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Art of Catering Food: A Boutique Event For Chefs, By Chefs

Are you a chef who’s looking for new culinary techniques, trending ingredients, food costing, and how to make cuisine the centerpiece of any event? Want to meet up with culinary all-stars from different markets across the country for some super-specific, ultra-productive, yet laid back networking?

Make it happen at Catersource’s Art of Catering Food event!

Focused through the lens of the catering chef, this unique package was created in partnership with the International Caterers Association (ICA) to bring you together with the people and ideas that will level up your career. Oh, and did we mention all the mouthwatering samples?

If you’re a chef who’s coming to Catersource, this is the place you need to be.

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What's Included with Your Art of Catering Food Pass


Three days of culinary-intensive sessions and demos designed with your BOH operations in mind. And you won’t want to miss featured speaker and James Beard award winner, Sean Sherman, who will take you on a journey to create awareness of indigenous foods systems within a modern culinary context!


By chefs, for chefs, the Art of Catering Food is a boutique event, so you know you’ll be among your people—connecting with those who share your goals and challenges. Receptions and activities allow you to collectively improve as you make new professional contacts, and maybe even a lifelong friend or two!


Oh my, then there’s the delectable tastings. You’ll certainly get your fill at the Art of Catering Food, where samples galore will be shared by world-class chefs after you see their demos—and get this—gain full access to their recipes, flavor combos, and presentation styles to take back to your kitchen!

Plus full access to the Catersource tradeshow floor, and other event perks!

  • Opening General Session
  • Welcome Reception: Sunday, Feb 24 | 5:45pm - 7:00pm | E. Morial Convention Center, 1st Floor
  • Attendee lounge
  • Access to Art of Catering Food luncheons: Great Hall A
  • Two-days of tradeshow access including: 300+ exhibitors and Show floor competitions, Show floor happy hours, Show floor educational theatre, Find My Favorite Things
  • Spark Awards Gala*: Monday, Feb 25 | 6:30pm - 9:30pm | Great Hall A
  • Spark Awards After Party*: Monday, Feb 25 | 9:30pm - 11:30pm | The Sugar Mill
  • Express Check-In*

*Included with upgraded Connect Package.

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