ACF MasterCraft Summit Series

2023 ACF MasterCraft Summit Series

ACF Culinary Educator Summit

Are YOU shaping the next generation of culinary and pastry professionals? Secondary, Post-Secondary, Workforce Development Chef Instructors, and CTE professionals of all levels are invited to participate as we launch our one-day ACF professional development summit just for culinary educators.

In a supportive and collaborative environment, we’ll challenge both new and more “seasoned” culinary educators to expand their areas of expertise, while sharing their passion for teaching future chefs and cooks. Join us for a day of demonstrations, panel discussions and seminars, on topics such as curriculum design, culinary competitions, creating advisory boards, mental wellness, industry certifications, and technology in the kitchen classroom.

With sessions designed specifically to encourage networking and knowledge sharing between instructors, you’ll make new connections as we explore new techniques and actionable strategies which can be implemented as you continue to train and inspire our future work-ready culinarians. You don’t want to miss presentations focused on education best practices being utilized by your colleagues at programs across the country!

Sunday, July 16, 2023
9 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

This Summit precedes the 2023 ACF National Convention but is not part of the Convention. Registration is separate for the Summit.

The National Convention starts on Sunday evening with the Welcome Reception from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Attendees to the Summit are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception with purchase of a ticket.

What you can expect:

  • Price is $199 for ACF members and $250 for nonmembers for every summit.
  • Four to five presentations per summit.
  • Presentations begin at 9 a.m., ending late afternoon (i.e., 4 p.m. or 5 p.m.).
  • Most summits will be hosted by educational partners.
  • Feel free to come in the night before if you’re traveling from a distance; affordable hotels in the area will be recommended.
  • Workbooks will be provided for each presentation.

Prior experience and requirements: it is recommended that attendees have a minimum of five years of professional experience or CSC/CWPC certification.

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