Cook. Craft. Create. ACF National Convention & Show

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Pre-registration closes June 30th

Orlando, Florida, July 9–13, 2017

The 2017 events will wrap up in Walt Disney World at Cook. Craft. Create National Convention & Show. We will have a magical time with the world-class resorts, shopping opportunities for every budget, all-season golf courses, and some of the most enticing dining opportunities on the planet. Come to Disney—bring the family—and wish upon a star. The national convention will feature additional educational and engagement opportunities that will build off the ChefConnect series and will provide a revitalizing experience for members, foodservice professionals, students and competitors. All the while igniting innovation that attendees can bring back to their classroom, employees or kitchen! We hope to see you very soon!

The last day to pre-register is June 30, 2017. Registrations will only be taken onsite after that date.

Hotel and Travel

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort will be the host of Cook. Craft. Create. Relive the romance of Spanish Colonial Mexico at this enchanting Resort hotel. Find your mythical city of gold in a Southwestern-themed haven—from brightly colored casitas to rustic ranchos. Each unique accommodation provides its own unforgettable escape…and a welcoming home away from home.

The ACF room block at this hotel closed June 16, 2017.


Start and end your stay with complimentary motorcoach transportation to and from Orlando International Airport and Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, with complimentary luggage delivery (advanced reservations required). ACF attendees can also receive a discounted rate on Disney theme park tickets.


Be sure to check back for the schedule for the latest updates on educational programming and other networking opportunities scheduled to take place at Cook. Craft. Create.

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Watch the best chefs and students compete in many different competitions at the regional level. Learn more about the competitions. Check the Cook. Craft. Create. schedule frequently for the latest information on competitions taking place.

2016 Cook. Craft. Create. Highlights

Take a look back at the highlights from the 2016 Cook. Craft. Create. ACF National Convention & Show.

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