Experience Utah Valley Hospitality and Culinary Education at The Art of Catering Food 2015
Catersource & ICA Present Hands-on Event for Catering Chefs in Salt Lake City, August 10-12
Jun 16, 2015, 09:00 ET
MINNEAPOLIS, June 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Catersource and the International Caterers Association (ICA) highlight the unique culinary scene of Salt Lake City, the host city for their upcoming event, The Art of Catering Food. The culinary training event for chefs, caterers and food industry professionals features a special night celebrating Utah's gastronomic roots, as well as tours of renowned local catering facilities and the region's distinctive offerings. The Art of Catering Food 2015 takes place August 10-12 at the University of Utah's Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, UT. For more information and to save on registration by June 30, visit: artofcateringfood.com.
The Art of Catering Food brings its unique program to a new city each year, inspiring chefs across the country. In its fourth year, the event is dialing in to the budding foodie culture of Salt Lake City. Ranked by Wine Enthusiast in its 2014 list of America's Five New Foodie Cities, Salt Lake City has emerged as a top culinary destination. As Salt Lake City chefs have embraced the local food movement, their restaurants are gaining national attention.
In addition to the full schedule of education sessions around culinary techniques, ingredients and business best practices, The Art of Catering Food highlights local fare in optional programs:
Boots, Buckles & BBQ
Presented by Culinary Crafts, the official Art of Catering Food party takes you back in time. Boots, Buckles & BBQ will celebrate Utah Valley hospitality at This Is The Place Heritage Park, located at the base of the Wasatch mountain range. While you're gathering inspiration for your next catered event, enjoy whiskey tastings, sip on signature cocktails, and sample the best catered creations in town during a night of dancing and country-style entertainment. Boots, Buckles & BBQ will take place Tuesday, August 11, 6:30 – 10:00 pm. The party is an add-on to your registration package at $129.
Salt Lake City Tours
After classroom sessions wrap up on Monday afternoon, you'll get an up-close look at how successful Salt Lake City caterers organize their operations and develop unique culinary offerings. Choose one of three exclusive tour options:
- Tour 1 - Culinary Tour: Visit three Salt Lake City caterers, with samples of food, beverages, and behind-the-scenes secrets at each location. Stops include Culinary Crafts, and the mobile catering operations of Marley's Gourmet Sliders and Utah Food Service.
- Tour 2 - Cultural Walking Tour: Enjoy a guided walking tour through Salt Lake City's cultural and culinary offerings with samples along the way.
- Tour 3 – Taste of Utah: Learn about Utah's local delicacies, including its authentic unrefined salt, cheese production, charcuterie techniques, and honey formulation.
For a complete description of all three complimentary tour options, see the full program schedule.
"We're excited to take The Art of Catering Food on the road to Salt Lake City. The city's emerging culinary scene is the perfect backdrop to inspire new recipes and menu ideas," said Kathleen Stoehr, Catersource's publisher and executive editor. "The event promises chefs and caterers an intimate learning environment, as well as opportunities to network with likeminded professionals while enjoying the impressive local food culture."
To learn more about the Art of Catering Food and to register before prices go up after June 30, please visit catersource.com/conferences-tradeshows/art-catering-food-2015.
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The Art of Catering Food 2015 sponsors include: Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute; AllSeated; American Metalcraft, Inc.; Bamboo Studio; Bottles and Wood; Cambro Manufacturing; Chef Rubber; Edibles By Jack; EMI Yoshi; Fresh Origins; SternoCandleLamp; and Total Party Planner.
Catersource Magazine, Conference and Tradeshow are the world's premier resources dedicated to the education and growth of catering and events professionals. Through in-depth educational offerings and the largest catering and events conference globally, Catersource provides the most expansive network relevant to the catering and events business. Catersource Magazine, an award-winning B2B resource for foodservice professionals who are passionate about their business is published seven times a year and provides rich editorial content online. Catersource is produced by UBM plc (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services. For more information, visit www.catersource.com.
The International Caterers Association (ICA) 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. The membership is comprised of both off-premise and on-premise caterers from around the globe. The ICA is governed by a Board of Directors respected by the Industry and dedicated to giving back to the profession. The ICA is the premier association dedicated to educating and raising a level of awareness about the catering industry. Membership in the ICA will enhance your professionalism and garner respect from your clients. Join the ICA today and begin to reap the benefits that the ICA offers your company. For more information, visit the International Caterers Association.
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