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Earn CMP credits!

ALL education sessions at this year's conference are approved by The Events Industry Council to count toward your CMP certification. Keep your professional status up-to-date while enjoying and learning from this incredible lineup of speakers.

Eric CentenoOwner / Executive Chef, INHC, CRFCExquisite Delites Catering Company

Executive Chef G. Eric Centeno’s creativity and culinary skills have brought him international recognition. His artistic style and his infectious passion for food have thrilled the palates of presidents, kings, queens, and famous personalities from around the world. With more than 30 years of experience, he orchestrates culinary feats, including superb banquets served in luxurious surroundings with undeniable panache. Hailing from The Bronx, NY, he was exposed to culturally diverse surroundings in his Puerto Rican household. Chef G. Eric began cooking at his mother’s side at an early age and used this upbringing to develop a love for the culinary arts. He received formal training from Baltimore International Culinary and worked alongside world-renowned chefs including Tom Chin, Joel Antunes, Gunter Seeger, and Celebrity Chefs Martin Yan and Wolfgang Puck. Adapting his training and technique in the creative inquisitive manner of a master and visionary, Chef G. Eric was sought and employed by the nation’s most up-scale hotels, and restaurants. He has traveled around the world to experience real-world cuisine and has incorporated it into his creative dishes to create New American World Cuisine, a culinary masterpiece. Besides his strong passion for food, Chef G. Eric also shares the desire to improve today's health standards by preparing heart-healthy meals. Earning the title of Certified Raw Chef and Certified Health and Nutrition Counselor from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition - Columbia University, he studied under leading medical doctors from various countries and with dietary-conscious chefs. Now standing by his “Food is love; Eat well!” motto, Chef G. Eric not only believes flavor does not have to be compromised in order to be healthy, but he also holds seminars and speaking engagements to further encourage people of all ages to enjoy food that is beneficial to their vitality.