Chefs Kevin Walker, Scott Craig and Michael Matarazzo will now step up as joint National Conference Coordinators for the March 2022 event.
Club + Resort Business and Club + Resort Chef have reluctantly determined to cancel the annual Chef to Chef Conference scheduled for Austin, Texas in September 2021.
“We have worked diligently over the past several months seeking a way to safely execute the September 2021 Conference,” says Joanna DeChellis, Editor of Club + Resort Chef. “However, it is still difficult to plan large in-person gatherings in a climate that remains somewhat unpredictable, and we do not want to force an event that would limit the networking opportunities that are part of what makes the Chef to Chef Conference so special.”
Conference organizers will now turn their attention to the 2022 edition of the Chef to Chef Conference, which will proceed as scheduled March 20-22, 2022 in Nashville, Tenn. at the Grand Hyatt. Registration for the Nashville conference will open this fall at www.cheftochefconference.com.
As part of that planning, Conference organizers announced that Kevin Walker, CMC, AAC, Executive Chef of Ansley Golf Club (Atlanta, Ga.); Scott Craig, CEC, CCA, WCMC, Director of Culinary Operations for Myers Park Country Club (Charlotte, N.C.); and Michael Matarazzo, CEC, Executive Chef of Farmington Country Club (Charlottesville, Va.) will serve as joint Conference Coordinators to assist in crafting the agenda for the 2022 event.
“I look forward to seeing colleagues from across the country again in Nashville, to exchange ideas and let the experience and the networking rejuvenate and inspire us,” says Walker. “I’m also looking forward to continuing the incredible work done by the previous National Conference Coordinator, Jerry Schreck, Executive Chef of Merion Golf Club [Ardmore, Pa.], and the entire Club + Resort team.”
Adds Scott Craig: “I couldn’t be more excited to gather with friends and peers for Chef to Chef in 2022. The event always offers timely, relevant, and educational sessions with networking opportunities and sponsorships that can’t be matched. I can’t think of a better place for us to come back together than in Nashville, which provides the perfect backdrop of hospitality and entertainment.
“2022 is going to be the best Chef to Chef yet,” Craig concludes.
The Chef to Chef Conference is devoted exclusively to the special needs of club and resort food-and-beverage operations. The Conference agenda is designed by practicing club chefs, to assure that it will be of practical use for attendees from the food-and-beverage management teams of private, semi-private and daily-fee clubs, resorts, golf courses and city, dining and yacht clubs, including Executive Chefs, Chefs de Cuisine and Sous Chefs, General Managers, F&B Directors/Managers and Clubhouse Directors/Managers.
Attendees of the Chef to Chef Conference are eligible for American Culinary Federation (ACF) and Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) continuing-education credits.