April 6th, 2016
New York, NY

This spring, Pierless is especially proud to present Pierless BITE, as 2016 marks the company's 25th anniversary. In honor of this special occasion, we will celebrate with a day filled with delicious tastings, enlightening cooking demos, contests, breakaway educational sessions and more. As host to over 1,500 chefs, restaurateurs and other industry talent, this is sure to be our best BITE yet.

Attend The Event
  • Claus Meyer

    Main Stage Presentation

    From launching a Bolivian food revolution to co-founding Noma, Claus Meyer works tirelessly to promote indigenous food cultures. In his main stage presentation at 1pm, he will address the importance of unconventional thinking and how today's entrepreneur must aim to spark cultural movements.

  • Richard Coraine

    Innovation in the Restaurant Industry: Challenges and Opportunities

    At 3pm, Richard Coraine, Chief Development Officer of Union Square Hospitality Group will discuss how restaurants remain relevant in an ever-changing food world. His presentation will focus on strategies to address industry changes like tipping practices and the increased popularity of casual dining.

  • Industry Throwdown: Fine Dining vs. Casual

    A conversation with Ahmass Fakahanny, Will Guidara and Jon Fraser

    At 4pm, industry veterans, Will Guidara, Ahmass Fakahanny and Jon Fraser consider the future relevance of fine dining. They’ll explore current trends, the evolving market landscape and the economic implications of changing consumer tastes.

  • Tastemakers: How Instagram is Changing the Way We Dine

    A conversation with Alexa Mehraban, Alison Roman and Julia Sherman

    At 2pm, these social media influencers will share tips and tricks for perfecting your Instagram game. With diverse backgrounds in publishing, public relations and the arts, each has developed a strong presence on the food media scene via their highly influential Instagram accounts.

  • After Party

    Come have a drink and a BITE on us

    After a long day at the conference, we host an after party where attendees can eat, drink and be merry in a relaxed atmosphere. The event features incredible dishes from up- and-coming restaurants including Wildair, Lucky Bee and Pasquale Jones.

  • Highlights

    Grand Tasting Hall

    Approximately 100 of our farms and partners will be sampling and discussing the fruits of their labor. This will not be your typical "Food Show"…


The Waterfront + La Venue

269 11th Ave, New York, NY 10011 GET DIRECTIONS


Grand Tasting Hall
Featuring:100+ Farms & Partners
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Main Stage Presentation
Delicious Ambitions: A Personal Business Adventure

Claus Meyer, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Main Stage Presentation
Tastemakers: How Instagram is Changing the Way We Dine
Featuring Social Media Extraordinaires:

Alexa Mehraban, Eating NYC

Alison Roman, Buzzfeed Food 

Julia Sherman, Salad For President

2:00  – 2:45 pm

Main Stage Presentation
Innovation in the Restaurant Industry: Challenges and Opportunities

Richard Coraine, Chief Development Officer of Union Square Hospitality Group 

3:00  – 3:45 pm
Main Stage Presentation
Industry Throwdown: Fine Dining vs. Casual
Will Guidara - Partner, Make It Nice
Ahmass Fakahany - CEO, Altamarea Group
John Fraser - Chef/Owner, Dovetail, Narcissa, Nix
4:00  – 4:45 pm
After Party!
Txikito, Charlie Bird, Wildair
Dizengoff, Babu Ji, Michael Laiskonis
Speedy Romeo, O Ya, Featherweight,
Four and Twenty Blackbirds, 
Osteria Morini, Tacombi, Llama Inn
5:00 - 8:00 pm
Goodnight! 8:00 pm

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  • Scarborough
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  • TMI Trading
  • Austin Meat Co
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  • Dufour
  • Mann Packing
  • Murray’s Cheese
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