MINNEAPOLIS, July 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Catersource and the International Caterers Association (ICA) highlight some of the most exciting in-depth classes and unique culinary learning opportunities available at the upcoming Art of Catering Food conference. This intimate training event for catering industry professionals will provide chefs and staff with new techniques, menu inspiration, and ideas to improve their kitchen overall. 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 has a packed program of culinary-focused educational content, with 20 sessions around some of the hottest trends in catering. The industry's leading chefs will present new menu ideas for high-volume kitchens, featuring on-trend ingredients – and almost all sessions will let you taste the featured recipes. The program also includes a wide range of best practices for catering business operations, including training, branding, and serving budget-conscious clients.
A few featured classes and experiences at the Art of Catering Food include:
Monday, August 10 – Tiffany Taste On a Target Budget
Creative solutions are required when working with clients who need spectacular food and events but have limited budgets. This class will showcase several different vignettes that are cost-effective and easy to produce, but still put your company's best food forward. Get recipes, station ideas that don't require an onsite chef, purchasing tips, and costing for each vignette.
- Instructor: Ken Barrett, Managing Partner of BG Events & Catering in Boston, MA
Tuesday, August 11 – Liquid Kitchen. A Sip of Drinks On Trend
No longer designated to the back of the room, the bar has moved to center stage. Crafted beer and cocktails are an important element on any event menu. Learn the latest beverage trends and techniques, including crafting drinks with herbs, how to make and use homemade bitters, modern jello shots, and more.
- Instructor: Jeffrey Selden, Managing Partner of Marcia Selden Catering and Event Planning in Stamford, CT
Wednesday, August 12 – Brunch+Learn: Food Trend Round Robin
Passed, please! The 2015 Food Trend Round Robin is all about passed food and presentations. Each 30 minute session will present 5 recipes and 5 different presentations. Topics to include: Vegan/Gluten-free, Fish/Shellfish, Wild Game, Pork, and Desserts.
See the full program schedule for more class descriptions, as well as complimentary networking opportunities and Salt Lake City culinary tours. No sessions overlap, so you'll have access to the entire program.
"The Art of Catering Food is the ultimate training event for chefs, kitchen staff and culinary professionals who want to fine-tune their skills, while learning from some of the most inspiring chefs and business leaders in the industry," said Kathleen Stoehr, Catersource's publisher and executive editor. "The 2015 educational program presents an impressive lineup of instructors and hosts who are sure to make the experience fun, memorable and delicious."
The Art of Catering Food 2015 also features 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
Apply for a Media Pass: Please email CatersourcePR@ubm.com with your request and credentials.
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.