MINNEAPOLIS, July 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Catersource and the International Caterers Association (ICA) highlight a handful of featured culinary classes at the upcoming Art of Catering Food event. Inspired by the growing foodie scene in this year's host city, Salt Lake City, the education program features exciting hands-on sessions taught by some of the most talented catering leaders in the local market. 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 register, visit: artofcateringfood.com.
The Art of Catering Food presents a full range of exciting classes to teach chefs and catering staff new techniques, inspire new menu ideas, and improve their kitchens overall. Industry leaders from across the country will share their success stories and tips for a winning catering business. Held in a new culinary hotspot each year, The Art of Catering Food celebrates the local culture and flavors of each city it visits. This year's program features some of the catering masterminds behind Utah Valley's distinctive cuisine and hospitality.
The following local caterers and instructors will present new ideas at The Art of Catering Food:
Culinary Crafts (Salt Lake City, UT) – The Culinary-driven Kitchen
Can you have too many chefs in the kitchen? Not at Culinary Crafts, where five talented chefs are a key ingredient to the Culinary Crafts' recipe for success. Get insight into how they work together to organize more than 750 events each year, how they develop new and creative menus, and how they motivate staff to do their best every day.
- Culinary Crafts Instructors: Mary Crafts, CEO/President; Vicki Skeem, Executive Chef; Jocelyn Gillies, Executive Pastry Chef; Daniela de Oliveira, Executive Sous Chef; and Colleen Osborn, Sous Chef
Cuisine Unlimited (Salt Lake City, UT) – Going for the Gold. The Winning Cuisine of Brazil
As the 2016 summer Olympic Games approach, ethnic food trends will include the churrascos, feijoadas, and caipirinhas from Brazil. Cuisine Unlimited will be the producer and food service provider for the first ever U.S. Welcome Pavilion at the Olympic Games. Get a head start on this upcoming ethnic trend with Brazilian recipes and menu concepts presented by these two exceptional chefs.
- Cuisine Unlimited Instructors: Steve Ulibarri, Executive Chef, and Emily Lavin, CMO
Utah Valley University Culinary Arts Institute (Orem, UT) – WOW Presentations for Plating and Profit
Watch and learn as Chef Peter teaches how to turn the ordinary into extraordinary for your guests and for your bottom line. In this dual concept session you will learn how to apply competition style plating techniques to your everyday catered menus and how to take lower cost ingredients and transform them into quality, high profit catering menus.
- Instructor: Peter Sproul, CEC, Director of Culinary Arts
See the full program schedule for more class descriptions, as well as details on complimentary networking opportunities and Salt Lake City culinary tours. No sessions overlap, so attendees will have access to the entire program.
"The Art of Catering Food gathers chefs and culinary professionals from across the country for three days of essential education, exciting demos, and delicious tastings," said Linda West, Catersource's director of education. "Our speakers showcase recipes from their own kitchens, inspired by both local ingredients and international flavors. We're excited to bring all this to Salt Lake City, where talented caterers are leading the way for the emerging culinary hub."
The Art of Catering Food 2015 also features special optional events, including the Boots, Buckles and BBQ party and the first-ever Culinary Hands-On Experience. Reserve your spot by adding these events to your registration.
Register for the Art of Catering Food: 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.
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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.