2014 ACF National Convention

Kansas City, Mo., July 25–29, 2014

The 2014 event series wraps up in Kansas City, Mo., at the 2014 ACF National Convention. Known for its cattle industry and legendary barbeque, Kansas City’s culinary palate is much more involved earning it the title of “America’s Next Great Culinary Destination” in 2012. The national convention’s educational and engagement opportunities will build off the four regional conferences and will provide a revitalizing experience for members, foodservice professionals, students and competitors, while igniting innovation attendees can bring back to their classroom, employees or kitchen.

The Kansas City Marriott Downtown will host the 2014 National Convention, July 25–29, 2014. Whether you are a seasoned professional chef or a student new to the kitchen, the 2014 ACF National Convention offers something for everyone. Mark your calendars and get ready for this amazing convention in Kansas City!

Hotel and Travel Hotel and Travel

The Kansas City Marriott Downtown will be the host of the 2014 ACF National Convention. ACF attendees will receive a discounted rate of $139 (single/double) per night (plus tax). The hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the business, government and theater districts in addition to being connected via underground walkway to the Kansas City Convention Center. Visit the Hotel and Travel page for great travel discounts and more information.

Schedule Schedule

Be sure to check the schedule for the latest updates on educational programming and other networking opportunities scheduled to take place at the 2014 ACF National Convention.

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Get answers to our most frequently asked questions about ACF Events.

Meet the Host Chapter

The members of the ACF Greater Kansas City Chefs Association and culinary team at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown are ready to make this one unforgettable convention.


Watch the best chefs and students compete in many different competitions at the regional level. Check the National Convention schedule frequently for the latest information on competitions taking place.

2014 Sponsor or Exhibitor Information

Get information on how to become a sponsor or exhibitor and learn about marketing opportunities.

2013 National Convention Highlights

Take a look back at the highlights from the 2013 ACF National Convention.

Interested in Presenting at ACF Events?

ACF strives to provide seminars and demonstrations on the latest culinary trends and topics during the ACF annual event series. If you are interested in sharing your expertise, please contact educate@acfchefs.net.