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ChefConnect: Seattle

Agenda

  • Saturday, February 29, 2020
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    1:00 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Courtesy Event Badge Pick Up
    Grand Ballroom Foyer
    SKIP THE LINES! Are you a guest registered at the DoubleTree? 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 1, 2020
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    11:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
    Event Registration
    Grand Ballroom Foyer
    Registration will be open for badge pick up and purchases.
     Optional 
    1:00 PM  -  2:00 PM
    Opening General Session
    Grand Ballroom
    Let's kick the 2020 event season off in style as ACF's emcee, Rocco Paradiso - welcomes everyone to Seattle! Stay tuned Chef, Restaurateur, Author, Jonathan Waxman will be joining the stage as our first keynote of the event.
    Speakers:
    Hosts:
    2:00 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Session Break
    Grand Ballroom Foyer
     Optional 
    2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Transforming Lives Through Foodservice Social Enterprise
    Northwest Ballroom #1
    Chef Dina Altieri and James Hondros will co-teach this seminar, Transforming Lives Through Foodservice Social Enterprise. Topic(s): Hospitality & Restaurant Business Management Educator & Student Development Chef Altieri is Director of Workforce Development at UMOM New Day Centers, a non-profit in Phoenix serving homeless youth, women and families. James Hondros is Impact Analyst at Catalyst Kitchens by FareStart in Seattle which strives to end poverty, hunger and joblessness in communities across North America. Highlighting the impact of a Seattle-based organization with national reach will have great significance in the host-city for ChefConnect, Seattle 2020. UMOM New Day Centers is a Model Member of the Catalyst Kitchens network, operating a Social Enterprise Cafe and Catering business within a homeless shelter in Phoenix, Arizona. The Cafe also supports a food service training program for its clients, called Homegrown. Chef Altieri serves on the Member Advisory Council for Catalyst Kitchens and works closely with James Hondros and his team to accelerate impact across the network. To read Catalyst Kitchens Member Report, click this link: http://www.catalystkitchens.org/member-reports-news In the seminar, Chef Altieri and James Hondros will strive to educate participants on the community impact of food service programs operating within social enterprises. The presenters hope to inspire ACF members to join the movement of social change to end joblessness, poverty and hunger in communities across North America and beyond.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Have Your Cake and Eat It Too!
    Northwest Ballroom #2
    Plant-based sweets and treats can stand on their own like any other, delivering flavor, texture and taste. This session will present the essential elements to deliver deliciousness every time.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Sponsored Breakout Session #3
    Northwest Ballroom #3
     Optional 
    3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Session Break
    Grand Ballroom Foyer
     Optional 
    4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Utilizing Television to Advance Your Culinary Career
    Northwest Ballroom #1
    Are you interested in how to find, apply, audition, and ultimately make the best of Reality TV show? If the answer is YES! Come find out how all the magic happens so that you can be prepared for the next opportunity!
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     Optional 
    4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Breakout Session #5
    Northwest Ballroom #2
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    4:30 PM  -  5:30 PM
    Sponsored Breakout Session #6
    Northwest Ballroom #3
     Optional 
    7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
    Welcome Reception
    Maxine Lounge
     Optional 
  • Monday, March 2, 2020
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    8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Event Registration
    Grand Ballroom Foyer
    Registration will be open for badge pick up and purchases.
     Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Morning Coffee Break
    Grand Ballroom Foyer
     Optional  Closed 
    9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
    General Session
    Grand Ballroom
    Come and see what all the action is about with Chef Ludo!
    Keynote Speaker:
    Hosts:
    10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    MarketConnect Networking Break
    Grand Ballroom Foyer
    10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Breakout Session #7
    Northwest Ballroom #1
     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Global Cuisine Spotlight: Flavors of Brazil
    Northwest Ballroom #2
    Come and join the presentation celebrating the flavor, texture and colors of the regional cuisines of Brazil. Chef will share stories behind his research for the past thirty years, that resulted in the postcard style book 'The Brazil Project'.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Sponsored Breakout Session #9
    Northwest Ballroom #3
     Optional 
    11:30 AM  -  2:00 PM
    MarketConnect
    Grand Ballroom Foyer
     Optional 
    12:00 PM  -  12:45 PM
    MarketConnect Sponsored Demo
    Grand Ballroom
    1:15 PM  -  2:00 PM
    MarketConnect Sponsored Demo
    Grand Ballroom
    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Savoring Cascadia: Discovering the Unique Culinary Heritage of the Pacific Northwest
    Northwest Ballroom #1
    Join culinary historian Ana Kinkaid and discover why James Beard considered the bounty of the Pacific Northwest's fields and shores to be one of the world’s best. Learn the remarkable story of how the region’s potatoes helped build a railroad as well as how culinary creativity saved Washington’s famed apple orchards. Come and enjoy an inspiring multimedia presentation that explains why every chef and culinarian should proudly say, “I live and work in the great Pacific Northwest!”
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Cooking with Cannabis
    Northwest Ballroom #2
    Cannabis is one of the edgiest ingredients to hit the culinary scene in a long time. Learn about cannabis anatomy, how to create cannabis oil, THC mathematics, proper dosing.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
    Sponsored Breakout Session #12
    Northwest Ballroom #3
     Optional 
    3:15 PM  -  3:45 PM
    MarketConnect Networking Break
    Grand Ballroom Foyer
    3:45 PM  -  4:45 PM
    General Session
    Grand Ballroom
    Our very own, ACF emcee Rocco Paradiso, will interview Chef Andy Ricker on the general session stage - you won't want to miss this!
    Keynote Speaker:
    Hosts:
    5:30 PM  -  7:30 PM
    Governance Meetings
    Maxine Lounge
     Optional 
  • Tuesday, March 3, 2020
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    8:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    Event Registration
    Grand Ballroom Foyer
    Registration will be open for badge pick up and purchases.
     Optional 
    8:30 AM  -  9:00 AM
    Morning Coffee Break
    Grand Ballroom Foyer
     Optional  Closed 
    9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
    Closing General Session: Behind the Plate Up
    Grand Ballroom
    Come and join our very own Certified Master Chef, Joseph Leonardi, as he demonstrates the behind the scenes of the plate up. It will also incorporate how to work with individuals to help them overcome obstacles in their life while maintaining a positive work ethic and BONUS also sharing his own experience behind the the CMC exam.
    The regional awards will be announced after the conclusion of the demo.
    Keynote Speaker:
    Hosts:
    10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
    MarketConnect Networking Break
    Grand Ballroom Foyer
    10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Adventures in Entomophagy: An Intro to Cooking with Bugs
    Northwest Ballroom #1
    Explore the world of edible insect cuisine. We'll learn about entomophagy—the fancy term for bug-eating—as it's practiced by people around the world. Bug-eating is now considered by Westerners to be the environmentally friendly alternative to eating beef, chicken, or other more conventional sources of protein. We’ll sample an assortment of edible insect treats and conclude by making and taste-testing Orthopteran Orzo (crickets and orzo pasta) — one of the featured dishes from The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Breakout Session #14
    Northwest Ballroom #2
     Optional 
    10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM
    Sponsored Breakout Session #15
    Northwest Ballroom #3
     Optional 
    11:30 AM  -  12:00 PM
    MarketConnect Networking Break
    Grand Ballroom Foyer
    12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
    Miso Magic: Learn the mysteries of this ancient flavor paste
    Northwest Ballroom #1
    Come discover this ancient fermented tasty super food with best-selling author Kirsten K. Shockey. You may or may not have used this traditional Japanese fermented bean paste. In this demonstration you will learn why miso is so incredible while tasting some variations on the theme. In this session we talk about why miso develops so much flavor and how to make it with both traditional and nontraditional ingredients. You will understand koji's roll in transforming ingredients in your kitchen into the secret sauce of deliciousness.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
    So, you want to have a cheese program!
    Northwest Ballroom #2
    We all love cheese but handling and caring for the stuff in a food service setting is a challenge. It's a finicky, expensive product notorious for high waste. Whether you are just buying cheese for ingredient or want a have a full-on cheese program, product care is key to the bottom line. We will discuss purchasing & inventory tactics, aging of different styles and staff training tips for BOH & FOH.
    Speakers:
     Optional 
    12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
    Sponsored Breakout Session #18
    Northwest Ballroom #3
     Optional 
    1:30 PM  -  3:30 PM
    Dr. L.J. Minor Chefs Professionalism Award Lunch
    Grand Ballroom
    Sponsored by: Minors
     Optional  Closed 
    3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM
    American Academy of Chefs Fellows Meeting
    Northwest Ballroom #1
     Optional 
    3:30 PM  -  6:00 PM
    Toast to Seattle - MarketConnect / Cocktail Reception
    Grand Ballroom Foyer
    7:00 PM  -  10:00 PM
    American Academy of Chefs Reception & Dinner
    Grand Ballroom
    Please contact the Academy Administrator to purchase tickets (904) 484-0202 or kstamper@acfchefs.net
     Optional  Closed 
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