News for the Hospitality Executive
Two IACC Chefs, Paul Dokmanovic and Marc Suennemann,
Win Spots in Annual Chef-of-the-Year Competition
|( St. Louis, MO - ) 1 February 2008 - The North America
Chapter of the International Association of Conference Centers has announced
the two top chefs who won their respective competitions to compete in the
annual Copper Skillet International Conference Center Chef-of-the-Year
The two cook-off competitions took place in Canada at BMO Financial Group Institute for Learning in Toronto, Ontario, and in the United States at the James L. Allen Center outside Chicago, IL in a run-up to IACC's Global Copper Skillet competition on March 28, 2008 at Zermatt Resort & Spa in Midway, UT.
Paul Dokmanovic, sous-chef at The Banff Centre, (Banff, Alberta) out-cooked the Canadian competition to win the 2008 Canadian Copper Skillet Competition. Dokmanovic won with a dish of Rosemary Lamb Chops with Chicken and King Oyster Mushroom-stuffed Basil Tortellini and a Salad of Baby Spinach, Teardrop Tomato, Potato, and Yellow Peppers.
Executive Chef Marc Suennemann of Chateau Elan Winery, Resort
& Conference Center in Braselton, GA beat other formidable American
competitors with his winning Seared Red Snapper and Free Range Chicken
Medallions with Orzo pasta, Ratatouille and a Provencal sauce.
The popular Copper Skillet competition was introduced in 2004 to highlight
the artistry and skill of the best chefs from IACC-member conference centers
around the world and to honor their contributions to the shared goal of
providing an outstanding conference center experience. Competing
Chefs at the final 2008 cook-off will represent IACC Chapters in The Netherlands,
United States, United Kingdom, Sweden, Australia, Denmark and Canada.
Founded in 1981, the International Association of Conference Centers is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting understanding and awareness of the conference center industry and to providing member properties with the tools necessary to provide an exceptional meeting experience. Active members meet a set of stringent Universal Criteria and agree to a Code of Ethics. Currently, the association includes approximately 400 members from the United States, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Sweden, France, England, The Netherlands, Germany and Japan. For more information, visit the website at www.iacconline.org. IACC = exceptional meeting experiences.
James M. Mahon
|Also See:||International Association of Conference Centers Bestows its Highest Honors at 26th Annual Conference; Ron Naples Recipient of The Mel Hosansky Award / May 2007|
|International Association of Conference Centers Taps Chef Leonard Elias of Aberdeen Woods Conference Center for International Chef of the Year Competition / March 2007|