Saturday Events

This year, chefs will have the opportunity to take part in one of several special events on Saturday, March 4th, the day before the conference begins. If you want to attend one of these special events, you must choose during the initial registration process. Capacity is limited for some events and will be available on a first come first serve basis.

Ocean Reef Club Tour

Limited Capacity: 35
Cost: $500
The 2023 Chef to Chef Conference will include the second-ever Club Tour, giving attendees a unique opportunity to get an up-close, exclusive look at the food-and-beverage operation inside the legendary Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla.

This special, limited club tour is only available to 35 attendees. The tour includes luxury bussing from Miami to Ocean Reef. Upon arrival, attendees will meet with the club’s vice presidents, chefs and executive leadership team, who will kick off the tour with an insightful look at the club’s daily operations.

From there, attendees will break into smaller groups for an educational golf cart tour of Ocean Reef’s culinary operation and restaurants. Each group will be guided by one of the property’s chefs to ensure personal, one-on-one time with Ocean Reef’s culinary professionals.

Each group will spend 25 minutes at the following restaurants:
  • Islander / Beach Area / Palm Court Cantina
  • Ocean Room / Reef Lounge & Lobby
  • Clubhouse / Grille
  • Commissary – Banquet / Pastry / Garde Manger
  • Fishing Village / Gianni / Raw Bar / Burgee

The Ocean Reef Club Tour will conclude with a Keys Style Beach BBQ Dinner attendees won’t soon forget, featuring some of Ocean Reef’s most popular food stations.

​​WSET Level 1 Wine Course and Exam

Limited Capacity: 40
Cost: $600
The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 course provides a systematized way of learning about and tasting wine, focusing on practical, hands-on knowledge and designed to build a foundation for future exploration. The course will introduce chefs to the basics of wine, broad different styles, simple storage and service rules, and easy techniques for pairing wine with various foods. The day will be broken into two parts with tastings and lunch. The day will end with the WSET Level 1 Wine exam. Upon successful completion, chefs will receive a WSET certificate and a lapel pin by mail from WSET.

ServSafe Certifications

Limited Capacity: 40
Cost: $600
Express ServSafe Manager Certification
Cost: $275

ServSafe certification was developed to maintain the standards and safety of professional workers in the restaurant/service industry. The certification aims to ensure that all foodservice workers understand food safety issues and that these food and beverage workers comply with federal and state laws.

The ServSafe Manager Certification verifies that a manager or person in charge has sufficient food safety knowledge to protect the public from foodborne illness. Individuals that successfully pass the 90-question, multiple-choice exam will receive a ServSafe Manager Certification and wallet card.

Run by Food Safety Expert Adam Dietrich, this session is geared toward first-time certifications. All necessary seminar materials will be included, and lunch will be provided after the seminar.

Express ServSafe Manager Recertification
Cost: $275

ServSafe certification was developed to maintain the standards and safety of professional workers in the restaurant/service industry. The certification aims to ensure that all foodservice workers understand food safety issues and that these food and beverage workers comply with federal and state laws.

The ServSafe Manager Certification verifies that a manager or person in charge has sufficient food safety knowledge to protect the public from foodborne illness. Individuals that successfully pass the 90-question, multiple-choice exam will receive a ServSafe Manager Certification and wallet card.

Run by Food Safety Expert Adam Dietrich, this session is geared toward recertifications. All necessary seminar materials will be included, and lunch will be provided before the seminar begins promptly at 2pm.
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When
Sunday to Wednesday
December 23 to 26, 2022
Where
467 Davidson ave
Los Angeles CA 95716