ACA, Southeastern 2016 Kitchen Convergence

This exciting and fun-filled event will offer networking and learning opportunities to cultivate new insight and improve the functions of your kitchen staff!  Gain cutting edge information on best practices and learn from peers about what has helped them be successful.  Make your menus more appealing and nutritious as you learn from Executive Chefs.  We will visit several camps and professional kitchens situated around beautiful Crystal Lake.  Tour state of the art kitchens, share your favorite recipes and make new friends.


Bring copies of some of your favorite recipes for a recipe swap!

Schedule at a glance

Tuesday, November 15, 2016


3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Arrival Time

5:00 pm Welcome and Hospitality

6:00 pm Dinner in Dining Hall

7:00 pm Evening Program – Thinking Outside the Box, Brigette Powell, Camp Montgomery (Cooking from Scratch)

8:00 pm Evening Activity – Chili Cookoff or Cobbler Contest with Food Vendors, Florida Foods - Dessert Table, Roundtable Discussion

10:00 pm Good night


November 16, 2016


8:00 am Breakfast

9:00 am Travel to Camp Keystone 

10:00 am Kitchen Tour with host Steven Miller, Camp Keystone

Discussion  - New techniques and equipment for a higher quality of food, such as Sous Vide machines.

Demonstration of simple recipes for vegan/gluten-free recipes for those with special needs.

11:30 am Return to Camp Montogmery for Lunch

12:00 pm Lunch- roundtable discussion adressing food alergies at camp              

12:30 pm Depart for Lake Swan Camp

1:00 pm Tour Lake Swan Camp Program with host Perry Rollins and Staff

Kitchen Tour

Prepping for Large Groups with No Quality Loss at Minimum Cost

Group Discussion on Issues and "Farm to Table" planning.

2:30 pm Return to Camp Montgomery

3:00 pm Farewell 


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