Get Excited for the 2021 ACF ChefsForum Event Series

With stringent, COVID-19 safety measures in place and vaccines on the way, we’re gearing up for an exciting lineup of events in 2021. We’ve renamed our ChefConnect events “ACF ChefsForum” to shed light on the in-person and online component that will bring us together during these unprecedented times and the dynamic platform we are creating to engage more members, and deliver ongoing learning. We hope the ACF ChefsForums, held in Pittsburg and St. Louis in March, and in Nashville and Tucson, Arizona in April, followed by the highly anticipated national convention in Orlando in July, will Ignite Your Passion and remind you why you chose this career in the first place.

COVID-19 Update

After careful consideration with the CDC guidelines and increased concerns about the COVID-19 virus, we have made the difficult decision to cancel ACF ChefsForum: Pittsburgh, scheduled for March 6th-8th.

We are disappointed that we are unable to hold this event but felt this was the best way to proceed during such an unprecedented global situation.

The safety and health of our members and staff will continue to be our number one concern.

If you have any additional questions please call Angie Brave at (800) 624-9458 Ext. 226 or email at


2021 Events

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ACF ChefsForum Event Series

March 6-8, 2021 - Cancelled
Omni Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

March 27-29, 2021
St. Louis Union Station
St. Louis, Missouri

April 11-14, 2021
Sheraton Music City Hotel
Nashville, Tennessee

April 17-19, 2021
El Conquistador, a Hilton Resort
Tucson, Arizona

2021 ACF National Convention

July 11-15, 2021
Orlando World Center Marriott
Orlando, Florida

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