JUN 21-23, 2024

Brady Lowe

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Brady Lowe is a gastro-entrepreneur who has positively impacted the culinary world as the founder of Taste Network. With a deep passion for food, sustainability, and culinary exploration, Lowe has become a driving force in promoting unique dining experiences and fostering connections within the culinary community.

Born and raised in a vibrant, food-centric environment, Lowe developed an early appreciation for the diversity of flavors and cultural traditions associated with food. This passion propelled him to create a platform that celebrates the world's culinary riches while emphasizing sustainability and responsible sourcing.

In pursuit of his vision, Lowe founded Taste Network, a groundbreaking organization dedicated to promoting and supporting culinary talent, artisanal producers, and sustainable practices. Through his network, he has provided a platform for talented chefs, farmers, and artisans to showcase their craft, fostering collaboration and innovation within the industry.

Lowe's commitment to sustainability is at the core of Taste Network's ethos. He firmly believes in the importance of responsible sourcing, ethical practices, and supporting local communities. Under his leadership, Taste Network has championed initiatives that raise awareness about the impact of food production on the environment and inspire positive change within the industry.

Lowe's innovative contributions to the culinary landscape have been widely recognized, earning him numerous accolades and honors. His dedication to promoting sustainable practices, fostering culinary talent, and creating unforgettable dining experiences has solidified his reputation as a true trailblazer in the industry.

In addition to his work with Taste Network, Lowe launched Piggy Bank, a non-profit organization providing free business plans to small family farmers raising heritage breed pigs, on his 40th birthday. He is also the founder of the acclaimed culinary competitions Cochon555 and Heritage Fire, which he sold in 2016.

In just fifteen years, Taste Network has created a network of over ten thousand chefs, thousands of sommeliers and bartenders, hundreds of independent wineries, and numerous media partners across the nation. From 2008 to 2015, Lowe led the company to earn one billion media hits across North America.

In 2019, Lowe sold Cochon555 and Heritage Fire to focus on developing new technologies, creating digital content, and offering hospitality to corporate groups at prestigious events like the Super Bowl, The Masters, and the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen.

In 2021, Taste Network became the agency of record for Ribera y Rueda, Spain's most prestigious wine regions in the U.S. Going into 2024, Taste Network works with over 170 national accounts and clients, including independent retailers and restaurant groups like 1 Hotels, Mina Restaurant Group, and Kimpton Hotels. The team has executed over 1,000 promotions and placements in a nationwide campaign to educate the trade on these great wine regions.

Since 2002, Taste Network's primary objective has been to educate trade, media, and consumers on brands that support a responsible luxury lifestyle. Clients past and present include WSJ+, Google, Zagat, Esquire, Eater, Chefs Feed, Edible Communities, Yelp, Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Toronto Food & Wine, Banff & Lake Louise Tourism, Snowmass Tourism, Rhone Valley Wines, Oxford Symposium, Louisville CVB, Sonoma County Wine Growers, James Beard Foundation, The Culinary Institute of America, Andrew Zimmern, FedEx, Republic Bank, Jaguar, Rolls Royce, Mazda, Infiniti, Glenfiddich, Sazerac, Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, Breville, Wines of Bordeaux, Wines of Germany, Laurent-Perrier Champagne, Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental, Citi Bank, Blackberry Farm, Southwest Airlines, Are Lingus, Fairmont Hotels, The Ritz-Carlton, AT&T Park, and San Pellegrino.

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