Detailed Program Schedule

Friday, June 14

5:30 AM Light, Healthy New England Breakfast

Hampshire Dining Commons

6:00 AM American Culinary Federation Sanctioned Team Culinary Competition

Hampshire Dining Commons

This event is one of the most anticipated during the conference. Fifteen teams of four will compete in a hot food competition. Each team will be given a mystery basket of products with which they will have three hours to prepare 10 servings. We will crown the best culinary team in the nation. More details will be provided at Thursday’s mandatory afternoon meeting. The competition is evaluated by a panel of national judges. This is a serious but fun event. Let the competition begin!

Show Chair: John Noble Masi


  • Lead Judge Dale Miller, CMC, WGMC, AAC
  • Nick Zakharoff, CEC
  • Michael Morgan, CEC, FMP, AAC, ACE
  • Michael (Mickey) Beriau, CEC, AAC
  • Walter S. Zuromski, CEC, CCE
  • Victor Sommo, CEC
  • Fritz Sonnenschmidt, CMC, AAC, HOF
  • William Hohenstein, III, CEC
  • Ron DeSantis, CMC, AAC, MBA
  • Thomas Griffiths, CMC

2:00 PM Competition Completed and Tasting of Competitors’ Dishes

Hampshire Dining Commons

2:30 PM Award and Medals Presented

Hampshire Dining Commons

Presentation of the 2019 American Culinary Federation (ACF) Sanctioned Team Competition medals.

3:30 PM Final Farewell