Food & Beverage Trends- August Education Event
August 18 @ 4:30 pm– 7:00 pm CDT$20
Want to know what you’ve missed for the last two years in Food trends and new ideas? Join us on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at the Hilton President Hotel from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm and find out what you’ve been missing and how the KC region is kicking it up a notch. We have a few mystery guests who will be sharing the latest and greatest ideas and food items that can jazz up your next event.
Hilton President Hotel
1329 Baltimore Ave
Kansas City, MO 64105
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Registration
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Program and Reception
*Complimentary Parking for all attendees.
Bring a non-member guest for FREE!
Meet our first mystery guest: Executive Chef Alejandro Diaz
From age 6 Alejandro has found his passion creating memorable dishes in the kitchen. Taught first by his father
and grandma, Alejandro baked his first cake at age 8, and continues to craft cuisine that recalls those essential
flavors and aromas of his childhood. Alejandro was born in Mexico City and for a time planned to be an architect
until deciding upon culinary school.
After completing his training Alejandro worked for prestigious private dining clubs in Mexico, at the Waldorf
Astoria in Naples, Florida, and then on to San Diego, working first at Bite Bistro and then as a culinary supervisor
with Princess Cruise Lines. A focus on the process and ingredients of “New American Cuisine” and the
many international influences upon it, is what fascinates Alejandro now. Beginning first as a dessert and pastry
chef Alejandro quickly moved to Sous Chef and after excelling in that role, now assumes the next challenge: our
Alejandro’s talent, work ethic, and passion find him moving rapidly forward in his career. We are happy and
fortunate to have Alejandro Diaz as our Executive Chef.