CAFE Weekly News

Aug 9, 2022, 22:13

CAFÉ Update April 18, 2022

18 April 2022
We still have room in our master classes in Portland, Maine!

The Maine Lobster Council is offering you a chance to go out on a Lobster Boat and experience a harvest. There are three time slots available: Wednesday, June 22nd at 2 p.m. and at 3:45 p.m. The third availability is Friday late afternoon, June 24th time TBD.
Guittard Chocolate is also offering you an incredible experience with their chef, Josh Johnson who will give you tips on teaching chocolate as well as offering hands on experiences in the pastry kitchen. This will be offered on Wednesday morning, June 22nd, from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Each experience costs $25. And if you are not attending the Deans and Directors Retreat on Wednesday, June 22nd, you could do BOTH EXPERIENCES: Morning a chocolate class and afternoon a lobster boat trip!
There are still seats available for these experiences, though there is a 20-person limit on each. To register a Master Class, click here.


The Good News: We have folks coming in from all over the U.S. to participate, lead a discussion, and/or share their experiences.
The Bad News: The hotel is almost sold out! Let us know if you would like a recommendation for another downtown hotel which would still allow you to take the CAFÉ bus to/from the host college.
We hope you can come! The three days promise to be enriching as well as stimulating.
We have updated our Agenda for the Deans & Directors Retreat and Leadership Conference on our website, go to CAFE-Events for more information.
To register for the CAFÉ Leadership Conference, click here.
To register for the CAFÉ Deans and Directors Retreat, click here.
To register for both CAFÉ events, click here.
To register for a Master Class, click here.
(For any questions regarding registration, please contact the CAFÉ Administrator, Mary Young at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..)


We appreciate the work that educators went through to submit an application in the fields of technology, entrepreneurship, green/sustainability efforts, community outreach, as well as educator of the year.
The Awards Committee spent hours going over the applications and were hard pressed to pick just one winner. We applaud and appreciate the work that is going on in our culinary education world. Please! If you did not “win” this year, consider applying another year.
Winners will be announced and recognized at the Awards Ceremony, June 22nd.
Well done!

Thank you to our sponsors of these Awards!


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SEPC Announces Creation of Fresh Chefs Scholarship
Recipients of the Southeast Produce Council (SEPC) Fresh Chefs Scholarship will each receive one (1) of three (3) $1,500 scholarships towards their educational goals for the upcoming year. In addition to the scholarship funds, each recipient will also be expected to attend the SEPC’s Southern Innovations conference & expo. The SEPC will cover hotel and travel expenses to this event and will also provide an SEPC Fresh Chefs jacket for each recipient. The scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to meet with hundreds of produce industry grower/shipper members as well as the nation’s leading retailers and foodservice distributors.
SEPC has partnered with CAFÉ (Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education) to aide in distribution of the program to their member schools. Founded in 2002, CAFE specializes in providing needed resources to educators so that they may more successfully train students for vibrant, fulfilling careers in the ever-evolving foodservice industry.
For more information and to apply, click here.
About SEPC go to,


Episode 46 which will launch on April 20, 2022
For a video sneak peek, click here.

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