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ACF National Convention: Dallas

Agenda

  • Saturday, July 18, 2020
  •  
    2:00 PM  -  6:00 PM
    Courtesy Badge Pickup
    Tower Foyer
    SKIP THE LINES! Are you a guest registered at the Hilton Anatole? As a courtesy, pick your event badge up prior to the start of the event. Thank you for staying with us at the host hotel!
     Optional 
  • Sunday, July 19, 2020
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    9:00 AM  -  11:30 AM
    American Academy of Chefs Fellows Meeting
    Wedgewood Ballroom
     Optional 
    12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM
    Board of Governor's Credentialing
    Wedgewood Ballroom Foyer
     Optional 
    12:30 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Business Meeting
    Wedgewood Ballroom
    Achievement of Excellence Award International President Medallions
     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Board of Govenors
    Wedgewood Ballroom
     Optional 
    2:00 PM  -  6:00 PM
    Event Registration
    Peacock Terrace
    Registration will be open for badge pick up and purchases.
     Optional 
    5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM
    ACF Judges and National HotFood Competitors Meeting
    Trinity Ballroom Competition Corner
    This meeting is reserved only for invited judges and national competitors.
     Optional 
    5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM
    Chef Educator of the Year Competitors Meeting
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout D
     Optional 
    5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM
    Knowledge Bowl Competitors Meeting
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout A
     Optional 
    6:30 PM  -  11:00 PM
    American Academy of Chefs Reception & Dinner
    Chantilly Ballroom
    Please contact the Academy Administrator to purchase tickets (904) 484-0202 or kstamper@acfchefs.net
     Optional 
  • Monday, July 20, 2020
  •  
    7:30 AM  -  8:00 AM
    Chefs get fit! Workout with Eric the trainer
    Chantilly Foyer
     Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Event Registration
    Peacock Terrace
    Registration will be open for badge pick up and purchases.
     Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  8:45 AM
    Morning Coffee Break
    Chantilly Foyer
     Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  8:45 AM
    Morning Coffee Break
    Chantilly Foyer
     Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    VIP Lounge Open
    Peacock Terrace
     Optional 
    9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Opening General Session
    Chantilly Ballroom
    Rocco Paradiso welcomes everyone to Dallas!
     Optional 
    10:45 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Cutting Edge Communications and Employee Enrichment Strategies For the Foodservice Industry
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout C
    Are you interested in learning about tools that provide an opportunity to inspire, educate, and enrich your company culture and improve employee morale? Is it challenging to communicate information to the entire team? Are your emails being read? How often do your employees hear from senior management announcing exciting developments, recognizing special achievements, or communicating company values? Come learn about a new cutting edge system that will inspire your team from top level management to the front line employee. Join Chef Charles Carroll, Executive Chef at River Oaks Country Club.
     Optional 
    10:45 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Michael Mignano & Michael Zebrowski
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout A
     Optional 
    10:45 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Smoke'em if you Got'em: Plant Based BBQ
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout B
    A meatatarians guide to plant-based BBQ, Floribbean BBQ that is. With the hottest trend being plant-based, see how you can smoke your veggies as well. Learn about ways you can incorporate smoked plant-based products into almost every meal period. What is the difference between Vegan and Plant-based anyways, come and find out. What the heck is Floribbean BBQ, well you will have to wait and see...
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    10:45 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Sponsor Breakout Session
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout D
     Optional 
    11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
    AAC Spouses Brunch
    Offsite
     Optional 
    12:00 PM  -  2:00 PM
    Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Award Lunch
    Chantilly Ballroom
     Optional 
    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Anastacia Quinones-Pittman
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout A
     Optional 
    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Artisan Bread - Living Bread
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout C
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Culinary Social Justice - A More Powerful Yes!
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout B
    Brandon Chrostwoski will speak about the conception and opening of EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute in Cleveland, which provides a free 6-month culinary arts education to men and women returning home from prison. He will speak about why assisting returning citizens is imperative to a civilized society as well as the obstacles he needed to overcome to bring his vision to fruition. The talk is meant to be educational, entertaining and inspirational.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Sponsor Breakout Session
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout D
     Optional 
    3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM
    Session Break
    --
     Optional 
    4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM
    7 Steps to Creating Elegant Ice Carvings
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout C
     Optional 
    4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM
    Breakout Session
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout A
     Optional 
    4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM
    Sponsor Breakout Session
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout D
     Optional 
    4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM
    Why being charitable should be part of your business model.
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout B
    The business advantages of including charitable donations and events to market your business and give back to your community.
     Optional 
    7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
    ACF Welcome Reception
    Imperial Ballroom 3rd Floor
     Optional 
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2020
  •  
    7:30 AM  -  8:00 AM
    Chefs get fit! Workout with Eric the trainer
    Chantilly Foyer
     Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Event Registration
    Peacock Terrace
    Registration will be open for badge pick up and purchases.
     Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  8:45 AM
    Morning Coffee Break
    Chantilly Foyer
     Optional 
    9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
    General Session
    Chantilly Ballroom
     Optional 
    9:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    VIP Lounge Open
    Peacock Terrace
     Optional 
    10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    ACF Trade Show
    Trinity Exhibit Hall
     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM
    Sponsor Breakout Session
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout D
     Optional 
    11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM
    Session Break
    --
     Optional 
    12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM
    Sponsor Breakout Session
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout D
     Optional 
    1:15 PM  -  1:45 PM
    Session Break
    --
     Optional 
    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Sponsor Breakout Session
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout D
     Optional 
    3:15 PM  -  3:45 PM
    Session Break
    --
     Optional 
    3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM
    Sponsor Breakout Session
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout D
     Optional 
  • Wednesday, July 22, 2020
  •  
    7:30 AM  -  8:00 AM
    Chefs get fit! Workout with Eric the trainer
    Chantilly Foyer
     Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Event Registration
    Peacock Terrace
    Registration will be open for badge pick up and purchases.
     Optional 
    9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Kwame Owauchi
    Chantilly Ballroom
    Chef Owauchi more details to come!
     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM
    Breakout Session
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout B
     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM
    Breakout Session
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout C
     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM
    Chef Educator of the Year Competition
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout D
     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM
    This Dichotomy of Being a Chef
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout A
    The vase landscape of passionate culinarians that once allowed professional kitchens around the nation to flourish seems like something out of a movie. The reality of today's workforce is scary, but I believe there is hope. Join me in a progressive discussion about building bridges through culinary arts.
     Optional 
    11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM
    Session Break
    --
     Optional 
    12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM
    Main Stage Demo & Lunch
    Chantilly Ballroom
    To teach modern cooking techniques and how to incorporate them into your menu and restaurant. How to think outside the box when it comes to plating and creating fun and interactive dishes that will wow your guest.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    1:15 PM  -  1:45 PM
    Session Break
    --
     Optional 
    1:45 PM  -  2:45 PM
    A Taste of History - Mussels & Artichokes
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout B
    Chef Walter Staib discusses his travels and experiences as the host of the 15-time Emmy Award winning television series, A Taste of History. Chef Staib demonstrates a recipe from his companion Cookbook to the show that pays homage to the L'Hermione, a famed 18th Century frigate that General Lafayette sailed to America in 1780 to support the colonists' cause.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    1:45 PM  -  2:45 PM
    Breakout Session
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout C
     Optional 
    1:45 PM  -  2:45 PM
    Chef Educator of the Year Competition
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout D
     Optional 
    1:45 PM  -  2:45 PM
    Kevin Johnson
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout A
     Optional 
    2:45 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Session Break
    --
     Optional 
    3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM
    Chef Educator of the Year Competition
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout D
     Optional 
    3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM
    Food Farmacy from the Garden of Eatin’
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout B
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM
    Navigating in the New Frontier of Food
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout C
     Optional 
    3:15 PM  -  4:15 PM
    The State of Sustainability: A Chef's Perspective
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout A
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    4:15 PM  -  4:45 PM
    Session Break
    --
     Optional 
    4:45 PM  -  5:45 PM
    Breakout Session
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout A
     Optional 
    4:45 PM  -  5:45 PM
    Breakout Session
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout C
     Optional 
    4:45 PM  -  5:45 PM
    Chef Educator of the Year Competition
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout D
     Optional 
    4:45 PM  -  5:45 PM
    The Power of Koji
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout B
    I will demonstrate all different uses of koji. I will show them 2 recipes including a cold pickle and quail recipe. I will also talk about what koji makes.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
  • Thursday, July 23, 2020
  •  
    7:30 AM  -  8:00 AM
    Chefs get fit! Workout with Eric the trainer
    Chantilly Foyer
     Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Event Registration
    Peacock Terrace
    Registration will be open for badge pick up and purchases.
     Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  8:45 AM
    Morning Coffee Break
    Chantilly Foyer
     Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
    VIP Lounge Open
    Peacock Terrace
     Optional 
    9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
    General Session
    Chantilly Ballroom
     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM
    Breakout Session
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout A
     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM
    Italian truffles: the truth of a unique culinary delicacy
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout B
    History and origin of truffles · Truffle hunting and cultivation · Varieties and classification · Video on truffle hunting with Giovanni and Chris (truffle hunting dog) · Uses · Cooking demo using truffles · Truffles with olive oil · Tasting · Examples of fresh truffles from Italy · Truffle products
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM
    Les Dames Trends 2021
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout D
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    10:15 AM  -  11:15 AM
    Mind, Body, Performance: How To Feed the Soul and Stay Hungry for Success
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout C
    Within the Mind, Body, Performance presentation, Competitive Eater Mary Bowers applies her experience as a world renowned athlete to fuel more creativity, productivity, and wellness in the workplace and beyond. This humorous, behind the scenes look inside the world of Major League Eating is sure to feed the soul and inspire audiences to stay hungry for success. Conventional wisdom takes a place on the back burner, as Mary shares her perspective on how the mentality of a competitive eater can help anybody with a taste for adventure.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    11:45 AM  -  12:45 PM
    Breakout Session
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout B
     Optional 
    11:45 AM  -  12:45 PM
    Breakout Session
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout A
     Optional 
    11:45 AM  -  12:45 PM
    Breakout Session
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout D
     Optional 
    11:45 AM  -  12:45 PM
    NASA
    Trinity Ballroom Breakout C
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    1:15 PM  -  2:15 PM
    Cameron Mitchell
    Chantilly Ballroom
    Chef Cameron Mitchell more details to come!!
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    7:00 PM  -  10:30 PM
    President's Grand Ball Reception
    Chantilly Ballroom
    Doors open at 7:00 pm
     Optional 
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