Detailed Program Schedule

Thursday, June 8

7:30 AM Light, Healthy New England Breakfast

Hampshire Dining Commons

8:30 AM Group Photo

Hampshire Dining Commons

9:00 AM General Lecture and Workshop with Chef John Masi

Berkshire Dining Commons (For those who pre-registered)

Whatever the question is…the answer is dark leafy greens and dark chocolate!
In this hands on workshop, participants will work with and taste a variety of local dark leafy greens and their savory applications in dining centers. We will also work with several varieties of dark chocolate and also conduct side by side tastings of different quality chocolates. Recipes will be provided and participants will prepare those recipes. Participants will be encouraged creatively to go beyond the recipe to experiment with the market basket and develop new ideas. Most importantly, we will discuss the Power of these foods both nutritionally and as comfort foods that make people feel good. We will touch on retail trends in both foods that will support our recommendation to serve more of them in your dining centers.
Chef: John Noble Masi (Owner, Hospitality Performance Partners, Boca Raton, FL)

9:00 AM General Lecture and Workshop

(Open to all who did not pre-register for the Chef Masi program)
Hampshire Dining Commons

Repurposing Edible Waste
Developing creative ways to utilize food products that may otherwise end up as compost. Through the use of innovative cooking methods and resourceful preservation techniques, food scraps transform into edible fuel for the body.
Chefs Frank Terranova and Neath Pal (Instructors, Johnson & Wales University)

2:30 PM Networking Break

3:00 PM ACF Competition Briefing

(Mandatory for teams competing on Friday)
Hampshire Dining Commons

5:00 PM Dinner on your own

8:30 PM UMass Pub

Campus Center 2nd Floor
Enjoy, relax, and network until 10:00 PM. Light reception. Beverages provided.