Mango Culinary Conference

When: Friday, July 9, 2010 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Join Madhur Jaffrey, Maricel Presilla, Dr. Richard Campbell and others for an event exclusively for chefs and culinary professionals from all over the world to discuss the different use of Mangos in cuisine. 

From Indian varieties to old Florida favorites, we will have tastings, pairings, demos and more culinary adventures.

Conference Schedule

9:30 p.m.     Registration and Tropical Continental Breakfast

10:00 p.m.   Introduction and Welcome
                      Dr. Carl Lewis, Director of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

10:15 p.m.  Mango Flavor Profile: India
                      Dr. Richard Campbell, Fairchild Senior Curator of Tropical Fruit
                      Noris Ledesma, Fairchild Curator of Tropical Fruit

11:30 p.m.  East vs. West: The differences in Mango Cuisine
                     Maricel Presilla and Madhur Jaffrey

12:30 p.m.  Lunch

1:30 p.m.    Panel Discussion
                     Madhur Jaffrey, Allen Susser, Norman Van Aken, Maricel Presilla
                     Richard Campbell, Moderator

3:30 p.m.    The Fabled Alphonso Mango: Why it Reigns Supreme
                     Indian Mangos: Custom Blends and Export Products
                     Dr. Baskar Savani and Ajit Chiroker

All conference participants are invited to a Mango Preview Reception at 6 pm in the Garden House

Download a registration form

For more information please call 305.661.1651  ext. 3377 or email

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