ACF ChefsForum Webinar Series

 

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he ACF ChefsForum Webinar Series showcases a wide range of topics to educate and inspire culinarians. Missed a webinar? Scroll below to see our list of recordings of previous recordings.

Next Webinar:

February 6, 2023, 11:00 AM ET

ChefsForum: Pastry Techniques Spotlight; Choux au Craquelin

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Join us for a special Valentine’s themed demo with Chef Jesse B. Jackson III CMB, lecturing instructor of Baking and Pastry Arts at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. Learn how to prepare heart-shaped cream puffs as he shares his recipe for choux au craquelin. Chef Jackson will share his tips and techniques for the cookie-like dough as he tops his piped choux and bakes them together to producing this cookie/choux dessert with a delicious, crackly, crunchy texture! Ask your pastry questions during this interactive live demonstration!

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Baking and Pastry Chef Jesse Jackson III, photographed on The Culinary Institute of America’s New York campus.

Jesse B. Jackson III CMB
Lecturing Instructor of Baking and Pastry Arts
The Culinary Institute of America – Hyde Park, NY

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Upcoming Webinars:

February 23, 2023, 1pm ET

ACF ChefsForum: Harnessing the Power of Social Media for Your Business – Top 10 Social Media Tips for Bakers & Professional Chefs (In Collab with Retail Bakers Asssoc)

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Join Cydni Mitchell, Baking Business Columnist, and business coach behind Sweet Fest and Pastry Chef and blogger, Kimberly Houston as they share tips on how you can step up your game on social media. Learning how to create a clear and authentic social media presence is a key aspect of most business’s marketing plans. As a chef, baker or food business owner, the understanding social media as a tool to grow orders and sales is critical to modern business. As a part of RBA’s Business of Baking Program (BOB), the experts, moderated by Chef Marissa Velie, will address key methods for increasing traffic to business websites, best practices for taking great food photos for your social media pages, as well as how to optimize your business’s rank on search engines such as Google & Bing. Presented in Collaboration with Retail Bakers of America (RBA)

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March 8, 2023, 1pm ET

ACF ChefsForum: “International Womens Day” Women Leaders in Foodservice

Sponsored by Smithfield Culinary

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Join us as we celebrate “International Womens Day” and female leaders in the culinary and hospitality industry.

Panel led by Anne E. McBride PhD
James Beard Foundation’s Vice President of Programs

Panelists to be announced soon!

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March 10, 2023, 11am ET

ACF ChefsForum: Gluten-Free Baking; Shortcrust Pastry for Pies, Tarts, & Crusts “Live from The Greenbrier”

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Live from “America’s Resort” in White Sulphur Springs, Nina Ryan, a Main Dining Room Line Cook at The Greenbrier, will take you step-by-step through a simple pâte brisée recipe that your culinary team can produce quickly and efficiently. During this demo, Nina will share the most cost-effective options for ingredient purchasing, and demonstrate different uses for the shortcrust pastry across your restaurant. In this webinar, learn how to make gluten free pastry for pies, tarts and crusts that your guests will appreciate and remember. Allergen-free desserts can be crave-able, and we invite you to tune in to learn Nina’s tips and techniques!

Located amid the breathtaking mountains of West Virginia, The Greenbrier is a National Historic Landmark and world-class resort that has been welcoming guests from around the world since 1778. The natural mineral springs that drew our first guests over 235 years ago continue to lure visitors to our 11,000 acre luxury retreat today. With a guest list that includes 28 of our country’s 45 Presidents, America’s Resort has long been a favorite destination of royalty, celebrities and business leaders. Today, The Greenbrier invites a new generation to come out and play. Enjoy relaxing pastimes, start treasured traditions, or set out on an amazing adventure together.  You’ll find endless vacation possibilities at The Greenbrier.

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March 13th, 2023, 1pm ET

Young Chefs Club presents – ChefsForum “Culinary Entrepreneurship & Food Business”

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Dreaming of owning your own food business? ACF Young Chefs Club President, Isaiah Gerrard invites students and professionals to tune in for a session on culinary entrepreneurship. Our panel of chefs will discuss how and why they opened a restaurant or food business. Learn more about the challenges they faced when opening a restaurant, how to get started and the keys to maintaining a successful restaurant. The chefs will share their best advice for those seeking to open a food business; on financials/budgeting, business planning, leadership, hiring, the guest experience and how to set your establishment apart from the competition. Tune in to be inspired and ask your questions!

Presented by: ACF Young Chefs Club

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ACF Young Chefs Club President

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Assistant Professor-Culinary Arts
The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone
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Chef/Author/Founder of “The Brazil Project”
Professor—Culinary Arts at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone

April 13, 2023, 3PM ET

ACF ChefsForum: Spotlight on Culinary Cannabis Education

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Curious about cannabis? Join us to learn more about the ACF Specialized certificate in Culinary Cannabis & Edibles from Chef Nathan Koscielski CCE, culinary instructor at Niagara Falls Culinary Institute @ NCCC.  Chef has designed his college’s innovative special topics courses, educating his student chefs about safety and the proper handling and dosing of THC-laced ingredients as well as non-THC ingredients, such as hemp and CBD. Discover the depth of flavors and aromas associated with cannabis terpenes and flavonoids, all while learning how to properly match those to different foods and beverages. Increase the knowledge and understanding the science of the human endocannabinoid system, and how cannabinoids & phytocannabiniods interact with this system. Culinary cannabis industry math ensures proper dosing and safe handling of infused products produced by using broad spectrum hemp. Ask your questions to industry experts and find out more about the future of cannabis and why there is such an interest in the addition of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) in food and drink products across the nation, as well as what chefs need to know before preparing dishes with cannabis or starting a career in this area of the foodservice industry.

April 20, 2023, 11AM ET

ACF ChefsForum: Spotlight on Culinary Cannabis Education

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Live from “America’s Resort” in White Sulphur Springs, we’ll take a virtual flavor journey to the western Pacific Ocean, where Hunter Gentry; a Junior Apprentice at The Greenbrier’s Apprenticeship Program and graduate from The Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley, will demonstrate his favorite dishes from Guam. Modern-day cuisine of the largest of the Mariana Islands, is the result of the cultures and blended flavors of indigenous tribes of Chamorro, with other Pacific Islanders, Asian, European, and American influences. During this presentation, Hunter, who grew up in the Hawaiian islands, will share his insights on Chamorro cooking, the culture, influence of Spain, and the island’s food history. Our spotlighted young chef will present on dishes served in Guam, such as kelaguen, bbq chicken and red rice, Kadon Pika (spicy stew).

Previous Webinars:

Check back here to see a list of previous ACF ChefsForum webinars available for replay on YouTube.

January 23, 2023

ChefsForum: Global Flavor Trends for Healthcare Foodservice
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January 20, 2023

ChefsForum: CMC Spotlight – Focus on Fermentation
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January 18, 2023

ACF ChefsForum: Today’s Veal Industry- A Story of Animal Wellbeing
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January 4, 2023

ACF ChefsForum: Focus on Mental, Physical & Emotional Wellbeing for Chefs
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December 10, 2022

ACF ChefsForum: Mentorship & Goal Setting for Emerging Chefs
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November 17, 2022

ACF ChefsForum: Optimizing Operations and Labor Efficiency Focus on Cleaning & Sanitization
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November 14, 2022

ACF ChefsForum: Optimize Your Kitchen for Virtual Dining & Delivery Success
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November 10, 2022

ACF ChefsForum: Putting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Principles into Action
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October 27, 2022, 1pm ET

ACF ChefsForum: Flavors of Hawaii (in collaboration with Hawaii Culinary Ed Foundation)
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October 12, 2022, 1pm ET

ACF ChefsFourm: Health & Cuisine; Celebrating Nutrition and Culinary Medicine
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October 6, 2022 1pm ET

ACF ChefsForum: Pizza -Shareable Options to Attract Customers & Drive Sales
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September 22, 2022, 11am ET

ACF ChefsForum: Exploring Culinary Career Pathways
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September 9, 2022

ACF ChefsForum: Focus on Charcuterie
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June 14, 2022 1pm ET 

ACF ChefsForum: Tapas & Small Plates
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May 17, 2022 4pm ET

ACF ChefsForum: ACF/ANFP Credentials – Your Recipe for Success
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May 11, 2022, 11am ET

ChefsForum: The Secrets to Fried Chicken
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May 5, 2022 1pm ET

ACF & CPSDA Present: Hiring and Highlighting Sports Performance Chefs

April 21, 2022 

ACF ChefsForum: Food Writer’s Survival Guide for an Ever-Changing Landscape
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ACF ChefsForum: California Figs & Flavor Cinematography
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April 14, 2022

ACF ChefsForum: ChefsForum: Best Practices for Hiring, Recruiting and Retaining Your Kitchen Team
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April 6, 2022

ACF/ANFP Webinar – “Top Tips for Boosting Flavor Through Culinary Sensory Analysis”
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March 28, 2022

ACF ChefsForum: Focus on Plant Forward Techniques
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March 8, 2022, 12 pm ET

ACF ChefsForum: International Women’s Day – Celebrating Women in Foodservice Leadership
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February 28, 2022, 11 am ET

ACF ChefsForum: Spotlight on Haitian Flavors and Cuisine
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February 17, 2022, 11am ET

ACF ChefsForum: Focus on Breakfast and Brunch Cookery
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February 7, 2022

Jessica Craig – Plated Desserts Skills Spotlight on Panna Cotta
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January 11, 2022

ACF ChefsForum Kicks Off 2022: Focus on Mental Health and Wellness
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We invite you to join us as we shine the spotlight on a panel of culinarians from across the country, as they unite to discuss their experiences with mental health, addiction, substance abuse and coping strategies. Moderated by ACF Palm Beach County Chefs Association’s Chapter President, Jeffrey Schlissel, this important presentation will feature Chefs who have come forward to talk about issues which have affected them and our industry on a deep level. The ACF members featured will share insights as to how they have adjusted their own work/life balance and will provide tools on how to best kick off 2022 with a renewed focus toward a new healthier lifestyle for all culinarians.

December 9, 2021

ACF ChefsForum & JBF Present: “The State of the Industry & Path Forward”
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October 26, 2021

ACF ChefsForum: A Celebration of Seasonal Cuisine: Fall Flavors & Menus
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October 13, 2021

ChefsForum Webinar- Laminated Doughs: Tips & Techniques with Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer
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October 5, 2021

ACF ChefsForum: Focus on Pastry Techniques: Chocolate BonBons & Décor
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September 14, 2021

ACF ChefsForum: Spotlight on Childhood Nutrition Day
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September 8, 2021

ACF ChefsForum: Top 10 Trends in Healthcare Foodservice
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August 25, 2021

Talking Trash: A practical discussion about reducing waste in foodservice in support of the environment and the bottom line
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June 28, 2021

ACF ChefsForum: Modern BBQ Techniques
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June 23, 2021

ACF ChefsForum: ACF/ANFP Credentials – A Recipe For Success
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June 15, 2021

ACF ChefsForum: Where’s The Beer?
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June 9, 2021

ACF ChefsForum: Anxiety at Work – Chef’s Strategies to Help Teams Build Resilience, Handle Uncertainty, and Get Stuff Done!
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June 2, 2021

ACF ChefsForum: American Lamb Butchery
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May 17, 2021

ACF ChefsForum: Spotlight on Baking and Pastry: Pate a Choux Skills with Natasha Capper at Pidemont Driving Club
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May 6, 2021

ACF ChefsForum: State of the Consumer
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May 4, 2021

ACF ChefsForum: Food & Beverage; Flavors & Trends
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April 28, 2021

ACF ChefsForum: Cooking with Liquid Gold  (CMC Featured Presentation
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April 22, 2021

ACF ChefsForum: Fruit & Vegetable Carving Skills
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April 20, 2021

ACF ChefsForum: Exploring Culinary Cannabis & Edibles 2021
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April 14, 2021

ACF ChefsForum: Live Virtual Tour of the Modernist Cuisine Lab
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April 7, 2021

ACF ChefsForum: Plant Based Cuisine: Healthcare & Senior Dining
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March 31, 2021

Future-Ready Chefs: Culinary Career Pathways for Job-Ready Graduates
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March 29, 2021

ACF ChefsForum: Seafood Identification and Skills
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March 23, 2021

ACF ChefsForum: No Meat, No Dairy, No Gluten, No Problem! – Expand Your Menu for all Dietary Preferences (presented by Minors)
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March 17, 2021

Chefs Go Green: Reducing Food Waste in Your Kitchen

March 2, 2021

ACF ChefsForum: NASA Presents Culinary Nutrition….. in Space
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February 23, 2021

ACF ChefsForum: From Africa to America and Back Again
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February 11, 2021

ACF ChefsForum: Vegan and Plant Forward Cuisine

January 29, 2021

ACF/MA ProStart Presents – Culinary Business Insights; Spotlight on Food Trucks
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January 25, 2021

2021 Culinary Goals: Earn ACF certification!
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January 14, 2021

ACF LIVE: Virtual Cook Along with ACF Young Chefs Club (Intro Skill Level)
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January 13, 2021

2021 Mise en Place;  Mental and Physical Wellness for Professional Chefs
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December 10, 2020

ACF Young Chefs Club Presents: The Importance of Diversity in the Foodservice Industry
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December 8, 2020

ACF ChefsForum Live: Spotlight on Club Chefs – Holiday Edition
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Are you interested in sharing your knowledge as a panelist on a future ACF LIVE webinar? Please email your resume and area/s of expertise to eculinary@acfchefs.net

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