Chef Conference LogoOur theme for this year, Food Forward: Embracing the Changing Landscape of Food, will aim to assimilate foodservice concepts into the next generation – one that embraces nutrition, sustainability, and food ethics, to meet the increasing diversity of consumers’ preferences.

A premier educational conference:

  • 33 expert leaders in today’s culinary scene
  • Hands-on workshops
  • ACF-sanctioned team competition
  • Cutthroat Competition
  • Partnership with CIA and Johnson and Wales faculty

Registration Rates

Full week conference registration is $725 if completed by April 27 and $750 after April 27. One-day conference registration is available at a rate of $199 for MondayTuesdayWednesday or Thursday and $499 on Friday. The last day to register before the additional $40 late registration fee is Friday, May 18. Cancellations received by the Registration Office by the close of business on May 25 will receive a full refund less a $60 cancellation fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations received after May 25.


Participants will register to attend one workshop on Monday, one workshop on Tuesday, and one workshop on Thursday. We will email you when the workshop options are available so you can select your preferences. Please check the conference website often for updates.