A: Everyone that attends must have a paid conference badge. All tradeshow attendees must be 18 years of age or older.

A: Bring your whole team to divide and conquer at the conference! With our customizable education track, there is truly something for everyone. 

A: You can call us at 800.932.3632 and we can help you between the hours of 8:00am and 6:00pm CST, Monday through Friday.

A: If you cannot pay in full and would like to contact us for options, please call 800.932.3632 between the hours of 8:00am and 6:00pm CST, Monday through Friday.

A: Full payment is due at completion of registration, unless arrangements are made. Checks are due within 10 days and PO is due by February 2, 2017.

A: Notice of cancellation for refund must be sent via email to Catersource on or before January 10, 2018. Registrations that are cancelled by the deadline will be refunded less a $50 administration fee. No refunds will be granted after January 10, 2018, however, another person from your company can be substituted at any time before the conference or a *credit of conference fees may be requested for your company’s future use and is subject to Catersource approval. Tickets purchased for optional events are non-refundable and are not subject to future conference credits.

*Requests for credit of conference fees must be made in writing via email to registration@catersource.com no later than February 12, 2018. Requests for credit submitted after this date will not be granted. Contact Catersource if you have questions regarding our cancellation policy.

A: Anyone that has a credit to be applied should email Catersource. Your registration will have to be handled manually.

A: Yes. The more people you bring, the lower your price becomes until you reach the lowest possible price. Once you have completed your registration, additional attendees will need to be added to your existing registration manually by Catersource to ensure you are getting the appropriate group rate. Call the registration line at 800.932.3632 for assistance with this or email Catersource.

A: Yes. If you register even one person before November 30, all additional attendees added to your existing registration after that date will receive the same early-bird rate even though the deadline has passed. These additional attendees will need to be registered manually by Catersource to ensure the appropriate group rate is extended. Call the registration line at 800.932.3632 for assistance with this.

A: Email registration@catersource.com with all the information including company name, name, address, email, phone number and credit card number with expiration date.

A: For a complete list of what is included in the full registration package, please visit the Packages & Pricing page.

For a complete list of what is included in the full registration package, please visit the Packages & Pricing page.

A: All of our optional events offer another great way to network and continue your learning experience. Each event demonstrates some of the newest ideas, products and concepts in the catering and event industry. Come alone or with a friend to any of these optional events and share your thoughts and ideas with fellow attendees.

A: Yes, you can purchase additional tickets for your guest to attend the optional events with you during your registration process. The complimentary events that go along with the conference are only open to full conference attendees.

A: All optional events have limited numbers of tickets available and they are offered on a first come, first served basis. If there are any tickets left, they will be sold on-site. If you really want to go to one of these events, you should buy tickets when you register!

A: Please call the registration line at 800.932.3632 for assistance with this or email Catersource.

A: No, only conference attendees have access to the educational sessions. Guests of attendees may purchase tickets to attend optional events only. We also offer one day conference passes which may suit your guest’s needs.

A: The 2018 conference officially runs Sunday, February 18 through Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The tradeshow runs Tuesday, February 20 through Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Plan to arrive on Saturday, February 17 and depart after 3:00pm on Wednesday, February 21 or later to enjoy the full lineup of Catersource activities. Visit the Hotel & Travel page for more information.

 

A: Educational sessions will be held at Caesars Palace on Sunday and Monday, and at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Tuesday and Wednesday.

A: Pre-selection of sessions is not necessary. You may attend any sessions available with your registration package; seating is not reserved. Your conference badge allows you admission to sessions. For your own benefit, you may use our mobile app to plan the sessions you’d like to attend.

No, however we are offering one day conference passes. Click here to see pricing.

A: No. Conference materials are only available to conference attendees.

A: Yes. Most Catersource sessions are recorded and offered for sale at a discount on-site at the Image Audiovisuals Booth.

A: Yes and no. Attendees may take video at all optional events and the tradeshow. Attendees cannot video any of the educational sessions. There are no restrictions on photo taking, except politeness and appropriate timing.

A: Business casual is the norm. Chefs may wear whites.

A: The tradeshow will take place on Tuesday, February 20 from 11:00am - 5:00pm and Wednesday, February 21 from 9:30am - 3:00pm at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

A: The tradeshow is held in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

A Tradeshow Only pass is available for anyone wanting to attend just the tradeshow. You can register for a tradeshow pass through our online registration system. See the Packages & Pricing page for more information.

A: Yes, they can go to Catersource registration on-site and purchase a tradeshow floor pass or register in advance through online attendee registration. See the Packages & Pricing page for pricing info. Please note that policy restricts anyone under the age of 18 from attending the tradeshow.

A: We are expecting 5,500 culinary and event professionals.

A: Alumni status is a status held by your company, not individual attendees. In other words, if your company has attended a Catersource annual educational conference during any of the last five years, then anyone who registers for 2018 from your company is deemed an Alumni and entitled to a $50 discount. If you did not receive your alumni discount code, please email us.

Note: Promo codes are not valid on One Day or Tradeshow Only packages. Discounts also not valid on optional event tickets or additional features.

A: All alumni companies will receive an email giving them instructions on how to register. If you did not receive your alumni discount, please email us.

A: Caesars Palace is the official hotel for Catersource 2018. Please book your hotel room through CMR, our official housing partner. Visit the Hotel & Travel page for more information.

Catersource will provide shuttle buses between Caesars Palace and the Las Vegas Convention Center on Tuesday and Wednesday. Other transportation options include taking a taxi, Las Vegas Monorail or walking.

A: Caesars Palace and the Las Vegas Convention Center are ADA compliant so there will be handicapped access to everything. See the registration page for more information. Please address any specific concerns or questions via email.

A: There is a full education schedule on the website. Depending on what time you come you will miss classes up until that point. There are audio recordings of most sessions, which you may purchase while at the Conference.