Registration 101

Congratulations! You’ve decided to Experience the Power of Connection at an ACF Regional Conference or National Convention. 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, 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 45 days prior to start of the conference. See individual event web pages 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 conference web pages for exact deadline dates.

With the nation’s finest culinarians and most influential industry representatives in attendance, the ACF Regional Conferences provide unmatched venues for educational development and more. From start to finish, the American Culinary Federation’s Annual Events Series is the perfect opportunity to Experience the Power of Connection.

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 conference or convention registration form 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 badge-pickup 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?

Seating for the awards galas at the 2014 ACF Regional Conferences will be open seating. There is no need to make reservations in advance; simply find a table with your friends as you arrive at the gala.

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 events@acfchefs.net.

ACF reserves the right to modify this policy.

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