Program

PROGRAM DETAILS

The 2017 Canadian Culinary Federation Convention will take place in Calgary Alberta May 25-28. We recommend you stay through till the 29th to enjoy the President’s Ball on the evening of the 28th!

Expect a fantastic week of demonstrations and seminars that will help us find balance within the very busy kitchen environment. You can expect a superb line up of culinary demonstrations, hands on skills training and lifestyle sessions that will leave you inspired by some new ideas.

Throughout the week, you’ll have the opportunity to meet, network and expand your knowledge and repertoire while catching up with other chefs, suppliers and old friends.  Don’t miss out on the evening social activities – the grazings and the dinners offer a great opportunity to network and socialize with fellow chefs and associates.

We are fortunate as chefs today to have a new and very attentive audience. We are the stars of tv, internet and social media. You’ll find posts of your best (hopefully not worst) dishes on Instagram and reviews of your service on Yelp. When we gather, we will talk about how to stay current and even get ahead of the trends.

Program

Our loyal sponsors, who make this conference possible, will have booths to showcase new products and ideas designed to make your job easier. The exhibition area also gives delegates a chance to meet new Calgary based suppliers and learn about new innovations from companies who support chefs in the kitchens and in their businesses.

Come, sense, share and learn about the future trends and challenges of chefs in the future. Through our week together, we will discover new ways to create balance between busy lives and busy careers AND to make decisions that will grow your career.

Check out the schedule below!

THURSDAY MAY 25 – Official Opening Day

9:00 AM

9:30 AM

10:45 AM

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

2:15 PM

3:30 PM

6:00 PM

Welcome Session

Plenary Session – McCormick Flavour Forecast

Sustainability Round Table

Lunch

Breakout Education Session 1

Breakout Education Session 2

Breakout Education Session 3

Ice Breaker

FRIDAY MAY 26 – Product Showcase & Senior Chef Competition

7:00 AM

8:00 AM

8:30 AM

9:00 AM

10:15 AM

11:00 AM

11:30 AM

5:30 PM

6:30 PM

Sunrise Health & Wellness Session

Senior Culinary Competition

Spousal Tour – Bar U Ranch

Regional Meeting West
Regional Meeting East

Finance Meeting
Junior Annual General Meeting

Product Showcase

Rolling Lunch

Honour Society Dinner – Bow Valley

Dine Out Calgary

SATURDAY MAY 27 – AGM & Education Sessions

7:00 AM

8:30 AM

9:00 AM

12:30 PM

1:30 PM


2:45 PM


4:00 PM


6:00 PM

Sunrise Health & Wellness Session

Annual General Meeting
Spousal Tour – Banff National Park

Junior Culinary Competition @SAIT

Lunch

Hands On Session: Charcuterie
Hands On Session: Woolwich Goat Cheese
Hands On Session: Sturgeon/Caviar

Hands On Session: Charcuterie
Hands On Session: Woolwich Goat Cheese
Hands On Session: Sturgeon/Caviar

Hands On Session: Charcuterie
Hands On Session: Woolwich Goat Cheese
Hands On Session: Sturgeon/Caviar

Offsite Dinner – Heritage Park

SUNDAY MAY 28 – Education Day & President’s Gala

7:00 AM

9:00 AM



10:00 AM

11:15 AM

12:30 PM

2:00 PM

6:00 PM

7:00 PM

Sunrise Health & Wellness Session

Incoming Presidents Meeting
Hands On: Chocolate Workshop with Cacoa Barry
Junior Tour – Canada Beef
Education Session

Education Session

Education Session

Lunch

Group Photo

President’s Gala – Cocktail Reception

President’s Gala – Dinner