We are very pleased to announce the location of our 2019 ICCA Summit is Denver Colorado. The program has been pushed up by a day this year, so registration and the opening general sessions will now begin on Saturday, June 22nd at the Grand Hyatt.
Colorado is still one of the healthiest States in the USA and ranked the second best for obesity rates in the country. Due to their healthy choices in dining and the active lifestyles we will focus on these items in our educational programming. Please mark your calendars to save-the-date for this exciting event. Alex Seidel opened Fruition in 2007 and it has been one of the best restaurants in the state ever since. After learning more about food sourcing and production, Seidel began Colorado’s first artisanal sheep’s milk creamery, Fruition Farms Creamery, followed by Mercantile Dining Provisions. Most recently he teamed up with Snooze breakfast chain co-founder Adam Schlegal to launch a new Australian-style rotisserie chicken concept called Chook Charcoal Chicken.
From mushroom foraging to learnings from some of the most creative menu developers in the nation, the 17th Annual ICCA Summit is a must attend event for you and your team. Alon Shaya, previously of Shaya in New Orleans, recently moved to Denver and opened Safta, meaning grandmother in Hebrew. Shaya pays tribute to the culinary landscape of Israel by taking flavors of the Middle East, Europe and North Africa. We will also work closely with Paul Houle, director of campus dining, at University of Colorado – Boulder, which was named the 2018 food service operation of the year by FoodService Director (FSD) Magazine.
Our Culinary Road Trips will take a deeper look into three cities: Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins. You’ll also be treated to our Dine Around Series hosted by our generous ICCA Sponsors at the best restaurants in the city! These 3-days of can’t miss educational opportunities all come at a minimal cost to you as an ICCA member. We are offering a 50 percent discount for annual dues and Summit registration so don’t miss this opportunity to sign up for only $100 plus your Annual Membership Dues of $395. Fill out the application here: ICCA membership form 2018-2019 and email it to rsvp@ICCAchefs.com.