2013 IACP ~ International Association of Culinary Professionals Annual Conference

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The 2013 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) annual conference is April 6 – 9* at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, 5 Embarcadero Center.

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Careers, Connections & the Art of Reinvention

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Stick your neck out. Show up. Say yes to opportunity. Be kind to everyone on your way up. Eyes wide open. Face fear. Change when you need to. Or, change when you decide you WANT to. The Southern California IACP regional conference on “Careers, Connections and the Art of Reinvention” delivered on its promise to […]

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LAWeekly Features Patti & Camp Blogaway

PHOTO CREDIT: Celia Soudry, LAWeekly So… countdown mode for the next Camp Blogaway.  THANKS, LAWeekly reporter Celia Soudry for your in-depth feature! Here’s that LAWeekly article. My dad had one question when he saw it, “How do you eat soup with chopsticks?” Very cute, and I explained (spoon is in my left hand). But that […]

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A Valentine’s Meal You Can Do, Sherie

Sherie and I were great pals in high school. She’s since raised three boys into independent grown men. Has been married forever. So I was surprised when she recently told me she “cannot cook.” Or doesn’t cook. Or is afraid to cook, the conversation was spotty since we were with a group of 15 fellow RHHS gal pals. But I didn’t forget it.

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How to Become a Serious Food Blogger

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Presenting insights and opportunities of food blogging and social media to audiences ranging from food enthusiasts to emerging professionals to seasoned pros. September 23, 2011: Techmunch Los Angeles, food trends panelist August 6, 2011: IACP Southern California Regional Conference, producer and presenter, Careers Contacts and the Art of Reinvention August 4, 2011: Women Create Media presenter on […]

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An Insider’s Peek at County Fair Recipe Contests

Meet Chef George Geary, the Eveready bunny o’ food. He and I have known each other for ages, and I’ve seen him in action as (1) a corporate spokesperson, (2) prolific cookbook writer, (3) pastry chef, (4) culinary tour director (he takes travelers to Paris to walk Julia Child’s French life), (5) culinary competition judge, […]

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10 Reasons to Take a Farmer’s Market Chef Tour

Westwood Village, California is home to movie premieres and UCLA Bruins.  Plus one tiny Farmer’s Market.  Just 23 stalls, it is reworking itself back up after losing its venue during a drawn out construction job here.  Larry and I walk to the market on Wednesdays, and walk the second half-mile back home with such things […]

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