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Time (ET)Title
815a – 830aDay 1 Welcome
Jacky Herrera
ACF Virtual Host

Rocco Paradiso
ACF Master of Ceremonies
830a – 1000aGeneral Session #1 – Behind the Plate Up
Rocco Paradiso
ACF Master of Ceremonies

Jacky Herrera
ACF Virtual Host

Tom Macrina, CEC, CCA, AAC
ACF National President

Joseph Leonardi, CMC, AAC
Director of Culinary Operations, The Country Club

TBD 2022 Announcement Rep
1000a – 1030aCMC Spotlight: Summer Garden Meze – Pork Stuffed Fig Leaves
Tom Griffiths CMC

American Regional Cuisine: Cajun & Creole Cuisine- History, Culture & Ingredients (Roux)
Amy Sins
1030a – 1130aCulinary Research & Development Concepts: Bread is on the Rise!
Carlos Villanueva
Corporate Executive Chef, Lantmannen Unibake USA, Inc.

1130a – 1230pChefsForum Roundtable Discussions: Women in Foodservice
Chef Dina Altieri CEC, CCE
Chef Susanne Grier
Chef Melinda Burrows CEC, CCA
Chef Jennifer M. Denlinger CCC, Ph.D
Chef Natasha Capper CEPC
Chef Kimberly Brock Brown CEPC, CCA, AAC

CMC Spotlight: Butchering Chicken for a Classical Poulet Sauté
Gerald Ford

Cannabis and Beverage: Service and Pairing
Andrew Freedman

ACF Young Chefs “My Favorite Dish”: Koji Aged Pork Loin
Stephen Hanyzewski
1230p – 100pAwards Luncheon TBD

Rich Sandone
Director, Chef 2 Chef / Nestle’ Professional

100p – 230pSpotlight on the Cuisines of the Caribbean: A Taste of Jamaica
Jamaican Ministry of Tourism

Featuring ACF Chefs: Randie Anderson CEC & Dexter Singh CPC

A Sober Reality: Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Our Industry
Mickey Bakst

The Art of Substitution: Kosher “Buttermilk” Fried Chicken
Samuel Glass CEC, CCE, AAC

CMC Spotlight on Mentorship: A Conversation with Master Chef Fritz Sonnenschmidt
Fritz Sonnenchmidt CMC, AAC, HOF

Advanced Culinary Skills: The Art of Plating

Corey Siegel CEC

ACF Young Chefs: Modern Pastry Skills – Glazing Techniques
Emilia Tomaszycki CPC
230p – 330pLeveraging Opportunities in the New Normal
Maeve Webster
President, Menu Matters

330p – 400pTrending Flavors: Yucatan Salmon w/Black Bean Sauce & Peach Poblano Relish
Nick Calias CEC, CCA
400p – 500pA Delicious and Sustainable Future for Foodservice
Hari Pulapaka, CEC
Founder, The Global Cooking School

500p – 515pDay 2 Preview
Jacky Herrera
ACF Virutal Host

Kimberly Brock Brown, CEPC, CCA, AAC
Vice President, ACF Southeast Region

Bryan Frick, CEC, AAC
Incoming Vice President, ACF Southeast Region

Jennifer Denlinger CCC, Ph.D
President, ACF Central Florida Chapter