National Convention Agenda

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Sat, Jul 13

Daily Agenda
Time Session
02:30 PM–05:00 PM Event Registration Soft Open
1st Floor Lobby

Sun, Jul 14

Daily Agenda
Time Session
07:30 AM–05:00 PM Event Registration Open
1st Floor Lobby
08:50 AM–05:30 PM Culinary Educators Summit
09:00 AM–12:00 PM Hands On Class: The Art of Dumpling Making
Competition Kitchen
10:00 AM–11:15 AM Board of Governor's Credentialing
301 AC
11:30 AM–05:30 PM Board of Governor's Meeting
301 AC
06:30 PM–08:30 PM Welcome Reception
301 D

Mon, Jul 15

Daily Agenda
Time Session
07:00 AM–08:30 AM Breakfast
301 AC
07:30 AM–05:00 PM Event Registration Open
1st Floor Lobby
07:30 AM–05:30 PM Retail Space Open
3rd floor pre-function
07:30 AM–05:30 PM Smithfield Member Lounge
106 C
08:00 AM–08:30 AM Opening Session: Announcements and Awards
301 AC
08:30 AM–09:15 AM Opening Session: The Challenging Journey of Developing a Cooking and Food Philosophy
301 AC
09:15 AM–09:30 AM General Session 2: Intro
301 AC
09:30 AM–10:00 AM General Session 2: TBD
301 AC
10:00 AM–10:30 AM Session Break: Pop-Up Tastings
1st Floor Arcade
10:30 AM–11:30 AM ACF Chapter Leaders Meet-up: Chapters Supporting Chapters
105 A
10:30 AM–11:30 AM CHOW- Conscious Cocktails
105 BC
10:30 AM–11:30 AM Maximize Your Culinary Genius with Chat GPT: The Ultimate Guide to Prompting Your Way to Neuro-Gastronomy Greatness
102 BC
10:30 AM–11:30 AM Soul of Cooking: BBQ, Business & Balanced Books
101 BC
10:30 AM–11:30 AM Southeast Region Vice President Forum
106 AB
11:30 AM–12:00 PM Session Break: Pop-Up Tastings
1st Floor Arcade
12:00 PM–01:00 PM Chaos Cooking: An Aggressive Mashup of Global Flavors
106 AB
12:00 PM–01:00 PM Kiełbasa Wokół Stołu "Sausage Around the Table"
101 BC
12:00 PM–01:00 PM Northeast Region Vice President Forum
105 BC
12:00 PM–01:00 PM TBD- Forever Oceans
102 BC
01:15 PM–02:15 PM Dr. L.J. Minor's Award Luncheon
301 AC
02:30 PM–03:30 PM Good to Great – Building Culinary Excellence
102 BC
02:30 PM–03:30 PM Kimchi: A Story of Fermentation, Family and the American Dream
101 BC
02:30 PM–03:30 PM Western Region Vice President Forum
105 BC
02:30 PM–03:30 PM You Should Be Thinking of Your Olive Oil as Fruit Juice
106 AB
03:30 PM–04:00 PM Session Break: Pop-Up Tastings
1st Floor Arcade
04:00 PM–05:30 PM AAC Board of Directors Meeting
211 A
04:00 PM–05:00 PM Central Region Vice President Forum
105 BC
04:00 PM–05:00 PM Make it Happen Chef
106 AB
04:00 PM–05:00 PM TBD- Turkish Tastes
101 BC
04:00 PM–05:00 PM The AI-Powered Chef: Revolutionizing Culinary Arts with Rosendale Collective
102 BC
05:30 PM–06:30 PM AAC Honorary Board of Trustees Meeting
211 A

Tue, Jul 16

Daily Agenda
Time Session
06:00 AM–05:00 PM ACF National Competitions
West Hall 1-2
07:00 AM–09:00 AM American Academy of Chefs Fellows Meeting
102 AC
07:00 AM–08:30 AM Breakfast
301 AC
07:30 AM–05:00 PM Event Registration Open
1st Floor Lobby
07:30 AM–05:30 PM Retail Space Open
3rd Floor Pre-Function
07:30 AM–03:30 PM Smithfield Member Lounge
106 C
08:30 AM–09:00 AM General Session 3: Announcements and Awards
301 AC
09:00 AM–10:00 AM General Session 3: TBD- Jet Tila and Martin Yan
301 AC
10:00 AM–03:00 PM Trade Show
West Hall 1-2
10:00 AM–03:00 PM Trade Show Demo Stage Presentations
West Hall 1-2
12:00 PM–01:00 PM CHOW Meetup & Discussion Group
212 A
01:00 PM–02:30 PM Knowledge Bowl
Pre Function of the Tradeshow Floor
02:30 PM–03:00 PM Trade Show Happy Hour
West Hall 1-2
06:00 PM–10:30 PM AAC Reception and Dinner
Offsite- Hilton

Wed, Jul 17

Daily Agenda
Time Session
07:15 AM–08:00 AM CHOW Meetup & Discussion Group
212 A
07:30 AM–03:00 PM Event Registration Open
1st Floor Lobby
07:30 AM–04:15 PM Retail Space Open
3rd Floor Pre-Function
07:30 AM–03:30 PM Smithfield Member Lounge
106 C
08:15 AM–09:15 AM Culinology at Work
106 AB
08:15 AM–09:15 AM HACCP Planning: From Theory to Implementation
105 BC
08:15 AM–09:15 AM Savoring the Past: Exploring Culinary Heritage History as Seen Through the Eyes of the Michigan-Based Chefs
102 BC
08:15 AM–09:15 AM The Journey to Culinary Freedom of the Soul
101 BC
09:30 AM–10:30 AM Brunch
301 AC
10:00 AM–10:30 AM General Session 4: Announcements and Awards
301 AC
10:30 AM–11:30 AM General Session 4: A Culinary Medicine Call to Action
301 AC
11:30 AM–02:00 PM American Academy of Chefs Spouses/Significant Others Lunch
TBD
11:30 AM–12:00 PM Session Break: Pop-Up Tastings
1st Floor Arcade
12:00 PM–01:00 PM Exploration in Extra Virgin Olive Oil
101 BC
12:00 PM–01:00 PM Fueling Resilience: Managing Foodservice Industry Stress with Fitness and Diet
102 BC
12:00 PM–01:00 PM Spice Up Your Menu with Pueblo Chiles
106 AB
12:00 PM–01:00 PM TBD- Morrison Healthcare
105 BC
01:00 PM–01:30 PM Session Break: Pop-Up Tastings
1st Floor Arcade
01:30 PM–02:30 PM Application of Culinary Medicine Techniques
101 BC
01:30 PM–02:30 PM The Missing Ingredients: The Who, Why, and How-To of Feeding Those with Dietary Restrictions
106 AB
01:30 PM–02:30 PM Umami in Healthy Diets and Its Function; The World of Koji in Fermentation
102 BC
01:30 PM–02:30 PM When You Can't Be a Chef Anymore
105 BC
02:45 PM–03:45 PM Beyond the Burger: The Next Generation of Alternative Protein Innovation
102 BC
02:45 PM–03:45 PM Exploring Cannabis Terpenes for Culinary Use
105 BC
02:45 PM–03:45 PM Global Street Food: Using Only 3 Ingredients
101 BC
02:45 PM–03:45 PM TBD- Sterling Caviar
106 AB
03:45 PM–04:00 PM Closing Session: Announcements
301 AC
04:00 PM–05:00 PM Closing Session: Food for Thought from the White House Doctor
301 AC
06:30 PM–07:30 PM President’s Gala Reception
301 AC
07:30 PM–10:00 PM President’s Gala Dinner and Award Presentations
301 AC