Industry Update
Appointment17 January 2012

Charles J Chambers

Named USA Conference Center Chef of the Year
At International Association of Conference Centres (IACC) in Chicago - IL, USA

Charles J ChambersCharles J. Chambers, Executive Sous Chef at Hamilton Park Hotel & Conference Center in Florham Park, NJ captured the US position in the IACC-Americas qualifying cook-off position and the right to represent the United States at the International Association of Conference Centers’ ninth annual Copper Skillet Cooking Competition. The event was held at the Summit Executive Centre in Chicago on January 6. Seven other chefs from IACC chapters in North America, Europe, and Australia will join Chef Chambers at La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa in Montgomery, TX in March to vie for the crown of the Global Conference Center Chef of the Year. 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.

International Association of Conference Centres (IACC)

The International Association of Conference Centres is the thought leader on the meeting experience. IACC represents its members by defining and promoting the IACC Meeting Concept and providing learning opportunities.
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