EVENTS SERIES 2012 regional conferences
CENTRAL REGIONAL CONFERENCE
April 14-16 | Detroit
Icebreaker at the Ballpark
Friday, April 13, 7 p.m.
Step up to the plate and join your hosts from
MotorCity Casino Hotel as baseball’s Detroit
Tigers opens its home, Comerica Park, to ACF
conference attendees. Enjoy a taste of Motown
with food stations prepared by several of the
city’s best restaurants, and take a tour of the
park, including the players’ locker room. Watch
the Tigers versus the White Sox live on the big
screen as the teams go head to head in Chicago
in an ACF Central Region matchup. Reception
tickets are included with a full registration.
A la carte options are available online.
Celina Tio: General Session Featured Presenter
Saturday, April 14, 8:30 a.m.
ACF is pleased to welcome award-winning
celebrity chef Celina Tio to the General Session
stage. From The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia, to
acclaimed restaurants in Orlando’s Walt Disney
World to her current home in Kansas City, Mo.,
Tio has made her mark on the culinary world.
At The American Restaurant, Kansas City, she
garnered both local and national accolades,
including 2005 Chef of the Year from Chef
magazine and the James Beard Foundation’s
“feel good food” for a diverse clientele that
appreciates distinctive seasonal dishes in a
casual atmosphere. Always on the lookout
for new adventures and opportunities, Tio
has made a successful leap to television,
competing strongly on popular cooking shows
such as Food Network’s “The Next Iron Chef”
and Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters.”
2007 Best Chef: Midwest.
Tio now channels all that experience into her
first proprietary restaurant, Julian, which
has become a Kansas City neighborhood
mainstay. There, she creates the chef-driven
twists on American comfort food she calls
Tio will discuss her philosophies in the
kitchen and lead attendees through a
practical, interactive demonstration of the
benefits of social media and how she uses
technology to drive her business. Get a jump
on the interactive session by following her
on Twitter @celinatio and on Facebook: www.
2012 ACF STUDENT TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
(did not run in March NCR)
FRIDAY, APRIL 13
SATURDAY, APRIL 14
SUNDAY, APRIL 15
Conference Trade Show
Baron H. Galand Culinary
American Academy of
MONDAY, APRIL 16
Regional Awards Gala
Conference Wrap Party
ACF Louis Joliet
Chefs de Cuisine
org/events for the
R.L. Schreiber has sponsored the Student Team
Championship since its inception in 1993.