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
- 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
- AAC Spouse’s Lunch - $60
- 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.
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.
2023 AAC Spouses/Significant Other Luncheon
Location: Restaurant R’evolution, 777 Bienville Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Date: July 19, 2023, 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
$60 per person. Transportation will be provided. Pick up will be at the Marriott Warehouse Arts District Hotel. Leaving promptly at 11:15 a.m. Tickets are now on sale.
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.
WACS Judging/Competition Seminar
ACF is hosting a WACS Judging/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. 8 CEHs will be awarded upon completion of seminar.
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.
Call for Volunteers
Interested in volunteering at the 2023 ACF National Convention? We want to hear from you!
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