Tom Hanks, award-winning actor, producer, director, and writer, who has starred in more than 50 films,

will headline the General Session at the International Dairy Deli Bakery Assocation (IDDBA) show, set to take place June 4 to 6 in Anaheim, Calif. Hanks is also the creator of Hanx For Our Troops, which is a consumer packaged goods company with 100% of the profits benefiting veterans and their families.

Joining Hanks as speakers will be Padma Lakshmi is an Emmy-nominated food expert, television producer, host, and a New York Times best-selling author. She is the creator of the critically acclaimed Hulu series Taste the Nation, winner of the 2021 Critics Choice Award. Taste the Nation will return for a holiday seasonette in November 2021, and its second season will begin filming in early 2022. Lakshmi also serves as host and executive producer of Bravo’s two-time Emmy-winning series Top Chef.

Also speaking will be Peabody Award-winning cook, bestselling author, filmmaker, and TV personality Alton Brown is the beloved host of culinary classic shows like Iron Chef America and Cutthroat Kitchen. He created, wrote, and hosted Good Eats as a leader of the first Food Network generation, revolutionizing culinary programming. The king of culinary competitions will return to Netflix’s reboot Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend. Brown is known for numerous bestselling cookbooks, including I’m Just Here for the Food, Alton Brown: EveryDayCook, as well as his Good Eats series – the fourth installment Good Eats: The Final Years became an instant New York Times bestseller.