ACF National Convention: Orlando

Orlando, FL | August 4th – 8th, 2019

Experience a world of possibilities when staying at Orlando World Center Marriot. Make a splash at Falls Pool Oasis, enjoy a round of 18 holes at our championship golf course, dine at our eight restaurants and lounges or relax with a massage at our full service spa.

The Orlando World Center Marriott will host ACF National Convention: Orlando, August 4th – 8th. If you’re a chef exploring new ideas and flavors, a student looking to gain experience or a foodservice professional keeping atop the latest and greatest, we’ve got plenty of educational and networking opportunities for you.

Pre-registration is closed. On-site registration begins August 4th, 2019.


Hotel and Travel

Hotel and Travel

The Orlando World Center Marriott ACF National Convention: Orlando At Orlando World Center Marriott, ACF attendees will receive a discounted rate of $169 (single/double) per night (plus resort & tax fees listed below).

Daily resort fee has been waived : $25.00 per room, per night plus room tax of 12.5% (tax is subject to change) This includes:

  • Unlimited local and domestic long distance phone calls (no international calls)
  • Enhanced in-room wireless internet for up to 6 devices
  • Bottled water (two 10oz. bottles) replenished once daily with housekeeping services
  • Daily scheduled shuttle service to Disney Parks for up to 4 guests
  • Daily credit of up to $10 per room towards dry cleaning (credit is not cumulative through the stay)
  • Daily bucket of practice balls at the driving range
  • 15% off retail pricing of spa services (excludes merchandise)
  • 15% off retail rates for green fees (excludes merchandise)

Just a few rooms are left in the ACF block! Reserve today!

Deadline for the discount is July 12th!
The Orlando World Center Marriott is the host hotel of the 2019 ACF National Convention: Orlando.

ACF attendees will receive a discounted rate of $169 (single/double) per night
Reservations must be made on or before 5:00pm on July 12, 2019, in order to receive this discounted rate.
Book Reservation Online: Click here!
Book Reservation by Phone: (407) 239-4200 (Ask for the ACF Rate)


National Convention: Hand-On Workshops, Tours & More – Just Launched!

Want to experience MORE at the ACF National Convention: Orlando?! Check these amazing sessions out, they will fill up fast!

  • Annual ACF Chefs Outreach to the Community (FREE, but limited to 25 registered attendees)
  • On Trend: Cannabis Confectionery Observational Workshop with David Topian ($85)
  • Cookie Craft, Hands-On Workshop with Dana Johnson ($125)
  • The Art of Cheese Making Hands-On Workshop, sponsored by BelGioioso Cheese ($125)
  • Bee Tour with Jimmy Wessman ($85, comes with all the supplies!)
  • Beer, Wine and Food Tour – Daytona, FL, with Costa Magoulas ($40)
All Hands-on & Observational Workshops provide the attendees with an intimate experience which includes an additional CEH’s that will be added to your member profile.

Announcing ACF's First-Ever Women's Symposium!

On August 8, 2019, during ACF National Convention: Orlando, the ACF will host a four-hour symposium, “United in Food: Women Leaders Of Today and Tomorrow.” The day will include panel discussions and keynote presentations with some of the leading female voices in the culinary industry.

Spotlight Speaker
Elle Simone Scott, Women Leaders Panel, SheChef Inc., America’s Test Kitchen

The Value of Mentorship
Lindsay Ofcacek, Managing director of the LEE Initiative

Blazing Your Culinary Trail
Jennifer Hill Booker,

Actionable Next Steps Panel
Panelists include:
Leah Sarris
Amy Sins
Stephanie Charns, CSCE, CWPC
Allysun Selick
Bev Shaffer
Susanne Ebacher-Grier
Tracy Lorenz

Click here to see the full schedule and register now!

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