Registration 101

Congratulations! You’ve decided to Experience the Power of Connection at an ACF event. Now it’s time to register, and you need to know your options.

What are the different registration options?

Members in good standing can take advantage of these outstanding offers on a full registration, which includes educational programming, General Session, the trade show and conference meals. Academy Dinner is sold separately.

Early Registration Rate

The Early Registration Rate is offered to ACF members who purchase a full registration by the early registration deadline and are current in their membership at the time of registration. Discount deadline is approximately 30 days prior to start of the event. See individual event webpages for exact deadline date.

Standard Registration Rate

The Standard Registration Rate is offered to ACF members who purchase a full registration after the early registration deadline, and are current in their membership at the time of registration. See individual event web pages for exact deadline date.

On-Site Rate

The On-Site Rate is offered to all attendees.

A la carte pricing options are also available. See individual event webpages for exact deadline dates.

How and when do I register?

You may register online in the months before the event, or download and mail the appropriate registration form. ACF accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, checks and money orders.

How much does it cost to attend?

Event prices are based on registration date, membership status and registration type. Please review the registration forms for specific prices.

Will I receive confirmation of my registration?

Yes, once we have processed your registration and payment, a confirmation detailing your registration will be sent.

Print your registration confirmation! You can print a copy of your event registration at any time by accessing your profile page.

Do I need to bring my registration confirmation to the meeting?

Having your confirmation information is suggested, but not required.

When do I get my badge and/or event tickets?

Your registration packet will be available for pickup at the conference/convention registration desk.

What if I lose my badge or tickets?

Please understand that we cannot be responsible for lost/misplaced badges or tickets. There will be no refund or replacement of a lost badge or tickets.

How do I reserve dinner seating for the events?

Visit the President’s Grand Ball Seating Requests page in the weeks leading up to Cook. Craft. Create. to make seating reservations.

What is the cancellation/refund policy?

Cancellations must be in writing and received by the national office no less than 30 days prior to the start of the event. A $50 processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount. Send written cancellation requests to: American Culinary Federation, 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, FL 32095, or email

ACF reserves the right to modify this policy.

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