FOR THE LOVE OF CHOCOLATE

PASTRY FORUM

Jan 29-Feb 1, 2020
About the Forum | Tickets and Packages | Forum Schedule | Why Support?Sponsorship Levels | Media

Education

Eight unique demonstration courses. Building   Mentorship, Camaraderie and Community in the Baking and Pastry Industry.

Trade Show

Industry exposure, staffing opportunities, product showcase and tastings.

Spectacle

A Baking and Pastry showcase through interactive food and beverage presentations. Live music, theatre and dance! Mentoring students through volunteer opportunities.

Philanthropy

Raising funds for Baking and Pastry Scholarships. Supporting schools with product donations.

ABOUT THE PASTRY FORUM

Thanks to the wonderful support of our Sponsors and Chef Participants our Foundation has made great strides at broadening our reach and is making great plans for 2020. We are excited to announce the launch of the FLOC Pastry Educational Forum and Spectacle taking place over three days January 30th, January 31st and February 1st. The FLOC Educational Pastry Forum is a Pastry and Baking Community where over three days our Chef and Student Citizens learn, experience and connect. We then showcase our Pastry Chef Community as it mentors and supports the next generation of Pastry Citizens at the Scholarship fundraising Pastry Spectacle of the year, Wild, Wild West. Come join the FLOC Community!

The FLOC Educational Pastry Forum offers a series of eight seminars taught by international luminaries of the pastry industry, drawing chefs and students from all over the country. The Forum offers a curated Pastry and Baking trade show and reception each evening with demonstrations geared for the pastry professionals and students. The two-day program is directly followed on Saturday night by the Annual FLOC Pastry Spectacle Wild, Wild West at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel!

TICKETS AND PACKAGES

FLOC Forum: January 30-31, 2020
  • Washburne Culinary & Hospitality Institute (740 W. 63rd St. Chicago, IL 60621)
  • $150 per FLOC Pastry Forum Student
  • All Industry Professionals and Students welcome to attend (Max attendance 350)
FLOC Pastry Forum Ticket Includes: (January 30 & 31, 2020)
  • Continuing Education Certificate issued by Washburne Culinary &
  • Hospitality Institute
  • 8 Demonstration Classes presented over 2 days (Thursday, January 30 & Friday, January 31, 2020)
  • Recipe Booklet and Goodie Bag
  • Breakfast and Lunch each day
  • Thursday Night Reception
  • Friday Night School Culinary Competition
  • Mini Trade Show throughout the Forum
FLOC Annual Spectacle Wild West: Raising scholarships for future Pastry Chefs! – Saturday, February 1, 2020

Palmer House Hilton Hotel
Saturday, February 1, 2020 – 7:00pm – Midnight
$195 – Tickets sold separately

Full Forum Package Deal – $250

1 – FLOC Pastry Forum Ticket ($150 value)
1 – FLOC Annual Spectacle Wild West ($195 value)

Palmer House Hilton Hotel Room Rate – $125/night + taxes

(all rooms must be reserved through the Palmer House Hotel)
(17 E. Monroe St. Chicago IL 60603)

Opening Welcome Reception

January 29, 2020
Potter’s – Palmer House Hilton Hotel

FLOC Forum

January 30-31, 2020
Washburne Culinary and Hospitality Institute

FLOC Annual Spectacle

February 1, 2020
Palmer House Hilton Hotel

Forum Schedule

Wednesday, January 29, 2020: Opening Networking Reception – TBD

7:00 pm-9:00 pm Potters Bar -Palmer House Hilton (17 E. Monroe St. Chicago IL 60603) – Cash Bar

 

Thursday, January 30, 2020 – Trade show Floor will be open from 8:00 am-7:30 pm in the Washburne Grand Hall

7:00 am Continental Breakfast and Pastry Forum Student Check-In
8:30 am Class 1 – Tent. Plated Desserts – Presenter: TBD
10:00 am Break
10:15 am Class 2 – Tent. Dinner Breads – Presenter: TBD
11:45 am Lunch
12:45 pm Class 3 – Tent. Frozen Dessert Cakes – Presenter: TBD
2:15 pm Break
2:30 pm Class 4 – Tent. Chocolate Tasting – Presenter: TBD
5:00 pm Reception – ($10 entry fee at the door for Reception and Tradeshow)

 

Friday, January 31, 2020 – Trade show Floor will be open from 8:00 am-7:30 pm in the Washburne Grand Hall

7:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 am Class 5 –Tent. Airbrushing Glass with Sugar – Presenter: TBD
10:00 am Break
10:15 am Class 6 –Tent. Desserts for a Buffet – Presenter: TBD
11:45 am Lunch
12:45 pm Class 7 –Tent. Cake Decorating – Presenter: TBD
2:15 pm Break
2:30 pm Class 8 –Tent. Petit Fours and Bon Bons
Presenter: TBD (CE Certificate will be handed out at the end of this session)
5:00 pm School Culinary Competition – ($10 entry fee at the door for Competition and Tradeshow)

 

Annual Spectacle – Saturday, February 1, 2020
Theme – Wild West
Location – Palmer House Hilton Hotel
Date – February 1, 2020
Event Time – 7:00pm –Midnight
Estimated Guest Count – 1200
Ticket Cost – $195

COMING SOON!

Why Support?

  • Strong Brand Recognition with future chefs, present chefs and the instructors that create the next generation.
  • Connect your products, recipes and chef with students from our supported training programs.
  • Trade Show – bring your direct customer targets, distributors and brand influencers to your product table.
  • Demonstrate your product and recipes to 350 students, chefs and chef instructors.
  • Build your brand through camaraderie and community over three days of culinary immersion-demos, reception, culinary cook off andSpectacle.
  • Use interactive marketing activation with the chefs supporting our cause and retail consumers at our spectacle; then drive the impact with year long marketing on our social media platforms and website.
  • Support the future pastry chefs (students) with a direct demonstration prior to the Forum/Spectacle and connect with studentstohelp with the Forum Demo.
  • Support the future pastry chefs with scholarship awards.

Sponsorship Levels

Forum Educating Sponsor: $7,500 – Educate the Present and Future Pastry Chef!

  • One Class Demonstration of 1.5 hr. on Thursday or Friday in the Theatre at Washburne
    • Sponsor Provides: Chef Instructor, ingredients/equipment for recipe or technique, samples of instruction item, POP item on stage
  • Inclusion in the Recipe Book and Samples for Goodie Bag
  • Trade show table in the WashburneGreat Hall for Thursday and Friday with access to Thursday Reception and Friday Competition
    • Table must be set up from 8:00 am-7:30 pm and must be MANNED during 5:00 pm-7:30 pm
  • 4 Tickets to the Forum for guest/students of your choice ($600 value)
  • Presentation Table and experiential delivery of your product or marketing materials at the 15thAnnual FLOC Spectacle Wild West
  • 20 Tickets to 15thAnnual FLOC Spectacle Wild West and Logo displayed in prominent locations throughout the event ($3,900 value)
  • Exposure toover 20,000professionals and food enthusiast through social media, website and email broadcast.
    • Current Media Sponsors: Pastry Arts Magazine and Food Industry News.
  • Clickable logo on the website: www.ftloc.org and advertising year-round including 2 Social media posts

Forum Partner Sponsor: $5,000

  • Trade show table in the Washburne Great Hall for Thursday and Friday with access to Thursday Reception and Friday Competition
    • Table must be set up from 8:00 am-7:30 pm and must be MANNED during 5:00 pm-7:30 pm
  • 2 Tickets to the Forum for guest/students of your choice ($300 value)
  • Presentation Table and experiential delivery of your product or marketing materials at the 15thAnnual FLOC Spectacle Wild West
  • 10 Tickets to 15thAnnual FLOC Spectacle Wild West and Logo displayed in prominent locations throughout the event ($1,950 value)
  • Exposure to over 20,000 professionals and food enthusiast through social media, website and email broadcast.
    • Current Media Sponsors: Pastry Arts Magazine and Food industry News.
  • Clickable logo on the website: www.ftloc.org and advertising year-round including 1 Social media post

Forum Trade Show Sponsor: $2,500

  • Trade show table in the Washburne Great Hall for Thursday and Friday with access to Thursday Reception and Friday Competition
    • Table must be set up from 8:00 am-7:30 pm and must be MANNED during 5:00 pm-7:30 pm
  • Exposure toover 20,000 professionals and food enthusiast through social media, website and email broadcast.
    • Current Media Sponsors: Pastry Arts Magazine and Food Industry News.
  • Clickable logo on the website: www.ftloc.org

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