Wednesday, December 9, 2009

American Personal & Private Chef Association summit to be held in Chicago

The 2010 American Personal & Private Chef Association (APPCA) National Summit will take place Feb. 19 to 21 at The School of Culinary Arts at Kendall College in Chicago. This year's theme will be to promote the building of successful businesses and careers of personal and private chefs as the nation emerges from a recession.

Ina Pinkney, chef/owner of Ina's in Chicago, will keynote the 2010 summit to share the story of opening her restaurant. Other presenters include Maria Caranfa, R.D., director of Mintel Menu Insights; Judith Dunbar Hines, director of culinary arts and events for the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs; Renee Zonka, R.D., associate dean of Kendall College; service expert and former private chef Audrey Heckwolf of Grand Rapids Community College; and Peggy Ryan, executive chef of The Dining Room at Kendall College.

For information on registration, hotel, programming and personal-chef-training, visit