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Catering-focused Culinary Education

For chefs, cooks, owners and just about anyone who wants to make cuisine the main event, The Art of Catering Food will help you learn trends and techniques used by successful chefs throughout the industry. Learn from experts and your peers during three days of culinary-intensive sessions.

Develop new menu items for every occasion!
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, hors d’oeuvre, desserts and more.

Dig deep into ingredients.
Sessions examine individual menu and recipe components.

Improve your margins.
Learn effective pricing strategies to lower your food costs that will more than cover the cost of attending.

This conference is jam-packed with action and up-close and personal learning experiences. Everything demonstrated and presented on stage is available to taste, and you’ll have one-on-one conversations with some of the industry’s most influential chefs and culinary pros.

Bring an Empty Stomach and an Open Mind

Engage Your Senses in Learing

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Sessions at the Art of Catering Food will focus on ingredients, techniques, recipes, flavor profiles and menu designs and will be presented by leading culinary experts from across the country. You hear valuable information, see inspiring demonstrations, and taste samples at almost every session.

One continuous track of classes means you won’t miss a thing. There is no need to choose between multiple classes in one time slot, you'll get to attend - and taste samples at - all classes!

Currently practicing and accomplished caterers from across the country will share a wide variety of culinary expertise, solutions, ideas and more.

Limited Class Size - Register Early

To offer this kind of intimate and intense program, we’ve limited overall attendance to only 500 attendees which will allow you to:

• Taste and sample foods throughout the entire three-day program.

• Take part in all classes – there is no need to pick and choose between several classes within a time slot. One continuous schedule of classes gives you time to participate in every single one!

• Get up close and take in the details of dine+learns, demos, roundtables, Chef-to-Chef talks and more.

• Participate in informative facility tours at three local catering operations.

• Network and connect with a small group of like-minded culinary professionals.


Advanced Through August 1 $749
On-site After August 1 $849

Optional Event: +$129
Enhance your program by purchasing tickets to a la cARTe: An Exclusive Showing, an evening showcase produced by A Divine Event, that will include a gallery of ideas and even more artistic culinary and presentation techniques.

Hotel and Travel

Art of Catering food will take place at the Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart. These nearby hotels have discount rooms available:

The Westin PeachTree Plaza
$139/night, double occupancy
This room block is now CLOSED

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Atlanta Downtown
$99/night, double occupancy
This room block is SOLD OUT

Why Attend?

Past attendees of The Art of Catering Food have found inspiration and fresh new ideas at this conference.

"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  one of our event chefs."
Mark Ryan
Owner, Robert Ryan Catering & Design
Phoenixville, PA

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