Here is the full agenda and a short video to showcase some of the highlights for the 19th Annual ICCA Summit DC: 19th Annual ICCA Summit DC Agenda
A new addition is the team from Jose Andres World Central Kitchen have been added to the agenda to discuss the amazing work they are doing in Ukraine and in the past week for victims of the hurricane in Mexico and the fires in New Mexico. A finalist on Top Chef Season 15 in Colorado, Joe Sasto, will be joining Simon Majundar on stage! Joe’s career included working for chefs including Michael Mina and Michael Tusk before taking the reins at some of the best restaurants in San Francisco and LA. He has helped Quince earn three Michelin Stars and two at Lazy Bear. He will be demonstrating his unique style of cuisine on our kitchen stage on Sunday, June 26th.
The itinerary will also include Roger Shealy who will present his experience bringing an R&D and manufacturing mindset as he founded an Engineering department at Chick-fil-A and integrated this mindset with the chain’s Menu and Service Strategy. So grab your calculator and tin-foil hat and join us as we learn how a leading restaurant chain thinks about balancing culinary aspirations with the hard realities in the restaurant. Also, Mark Allen, the President & CEO of the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA), a McLean, Virginia based trade association representing the $303 billion foodservice distribution industry and an update in the industry post-COVID.
Kyle Chamberlin with Datassential will also be speaking on ethnic trends including African, Asian, and South American cuisines, which are predominantly in the DC culinary scene. We will also have two experts from the DC lobbying firm Cornerstone Government Affairs talking about updates on the legislation of food in congress at this time plus the political atmosphere in our nation’s capital.
The 19th Annual ICCA Summit will be taking you on a global culinary journey through the diverse landscape of Washington, DC with some of the hottest restaurants and biggest chefs in the city. Chef Edward Lee will wow you with his unique talent on our kitchen stage during Sunday’s general session and at our Annual Dinner on Monday night. We will be dining at his award winning Succotash restaurant for the dinner and remember you can bring your souse. The D.C. restaurants scene features diversity like very few other cities in this country. From a variety of African cultures to the empire built by Jose Andres, you will experience a fantasy ride of culinary excellence.
Morgan Kirchner, General Manager of The Fountain Inn and CIA Graduate will be demonstrating and leading us on a discussion about beverage trends. The demo will feature functional ingredients that can be used on chain menus. She will also talk about her past roles as a whiskey expert at Jack Rose Dining Saloon and as a wine expert and sommelier. In 2019 she won both the “Peoples Choice” and “Judges Choice” awards at DC’s Annual Rickey.
The 19th Annual ICCA Culinary Road Trips are one of the most innovative Summit activities, highlighting the best our nation’s capital has to offer. This year’s ICCA Culinary Road Trips will be taking you on a global culinary journey through the diverse landscape of Washington, DC with some of the hottest restaurants and biggest chefs in the city. Who wouldn’t want to spend an afternoon going to José Andrés’ restaurants Zaytinya and China Chilcano for tastings. Other tours will include an interesting mix of Peruvian based cuisine featuring influences of Morocco, West Africa, China and Japan to name a few. Food halls, The Wharf and a winery at Navy Yard will also be stops on the tours.
The opening session is starting on Saturday, June 25th at 2 pm, with a reception from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, followed by our first night of dine arounds, where we will dine at some of the best restaurants in DC. Our Sunday, June 26th session will be from 9 am to 5:30 pm, with a reception, followed by our second night of dine arounds. On Monday, June 27th, we will go on our culinary road trips, followed by our annual dinner.
This event will be one you won’t want to miss!
Our host hotel is the Park Hyatt, an amazing newly remodeled first-class hotel and members only pay $199 per night. Here is your booking link: https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/WASPH/G-FIC2