Program Schedule – Conference

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Sunday, June 4th

12:00 pm Registration and Refreshments

1:55 pm Welcome and Opening Remarks (15 minutes) – Ken Toong & Garett DiStefano

2:10 pm General Session I (40 minutes) – Gerry Ludwig

2:50 pm Industry Presentation (5 minutes)

2:55 pm General Session II (30 minutes) – Dr. Fasano

3:25 pm General Session III (30 minutes) – Rafi Taherian

3:55 pm Refreshment and Networking Break (10 minutes)

4:05 pm Culinary Demonstration I (100 minutes)

  • Sanford D’Amato
  • Steve Petusevsky
  • Olivia Wu
  • Joanne Weir

5:45 pm Networking Break (10 minutes)

6:00 pm Cutthroat Event I and Opening Reception (60 minutes) – Jet Tila and 4 chef contestants

7:30 pm UMass Pub (120 minutes)

Monday, June 5th

7:00 am Light, Healthy New England Breakfast (60 minutes)

7:00 am Registration

8:00 am Welcome (10 minutes) – Ken Toong

8:10 am General Session V (40 minutes) – Cathryn Couch

8:50 am General Session VI (30 minutes) – Frank Hu

9:20 am Industry Presentations (20 minutes)

9:40 am General Session VII (30 minutes) – John Ash

10:10 am Refreshment and Networking Break (10 minutes)

10:20 am Culinary Demonstrations II (75 minutes)

  • Virginia Willis
  • Jehangir Mehta
  • Iliana de la Vega

11:35 am Refreshment and Networking Break (10 minutes)

11:45 am General Session VIII (30 minutes) – Christopher Gardner

12:15 pm General Session IX (30 minutes)- Mark Freeman

12:45 pm Refreshment and Networking Break (10 minutes)

12:55 pm General Session (35 minutes) – Jim Perdue

1:30 pm Lunch (60 minutes)

2:30 pm 12 Workshops (3 hours 30 minutes)

  • John Ash
  • Jehangir Mehta
  • Alexander Ong
  • Steve Petusevsky
  • Virginia Willis
  • Sanford D’Amato
  • Iliana de la vega
  • Jet Tila
  • Joanne Weir
  • Anthony Jung
  • Chai Siriyarn
  • Olivia Wu

7:00 pm Cutthroat Event II and Reception (60 minutes) – Jet Tila and 4 chef contestants

8:30 pm UMass Pub (120 minutes)

Tuesday, June 6th

7:00 am Light, Healthy New England Breakfast (60 minutes)

7:00 am Registration

8:00 am General Session X (30 minutes) – June Jo Lee

8:30 am General Session XI (30 minutes) – Arlin Wasserman

9:00 am Industry Presentations (15 minutes)

9:15 am Refreshment and Networking Break (10 minutes)

9:25 am Chef Demonstrations III (75 minutes)

  • Alexander Ong
  • Ron DeSantis
  • Catherine Katz

10:40 am Refreshment and Networking Break (10 minutes)

10:50 am General Session XII (30 minutes) – Eric Wendorff

11:20 am Industry Presentations (20 minutes)

11:40 am General Session XIII (30 minutes) – John Purcell

12:10 pm Industry Presentations (15 minutes)

12:25 pm General Session XIV (35 minutes) – Eric Decker

1:00 pm Industry Reception/Lunch (90 minutes)

2:30 pm 12 Workshops (3 hours 30 minutes)

  • John Ash
  • Jehangir Mehta
  • Alexander Ong
  • Steve Petusevsky
  • Virginia Willis
  • Iliana de la vega
  • Jet Tila
  • Joanne Weir
  • Ron DeSantis
  • Johnson and Wales University
  • Chai Siriyarn
  • Olivia Wu
  • Jody Adams

6:30 pm Cutthroat Finale (60 minutes) – Jet Tila and 4 chef contestants

7:00 pm New England Clam Bake (120 minutes)

9:00 pm UMass Pub (120 minutes)

Wednesday, June 7th

7:30 am Light, Healthy New England Breakfast (60 minutes)

8:30 am Case Study and Presentation – Power of Food on Campus (60 minutes)

9:45 am General Lecture and Hands-on Workshop – Balanced Nutrition as Body Fuel (5 hours 30 minutes) Johnson and Wales University

10:00 am Special Symposium: Transform your department into a shining star on Campus (6 hours) – Robert Franek of Princeton Review and Burt Woolf of Center for Quality of Life

6:00 pm Reception (30 minutes)

6:30 pm Banquet and Celebration (120 minutes) – Dinner Talk Seafood Watch

8:30 pm UMass Pub (120 minutes)

Thursday, June 8th

7:30 am Light, Healthy New England Breakfast (60 minutes)

8:30 am Group Photo

9:00 am General Lecture and Workshop – Making Vegetables the Center of Attention (5 hours 30 minutes) – Johnson and Wales University

9:00 am General Lecture and Workshop (5 hours 30 minutes) – Chef John Masi

2:30 pm Networking Break

3:00 pm ACF Competition Briefing (60 minutes)

6:00 pm International Dinner (150 minutes)

8:30 pm UMass Pub (90 minutes)

Friday, June 9th

5:30 am Light, Healthy New England Breakfast

6:00 am American Culinary Federation Sanctioned Team Culinary Competition (7 hours 30 minutes) – 21 teams judged by 10 judges

2:00 pm Competition Completed and Tasting of Competitors Dishes (60 minutes)

2:30 pm Award and Medals Presented (60 minutes)

3:30 pm Final Farewell