The Great Food & Beverage Debate panelists Felix Maietta, Chase Center on the Riverfront; Ron Stoddard, Summit Executive Centre Chicago; Laura Schwartz; and Cindy Novotny, Master Connection Associates.
Leanna Higgs, Wyboston Lakes, United Kingdom (Copper Skillet Junior Category Chef winner); Alex Cabanas, global president, IACC; and Brian Wagner, Chauncey Hotel & Conference Center, United States (Copper Skillet Senior Category Chef winner).
Canadians show their support and pride at the Global Copper Skillet competition.
The 37th edition of the IACC Americas Connect conference took place on April 16-18 at Chubb Hotel & Conference Center and The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The three-day conference, hosted by former White House Director of Events Laura Schwartz, included educational sessions, panel discussions in the form of campfires, workshops, culinary tours and tastings, as well as the annual Global Copper Skillet competition.
The New York and New Jersey chapters of the National Association for Catering & Events (NACE), along with the Banquet Event Strategic Task Force (BEST Task Force), held an in-person gathering in August, their first since the start of the pandemic.