During our GCIA Culinary Connection San Francisco we had the privilege to visit the USA’s premium tofu factory Hodo Soy Beanery. You can find this in Whole Foods and Chipotle. If you have never toured a tofu factory this short video will be very educational.
One of the highlights from the opening general session at the 3rd Annual GCIA Culinary Combine in Atlanta featured Steve Nedvidek, Innovation Specialist, Chick-fil-A for the past 28 years. This is the entire 55 minute presentation and worth every minute to watch it even if you need to break it down into short viewing sessions.
Atlanta’s Top Chefs provided demonstrations and one of the hottest chefs in the Southeast Ford Fry added his Beverage Manager of King + Duke and St. Cecilia to demonstrate some of the most popular drinks in their repertoire.
Here are videos we created for each session at the GCIA Culinary Combine in Atlanta from November 13 – 16, 2016, plus the preview sent to potential members in advance of the event:
The GCIA board members requested we share these videos from the ICCA Summit, our sister organization’s largest annual event in Nashville:
We had several requests for an opportunity to see the very popular educational sessions from our ICCA Summit in Nashville in their entirety. So for the first time in our 14 year history we have created videos of three educational sessions the first is the dynamic due from Strategic Hospitality Ben & Max Goldberg who share their successes and challenges in nine of their restaurant brands. Click here for the Strategic Hospitality Video. To view the entire video you will need to download it into your dropbox or on your computer.
The second video we are offering in its entirety is about Transfat Solutions with Pam Smith, RD and Mitch Riavez, Certified Master Baker and National Accounts Manager for Stratas Foods. They share processing techniques that eliminate trans-fats while retaining the structural functionality needed for applications like donut frying, baked goods, frostings and icings. Click Here for the Full Educational Session on Transfat Solutions. To view the entire video you will need to download it into your dropbox or on your computer.
The last full session video is from our opening general session with the famous songwriters from Nashville. Together they have more than 20 #1 hits and they share their stories behind working with these artists including Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flats and Blake Sheldon to name a few. Click here to see the Nashville Songwriters Roundtable at the ICCA Summit. To view the entire video you will need to download it into your dropbox or on your computer.
GCIA Culinary Connection San Francisco
GCIA Culinary Connections are a deep dive into our hottest culinary destinations in the nation and feature new trends and unique tours of manufacturing and feature some of the nations’ best and most creative chefs. In San Francisco, we had Asian Cuisine expert Robert Danhi translate the unique Asian ingredients from their neighborhood markets and restaurants plus we had various cuisines represented including Indian, Italian, Burmese, Moroccan, Scandinavian and Vietnamese. Look at Robert Danhi’s video and one on Gen Z, plus stay tuned for more to come:
Learn about the unique nature of our Gen Z consumer with this video from our GCIA Culinary Connection at CCD Innovation headquarters:
GCIA 2nd Annual Culinary Combine – New Orleans, November 2015
Meet the Legend; Leah Chase and African-American Chef and Successful Restaurateur
Jack Li, Managing Director for Datassential shares Trend Information at the GCIA Culinary Combine:
John Folse’s Passionate Story of the Seven Nations that created Creole Cuisine:
Tribute to Chef Paul Prudhomme:
New Orleans Chefs talk about their experience during Hurricane Katrina:
For additional information on the GCIA please watch our introductory video:
GCIA Inaugural Culinary Combine – Seattle, November 2014
If you want to keep the Olympic spirit alive after the games ended in Brazil; watch these two vintage videos from our GCIA vault:
Here is a link to the 1960 Culinary Olympics in Frankfurt, Germany where the USA won the Gold. It is a black & White video news clip produced by Lowell Thomas, one of the most famous voices of the time.
Here is another link from a “Cooks Tour of Brazil” trip in the early 1990’s focused on Acarajé, a very popular Brazilian street food.