Detailed Program Schedule

Thursday, June 11

7:30 AM Light, Healthy New England Breakfast
Hampshire Dining Commons

8:30 AM Panel Discussion II
Transformation of College & University Dining
Moderator: Ron DeSantis, CMC, (Director of Culinary Excellence, Yale University)

Martin Breslin (Director for Culinary Operations, Harvard University)
Don Miller (Executive Chef, Notre Dame University)
Jorge Noriega (Research & Development Chef, University of California, Los Angeles)
Jim Sexton (Chef, Instructor, Virginia Tech)

9:15 AM General Lecture and Workshop
Hampshire Dining Commons
Eastern Mediterranean; The Cuisines of Greece and Turkey
Participants will learn a healthier way of cooking focusing on small portions of Greece and Turkey. A list of dietary guidelines and ingredients will be used to develop menus using the right blend of ingredients like olive oil, grains, vegetables, fruits, and seafood.
Chef Frank Terranova, Instructor, Johnson & Wales University

9:15 AM General Lecture and Workshop
UMass Hampden Bakeshop
How to Incorporate Seasonality and Trends into your Sandwich Breads and Fillings
The trainees for this program will learn how to prepare several “Seasonal themed” breads and Sandwich fillings. These recipes will be a guide to prepare and incorporate a wider variety of seasonality and current trends in the dining center’s Sandwich program. We will focus on adding different fresh local seasonal ingredients, mastering important baking techniques, and providing tips for creating signature recipes. We will provide some great resource information to assist Chefs refine their current process for menu development. Lastly, we will focus on how to better market these items.
Chef John Masi (Owner, Hospitality Performance Partners, Boca Raton, FL)

2:30 PM Networking Break

3:00 PM ACF Competition Briefing
Hampshire Dining Commons

6:00 PM Family Style Dinner and Comedian
Berkshire Dining Commons
Led by Executive UMass Chef, Willie Sng, the UMass Culinary Team will prepare an array of family style favorites to eat in honor Chef Noble Masi. After a delicious and flavorful meal be entertained by the UMass improve group and comedian.

8:30 PM UMass Pub
Campus Center 2nd Floor
Enjoy, relax, and network. A light reception with beverages will be provided.