Frontburner May 2013 Conference Recap Flipbook

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frontburner may 2013

special issue: San francisco 2013 conference recap

Welcome to our special “insert” into this month’s Frontburner! With any good event, it’s not just the real-time experience that has value, but also the reflection and review of the event after the fact. Through text and images, we’re reminded of the people we met, the energy we felt, the inspiration kindled … and, of course, the good stuff we ate and drank. To trigger those memories and to share the conference spirit with those who weren’t able to go, we’ve put together this digital scrapbook. We hope you enjoy it! Let us know what you think – send your comments to


CONTRIBUTORS Contributing Photographers Rhonda Adkins Jane Bonacci Michel Chicoine Pam Elder Judy Witts Francini Heather Gill Martha Holmberg Robin E.H. Ove Michelle Stern Gamma Nine Photography (

2013 conference recap Table of Contents

Contributing Writers Judy Witts Francini Francoise Villeneuve

6 SPECIAL CLASSES & TOURS 10 When Presidents Gather 12



getting down to work: Sessions

Editor: Martha Holmberg Director of Communications and Content Art director: Laura Atkinson Communications Manager Partnership sales: Diane Laster Director of Partner Programs

host city party


off-campus: Culinary Expo and Book & Blog Festival

Great Reads:

Members Francoise Villeneuve (Francoise Eats) and Judy Witts Francini (Divina Cucina) share conference experiences and learnings at their blogs. Click each topic below to learn more! • Top Writing Tips from IACP • Ferry Building Farmers Market • Tips for a Modern Book Tour • The Traditions of La Cucina Povera • Bitters With Bitterman


Kids in the Kitchen


awards Ceremony




our sponsors


Warming up with a day of

special classes and tours

Cocktail from Build Your Own Bitters class (Photo: Judy witts francini)

IACP Conference traditionally kicks off with a day of what are called “optional tours” – a misnomer if we’ve ever heard one, because many members feel these special visits to the culinary hot spots of the region are the must-do elements of conference. The roster of San Francisco tours was organized by city resident and membervolunteer TorI Ritchie and included trips as far away as the Sonoma and Napa Valleys as well as close-in destinations such as the Mission district, Japantown, and the Cocktail Bill Boothby Center.

Salad garden at Petrichor Vineyards in Sonoma Valley (photo: Michelle Stern)


The cooking classes were all about interactivity, whether cooking the cuisine of regional Italy with chef Cathy Whims and farmer Anthony Boutard at the Ketchum test kitchens, making homemade bitters with “selmelier” Mark Bitterman, or learning to shoot better food photos with blogger-artist Erin Gleeson.

Citrus salad for Cook It, Shoot It class (Photo: jane bonacci)


special classes & tours

Chef Mateo Granados a

(photo: Michelle Stern

IACP Past President Scott Givot, with Margaret BradleyFoley at Petrichor Vineyards (photo: Michelle Stern)

Erin Gleeson, demonstrating at her Cook It, Shoot It class. (photo: rhonda adkins)


Mark Bitterman leading his bitters class. Above left: Sample of ingredients used in bitters. (photos: Judy Witts francini)

at Petrichor


Cocktail Trends from the Barbary Coast to Today (Photo: Pamela Elder)

photo: rhonda adkins

Pictured this page, clockwise from top left: Cynthia Nims (2011-12) and Anne Willan (1990-91); Flo Braker (1996-97) and Raghavan Iyer (2014-15); Paula Lambert (2000-01) and Lauraine Jacobs (2001-02); Meredith Deeds (IACP Executive Director), Martin Yan, Helen Roberts (IACP Board member); Julia M. Usher (2013-14). (PHOTOS: Martha Holmberg)


when presidents gather The great energy of conference is produced by the convergence of ideas and personalities, and those elements were in abundance at the dinner for IACP Past Presidents, held at M.Y. China and hosted by the gracious Martin Yan. As we said, an abundance of personality! Here are the faces of many of the people who have given so much time, talent, and effort to IACP over the years, and have had such an influence over our group.

Pictured this page, clockwise from top left: Rosemary Barron (2007-08) with Adam Salomone; Doug Duda (2012-13); Cathy Cochran-Lewis (200809).


PHOTOS: Gamma Nine Photography;


Host City Party A shared trait among all IACP members is a love of a great party, and the Host City Party in San Francisco this year was exceptionally great. The venue was the beautiful Ferry Building, a gorgeous steel-frame 1898 building that has also become a food-lover’s paradise, full of restaurants and shops and home to the iconic Ferry Plaza farmers market. Thanks to all the participants and sponsors who provided such great food and drink.

photo: Robin E.H. Ove


Clockwise from top left: Two Tastes of Mexican Cuisine; Blending Rhone Wines; the Hyatt Grand Ballroom; Raghavan Iyer introducing Darra Goldstein; plenary panelists (l to r) Anne McBride, Maxime Bilet, Thomas Keller, Peter Kaminsky; plenary panelist Laurence Jossel; something delicious. (PHOTOS: Gamma Nine Photography,


getting down to work:





(photos: Gamma Nine Photography,

off campus:

expo and Book & Blog Festival

(photos this page and center right: Gamma Nine Photography,

Sunday afternoon was spent at The Concourse in San Francisco’s Design Center. This was the chance to meet authors, entrepreneurs, and of course to sample!


California Ripe Olives

“They go with everything!” We look forward to meeting you at the Culinary Expo, Sunday, April 7

PHOTO: Michelle Stern

PHOTO: heather gill

PHOTO: heather gill


PHOTO: heather gill

PHOTOs above and right: Michelle Stern


Members donned aprons alongside local youth chefs at the KIK special event “Flash, Crackle, Pop! Kids Teach Cooking in the IACP Pop-Up Kitchen” at the Ferry Building. Lots of great teamwork, lots of laughs, and lots of tasty food!

AWARDS CEREMONY Nothing means as much to a professional as recognition from their peers, which is what our IACP awards are all about. Here are just a few of our talented winners.

Glenn Mack, Alice Waters, Martin Yan, Kat Flinn

Charles Phan

Mary Rodgers, Aaron Weiner, Meredith Deeds

Lori Corbin


Rick Bayless, Nell Newman

Joel Riddell

Anne Willan, Thomas Keller

photo: rhonda adkins

photo: jane bonacci

photo: michel chicoine

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