Additional features give add value to the Catersource Conference!

In addition to the 100+ sessions and demos, the award-winning Tradeshow, the inspring evening events and informational lunch options, and the countless new ideas from contests...the Catersource Conference also offers these additional features:


Start your day off with complimentary beverages and pastries
in the morning before sessions begin:

Sunday: 10:00am Coffee & Iced Tea
Monday: 6:30am Coffee & Pastries
Tuesday: 7:00am Coffee & Pastries


Compare your notes, plan your day or just relax and chat with other attendees in the Attendee Lounge sponsored by CORT Event Furnishings. 
Join us for the Catersource and Event Solutions Welcome Reception sponsored by CORT Event Furnishings starting at 5:00pm on Sunday, March 23. Experience inspirational and eclectic designs by CORT and Richard Carbotti of Perfect Surroundings. Network with friends, old and new, as we kick off the Conference in Revolutionary style with entertainment, drinks and appetizers. 
Free 30-Minute Catering Consultations
Take 30 minutes to meet with our Catersource Consulting Unit and get free practical, direct advice about your business. Bring your materials and sit one-on-one with an experienced consultant who can help boost your operations, sales and marketing, or whatever else you’d like to discuss. Sign up for free consultations will take place before the Conference as well as on-site.
ICA Inspiration Zone
View photos and pick up new ideas for brochures, theme menus, presentations, media kits, seasonal collateral, stationery and more from caterers around the world at the ICA Inspiration Zone.
Stay Connected!
Check email and stay connected at the complimentary Cyber Plaza.

Be Social
Connect and share #CSES2014 at the interactive Social Bar. Fun new technology will allow you to share your Conference experiences live and see things from a collage of everyone else's point of view! Leaderboards will provide social competition and prizes.
Belly up to the “All You Can Network”  buffet cart in the Attendee Lounge  and choose from badge ribbons that designate who you are and help others strike up conversations.
Ask the Experts!
Members of the Catersource and Event Solutions Advisory Board will be available in the Attendee Lounge throughout the Conference. This is a great, casual opportunity to talk shop, share ideas or get advice.


Catersource education contributes to the mandatory courses in sanitation, nutrition and business management, and provides the avenue for gaining experience. All sessions at the 2014 Conference are approved for ACF continuing education hours. If you attend the entire Conference, you can earn 20.75 CEHs. If you attend certain days only, the breakdown is as follows:

Sunday 3.75 hours
Monday 6.25 hours
Tuesday 3.25 hours
Wednesday 4.5 hours
Tradeshow 3 hours

After the Conference, simply request a verification letter from Catersource to get credit for the Conference. Visit for more information.


The onsite CatersourceStore is stocked full of great new and favorite resource and souvenir items. From t-shirts and swag to books and DVDs, you’ll find dozens of items relevant to the catering and event industries. If you’re looking for a great educational resource or just a fun item to bring back to your clients, staff or coworkers, you’ll find it here!