Netflix Series Star to Give Keynote Address at Global Organic Produce Expo

Lenexa, Kan. (Oct. 29, 2019) — Queer Eye food and wine connoisseur Antoni Porowski will turn his attention to produce industry professionals at the Global Organic Produce Expo (GOPEX), set for Jan. 9-11, 2020, in Miami Beach, Fla. Antoni brings a lifelong passion for food and experience catering private events in and around New York to his message for produce industry professionals.

“GOPEX is excited to showcase Antoni’s views and perspectives around fresh organic produce because he brings to light a generational shift in how we relate to food,” said Jessie Gunn, Vice President Marketing & Events, Produce for Farm Journal. “Antoni believes all food has a story and the organic food story is timely, powerful and important to our business.”

At a young age, Antoni was bitten by the culinary bug spending countless hours in the kitchen watching his mother joyously cook while bringing a world of culinary delights to life. A self-taught cook, he later worked in restaurants from Montreal to New York City. While in New York, he met his mentor-to-be, Ted Allen, the food and wine expert for the original Fab Five. His work with Allen, combined with his degree in psychology, uniquely influenced his underlying philosophy: Food should tell a story, and the heart and stomach are interconnected.

Since joining Netflix’s Fab Five, Antoni has earned an elaborate list of accomplishments. He has brought his philosophy to The Village Den, the Manhattan eatery where he is part owner, and across the country at speaking engagements at top universities. His cookbook, Antoni in the Kitchen, was released in September 2019. He has appeared on the covers of Gay Times, Out Magazine and Entertainment Weekly where he and the rest of the Fab Five were listed among 2018’s Entertainers of the Year. Antoni has also been a finalist for People’s Choice Reality TV Star of 2018 and winner of Eater’s 2018 #Brand of the Year.

To register or learn more about events and networking opportunities at GOPEX, go to For information about sponsorships, contact Jessie Gunn at or (520) 841-4080.


About Farm Journal
Farm Journal is the nation’s leading business information and media company serving the agricultural market. Started 142 years ago with the preeminent Farm Journal magazine, the company serves the row crop, livestock, produce and retail sectors through branded websites, eNewsletters and phone apps; business magazines; live events including conferences, seminars and tradeshows; nationally broadcast television and radio programs; a mobile text marketing business; and an array of data-driven paid information products. Farm Journal also is the majority shareholder of the online equipment marketplace, Machinery Pete LLC. In 2010, Farm Journal established the non-profit, public charity Farm Journal Foundation dedicated to help sustain agriculture’s ability to meet the vital needs of a growing population through education and empowerment. Farm Journal’s Trust in Food initiative builds consumer confidence in America’s agricultural value chain through partnering with farmers to advance stewardship of land, water and air.

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