MINNEAPOLIS, June 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Catersource and the International Caterers Association (ICA) announce the return of The Art of Catering Food, a three-day culinary-intensive training event for chefs and food industry professionals. The fifth annual Art of Catering Food will take place in Washington, DC, August 15-17. For more information and to register, visit artofcateringfood.com.
The Art of Catering Food's education program helps chefs, cooks, and owners navigate new industry trends to make cuisine the main event of any occasion. The schedule features all new action-packed sessions with live demonstrations and plenty of opportunities to taste samples of inspiring new dishes. Led by catering and culinary experts, the up-close and personal learning experiences will fuel new menu ideas for attendees to bring back to their own kitchens.
See the Full Education Schedule
More than 20 new education sessions feature everything from how to organize a kitchen, introduce new ingredients, easily adapt menus for dietary requests, and much more – all designed to keep caterers ahead of their competition and improve margins. See descriptions for all sessions at schedule.artofcateringfood.com/list.
Discover the DC Culinary Scene + Network with the Industry's Top Talent
Beyond the classroom, The Art of Catering Food offers plenty of optional experiences to explore the city's top catering facilities, as well as connect with other culinary professionals. Optional events and networking opportunities include:
- Culinary Hands-on Experience: This full-day seminar will cover topics such as butchery, breads, desserts, garde manger, new culinary technology, and charcuterie.
- Capitol Fare, an Exclusive Evening Event: Produced by Occasions Caterers, this high-energy party will feature local flavors and the patriotic flare of the city.
- Washington, DC Tours: Three optional tours will guide attendees through local catering facilities or cultural hotspots.
"The Art of Catering Food truly provides a culinary education like no other, and we're excited to share the experience with the nation's capital. Beyond the career-boosting learning opportunities, caterers will have the chance to see new ideas in action and make valuable industry connections," said Ron Bigley, Catersource Brand Director.
To learn more about the Art of Catering Food, please visit artofcateringfood.com.
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Catersource is the world's premier resource dedicated to the education and growth of catering and event professionals. Catersource provides the most expansive network relevant to the catering and events business, producing in-depth educational offerings at the largest industry conference and tradeshow. Catersource magazine, an award-winning B2B resource for industry professionals who are passionate about their businesses, is published seven times a year and provides rich editorial content online. For more information, visit catersource.com. Catersource is organized by UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc (UBM.L), an Events First marketing and communications services business. For more information, visit ubmamericas.com.
The International Caterers Association (ICA) is a nonprofit 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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