2019 Mid-Atlantic Culinary Workshop
Cultivating Your Culinary Skills

January 15, 2019
Hosted by: Gettysburg College

Space is limited to the first 120 college and university registrants. 

Program Description

Gettysburg College will be hosting a one-day Cultivating Your Culinary Skills workshop along with the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Culinary Challenge. The program invites up to 120 operations production staff from local or regional colleges/universities to learn about menu planning, product procurement, and the customer dining experience. The 2019 Mid-Atlantic Culinary Challenge will identify an award winner to send to the national culinary challenge in Denver, CO in July 2019.

Learning Objectives

After completing the workshop, operations staff will be able to:

  1. Define menu planning and describe key considerations for successful planning and implementation (e.g., cycle length, menu variety, capacity requirements, and service options).

  2. Define food procurement and describe several key considerations such as growing seasons, sourcing, special order items, product storage, and the role of technology in managing a well-run food production system.

  3. Identify the strategic processes and activities employed (e.g., food presentation, appropriate serving utensil selection; and responding to special requests for allergy and nutritional information) to positively impact the customer experience in their dining facilities. 


Tuesday, January 15, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
On-site registration and check-in will take place from 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. with the formal program starting at 10:30 a.m.


Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, PA


*All events held at Gettysburg College

10:00 - 10:30 am On-Site Check-In CUB, Bullet Hole
10:30 - 11:30 am    

Morning Breakout Learning Session -          
Menu Planning Considerations

CUB, Room 260
11:30 - 11:45 am Break  
11:45 - 2:15 pm Culinary Challenge & Lunch Atrium Dining
2:15 - 2:25 pm Break  
2:25 - 3:25 pm Afternoon Breakout Learning Session -
CUB, Room 260
3:25 - 3:40 pm Culinary Challenge Awards Announced CUB, Room 260     
3:40 - 4:40 pm Afternoon Breakout Learning Session -
Customer Service
CUB, Room 260
4:40 pm Departures  

Registration & Rates

Registration is now open to the first 120 college/university participants. Receipt of a completed registration form with payment will secure your seat. 

Full Daily Rate         Early Bird (posted by 1/11/19)         Onsite (after 1/11/19)

Travel and Lodging

Participants will need to cover their own travel and secure their own lodging if they plan to stay overnight.

For questions about registration, please contact Laurie Almy at (517) 908-4536 or lalmy@nacufs.org.