2017 Gourmandise Grain Conference

October 15 and 16, 2017

The Gourmandise School at Santa Monica Place
395 Santa Monica Place, 3rd Floor
Santa Monica CA 90401


Our Mission for the Trade

A collection of dedicated California farmers and millers have spent years cultivating heirloom variety of grains. Our goal is to ensure that grains are integrated sustainably into menus, onto store shelves and into consumers’ hands by connecting the key players in the local food community with the latest information to build on the opportunities, and strategically address the challenges in this movement. It’s time to take what’s taken acres to develop and make this an economically viable venture!


  • Panelists and Speakers…
  • Participants and Guests: farmers, millers, chefs, bakers, restaurateurs and other food fanatics
  • Local Food & Beverage Supporters…


  • Leading local influencers discussing the latest trends in the grain movement
  • Break out grain workshops led by top chefs and bakers
  • Good food and networking – cap off the evening with the Grain Conference Cocktail Party with local whiskeys, wines, beers and bites!

2017 Topics

Soil Health
Consumer Education

Recipe Innovation
Economic Sustainability

2016 Gourmandise Grain Conference Highlights

Keynote Speaker Glenn Roberts of Anson Mills
KCRW’s Evan Kleiman as lead moderator

Noted panelists and speakers

Or Amsalam of Lodge Bread
Carlos Enriquez of Superba Bread
Nan Kohler of Grist & Toll Mills
Travis Lett of Gjusta

Zoe Nathan of Rustic Canyon Group
Farmer Mai Nguyen
Minh Phan of Porridge and Puffs
Alex Weiser of Weiser Farms

2016 Sponsors

Blinking Owl, Blue Stove, Community Grains, Gjust, Glou Glou Magazine, Grist & Toll, Koda Farms, Ole Skool BBQ, Peads & Barnetts, Superba Food & Bread, Tender Greens, Three Weavers, Weihenstphan, Wheel House Wine & Cheese