Master Chef of France - French Culinary Academy 2013 North American Conference in Charleston

To preserve and spread the French culinary art, encourage training in cuisine, and to assist professional development

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The North American delegations of Les Maîtres Cuisiniers de France and L’Académie Culinaire de France are in for a true taste of the South during this year’s annual MCF conference, taking place June 23 – 25 in Charleston, SC.

Hosted by Patrick Properties Hospitality Group and youngest-ever French Master Chef Nico Romo, the assembly will draw renowned MCF and ACF chefs from across the US, Canada and France to convene on organization business and celebrate the induction of new members.

Festive events will heighten the spirit of camaraderie, with a spotlight on local cuisine presented by Chef Romo and historic Downtown Charleston backdrops that include Fish Restaurant, the stately American Theater, The William Aiken House and riverfront Lowndes Grove Plantation.

8 speakers

  • Christian Tetedoie International President Maitres Cuisiniers de France
  • Jean-Jacques Dietrich Honorary President, ACF United States Chapter
  • Gérard Dupont International President, L’Académie Culinaire de France
  • Denis Barbet Consul General of France in Atlanta
  • François Delattre Ambassador of France to the United States

10 sessions

First Taste of Charleston Dinner Day 1 from 6pm to 11pm Saturday 22nd June 2013

ACF meeting, Welcome Festivities Day 2 from 3pm to 10pm Sunday 23rd June 2013

MCF meeting, Luncheon, 2013 Gala Day 3 from 8:30am to 10pm Monday 24th June 2013

Middleton Place, Farewell Dinner Day 4 from 10am to 10pm Tuesday 25th June 2013


  • Fish Restaurant

    442 King Street (map)

    4 sessions. Charleston host French Master Chef Nico Romo offers his signature take on classic French cuisine with Asian finesse, with both a dinner tasting menu and afternoon luncheon.

  • The American Theater

    446 King Street (map)

    3 sessions. This regal 1942 Art Deco cinema hosts the annual MCF and ACF organizational meetings, and will roll out the red carpet for Sunday night's welcome reception in the grand ballroom.

  • Middleton Place Plantation

    4300 Ashley River Rd (map)

    1 session. Middleton Place is an 18th century rice plantation and National Historic Landmark comprising 65 acres of America’s oldest landscaped Gardens, the Middleton Place House Museum and the Plantation Stableyards.

  • Lowndes Grove Plantation

    266 St Margaret Street (map)

    1 session. Charleston's last great waterfront estate, the 1786-era Lowndes Grove Plantation sets the stage for the MCF-ACF 2013 Gala Dinner amid centuries-old live oak trees and sweeping views of the Ashley River.

  • The William Aiken House

    456 King Street (map)

    1 session. This National Historic Landmark dating from 1810 opens its doors for an authentic Lowcountry welcome during Sunday evening's opening festivities.

  • Courtyard Charleston Historic District

    125 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC (map)

    Conference Accommodations & Point of Transportation

  • Holiday Inn Charleston Historic Downtown Hotel

    425 Meeting St, Charleston, SC (map)

    Conference Accommodations & Point of Transportation

  • The Francis Marion Hotel

    387 King Street (map)

    Conference Accommodations & Point of Transportation

10 known attendees

  • Sylvain Harribey
  • Serge Devesa
  • Jackie Willis
  • Jean-Louis Dumonet
  • Cody Taylor
  • Randall Goldman
  • Christie Gregovich
  • Jean-Louis Dumonet
  • Jean-Louis Gerin
  • MCF Chef Nico Romo

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