Speaking & Hosting
Simon is regularly called upon for personal appearances, to host events, speak at conferences and to perform cookery demonstrations.
His extensive travels, deep knowledge of food history and his culinary skills give him a unique take on food that he is able to share in an engaging, accessible and amusing way that holds audiences enthralled.
Added to which, Simon’s inspirational talks about his life changing travels (covered in his first book “Eat My Globe”) makes him the ideal person to talk to those who are considering the second and third acts of their lives.
Simon is able to offer appearances in a wide variety of formats including:
Attending product innovation sessions as a SME (subject matter expert)
Hosting of Events (corporate conferences, MC of Award Ceremonies, etc.)
Lectures on food history
Lectures on cocktails (both history and preparation)
Meet & Greets with VIP’s and sponsors
Private dinners for VIP’s
UCLA Convivium: Dining Through History
Simon curated the inaugural series of dinners with the UCLA Department of History. This, and upcoming meals, will take either an ingredient or a significant period in history, and recreate that in a stunning supper where each course is interspersed with an academic talking about how that particular ingredient or period impacted on history.
ALL STAR CHEF CLASSIC
Los Angeles, California
Simon hosted the East West Masters Dinner at the 3rd annual All-Star Chef Classic, which welcomed four days of incredible chef talent from all over the world, mouthwatering cuisine and unforgettable moments!
GOLDEN FOODIES AWARDS
Simon is the host of the Golden Foodies, an incredible "People's Choice Food Awards" event that honors the Best Chefs, Libations and Cuisine of chef driven and independent restaurants in Orange County, California. Watch the video below from the 2016 event, and this link for the 2015 event.
Providence, Rhode Island
Simon was a storyteller at the BIF Summit, one of the nation's most renowned storytelling gatherings. The BIF Summit provides innovators with the space to be curious and crazy, get inspired, and collide with unusual collaborators. Benevolent troublemakers need community, a space to play, and opportunities to collide. The BIF Summit exists as a means to enable a purposeful community of innovation junkies who want to design, prototype, and test new business models and social systems in the real world.
CHICAGO IDEAS WEEK
Simon spoke about food and eating in a thoughtful way at Chicago Ideas Week, a movement built on a broad spectrum of thinkers and instigators who share ideas to help to transform our world.