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ACF National Convention: Orlando

Agenda

  • Saturday, August 3, 2019
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    2:00 PM  -  6:00 PM
    Courtesy Badge Pick Up
    Hotel Lobby
    SKIP THE LINES! Are you a guest registered at the Orlando World Center Marriott? As a courtesy, pick your event badge up prior to the start of the event in the World Center Marriott lobby. Thank you for staying with us at the host hotel!
  • Sunday, August 4, 2019
  •  
    7:45 AM  -  8:30 AM
    Chef's Outreach to the Community Kickoff Meeting
    Miami
     Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  6:00 PM
    Event Registration
    Palms Reg Desk
    Registration will be open for badge pick up and purchases.
    90th anniversay patches and pins will be available for purchase
     Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  3:00 PM
    Chef's Outreach to the Community
    TBD
    Location will be provided soon! Limited to 25 attendees Busses will leave promptly at 8:30 AM
     Optional 
    9:00 AM  -  11:30 AM
    AAC Fellow's Meeting
    Crystal J-N
    AAC members should plan to attend the annual AAC Fellow's meeting. During this meeting , new members will be inducted and 2019 AAC Culinary Hall of Fame inductees and award winners will be announced. AAC Chair Mark Wright, CEC, AAC, and AAC Vice Chair Americo "Rico" DiFronzo, CEC, CCA, AAC, will provide a business update on the State of the AAC.
     Optional 
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Global Cuisine Spotlight: Flavors of Switzerland
    Palms Ballroom
    Expand your knowledge about the history, flavors, and techniques of traditional European cuisine during this demonstration lead by two Certified Master Chefs! Join us for this special educational opportunity which will pair Chef Olivier Andrieni, CMC; who was trained in Switzerland, and Chef Russell Scott, CMC; as they demonstrate and discuss the classic dish: Veal Zurichoise.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    11:45 AM  -  12:30 PM
    Board of Governor's Credentialing
    New York/New Orleans
    *Time of event is subject to change
     Optional 
    12:30 PM  -  3:30 PM
    ACF Business Meeting & Board of Governors
    New York/New Orleans
    *Time of event is subject to change
     Optional 
    4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Lessons I've Learned and my New Favorite Recipe
    Palms Ballroom
    Join us in kicking off ACF National Convention with the 2019 AAC Celebrated Chef! Chef Gale Gand is a nationally acclaimed pastry chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, television personality, teacher, entrepreneur, and mother, who has also been recognized as Outstanding Pastry Chef of the Year by The James Beard Foundation, as well as received numerous other awards and achievements. Chef Gand reveals some of the most important lessons she's learned over her 40 years in the food business, plus her most recent favorite recipe!
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    6:30 PM  -  11:00 PM
    American Academy of Chefs Dinner & Reception
    Crystal J-N
    Gather to welcome new inductees and congratulate AAC Fellows receiving awards at this year's AAC Reception and Dinner.
    Fee  Optional 
  • Monday, August 5, 2019
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    7:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
    Event Registration
    Palms Reg Desk
    Registration will be open for badge pick up and purchases.
    90th anniversay patch & pin will be available
     Optional 
    9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Mixtli
    Palms Ballroom
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Hip Asian Comfort Food
    Canary 2
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Immersive Dining
    Canary 1
    I am the former executive chef of Moto in Chicago, a restaurant known for going beyond the limit with the dining experience. Taking food beyond the plate, incorporating all of the senses to create a dining experience unlike any other. Learn to be creative with plating dishes using sight, scent, sound, touch and taste to make the dishes come alive and creating a sense of environment. Projection domes, scent cannons, edible paper, fire, liquid nitrogen, dry ice and many more presentation techniques to make the meal unforgettable.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Mastering Food and Wine Pairing
    Canary 3
    Discover the science and mystery behind pairing your signature dishes with the right wine. Explore the cause and effect rules of pairing, while understanding the science that brings that pairing together to send your food and wine choices to a new level of excellence at your business or restaurant.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    11:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
    AAC Spouses' Luncheon
    Offsite - Islesworth Country Club
    Spouses and significant others of AAC members are invited to enjoy a luncheon hosted at the Islesworth Golf and Country Club.
    Transportation provided. Limited seating available. Please note that this event is closed to spouses and significant others of AAC members.

    Monday, Aug. 5 - $40
    Fee  Optional 
    12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Award Lunch
    Palms Ballroom
    The Chef Pro Lunch is for attendees who have an All Access Pass or an individual ticket. Purchase additional tickets in the optional items section of your registration.

    Sponsored by: Minors
    Fee  Optional 
    2:45 PM  -  3:45 PM
    Main Stage with Edward Lee
    Palms Ballroom
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    3:45 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Session Break
     Optional 
    3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM
    VIP Experience with Edward Lee
    Crystal PQ
    This private session is for VIP badges only.
    Purchase the VIP upgrade to your All Access Pass to meet Chef Edward Lee.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM
    Celebrating Foods from Around the World -- With Respect and Appreciation
    Canary 1
    For many food professionals one of the most enriching activities is learning a new cuisine or baking tradition. In recent years this has become a sensitive area which is sometimes politicized. What is cultural appropriation? How can we avoid doing it and still engage in cuisines which aren't '"ours"? Come and here about these general topics and then hear about a case study of the introduction of Hungarian baking at Zingerman's Bakehouse. What went well and what remained challenging?
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM
    Culinary Medicine - Cooking Up New Relationships Between Chefs and Physicians
    Canary 2
    How can you as a Chef play a role to increase the health and well being of your community? Culinary Medicine is the HOT new area of culinary training. A partnership between Chefs, Dietitians and Physicians teaching medical students the application of food as medicine. Learn about why this is an important addition to the training of medical providers and the benefits for the public at large. Enjoy a tasting of some of the recipes that are taught to medical students.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM
    Key Life Lessons for Personal Sustainability
    Canary 4
    The mission of this session is for seasoned chefs to share key moments experienced to inspire the importance of “Personal Sustainability”. Chef Beriau, Chef Recinella and Chef O' Palenick have experienced such great careers and feel it's time to start passing on “priceless moments” that have helped them to be successful. Join us as the Chefs discuss important topics and wisdom on topics such as healthy life style choices, stress relief activities, financial stability, continual professional development, and smart career choices.
     Optional 
    5:15 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Session Break
     Optional 
    5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM
    Main Stage Demo
    Sponsored by: Minors
     Optional  Closed 
    7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
    Pirate Welcome Reception
    Crystal J-N
    AHOY MATEYS!
    Join us for a swash buckling adventure on the high seas as we embark on a historic celebration of the ACF's 90th Anniversary!
    Fee  Optional 
  • Tuesday, August 6, 2019
  •  
    7:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
    Event Registration
    Palms Reg Desk
    Registration will be open for badge pick up and purchases.
    90th anniversary patches and pin will be available for purchase
     Optional 
    7:30 AM  -  8:00 AM
    Grab & Go Breakfast
    Crystal J-N
    Breakfast is for All Access Passes only
     Optional 
    7:45 AM  -  9:00 AM
    General Session with Ivan Orkin
    Palms Ballroom
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
    ACF Neighborhood
    Cypress Ballroom
    More details to come!
     Optional 
    9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
    ACF Trade Show
    Cypress Ballroom
    The reinvented ACF trade show floor features the best of the culinary world, with sponsors and exhibitors sharing the latest innovations food, equipment and services, as well as ACF national championship culinary competitions. This year, the show floor will feature exciting new programming and additional professional kitchens and culinary demonstrations with nonstop action during show hours.
    The opening ceremony will take place at 9:00am. Location is pending.
    Children under 16 years of age will not be permitted access to the exhibitor floor at any time. ACF reserves the right to request proof of age. This policy will be strictly enforced onsite.
     Optional  Closed 
    9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
    National Competitions
    Cypress Ballroom
     Optional 
    3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Chef Educator of the Year Judges & Competitors Meeting
    Canary 4
     Optional 
    3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Knowledge Bowl Competitors Meeting
    Canary 5
     Optional 
    4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Chef and Farmer: Taking “Plant Forward” a Step Further
    Palms Ballroom
    How Chef and Farmers can work together as ambassadors of the Plant Forward trend that advocates more vegetables on the plate. How Chefs can further this message by running a "no-waste" kitchen using every part of the vegetable as an integral aspect of the Plant Forward mindset.
     Optional 
  • Wednesday, August 7, 2019
  •  
    7:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
    Event Registration
    Palms Reg Desk
    Registration will be open for badge pick up and purchases. 90th anniversary patches and pins will be available for purchase.
     Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  9:15 AM
    General Session with Michael Sohocki; A Search for Meaning
    Palms Ballroom
    For thousands of years, we have fiercely beaten back our limitations of region, weather, and competition for resources with the outside world. Cooking has become easier, more efficient and profitable as a result. We can now reach obscure ingredients with ease our grandparents couldn't have imagined, in quantities, extremes and speeds never known. But in this race, we failed to realize those limitations gave us an identity we lost. lt's time to take it back.
    Speakers:
     Optional  Closed 
    9:15 AM  -  9:45 AM
    Session Break
     Optional 
    9:45 AM  -  10:45 AM
    Brunch & Learn
    Palms Ballroom
    All attendees are invited to the brunch and learn.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    10:45 AM  -  3:00 PM
    ACF Neighborhood
    More details to come!
     Optional 
    10:45 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl
    Cypress 2 Alcove
     Optional 
    10:45 AM  -  4:00 PM
    Knowledge Bowl Green Room
     Optional 
    11:00 AM  -  3:00 PM
    Stay Tuned...
    Cypress Ballroom
    More fun and exciting items will be added very soon! Keep checking out the ACF Facebook Page where we will announce all the details!
     Optional  Closed 
    12:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    ACF Chef Educator of the Year Competition
    Demo Stage
     Optional 
    3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Main Stage with Adam Kaye
    It is well documented that up to 40% of all food grown and produced is wasted. Chefs stand at the forefront of unprecedented change—reducing food waste is increasingly seen as one of the most effective means of combating climate change and food insecurity. As culinary professionals we are uniquely positioned to reduce waste and inspire new awareness simply by leveraging the skills inherent to our craft. Chef Adam Kaye of The Spare Food Co. will educate and inspire by curating a delicious journey into the unseen and under-appreciated to rediscover the lost culinary, nutritional, financial and environmental value in our kitchens, and demonstrate how today's scraps can become tomorrow’s delicious dish.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
  • Thursday, August 8, 2019
  •  
    7:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Event Registration
    Palms Reg Desk
    Last day to pick up registration badges and for additional purchases.
    90th annirversary patch and pin will be available.
     Optional 
    7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM
    Grab & Go Breakfast
    Breakfast is for All Access Pass holders only.
     Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  9:45 AM
    Closing General Session with Duff Goldman
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    9:45 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Session Break
     Optional 
    10:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Stay Tuned...
    More fun and exciting items will be added very soon! Keep checking out the ACF Facebook Page where we will announce all the details!
     Optional  Closed 
    11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Certification / Apprenticeship - Meeting, Training, Seminar
    Canary 1
     Optional 
    1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM
    ACF Judges Seminar
    Canary 3
     Optional 
    6:30 PM  -  9:30 PM
    ACF President's Grand Ball Reception & Dinner
    Palms Ballroom
    Gala Reception will be in the Palms Foyer from 6:30pm - 7:00pm

    One ticket is included with our All Access pass holders, additional tickets are available to purchase for $150 each.
    Fee  Optional 
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