Program Schedule – Conference

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Sunday June 5th

12:00 pm Registration and Refreshments

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

1:30 pm Opening General Session I (40 minutes) – Barton Seaver

2:10 pm General Session II (30 minutes) – Catherine Katz

2:40 pm Industry Presentation (5 minutes)

2:45 pm General Session III (30 minutes) – Christine Seitz

3:15 pm General Session IV (30 minutes) – Cathy Holley

3:45 pm General Session V (20 minutes) – Christopher Coombs

4:15 pm Culinary Demonstration I (90 minutes) –

  • Virginia Willis
  • Corinne Trang
  • Charlie Baggs

5:25 pm Networking Break (20 minutes)

5:45 pm Cutthroat Event I and Opening Reception (60 minutes) – Jet Tila and 4 chef contestants

8:00 pm UMass Pub (120 minutes)

Monday June 6th

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 VI (40 minutes) – David Katz

8:50 am General Session VII (30 minutes) – Greg Dresher

9:20 am Industry Presentations (20 minutes)

9:50 am Refreshment and Networking Break (10 minutes)

10:00 am Culinary Demonstrations II (90 minutes)

  • Mai Pham
  • Steve Petusevsky
  • Roberto Santibanez
  • Jehangir Mehta

11:30 am Refreshment and Networking Break (10 minutes)

11:40 am General Session VIII (30 minutes) – June Jo Lee

12:10 pm General Session IX (30 minutes) – Christopher Gardner

12:40 pm Refreshment and Networking Break (15 minutes)

12:50 pm Keynote Presentation (45 minutes) – Alice Waters moderated by Joanne Weir

1:30 pm Lunch (60 minutes)

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

  • Christopher Coombs
  • Jehangir Mehta
  • Alexander Ong
  • Steve Petusevsky
  • Mai Pham
  • Roberto Santibanez
  • Suvir Saran
  • Barton Seaver
  • Chai Siriyarn
  • Virginia Willis
  • Corinne Trang
  • Charlie Baggs

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 7th

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

7:00 am Registration

8:00 am General Session X (30 minutes) – Lance Price

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 (90 minutes) –

  • Alexander Ong
  • Suvir Saran
  • Chai Siriyarn

10:45 am Refreshment and Networking Break (10 minutes)

10:55 am General Session XII (30 minutes) – Yukiko Krontira

11:05 am Industry Presentations (20 minutes)

11:25 am General Session XIII (30 minutes) – Cynthia Harriman

11:55 am Industry Presentations (15 minutes)

12:10 pm General Session XIV (35 minutes) – Gerry Ludwig

12:45 pm Industry Reception/Lunch (90 minutes)

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

  • Diane Kochilas
  • Jehangir Mehta
  • Alexander Ong
  • Steve Petusevsky
  • Roberto Santibanez
  • Suvir Saran
  • Chai Siriyarn
  • Joanne Weir
  • Virginia Willis
  • Charlie Baggs
  • Luminita Cirstea
  • Stacy Mirabello

6:30 pm Cutthroat Finale (30 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 8th

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

8:30 am Panel Discussion I (45 minutes) – Directors Panel

9:20 am Break (15 minutes)

9:45 am General Lecture and Workshop (5 hours 30 minutes) – Johnson and Wales University

6:00 pm Reception (30 minutes)

6:30 pm Banquet and Celebration (120 minutes) – 30 minute dinner talk

8:30 pm UMass Pub (120 minutes)

Thursday June 9th

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

8:30 am Group Photo

9:00 am General Lecture and Workshop (5 hours) – Johnson and Wales University

9:00 am General Lecture and Workshop (5 hours) – 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 10th

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