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Schedule-At-A-Glance

From the opening welcome reception to the learning sessions and awards gala, all the way through the final moments when we dim the lights on the tradeshow floor—there’s always someone to meet, something to learn, and fun to be had at Catersource. We’ve got a jam-packed schedule to the very end: 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27. Be sure to plan accordingly when you book your travel so you don’t miss a thing!

 

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Sunday, February 24

7:00 AM - 5:00 PMRegistration Open | Pre-Function Space
8:15 AM - 8:45 AM

Homeroom | Great Hall A

9:00 AM - 11:45 AMConference Programming | View Full Schedule
12:00 PM - 1:30 PMLunch | On own or part of AOCF Packages
2:30 PM - 3:00 PMNetworking Break 
3:15 PM - 4:20 PMConference Programming | View Full Schedule
4:30 PM - 5:45 PMOpening General Session| Great Hall A
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception | Pre-Function Space

Monday, February 25

7:30 AM - 5:00 PMRegistration Open | Pre-Function Space
8:00 AM - 8:20 AM

Homeroom | Great Hall A

8:30 AM - 11:30 AMConference Programming | View Full Schedule
11:45 PM - 12:15 PMCatersource Lunch & Learn: A Conversation with Chef Curtis Stone Great Hall A
11:30 PM - 1:30 PMLunch | On own unless included in special packages
2:30 PM - 3:00 PMNetworking Break 
3:15 PM - 4:20 PMConference Programming | View Full Schedule

Tuesday, February 26

8:00 AM - 5:00 PMRegistration Open | Pre-Function Space
9:15 AM - 9:35 AM

Homeroom | Great Hall A

9:45 AM - 10:45 AMConference Programming | View Full Schedule
11:00 AM - 5:00 PMTradeshow Open | Hall B & C
3:30 PM - 5:00 PMHappy Hour Booth Crawl | Tradeshow Floor

Wednesday, February 27

8:00 AM - 3:00 PMRegistration Open | Pre-Function Space
9:30 AM - 3:00 PMTradeshow Open | Hall B & C
10:00 AM - 11:00 AMFind My Favorite Things Session 1 | Tradeshow Floor
12:00 AM - 1:15 PMMeet the Influencers | Hands on Stage
1:00 PM - 2:00 PMFind My Favorite Things Session 2 | Tradeshow Floor

New! Homeroom

Wakey-wakey! Grab a cup of joe and gather alongside fellow attendees to start each morning with a detailed rundown of the day’s festivities ahead. We’ll give you all the programming highlights to come, and provide an overview of all your must-attend events for the day.

Conference Program

From 9:00 a.m. Sunday through 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, the session rooms will be jamming with cutting-edge educational content from the brightest minds in our industry. The renowned Catersource conference program boasts 135+ sessions, and the boutique, chef-centric Art of Catering Food program is a clinic for culinary pros. See the full conference schedule.

Award-Winning Tradeshow

As a professional in the catering and events space, you won’t find a better place all year to browse, shop, and network. We have three education stages on the tradeshow floor, an expo loaded with interactive booths from 300+ suppliers featuring specialty foods to trending tech to design, transportation, and more. See tradeshow floorplan.

Special Events

Receptions, and competitions, and demos, oh my! Not to mention the attendee-favorite Spark! Awards Gala and after-party. The various networking opportunities and special events at Catersource give us the opportunity to gather as a collective and celebrate the accomplishments of our extraordinary industry.