ChefConnect: Nashville

Agenda

  • Saturday, March 21, 2020
  •  
    1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Courtesy Event Badge Pick Up
    Hermitage Registration Desk
    SKIP THE LINES! Are you a guest registered at the Sheraton? 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, March 22, 2020
  •  
    11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Event Registration
    Hermitage Registration Desk
    Registration will be open for badge pick up and purchases.
     Optional 
    1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM
    Opening General Session
    Hermitage Ballroom C-F
    Let's kick the 2020 event season off in style as ACF's emcee, Rocco Paradiso - welcomes everyone to Nashville!
    Hosts:
    2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Session Break
    Hermitage Lobby
     Optional 
    2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM
    The Efficacy of Online Culinary Arts Education
    Two Rivers
    Can culinary arts education really take place in the online/distance environment? I'm on a quest to discover whether or not it can be done and, if so, done well.
     Optional 
    2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Sausage Making - Old World Techniques with New World Practicality
    Hermitage A
    Demonstrating fresh sausage making techniques and terminology, how to craft new and interesting sausage flavors to turn the humble sausage to something new and exciting, and exploring the practicality and cost associated with making fresh sausage in the restaurant.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Sponsored Breakout Session #3
    Hermitage B
     Optional 
    3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Session Break
    Hermitage Lobby
     Optional 
    4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    General Session
    Hermitage Ballroom C-F
    Keynote Speaker:
    Hosts:
    7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
    Welcome Reception
    Hermitage Lobby
     Optional 
  • Monday, March 23, 2020
  •  
    8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Event Registration
    Hermitage Registration Desk
    Registration will be open for badge pick up and purchases.
     Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Morning Coffee Break
    Hermitage Lobby
     Optional  Closed 
    9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
    General Session
    Hermitage Ballroom C-F
    Keynote Speaker:
    10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    MarketConnect Networking Break
    McGavock's Ballroom
    10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Take Your Time Back
    Two Rivers
    During the 1 hour we will dive into using the SMART method in your restaurant business to Take Your Time Back, we can't control time but we can control what we do within that time. As a former restaurant owner time was that one resource we could not get back and this is when I realized that becoming organized, journaling, and setting being disciplined with your daily tasks will take your personal and professional life to the next level.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    The Farm To Table Myth
    Hermitage A
    The Increasing Disconnect Between Farmers and Chefs - Most restaurants do not have the time or wherewithal to deal directly with farmers and producers; most farmers and producers don’t have the infrastructure to do their own sales, marketing and delivery.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Sponsored Breakout Session #6
    Hermitage B
     Optional 
    11:30 AM  -  2:00 PM
    MarketConnect
    McGavock's Ballroom
     Optional 
    12:00 PM  -  12:45 PM
    MarketConnect Sponsored Demo
    Hermitage Ballroom C-F
    1:15 PM  -  2:00 PM
    MarketConnect Sponsored Demo
    Hermitage Ballroom C-F
    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    The Art of Fermentation
    Come learn how safe and simple it is to make your own kraut, kimchi and other fermented delicacies. Learn about their nutritional importance, as well as their illustrious history and integral role in human cultural evolution. Empower yourself with simple techniques for fermenting these healthful foods in your kitchen. Be part of the fermentation revival!
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Breakout Session #8
    Hermitage A
     Optional 
    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Sponsored Breakout Session #9
    Hermitage B
     Optional 
    3:15 PM  -  3:45 PM
    MarketConnect Networking Break
    McGavock's Ballroom
    3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM
    General Session
    Hermitage Ballroom C-F
    Keynote Speaker:
    Hosts:
    5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM
    Governance Meetings
    Belle Meade
     Optional 
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
  •  
    8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Event Registration
    Hermitage Registration Desk
    Registration will be open for badge pick up and purchases.
     Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Morning Coffee Break
    Hermitage Lobby
     Optional  Closed 
    9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Closing General Session
    Hermitage Ballroom C-F
    Keynote Speaker:
    Hosts:
    10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    MarketConnect Networking Break
    McGavock's Ballroom
    10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Cannabis Cocktails & Mixology
    Two Rivers
    Come and join the fun while we mix theory and practical application of cannabis cocktails and mixology together!
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    History of Corn in the South
    Hermitage A
    Join Chef Timothy Grandinetti of the Award-Winning Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, as he speaks to the unique history of CORN in the south. From stone-ground grits to small-batch whiskey, Chef Grandinetti will provide insight into the rich, intricate history of corn, it's economic benefits and variety of uses.
     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Sponsored Breakout Session #12
    Hermitage B
     Optional 
    11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    MarketConnect Networking Break
    McGavock's Ballroom
    12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
    Vegan Pastry
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
    Breakout Session #14
    Hermitage A
     Optional 
    12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
    Sponsored Breakout Session #15
    Hermitage B
     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Dr. L.J. Minor Chefs Professionalism Award Lunch
    Hermitage Ballroom C-F
    Sponsored by: Minors
     Optional  Closed 
    3:30 PM  -  6:00 PM
    Toast to Nashville - MarketConnect / Cocktail Reception
    Hermitage Lobby
    7:00 PM  -  10:00 PM
    American Academy of Chefs Reception & Dinner
    Off Property
    Please contact the Academy Administrator to purchase tickets (904) 484-0202 or kstamper@acfchefs.net
     Optional  Closed 
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