Dine and Sip with Culinary Professionals

When the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) holds its members-only conference in Dallas, two events will be open to the public - and at the same price as for IACP members. If you idolize Jacques Pépin, are in awe of Martin Yan, or revere your personal collection of cookbooks, you are in for a treat. And the IACP cookbook awards? Right here in Dallas, open to the public for the first time.

Endangered Treasures: A Celebration of Cookbook Preservation
Friday, April 15, 6:30-9:30 pm
Texas Discovery Garden at Fair Park
Reception: 6:30pm
Dinner and Program: 7:30pm
$125 per person, inclusive

Celebrating the re-publication of four historic Texas cookbooks, a one-hour reception and silent auction will be followed by a seated dinner. Dinner features Texas game with recipes inspired by the four late 19th and early 20th century cookbooks. During dinner, Jacques Pépin and Martin Yan join culinary historians Robb Walsh, Alice Arndt and Andrew Smith in a discussion of how these vintage books are a living resource for culinary inspiration. Books will be available for purchase.

IACP Cookbook Awards and Barbecue
Saturday, April 16, 6:00-9:30pm
Wyndham Anatole Hotel
Wine and Cheese Reception: 6pm
Awards Ceremony: 7pm
Denim to Diamonds Barbecue: 8:30pm
$85 per person, inclusive
Parking not included

The Academy Awards of the food world, open to the public for the first time: culinary celebrities will announce the winners of the IACP Cookbook Awards, including the book selected as the Cookbook of the Year, and other industry awards. An authentic Texas barbecue in Anatole Park will feature celebrity chefs grilling and signing cookbooks, a chuck wagon, a skillet toss, a country-and-western band, a silent and a live auction, and more. Meet well-known and interesting food and wine personalities who have come to discover Dallas cuisine.

To reserve, please contact:
Trina Gribbins
The Culinary Trust
304 W Liberty Street, Suite 201
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 800-928-4227, Ext. 264

Proceeds from these events support programs funded by IACP’s philanthropic partner, The Culinary Trust, including culinary scholarships, research and travel grants for food professionals, cookbook preservation and hunger relief.

Karen Silverston, March 2005