The Art of Catering Food

For chefs, cooks, and just about anyone who wants to make cuisine the main event, The Art of Catering Food program will help you learn trends and techniques used by successful chefs throughout the industry. Learn from experts and peers during three days of culinary-intensive sessions, jam-packed with action and up-close and personal learning experiences.

AOCF, which joined the Catersource experience in 2017, gives you an opportunity to expand your culinary offerings through a selective conference program that includes three days of designated education sessions*, Lunch + Learns, and opportunities to sample and take home recipes from the sessions. Plus, you'll get access to the award-winning Catersource tradeshow floor on Tuesday and Wednesday, allowing you to find new ingredients, products, and services to enhance your kitchen operations. AOCF attendees will receive two complimentary Catersource regular session tickets.

Check out last year's AOCF education sessions in our Session Scheduler. Check back often because the CS2018 schedule will be updated as information becomes available!

Education

The education sessions in The Art of Catering Food Package will cover culinary techniques, fresh ingredients, food costing, and make your cuisine the focus of any event. As part of this package, you will follow a extensive schedule designed specifically with your back of house operations in mind. No mixing and matching, you'll attend each session as a group, creating opportunities to learn from each other while learning from experts on stage.

Samples

Not only will you watch and listen to demonstrations by inspiring chefs, but you'll get to taste samples of memorable items throughout the program that will introduce you to new ingredients, flavor combinations, and creative presentation styles. You will also receive access to the recipes from each presentation so you can take them back to your kitchen to incorporate in your menu planning.

Networking

Opportunities to connect with your peers are endless at the conference! The intimate environment created by this select program will allow you to meet culinary professionals from markets across the country. Plus, you'll have access to the Attendee Lounge, the conference Welcome Reception, and more optional activities that are included in Catersource conference programming, giving you access to thousands of industry professionals!