We are very pleased to announce several new speakers for our 2019 ICCA Summit is Denver Colorado. Owen Klein, VP, Global Culinary Innovation for Carl’s Jr. will present their latest LTO from Earth Day when they introduced a burger with CBD oil and broke sales records. Here is the full agenda: ICCA 17th Annual Summit Agenda Final
David Salyers, former VP of Marketing for Chick-fil-A for over 20+ years and was instrumental in the growth and development of the iconic ‘cow campaign’ at Chick-fil-A and helped champion a marketing department that rose to international prominence and prestige. David is known for his marketing mind, his servant’s heart, and his entrepreneurial spirit. His 2016 book, Remarkable, in which he co-wrote with Dr. Randy Ross, imparts leadership lessons that can transform one’s workplace culture.
Rapid-Fire Leadership Development featuring Steve Campbell , CEO & Founder of pro-voke, a nationally known strategy and culture firm: With the experiential atmosphere and active learning environment that is supported throughout the Summit, pro-voke has been asked to create some interactive elements that will stimulate individual leadership influence. They will provide “quick-hit” insights that breathe life into the relationship between an organization’s strategy, brand, and culture.
Now here is something you might expect when attending a conference in Denver: All the Dirt on CBD Oil Legalities; Katie Thompson, Bluebird Botanicals: The 2018 Farm Bill has officially removed hemp and hemp-derived CBD from the Controlled Substances Act, making it fully federally legal for the first time in over 40 years. Katie was the expert behind the Carl’s Jr. Launch of the Rocky Mountain High Burger on Earth Day this year with a CBD Sauce.
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 register now and take advantage of the 50 percent discount on membership and ICCA Summit Denver registration.
We are excited to introduce some new educational speakers for this year’s ICCA Summit. During Saturday’s Opening General Session, Steve Sashen, CEO and Founder of Xero Shoes will talk about his appearance on Shark Tank and his rise in the competitive running shoe business. He is a Masters All-American sprinter (one of the fastest men over the age of 50 in the US) and former All-American gymnast. He was also a professional stand-up comic, cognitive psychology researcher, and taught Tai Chi and Zen Archery. Steven is also the creator of Scriptware, the industry-standard word processor for film and TV writers.
Of course, we will have the leading trend experts sharing what’s hot for 2019 and beyond. Culinary educator chef Robert Danhi will offer take-aways including an in-depth presentation titled; Fermentation: A Profitable Global Cultural Flavor Experience. Your customers are looking for flavorful menu items that deliver on the 360 flavor experience that can help with their physical wellness and mental health.
The 17th Annual ICCA Summit is a must attend event for you personally and professionally with countless take-aways for you to share with your team when you return back to the corporate headquarters.
Denver’s trend-leading chefs will play a major role in the 17th Annual ICCA Summit with demonstrations and tasting on our ICCA Kitchen Stage. Legendary restaurateur Frank Bonnano, who now has 10 award winning fine dining concepts mentioned below also has an amazing speakeasy Green Russell that will be on the culinary road trip. Next generation chefs who are changing the culinary scene in Denver will also play a role in our event. Alex Seidel’s Fruition Farms and Justin Brunson’s Rocky Mountain Charcuterie will also provide stops on the Culinary Road Trips.
ICCA Dine Around Denver will feature four James Beard Award winners including Alex Seidel, who won the James Beard Best Chef Southwest in 2018; Jennifer Jasinski, who won the same in 2013; Alon Shaya, who won the JBF Best Chef South when in New Orleans and Frank Bonanno, who received multiple nominations for JBF Best Chef Southwest and Outstanding Restaurateur. Their award winning restaurants that will be a part of our ICCA Dine Around include: Fruition and Mercantile Dining Provisions by chef Seidel; Rioja and Stoic & Genuine by Chef Jasinski; Safta by Chef Shaya and Mazuna, Luca and Osteria Marco by Frank Bonanno. Each night, you chose from the top restaurants in Denver you wish to try and who you will dine with all complimentary through our generous ICCA sponsors.
The ICCA Culinary Road Trips will feature everything from mushroom foraging to the thriving micro-brewing and distilling industries found on Colorado’s front range. Each of the three trips will include learnings from some of the most creative menu developers in the nation. One group will do a “Street Dive” in Boulder created by our host SRG, the agency for Potatoes USA and Thomas Foods. Boulder is home for some of the leading organic organizations who will open their doors to ICCA members and share the success of their award-winning food products. Licensed Mycologist Graham Steinruck will lead a tour into the mountains to forage for mushrooms and then to local farms and cheese makers as you make your way back to the city for our annual dinner. For additional details on the educational programming open this file: ICCA 17th Annual Summit Agenda Final
To reserve your room at the Grand Hyatt, call (303) 295-1234 or (800) 233-1234 and reference the International Corporate Chefs Association (ICCA) 17th Annual Summit to get our group rate of $199. You may also book online here for members or here for sponsors.
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 2019 and email it to rsvp@ICCAchefs.com. You can pay using a credit card below or by check using the attached invoice: ICCA Membership-Summit Discount 2019