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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
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    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
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    8:00 AM  -  6:00 PM
    Event Registration
    Registration will be open for badge pick up and purchases.
     Optional 
    11:45 AM  -  12:30 PM
    Board of Governor's Credentialing
    *Time of event is subject to change
     Optional 
    12:30 PM  -  3:30 PM
    ACF Business Meeting & Board of Governors
    *Time of event is subject to change
     Optional 
    4:00 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Lessons I've Learned and my New Favorite Recipe
    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!
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    6:00 PM  -  10:00 PM
    American Academy of Chefs Dinner & Reception
    Gather to welcome new inductees and congratulate AAC Fellows receiving awards at this year's AAC Reception and Dinner.
    More details to come!
     Optional 
  • Monday, August 5, 2019
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    7:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
    Event Registration
    Registration will be open for badge pick up and purchases.
     Optional 
    9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Mixtli- TBA
    Speakers:
     Optional  Closed 
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Hip Asian Comfort Food
    Speakers:
     Optional  Closed 
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Immersive dining
    Speakers:
     Optional  Closed 
    10:45 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Mastering Food and Wine Pairing
    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.
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     Optional  Closed 
    12:30 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Dr. L.J. Minor Chef Professionalism Award Lunch
    Sponsored by: Minors
     Optional  Closed 
    2:45 PM  -  3:45 PM
    To Be Announced
    Speakers:
     Optional  Closed 
    4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM
    Celebrating Foods from Around the World -- With Respect and Appreciation Subtitile: Avoid Claims of
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    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?
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     Optional  Closed 
    4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM
    Culinary Medicine - Cooking Up New Relationships Between Chefs and Physicians
    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  Closed 
    4:00 PM  -  5:15 PM
    Key Life Lessons for Personal Sustainability
     Optional  Closed 
    5:30 PM  -  6:30 PM
    Main Stage Demo
    Sponsored by: Minors
     Optional  Closed 
    7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
    ACF Welcome Reception
    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!
     Optional  Closed 
  • Tuesday, August 6, 2019
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    7:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
    Event Registration
    Registration will be open for badge pick up and purchases.
     Optional 
    7:45 AM  -  9:00 AM
    To Be Announced
    Speakers:
     Optional  Closed 
    9:00 AM  -  4:00 PM
    ACF Trade Show
    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.
    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 
    4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Chef and Farmer: Taking “Plant Forward” a Step Further
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    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  Closed 
  • Wednesday, August 7, 2019
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    7:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
    Event Registration
    Registration will be open for badge pick up and purchases.
     Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  9:15 AM
    To Be Announced
    Speakers:
     Optional  Closed 
    9:45 AM  -  10:45 AM
    To Be Announced
    Speakers:
     Optional  Closed 
    11:00 AM  -  4:00 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 
    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
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    7:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Event Registration
    Last day to pick up registration badges and for additional purchases.
     Optional 
    8:00 AM  -  9:45 AM
    To Be Announced
    Speakers:
     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 
    6:30 PM  -  9:30 PM
    ACF President's Grand Ball Reception & Dinner
    One ticket is included with our All Access pass holders, additional tickets are available to purchase for $150 each.
     Optional  Closed 
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