Seasoned chefs, those just starting out and culinary professionals everywhere in between joined us at The Art of Catering Food -- a unique catering-focused conference built to inspire you to get inventive and grow your business. Located at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on August 11-13, 2013, catering chefs gathered to share recipes, training and skills. Follow the links below to learn more about the 2013 conference.
Dozens of food-focused courses were presented by leading culinarians from across the country.
A CULINARY CONCERT
The Art of Catering Food conference in Philadelphia is produced by Catersource and the International Caterers Association.
"The classes and the demos are awesome because you can actually watch the dish being assembled. Overall it is one of the best conferences I have ever attended -- that's why I brought my sous chef last year. This year we hired an executive chef who will be attending along with my sous chef and another one of our event chefs."
Owner, Robert Ryan Catering & Design
"[AOCF] showcased things I have never seen before. It was fun and interesting.
I have new ideas to capture all the senses on the plate."
Santa Barbara Catering, Tempe AZ
"Very informative and motivating.
Made me want to go back to the kitchen and experiment!"
Deosol Miguel Almazan
PR Creative Caterers, Toronto, ON
"I feel inspired to create and make things happen!"
Fresh Ideas Management LLC, Columbia, MO
"All [sessions] gave me items and recipes to take back to my company."
Triangle Catering, Raleigh, NC
"Truly progressive with novel new ideas!"
Epting Events & Entertainment, Athens, GA
"It was good to know that the same problems we have at our
company are happening everywhere. I took away a lot of good things."
Schaul's Premium Foods, Elk Grove Village, IL
"Structure was awesome! Lots of useful ideas, ideal fit for our operation,
very instructional and visual, great suggestions for use."
Catered by Diana, Morgan Hill, CA
"Great ideas and demos. The entire conference was marvelous!
You catered to small AND large companies and showed us all something. Thanks!"
Café Express Catering & Concessions, Bowling Green, VA
"Presentations were very informative, enlightening and made you think.
They all were good. Each had an impact on me."
Trade Center Management, Washington D.C.
"[The education was] great and very applicable to my business needs. Overall fantastic."
Tastebuds Boutique Catering, Huntsville, AL