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On this page you can find the list of virtual and in-person events! Our signature programs feature international speakers, world-class scholars, and industry experts. Become a Member today to receive special discounts and other benefits!

Positive Nutrition Symposium

A Mediterranean Mindset

Immerse yourself in the transformative approach of Positive Nutrition, guided by the culturally mindful and inclusive eating patterns inherent to the Mediterranean basin. This symposium, a harmonious fusion of scientific insight and cultural wisdom, unveils the golden standard of human nutrition—a "yes" pattern of eating, characterized by seasonal balance, nutrition-dense plant-forward menus, and portion harmony. Explore how this ethos seamlessly integrates into American food services and beyond, promoting a healthier, more holistic lifestyle. Join us to unravel the intricate interplay between the gut microbiome and food, strategies to inspire healthier choices and the influential role of large-scale operations in driving change. Presented collaboratively by FoodLab at Stony Brook and the Mediterranean Diet Roundtable®, this experiential initiative offers an open house to delve into FoodLab's foundational work. Culminating in a delectable Mediterranean dinner curated by Michelin-starred chef Nick Poulmentis, this symposium promises an unforgettable journey. Secure your spot now to register and be part of this enlightening experience.

Event Date: Friday, October, 27th, 2023

Time: 3-8:30pm

Event Time Start (Tasting, Tour and Symposium):

3pm Event Time Start: (Chef NIcholas Poulmentis Dinner Only): 6pm


$125 for Symposium, Tastings and Chef Nicholas Poulmentis Dinner 3-8pm
$75 for Tastings and Symposium 3-6pm
$75 for Chef Nicholas Poulmentis Dinner 6-8pm

Cretan Lifestyle 2023

Mediterranean Tradition & Modern Applications

2 nd Annual Experiential Conference with American, International and Greek Scholars

November 13-18, 2023

Grecotels Creta Palace & Caramel Boutique Resort
Rethymno, Crete, Greece

Join us for an unforgettable experience at the Grecotel Creta Palace in Rethimno, Greece. Immerse yourself in the rich Cretan culture, where ancient traditions meet modern innovations. Discover the secrets of the Mediterranean lifestyle through interactive workshops, captivating talks, informative academic seminars by world-class professors, and hands-on activities. Indulge in exquisite local cuisine, savoring the flavors of the region craddle of the Mediterranean Diet! Explore the picturesque surroundings, from stunning beaches to charming villages. Connect with like-minded individuals and forge lifelong memories. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to embrace the Cretan way of life. Book now!

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Upcoming programs

MED GALA December 2023

MDR goes Fancy (January 20 -21, 2024 - Las Vegas)

MCC (Mediterranean Culinary Concepts) at Yale University March 12-13, 2024 – Experiential culinary conference about cultural cuisines from around the Mediterranean

Ambassadors' Breakfast - Washington, DC (MAY, 2024) – High-level though-leadership program with foreign embassies and institutional partners/supporters of the MDR

Past Events