Midwest Pork Summit

Midwest Pork Summit

There are only 4 seats for chefs from Kansas! If you’d like to attend, please let Jodi Oleen know at 785-776-0442 by May 15th. Event Details The three-day event will provide a comprehensive farm-to-fork pork education taught by food industry thought leaders, pork producers, pork experts, and well-known chefs from across the country. The event will also give attendees an opportunity to network with their peers and interact with trade media. The Summit will open with a panel discussion on the University of Iowa campus on today’s food culture: how consumer habits and demands are evolving, what trends are on the horizon. Afterwards, the group will head to Big Grove Brewery Taproom for a welcome dinner highlighted by pork-centric street food in the outdoor beer-garden. The next day will take attendees through a Pork 101 education, including breeds, production, animal care, the chemical conversion of muscle to meat, and the opportunity to acquire first-hand knowledge of production by touring Brenneman Pork Farms, hearing the family’s story and enjoying lunch on the farm. Culinary experts will be on hand to walk professional chef attendees through advanced Pork cooking techniques and trends. We’ll wrap up the night at Rapid Creek Cidery, a mammoth century-old, gable-roofed barn amongst the apple trees in picturesque Wilson’s Orchard. Tasting house-crafted ciders paired with charcuterie from La Quercia and dishes from Chef Matt Steigerwald’s curated pantry of local and seasonal Iowa ingredients. On Wednesday, attendees will get into the kitchen, breaking into teams for the market basket exhibition. Chefs will butcher half a hog, and then test all the techniques learned over the past three days. Before...
42nd Annual ACF Kansas City Chefs’ Association Dinner and Awards

42nd Annual ACF Kansas City Chefs’ Association Dinner and Awards

ACF Members and Guests, please join our chapter with your team on… WHEN: Sunday, January 21, 2018 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm Cash Bar at 6:00 – 6:30pm Dinner and Awards 6:45pm – 9:00pm WHERE: Blue Hills Country Club 777 W Burning Tree Dr Kansas City, MO 64145 816-942-3292 Tickets are $50.00 per person. Tickets must be purchased by January 21, 2018 before 12pm. Ticket check in will be at the door the night of the event.  Purchase Tickets Here Program will include the Announcements of: Apprentice of the Year Chef of the Year Purveyor of the Year Culinarian of the Year President’s Award For questions, please contact: Kathy Perkins Phone: 913-220-1925 Email:...
Cooks Needed for Senior Citizens Christmas Day Dinner

Cooks Needed for Senior Citizens Christmas Day Dinner

December 25, 2017 from 5am to 12pm Need Christmas Day HELP cooking and managing service for 250 +/- on Christmas Day! Looking for someone, a team, a group to take this project on and run with it, it could be a great experience for a couple apprentices too. Breakfast for 250+/- on Christmas Day If you are interested, please contact Mr. White directly at...
Congrats to the Newest Members of the Heart of America Les Dames d’Escoffier Chapter

Congrats to the Newest Members of the Heart of America Les Dames d’Escoffier Chapter

Congratulations to the newest members of the Heart of America Les Dames d’ Escoffier Chapter in Kansas City! Le Dames d’Escoffier is an international society of professional women, involved in food, wine, beverages and arts of the table. They support and promote among members– worldwide understanding, appreciation and the knowledge of food, wine, beverages, nutrition, the arts of the table and other fields as they relate to these disciplines. Pictured from Left to Right are the newest members. Jennifer Ward – Be Free Bakery – Owner Lindsay Howerton – HOW Consulting, Owner Jenny Vergara – Food Writer, Culinary Event Planner, Founder of the Test Kitchen & Marketing – Owner Shanita McAfee Bryant – Magnolias on the Move- Owner Mary Meade Eastman – The American Restaurant– Special Events...
Supper Club 2017

Supper Club 2017

Date: September 29, 2017 at 6:30pm Location: The American Restaurant, 200 E 25th St. #400, Kansas City, MO 64108 TICKETS: http://supperclub2017.bpt.me/ In an unprecedented partnership, Les Dames d’Escoffier and the Kansas City Jazz Ambassadors working together to offer scholarships to deserving young men and women in both the food and jazz music professions here in Kansas City-in one fabulous evening presented by The American Restaurant. Five course dinner and wine pairings preceded by wine reception. Featuring the culinary skills of leading Kansas City chefs Debbie Gold, Celina Trio, Renee Kelly, Mary Berg, and Alison Reed. and The musical talents of host Angela Hagenbach, Lonnie McFadden, Mark Lowery, Shay Estes, Stan Kessler, and other jazz greats. For additional information about sponsorships, please contact Jen Wismeier at Jenwismeier@gmail.com or...
American Academy of Chefs’ Lifetime Achievement Award and Hall of Fame Dinner and Fundraiser

American Academy of Chefs’ Lifetime Achievement Award and Hall of Fame Dinner and Fundraiser

On September 24, 2017, the American Culinary Federations Greater Kansas City Chapter will be hosting an American Academy of Chefs’ Lifetime Achievement Award and Hall of Fame dinner/fundraiser and we would like to ask for your help in making this a success. The event will be held at the Downtown Marriott Hotel, 200 West 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105 at 6:00pm and the cost is $95.00 per person; Medals and Suite & Tie required. Purchase Tickets There are multiple ways that your organization can help us. Please consider placing an ad in the program book; full page ad $500, half page ad $250, and quarter page ad $125. You could also show your support by being a financial sponsor and/or by donating product for the dinner and items for the silent auction, as well as attending the event. All the proceeds from this dinner will be used for American Academy of Chefs scholarships. This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and Hall of Fame inductee is Jess Barbosa, CEC, AAC, HOF. Chef Barbosa is a founding member of the ACF Greater Kansas City Chapter and was the Executive Chef at the Downtown Marriott for 30 years. He has been a friend and mentor to culinarians both young and old over the years and continues to be an example we strive to emulate. I look forward to hearing from you and eagerly anticipate your support to help make this event a great success. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and your donations will be tax deductible. Please email your completed ad copy and contact me at tinkhamj@william.jewell.edu or 816-547-1820 to discuss placing ads and making donations....