American Pie Council

2016 Pie Learning Center

Caribe Royal Hotel And Convention Center, 8101 World Center Drive, Orlando, FL

Friday, April 29, 2016
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Free for all Entrants of the National Pie Championships


In 2016 the American Pie Council will be concentrating on making great pies even better in the pie industry, restaurants and at home.  We will be concentrating our efforts at the 2016 Pie Learning Center.  If you'd like to be a better pie baker, attend the Pie Learning Center on April 29 & 30.  Details will follow!!

2015 Schedule (2016 Schedule will be announced in January 2016)

Friday, April 10th (Commercial & Professional Bakers) Tentative Schedule

9:00AM - Session 1:  Sensory 101, Michael Kuehne, Pinnacle Foods, 

10:00AM - Session 2:  Pie Trends, Gina Zilleox, Nielsen Perishables Group

11:00AM - Session 3: Sasa DeMarle presentation

12:00PM - Lunch

1:30PM - Session 4:  Globe Fillings, Chef Joe DiPaolo, Pinnacle Foods

2:30PM - Session 5: More on Dough, Chef Kim Montello,CRMB, Johnson &Wales University

3:30PM - Session 6:  Kevin Hatline, Alchemy Systems

6:00PM - Awards Ceremony and Pie Reception

Saturday, April 11th (Amateur and Professional) Tentative Schedule:

9:00AM - Session 1: Art of the Pie's Gluten Free Dough, Kate McDermott

10:00AM - Session 2: Faults and Fixes, Susan Bond, Legendary Baking R&D Chef 11:00AM

11:00AM - Session 3: Duncan Hines Talks Pie, Chef Joe DiPaolo, Corporate Chef

Lunch - Pay as you go event

1:00PM - Session 4: Naylet LaRochelle, Holiday Baking Competition

2:00PM - Session 5: Dawn Viola, Orlando Cordon Bleu

3:00PM - Session 6: Sensory Flavors, 101, Michael Kuehne, Pinnacle Foods

 6:00PM - Awards Ceremony and Pie Reception



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