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2023 ACF National Convention

We are excited for you to join us in New Orleans for the 2023 ACF National Convention. Please be sure to check back for additional information as we continue to finalize details.

Location: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130
Dates: July 16–19, 2023


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Convention Rates

Early Bird

January 1–March 31, 2023

  • Professional Member - $850
  • Student/Senior Member - $675
  • Non-ACF Member - $1,375


  • Professional Member - $975
  • Student/Senior Member - $700
  • Non-ACF Member - $1,375

A la Carte

  • GoldPass Lounge Upgrade - $150
  • Awards Luncheon - $65
  • Welcome Reception - $100
  • Tradeshow - $50
  • AAC Dinner - $195
  • President’s Gala - $150

A full registration includes a program badge with access to all seminars and demos, general session, trade show, networking breaks and the following meal functions:

  • Sunday - Welcome Reception
  • Monday - Grab and Go Breakfast, Awards Lunch
  • Tuesday - Grab and Go Breakfast
  • Wednesday - Grab and Go Breakfast and President’s Grand Ball

Please note that Education Only badges will no longer be available.

Schedule Presenters

2023 American Academy of Chefs Annual Induction Dinner

Location: Marriott Warehouse Arts District Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana
Date: July 18, 2023

$195 per person. Black tie attire is requested. Tickets are now on sale.

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Culinary Educator Summit

In a supportive and collaborative environment, we’ll challenge both new and more “seasoned” culinary educators to expand their areas of expertise, while sharing their passion for teaching future chefs and cooks. Join us July 16, 2023, for a day of demonstrations, panel discussions and seminars, on topics such as curriculum design, culinary competitions, creating advisory boards, mental wellness, industry certifications, and technology in the kitchen classroom. This summit is not included in a convention registration and requires separate registration.

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Competition Seminar

ACF is hosting a competition seminar July 15, 2023, prior to convention. Participants will gain an understanding of not only judging criteria but also best practices in the competition kitchen and tactics that consistently reach the highest place at the podium. All Worldchefs certified judges are required to attend a competition seminar every five years, and attending a competition seminar is a mandatory requirement for aspiring Worldchefs certified judges. This seminar is not included in a convention registration and requires separate registration.

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ACF has negotiated a discounted room rate for our attendees at the Courtyard New Orleans Warehouse Arts District, New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District Hotel and SpringHill Suites New Orleans Warehouse Arts District.

Hotel & Travel Information

Call for Volunteers

Interested in volunteering at the 2023 ACF National Convention? We want to hear from you!

Volunteer Form

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2023 ACF National Convention Sponsors