For the first time ever, the 59th General Assembly of the “Maitres Cuisiners de France” will be held in the United States from March 5-9, 2014. The event will also celebrate the 50th American and Canadian delegations and the U.S. Chapter of “l’Academie Culinaire De France” (ACF).
The location for the 59th General Assembly will be Las Vegas Strip, specifically The Venetian and The Palazzo. The Venetian and The Palazzo Executive Chef Olivier Dubreuil is also a Master Chef of France. It was through his hard work and dedication to the organization that his invitation to bring the meetings to America was accepted.
“We are so proud of the world-class chefs that call The Venetian and The Palazzo home and it’s even more special to host such a prestigious event and bring the culinary world to Las Vegas,” said John Caparella, president and chief operating officer of The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo.
The Association of “Maîtres Cuisiniers de France” employs nearly 10,000 qualified people and is also closely involved in the activities of the Regional Commissions for vocational diplomas and certificates granted by specialized schools. It participates actively to promote products of “top Anniversary of the quality” such as the Red Labels and “Appellations d’Origine Contrôlée” or European signs of quality, such as the IGP, AOP and STG.
In March, nearly 150 Master Chefs will stay at The Venetian Las Vegas to review the previous year’s accomplishments, look ahead to next year and find ways to help other communities promote upcoming events. In addition new members will be added to the Master Chef list with an induction ceremony. The “l’Academie Culinaire de France” will also host a special dinner to elect the woman of the year and reward one of their member with the “Fauteuil de l’ Academie” for lifetime achievement.
59th General Assembly Events:
Diner De l’Amitie (Friendship) – Thursday March 6 from 6pm-10pm by Invitation only
Gala Dinner Reception – Friday March 7 from 6pm-10pm – Bellini and Titian Ballroom – Venetian Congress Center Level 2 – by Invitation only
Master Tour De France – Saturday March 8 from 6pm-10pm – Doge’s Palace – 12 Chefs, 12 wineries and spirit makers will showcase specialties from different regions of France – Open to the public – must be 21 or older with valid I.D. Tickets are $50.00 all inclusive.
Tickets for public events will go on sale early 2014 by calling The Venetian or The Palazzo Box
Office at (866) 641-7469 or (702) 414-9000, or online at Venetian.com