Philadelphia; Portland, OR)
  • Innocent Drinks (London, England)
  • International Food Bloggers Conference (Seattle)
  • James Beard House (New York City)
  • Kripalu (Lenox, MA)
  • L’Academie de Cuisine (Gaithersburg, MD)
  • Lake Austin Spa  (Austin, TX)
  • Les Dames d’Escoffier (New York City; Washington, DC)
  • The Lodge at Woodloch (Hawley, PA)
  • Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
  • Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
  • Melissa’s Produce  (Los Angeles)
  • Microsoft (Seattle)
  • National Restaurant Association convention (Chicago)
  • NECI (Vermont)
  • New York University (New York City)
  • Northwest Book Festival (Seattle)
  • Northwestern University (IL)
  • Ocean Reef Cooking School (Key Largo, FL)
  • Omnivore Books (San Francisco)
  • Oregon Truffle Festival (Eugene, OR)
  • Pillsbury Bake-Off (Orlando)
  • Powell’s Books  (Portland, OR)
  • Purdue University’s School of Hospitality and Tourism (West Lafayette, IN)
  • Ramapo College (Mahwah, NJ)
  • Relais & Chateaux national conferences (Chicago, New York City)
  • Rizzoli (New York City)
  • R.J. Julia  (Madison, CT)
  • The Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe College (Cambridge, MA)
  • Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC)
  • Stir Boston  (Boston)
  • Symposium for Professional Food Writers at The Greenbrier (WV)
  • Tales of the Cocktail (New Orleans)
  • Virginia Festival of the Book (Charlottesville)
  • Whole Foods Market (throughout northern California)
  • Wood Company (Philadelphia)
  • Women Chefs & Restaurateurs national conferences (Boston; Louisville, KY; NYC; Washington, DC)
  • and the World’s Largest Wine Book Signing at the Wine Library (Springfield, NJ)
Karen and Andrew keynote IFBC2014

Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg keynote IFBC2014 in Seattle (September 2014)

Real-time Twitter reviews of the authors’ September 20, 2014, keynote at the International Food Bloggers Conference (IFBC) in Seattle:

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