United States Personal Chef Association National Education Conference Announces Emily Ellyn as Keynote Speaker

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Emily Ellyn, best known as the Retro Rad Chef from Food Network, will be a keynote speaker at the 20th annual National Education Conference for Personal Chefs.

Emily Ellyn, best known as the Retro Rad Chef from Food Network, will be a keynote speaker at the 20th annual National Education Conference for Personal Chefs. Chef Ellyn has appeared on “Food Network Star,” “Cupcake Wars” and most recently as the winner of “Cutthroat Kitchen.” She’s also a culinary educator and food writer, who writes for “edible” magazine and is the Cake Genius at “Cake Central” magazine. She is among almost 40 speakers who will address the personal chef attendees.

"It’s an honor and a privilege to be invited to this year’s USPCA Conference,” said Chef Emily. “I’m excited to share my love for culinary, and certain I’ll find inspiration in the exchange of thoughts and ideas with fellow speakers, sponsors, and attendees. I look forward to being part of this year’s conference and celebrating the association’s 25th anniversary."

Registration is now open for the Conference, which will be hosted at the Omni Providence Hotel in Rhode Island from Thursday, July 7 through Sunday, July 10, 2016. The event, hosted by the United States Personal Chef Association is the largest gathering of personal chefs anywhere and is filled with sessions on everything a personal chef needs to become successful, including business development, sales and marketing, cooking techniques, and hands-on classes.

Chef Emily grew up harvesting food and raising animals on a farm in rural Ohio. Eager to dive into the culinary field, she worked in Cleveland’s top restaurants and started her own catering company while still in high school. Upon leaving Ohio, Emily graduated with a degree in Restaurant Management from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, New York. There, she worked as a teaching assistant until moving to Paris to attend graduate school at Academie Internationale de Management. Emily then went on to earn two master’s degrees in Hospitality Management; one in Paris and one from UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management in Orlando.

“We are thrilled to host Chef Emily at this year’s Conference,” said Larry Lynch, president of the United States Personal Chef Association. “Chef Emily’s story is one that all personal chefs can relate to and one that we know will inspire our attendees to take their businesses to the next level.”

USPCA members can attend the conference for $525.Nonmembers can attend for $600. To register or learn more about the USPCA’s National Education Conference, visit http://www.uspca.com/conference.

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