What is an ACF ChefConnect?
The American Culinary Federation’s ChefConnect events are regional conferences featuring education, networking, Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl competitions, and a forum for ACF chapters hosted by the regional Vice Presidents.
What is the ACF National Convention?
The ACF National Convention is an annual event which offers professional development opportunities through informative business seminars, forums, cutting edge demonstrations, hands-on workshops and networking. The show includes competitions as well as foodservice exhibitors featuring their latest culinary products and services.
Who attends ACF events?
Chefs from all fields including pastry, restaurants, research,
corporate, education and more gather with their peers and suppliers at
our regional conferences and national convention. ACF events are open to
ACF members at a discounted rate. Non-members are invited to attend as
When and where are the ACF events?
- ChefConnect: Seattle - March 1-3, 2020, Seattle, Washington
- ChefConnect: Nashville - March 22-April 24, 2020, Nashville, Tennessee
- ACF National Convention: Dallas - July 19-23, 2020, Dallas, Texas
Why should I attend?
As an attendee of an ACF event you are provided with the latest
information on culinary innovations, networking opportunities for
building strategic businesses partnerships, educational seminars and
demos, trade shows and social functions. Most of these functions are applicable towards continuing
ChefConnect builds relationships with other
professionals in your area while engaging in educational functions. Cook. Craft. Create. draws professionals from around the U.S. for a true
look at the trends throughout the country and includes numerous
professional development opportunities.
What is the attire at the events?
During the day, please dress in business attire or professional chef
attire (i.e. chef coat). Formal attire is required for the American
Academy of Chefs Dinner and preferred at the Galas.
Are there any AAC functions during the events?
Academy of Chefs (AAC) dinner as well as members meetings are held at the events. Please visit
page for details.
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