Andrew Rea (Babish Culinary Universe)

Inspired by the drool-worthy and outlandish meals we see on TV shows, movies, and even video games, the Babish Culinary Universe brings the food we see on our screens to life. Chef and personality Andrew Rea shows how to make both the basics and the unconventional meals that seem impossible (and sometimes inedible). Mixing up education and experimentation in the kitchen with his love for film, television, and everything pop culture, Babish whips up meals that bring out the curiosity of technical chefs, entertainment junkies, and everyone in between. In addition to his YouTube channel with over 10 million subscribers, Rea is a New York Times bestselling cookbook author, Streamy Award winner, and Streamy Social Good Award winner.

Industry Track

Babish’s Culinary Universe: Exploring the Ingredients of a New Media Empire

Location: Ballroom AB

Thursday, June 27

10:40 am - 11:05 am

Featuring: Andrew Rea (Babish Culinary Universe), Kaya Yurieff

Andrew Rea, chef and creator of the Babish Culinary Universe, shares his journey transforming a YouTube cooking show into a diverse empire spanning multiple channels, product lines, books, and the soon-to-be launched IRL Bed & Babish. Get an inside look at what it takes to scale from a solo talent to new media mogul, both creatively and operationally, and find out what’s to come from this expanding universe.