Pecan South magazine captures the industry exclusive of the Pecan Chefs Summit, hosted by the National Pecan Shellers Association. The concept of the Pecan Chefs Summit is to bring together top chefs from nationally renowned brands representing food service companies, hotels, major chain restaurants and even bloggers to experience first-hand the versatile properties of pecans for recipe development and commercial applications.

The 2017 exclusive two-day culinary experience, conceived and organized by Kellen, was held at the Time Inc. Food Studios, the cutting edge, central resource for the creation of world-class recipes and food photography with a roster of R&D chefs that included Aramark, Baskin Robbins, Cinnabon, Hyatt Hotels, PeachDish,, Time Inc. Food Studios and US Foods. Attendees gained valuable insights into preparing dishes with pecans through recipe development, a hands-on cooking challenge, networking opportunities and a chance to collaborate with like-minded chefs and culinary leaders. For recipes created at the event visit