Taste of Innovation

A One-of-a-Kind Fast Company Culinary Experience

Enjoy a multicourse, wine-paired dinner; savor the rich diversity of the city; and toast to the most innovative restaurants with the Fast Company Taste of Innovation culinary series.

The exclusive, delectable fete showcases New York’s powerhouse chefs and some of the best eats and libations in the city. Meet the Fast Company editorial staff and connect with fellow festival guests.

Each Taste of Innovation dinner is sold separately, and not included with any festival pass. You can purchase a ticket to Taste of Innovation while completing registration for a festival pass or purchase any à la carte below.

Fast Lane to American Chinese Cuisine


Monday, Sept.19, 2022
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Celebrate 35 years of Panda Express's fan favorite, the boldly marinated orange chicken, with director of culinary innovation chef Jimmy Wang. Take a seat inside their kitchen for a special meal, drinks, and an intimate conversation on how they continue to innovate, attract new customers, and reimagine the brand.

Price: $50 per person

Raising the Bar


Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

In the heart of the Financial District in the iconic 1930s-era art deco building, enjoy a Fast Company-themed or classic cocktail at the 64th-floor cocktail lounge, Overstory, while you network with fellow festival attendees. Head one floor down to SAGA and explore the culinary delights created by chef James Kent. The menu features several courses inspired by flavors from around the world.

Price: $500 per person

Plant-Based Pivot


Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Eleven Madison Park pairs delicious plant-based dishes with an amazing view of Madison Square Park with the ambition to reconfigure the restaurant model to combat food insecurity and create a sustainable and equitable food system. Feast on a variety of innovative meals created by chef Daniel Humm, and join Dominique Roy, chef de cuisine, for an exclusive presentation and discussion about the restaurant's pivot to a plant-based menu.

Price: $450 per person