A much sought after speaker, Irena Chalmers has engaged and entertained, informed and illuminated many audiences with her particular take on the food world and its innumerable and fascinating topics and personalities.

Keynote Speaker

  • International Association of Culinary Professionals
    Annual Conferences (IACP) – 7 Times
  • United Nations Conference on Sustainable Cuisine
  • New York Magazine Food & Wine Conference
  • Symposia on American Cuisine Conferences – 4 Times
  • Food and Beverage Association Annual Conference
  • American Institute of Food & Wine
  • Culinary Institute of America/Forum on the Future
  • Food Service Executives 20th Anniversary Conference
  • Chef Magazine 10th Anniversary Conference
  • Les Dames d’Escoffier International 10th Anniversary Conference
  • Porter/Novelli 5th Annual Food Practice Conference
  • American Dietetic Association
  • Leaders of the Millenium Conference
  • Council of Independent Restaurants of America – 2 Meetings
  • American Personal Chef Association
  • International Food Information Council
  • International Food Editors Council
  • California Governor’s Conference for Women

Essayist (Hear Irena in her own words…)

Funny Food on WAMC Northeast Public Radio

A Thought About the Economy “Po’Boys Are Getting Poorer” on WAMC Northeast Public Radio

Seasonings Greetings (MP3 download: 3.15mb) from WAMC

White House Chef “Keep the Change” from WAMC