professional development

ChefConnect: Newport Beach

The Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa will host ChefConnect: Newport Beach, March 18-20. If you’re a chef exploring new ideas and flavors, a student looking to gain experience or a foodservice professional keeping atop the latest and greatest, we’ve got plenty of educational and networking opportunities for you. Early registration deadline is Nov. 15. […]

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Next ACFAZ meeting at Art Institute of Phoenix March 12

The next ACFAZ meeting will be held on March 12 at the Art Institute of Phoenix. Board Meeting 3:30pm General Meeting 5pm As a reminder, the board meeting is open to those who would take a more active role with the organization.    

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Thrive! SmallBIZCON

Early Bird Ticket includes Kick-Off Event + Parking (first 20) + VIP Pavilion Access (SALE ENDS SOON) Members: $25 Non-Members: $35 THRIVE! SmallBIZCON is an action packed one-day event that’s all about standing out and building a thriving business. This year we’re giving 350+ attendee’s front row access to leaders in business development, marketing, finance, […]

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WCR in Calgary- People, Passion and Purpose

People, Passion and Purpose… The Pathway to Success – focuses on an exciting day where attendees will be part of discussions, workshops and events with some of the brightest minds in the industry, from back and front of the house to agriculture and media. Inspiring guest speakers and panelists include Chef Meeru Dhalwala, Chef Elizabeth […]

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VIP Kitchen Party at WCR Calgary Conference

Most parties end in the kitchen, but this one starts in the WinSport Kitchen! At this exclusive networking event, Keynote and Panel Speakers along with Sponsors will get to socialize and indulge in drinks and tasty bites from local culinary talent. There is limited space with only 30 tickets available for WCR Members.

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Cactus IFT Annual Kick-Off Event, Sept. 21

The Annual Cactus IFT Kick-Off Even is scheduled for September 21, 2017 and will be held at The Yard/Culinary Dropout in Tempe.  This meeting kicks-off the Cactus IFT calendar year and one that really covers what the organization has done the prior year, the goals for the next year, learn more about the IFT, learn […]

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National Apprenticeship Week Stories

The ACF will be sharing ACF members memorable apprenticeship stories and recognize a chef mentor during National Apprenticeship Week November 13-19. To participate, click this link to fill out their questionnaire.      

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WCR Portland Plug-In

Come mingle with amazing culinary talents of women chefs in Portland! Program details: Having your cake and eating it too: Intellectual Property Protection for Chefs and Restaurateurs. This talk will explore the potential intellectual property assets of chefs and restaurateurs and how best to protect them. We will provide an overview of trademarks, copyrights, patents […]

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Take a Break From Your Desk & Have Lunch with NACE

CVB Panel!! Join us this month for a luncheon meeting at Mountain Shadows. We will have the opportunity to learn what CVBs in local areas are doing, how they contact vendors, and how they are making those who are visiting the wonderful state of Arizona a magnificent place to host their event. During this meeting […]

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