Eat Drink SF 2014 (formerly known as SF Chefs)
San Francisco’s premier food, wine, and spirits festival on Union Square and venues throughout the city. Tastings, cooking demos, panels, speakers, and more. Sponsored in part by Food Arts, Wine Spectator, and Cigar Aficionado. www.sfchefsfoodwine.com.
Farm to Table Int’l Symposium (F2Ti)
New Orleans. Produced by The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in partnership with the SoFAB Institute and LSU AgCenter. This year’s theme is “The Process” and topics include urban farming, bringing products to market, sourcing locally, and more. Michel Nischan is Honorary Chair. 504-582-3027; f2t-int.com.
8th Annual Kneading Conference & Artisan Bread Fair
Various locations in and around Skowhegan, ME. Field sessions, workshops, demos, and panel discussions on the art of wood-fired bread baking, oven building, a scything, demo and more. Maria Speck is the keynote speaker. Presented by the Main Grain Alliance and with support from King Arthur Flour. 207-629-7182; KneadingConference.com.
2014 ACF National Convention
Kansas City Marriott Downtown, Kansas City, MO. Held by the American Culinary Federation. 800-624-9458; www.ACFChefs.org.
Chefs & Champagne New York
Wölffer Estate Vineyard, Sagaponack, NY. Annual tasting party hosted by The James Beard Foundation. This year Bobby Flay is honored. 6 to 8:30 p.m. 212-627-2308; JamesBeard.org.
Nothing But the Whole Grain
July 26, 27
Central Milling/Keith Giusto Bakery Supply, Petaluma, CA. Part of The Bread Bakers Guild of America’s “The DNA of Baking, 2014” class series. Taught by Mike Zakowski. BBGA members, $375; nonmembers, $460. 707-935-1468; BBGA.org
88th Semi-Annual CHART Hospitality Training Conference
InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta. Sponsored by the Council of Hotel & Restaurant Trainers. 800-463-5918; CHART.org.
Pâtisserie of Ramon Morato
PreGel Professional Training Center, Charlotte, NC. 5-Star Pastry Series seminar, sponsored by PreGel. Chef/instructor: Ramon Morato. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. $795. 704-707-0300; 5-StarPastrySeries.com
31st Annual ACS Conference
July 29–Aug. 1
Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, CA. Presented by the American Cheese Society. 720-328-2788; CheeseSociety.org.
Annual ICHRIE Summer Conference & Marketplace
July 30–Aug. 1
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, CA. Held by the Int’l Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education. 804-346-4800; CHRIE.org
39th Annual ICES Convention & Show
July 31–Aug. 3
Albuquerque. Held by the Int’l Cake Exploration Societé. ICES.org
61st Annual Louisiana Foodservice & Hospitality Expo
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans. Sponsored by the Louisiana Restaurant Assn. 504-582-3000; LRA.org