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ACF National Convention 2021 Orlando Florida – Agenda

Jun 3, 2021 | Blog, Recent Posts

 

 

Agenda Speakers, Topics, and Activities

The following world-class speakers are just the start…many more to come. Most will be featuring demonstrations!  Functions & Meals are included with full Registration

Monday, August 2

Eric the Trainer –  Each morning at 7:00 AM

Grab ’n Go Lite Bites Breakfast – Sponsored by Jones Dairy

Opening Remarks – Tom Macrina, CEC, CCA, AAC, ACF National President

On the Mainstage:

Joseph Leonardi, CMC, AAC

Behind the Plate Up

Chef Carlos Villanueva

Advanced Culinary: A Modern Approach with Classical Thinking

Chef Ryan Manning

Salsas and Sangrias: A Celebration of Regional Mexican Cuisine

Chef Brandon Allen

The Art and Science of Culinary Cannabis

Brian Hay, CEC, CCE

Advanced Wine Pairing For Culinary Professionals

Awards Luncheon – Presentation of Minor’s Chef Professionalism Award

Maeve Webster

Trends: Leveraging Opportunities in the New Normal

Chef Michael Ponzio

Rebuilding a Stronger Culinary Brand

Chef Matthew Raiford

Farm-to-Fork: Spotlight on Gullah Geechee

Hari Pulapaka, CEC

A Delicious and Sustainable Future For Foodservice

Fred Tiess, CEC, CCA, ME

Chefpreneurs: 7 Essential Questions For Your Future Business

Competitions

Kitchens sponsored by Southbend

Southbend

Welcome Reception

Dinner on Your Own

Tuesday, August 3

Eric the Trainer – Chefs get fit!

Grab ’n Go Lite Bites Breakfast – Sponsored by Jones Dairy

Ed Leonard, CMC

Making a Difference Through Food & Hospitality

Trade Show & Demo Stage

NASA: Food Technology in Microgravity – Allison Westover

Competitions

Kitchens sponsored by Southbend

Southbend

Knowledge Bowl

Dinner on Your Own

Wednesday, August 4

Eric the Trainer – Chefs get fit!

Grab ’n Go Lite Bites Breakfast – Sponsored by Jones Dairy

Cameron Mitchell

Yes is the Answer, What is the Question?

Tom Macrina, CEC, CCA, AAC, ACF National President, w/ Jim Taylor, CEC, AAC, and Greg Matchett, CEC

Vegan – is a FOUR letter word for most of us!

Lunch – On Your Own

Michael Fenster, MD

Culinary Medicine: A New Frontier of Fusion

Frank Vollkommer, CMPC

Advanced Pastry Techniques

Duane Brown

Culinary Careers: The Post-COVID Pivot

Tim Schoonmaker, CEC, CCA, CDM

Presented in partnership with Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals

Chef AJ Schaller

Art & Science of Cooking: The Future of Sous-Vide

Tom Vaccaro, CMB

Advanced Pastry Techniques: Focus on Plated Desserts

Dinner on Your Own

Thursday, August 5

Eric the Trainer – Chefs get fit!

Grab ’n Go Lite Bites Breakfast – Sponsored by Jones Dairy

Surprise Keynote

Bill Reilly

Olive Oils 101 – Sponsored by Catania Oils

Brunch Buffet

Chef Carla Hall

Be Careful What You Wish For: Pandemic Pivots and Learning On The Job – Sponsored by Smithfield Culinary

Chef Art Smith

Creating Your Present

President’s Grand Ball Dinner/Award Presentation

2021 ACF National Convention Sponsors

ANICAV Beef Boar’s Head Brand Catania Oils
Cottonseed Oil Custom Culinary Ecolab Jones Dairy Farm
Minor’s NEWCHEF Fashion Quorn Watermelon.org
Visits: 656

Training

June 5, 2021 ServSafe refresher and certification exam at One Fat Frog, Orlando Florida www.chefshelpingchefs.com/servsafe/