The ICCA 12th Annual Summit will take place in San Diego from Saturday, June 21 through Tuesday, June 24th. This is a change from the past when the event was held from Sunday through Wednesday. We will begin at 2:00 pm on Saturday with a general session and end with breakfast on Tuesday morning. We are very excited to announce our agenda ICCA 12th Annual Summit Agenda for the upcoming 12th Annual ICCA Summit. We have secured Richard Blais and Brian Malarkey, two past Top Chef contenders and the most successful restaurateurs in San Diego as speakers and to conduct a demonstration. Keynote speaker Jeff Sinelli, founder of Genghis Grill and Which Wich, will inspire you with his strategies and drive for success along with his devotion to make this world a better place. This summit will also feature several new areas of education including: The Commercial Kitchen of the Future, Farm-to-Cup Coffee Tasting, a Panel Discussion on New Innovations in Technology – Solutions to the Paperless Kitchen, and new consumer trend research on the adoption stage and brand fingerprints by Datassential. Oh, and of course there will be a wine program – this time featuring boutique Mexican wines presented by Jill Gubesch from Frontera Grill. The ICCA Summit is a unique opportunity for the nation’s leading menu development chefs to network with each other and meet some of the trend leading food/beverage manufacturers, commodity boards and trend experts. We look forward to seeing you in San Diego from June 21st – 24th and remember this year’s event will begin on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 pm and end on Tuesday morning for breakfast. You will not want to miss our Monday Culinary Road Trips where you will visit strawberry fields, avocado groves, Stone Brewery and Scripps Southwest Fisheries Science Center that illustrates the best in seafood sustainability. This is followed by the Grand Finale Dinner at the San Diego Zoo on Monday night. There will be a tour of the zoo along with special guests at our reception including a few exotic animals that you can get close to for photos. Remember all receptions and the Zoo dinner is complimentary for your spouse to attend along with a special spouse tour on Monday. The headquarters hotel is the US Grant Hotel, an historic property built by the son of the US President Ulysses S. Grant in 1910. This palatial hotel sits on the edge of the Gaslamp Quarter and just a few blocks away from Little Italy. Our ICCA room rate is only $189.00 per night. To book your room either call (866)837-4270 or go to this link: US Grant ICCA Room Block Reservations to reserve online. The ICCA Board has approved a 50 percent discount for ICCA members who register in advance. The normal costs of the Summit is $595.00, but when paid with the membership fee of $395.00, you pay only $495.00 for both. It is a $990.00 value for only $495.00. Here is the membership form ICCA membership form 2014 and invoice ICCA Mem-Summit Discount 2014 or you can pay using PayPal. Just email the ICCA National Headquarters at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.