Hospitality: welcoming strangers among us.
I love this definition.
It's been very exciting to attend 3-day food service conference organized by GACHP and graciously hosted by Savannah Christian Church this past weekend. The church cooks/chefs/food service directors across the country gathered together to INPIRE and EQUIP one another. And my staff and I truly felt encouraged to do better as we return to our church kitchen and armed with more knowledge. And we all took ServeSafe class for certification to improve our food handling techniques.
We had amazing keynote speakers such as John Rivers of 4 Rivers Smokehouse and Dr. Thomas Kinchen, the president of The Baptist College of Florida.
Open reception catered by Paul Kennedy Catering Co.
With my friend and a fellow blogger, Susan
Two of my wonderful and beautiful IPC staff members: Susan Liana and Cheryl
Our photographer on a cherry picker for our group photo.
Board and charter members of GACHP; thanks guys, it was an amazing experience for my staff and me.
Chef Frederick Tiess doing cooking demo and taught us a bit on food chemistry. Chef Tiess put together The Culinary Reference Guide and it is by far the best information one can have for large volume cooking. Click here to get one.
Members from Florida Chapter
First day lunch was provided by Mercy Chefs founder Gary Leblanc , Chef Paul Sofka, and other volunteers.
And Jeffrey R. White , Savannah renowned artist, painted this most beautiful oil painting during on site and donated it for an auction.
If you cook for your church or are in catering business, this conference is a must.
Not only the keynote speakers inspiring, we had several breakout session topics like Efficient Kitchen Design, Wedding 101, and Purchasing which were so helpful.
Next year's conference will be in Orlando, Florida
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