MINNEAPOLIS, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Catersource Magazine, the nation's leading source of catering-specific education, has partnered with the International Caterers Association to present the exciting new Art of Catering Food conference in Denver, CO on July 23–25, 2012. This intimate culinary educational experience focuses exclusively on enhancing the culinary abilities of caterers and will feature nationally renowned chefs like Top Chef Season Five winner Hosea Rosenberg and spice expert Lior Lev Sercarz.
Unparalleled Education to Push Catering Cuisine to New Heights
Sponsored by American Metalcraft, Sterno, Bamboo Studio, Red Bird Farms and Fresh Origins, the Art of Catering Food's three days of intensive education will take place at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium. Catering chefs from around the country will take part in over 20 hands-on classes, with Dine + Learn sessions and a food truck-focused lunch giving participants even more educational opportunities. Culinary roundtables and tours of Denver's most prominent catering facilities will make the event a must-attend for catering chefs.
Classes will include information on working with lucrative ingredients; international dishes from Peru, Vietnam and the UK; new ideas for food presentation and hors d'oeuvre; and advice on working with sales, employees and clients to improve profit margins. Courses include "Take Your Barbecue and Regional Cuisine to the Next Level," "I Can't Believe You Sold That: Bridging the Gap between Chefs and Sales Managers" and "Beyond Ceviche: Exploring Peruvian Cuisine." Attendance is limited to 450 chefs, who will attend all classes together, so the opportunity to network with catering's creme de la creme is can't be missed.
The Ultimate Party Is By Caterers, For Caterers
In true Catersource tradition, Monday night will be capped off by an event that proves caterers' creativity has no boundaries: the Skin & Bones party presented by Denver's premier caterer, Epicurean Culinary Group. A farm-to-club extravaganza like no other, Skin & Bones will pack Denver's City Hall club with full education at every protein performance station, with thirsts quenched by local Colorado brews, bone luges and specialty game cocktails.
Sponsors that Speak to Caterers' Needs
Throughout the event, expert catering chefs will work with American Metalcraft products in course demonstrations. Caterers will also benefit from Sterno's culinary expertise, using their products for live demos. Bamboo Studio's disposable and reusable product lines will be used for sampling and for plating discussions. A Monday Lunch + Learn event and Much Ado about Chicken course will be sponsored by Colorado farm-to-table experts Red Bird Farms. The event will be garnished by Fresh Origins, who will provide imaginative MicroGreens, Petite greens and edible and crystallized flowers.
For more information on this gathering of some of the country's most accomplished caterers, please visit www.catersource.com/art-of-catering-food. Registration is open to all catering chefs, and discounted hotel rates are available.
The Art of Catering Food
Presented by Catersource Magazine and the International Caterers Association
June 23–25, 2012
Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium
Presentations by Hosea Rosenberg (Blackbelly Catering, Denver), Lior Lev Sercarz (La Boite, New York), Ken Barrett (Broadway Gourmet, Boston), Elgin Woodman (A Joy Wallace, Miami), Joanne Purnell (Good Gracious!, Los Angeles), and many more national experts and catering chefs.
Evening event by Epicurean Culinary Group. (www.epicureancatering.com).
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Catersource Magazine reaches over 25,000 caterers in the U.S. and abroad and is the largest catering-specific trade magazine in the country. Catersource also produces the annual Catersource Conference & Tradeshow in Las Vegas. Catersource is a UBM Company.
The International Caterers Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education, mentoring and resources for professional caterers and promoting the profession of catering to clients, industry members, vendors and the public.