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CAFE Update October 18, 2017

16 October 2017

A World-renowned Speaker

Meet a Presenter

Charles Carroll webA featured speaker at the 6th Annual Deans and Directors Retreat will be Chef Charles Carroll, CEC, AAC, a past president of the World Association of Chefs Society.

Award winning author of Leadership Lessons From A Chef: Finding Time To Be Great and Tasting Success “Your Guide to Becoming a Professional Chef,” Chef Carroll is currently the Executive Chef of River Oaks Country Club, in Houston Texas. River Oaks Country Club enjoys the reputation of being rated the number four Country Club in the United States.

Charles is a 1985 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. He served as a Coach for the 2008 United States Culinary Olympic National Team, his seventh Olympic Team. 

Chef Carroll has spent the past three years traveling around the United States and the world to include Ireland, Norway, Germany, Switzerland, Iceland, Portugal, Turkey, Chile, Korea, Paris, South Africa, Afghanistan, Greece, India, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Macao, and Canada mentoring, sharing and presenting his messages to culinary students, chefs, industry professionals and executives as well as the United States military personnel. His influence and inspiration has helped thousands of individuals reach their full potential and strive to be the best they can be.

For more information about Chef Charles Carroll, please visit

Click here for Deans and Directors Retreat Tentative Agenda, Registration, and Hotel Info.

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Looking for Best Practices Presenters!

We’ve extended the deadline for the Leadership Conference (July 14-16, 2018 in Milwaukee) presenter applications to October 22, 2017.

Tell us what you’d like to present about and send the info to Jonathan Deutsch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. More information can be found here.

Don’t miss this chance to:

  • Share information and inspiration with your peers
  • Get a reduced rate for the conference ($299)
  • Be a part of great networking and collaborative learning

Launching a New Publication: "The Journal of Culinary Arts Best Practices"

CAFE is happy to announce that it will be launching a new, members-only online publication as part of our outreach and support of hospitality educators.

“The Journal of Culinary Arts Best Practices” will feature state-of-the-art ideas and exchanges about the challenges of teaching our lecture and lab courses in all levels of education.

We will be looking for contributors to this body of knowledge which we will launch in January 2018. CAFE members will be able to log in and learn methods that will aid them in their classrooms.

Become a CAFE Member here.


October 22, 2017
Deadline for conference presenters

January 28, 2018
Deans and Directors Retreat Hotel Deadline

March 2-4, 2018
6th Annual Deans and Directors Retreat, San Antonio, TX

March 30, 2018
Deadline for Green Award and Food Entrepreneurship Award

April 1, 2018
Deadline for IPC Innovation Awards

June 14-16, 2018
13th Annual CAFE Leadership Conference, Milwaukee, WI