Don’t miss out on the JCLC 2018 GALA, Author Luncheons or Closing Brunch, featuring award-winning Chef James Hice.
Several of the JCLC Steering Committee members have sampled Chef Hice’s food and can vouch that it is not something to be missed!
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Chef Hice has:
  • Almost 10 years’ experience as Executive Chef at the Albuquerque Convention Center, 21 years’  experience in Food & Beverage.
  • 4-time Chef of the Year Finalist through the New Mexico Restaurant Association.
  • Back of House Food and Beverage Employee of the Year Finalist 2017 from New Mexico Hospitality Association annual Top Hats Awards.
  • Mutual of America Community Partnership Award 2010 Finalist for partnership with the Dessert Harvest Food Rescue Program.
  • Accolades from former Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry for Mayor and First Lady’s Charity Gala.

To sign up for any of these special events, please register online at

If you have already registered for the conference and need to add an event, contact Tom Ferren at