With feedback from the ICCA board of directors, we have decided to take a hiatus from our current webinar schedule until September. The factors leading to this include the very busy schedules members have now as the industry is ramping up to normal volumes and the fact that we are beginning to run live events again. Our plan is to create and organize all of the upcoming events for both associations before the end of the year. We are committed to get back to networking and education for both members and sponsors. It is exciting to be running our first event the 18th Annual ICCA Summit in Providence from June 26 – 29th. More details are in the events section of our website.
The last webinar featured one of the current competitors on the Top Chef season that is still airing. Shota Nakajima, an amazing chef who is now creating lines of more than 80 people in Seattle to taste his Karaage, Japanese Fried Chicken at Taku, his Osaka-influenced street food spot. They are serving over 400 pounds of chicken per day in this 1500 square food restaurant and it is takeout only at the moment. You will learn many new techniques about using traditional Japanese flavors that the masses are craving. He also speaks about his unique way to use soy and fish sauce that he learned during his five year stint in a Michelin Star restaurant in Japan. Claire Conaghan, Content Team Group Manager from Datassential talks about their new “Inspiration Reports” on comfort, multi-ethnic & Asian foods.
Another recent webinar in the new ICCA/GCIA Webinar series titled; “The New Normal; What Can We expect?” featured legendary and star chefs from the Food Network Simon Majumdar and Justin Warner who have just been the co-hosts of the Tournament of Champions along with the host Guy Fieri. This video will give you an insight into these two amazing star chefs and the network that showcases their talent. Chef Justin also offers unique tips that can be immediately used on chain menus nationwide. If you were not able to be on our webinar, you need to watch it. They will also be live at our ICCA Summit Providence from June 26 – 29, 2021. Go to the events section of our website to register as an attendee for the event it is free to all members.
The last webinar on Cinco de Mayo featured Mexican cheeses and creative uses of these upward trending products. Master Cheese Experts from Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin and V & V Supremo did a demonstration of new menu items together with Carly Levin from Datassential. Here is the link to the PowerPoint presentation by Carly Levin and the team at V & V Supremo Datassential + V & V Supremo 05.05.2021 Insights ICCA Webinar Here is the full one-hour video recording of the webinar:
The first webinar in this series featured award winning chefs from New England who will be involved in our 18th Annual ICCA Summit from June 26 – 29, 2021 at the Graduate Hotel in Providence. Jeremy Sewell, chef-owner of Row 34, Ben Sukle, chef-owner of Oberlin in Providence and Mariana Gonzalez-Trasvina, executive chef at Bar ‘Cino talked about their unique twist on classical New England recipes. All three are James Beard Award Nominees for Best Chef New England. Remember, you must register for this new series: To register for the entire new webinar series that begins on April 21st, go to: Here is the link to register once for all of the new webinar in this series.