August 15-17, 2016Washington, DC
The Art of Catering Food
August 15-17, 2016 • Washington DC

For chefs, cooks, owners and just about anyone who wants to make cuisine the main event, The Art of Catering Food 2016 will help you learn trends and techniques used by successful chefs throughout the industry. Learn from experts and peers during three days of culinary-intensive sessions, jam-packed with action and up-close and personal learning experiences. Registration is open – get the details and register early and guarantee a spot in this exciting culinary conference.



Sessions at The Art of Catering Food 2016 will introduce you to new ingredients, fresh ideas for menus, recipes, and stations, and give you insight into upcoming trends, and no lack of culinary inspiration. View the schedule to see what's in store for this year's exciting event.

Optional Events

The optional events at AOCF 2016take learning out of the classroom and give you a behind-the-scenes look into catering at its finest. Discover trends, cooking techniques, how to use unique ingredients and new products, and connect with like-minded chefs from around the world.


Whether in an education session, during scheduled activities, or just grabbing lunch, you'll meet hundreds of caterers that will inspire you with new ideas and tips to enhance your operations and lead your company to success. Discover more ways to connect onsite!

2016 Speakers

The 2016 speaker lineup is filled with your favorite catering professionals, plus brand new faces that are ready to inspire you!

Chef Todd Gray

Equinox Restaurant, Washington DC

Rachanee Keovorabouth

Executive Chef
Thomas Caterers of Distinction, Indianapolis, IN

Eric B LeVine

Morris Tap & Grill, Randolph, NJ

Brittney Melnick

B With A Twist Catering, Las Vegas, NV


Culinary Hands-on Experience

Want to enhance your AOCF experience? This hands-on full day seminar lets you dive deep into new ingredients and techniques as you get into the kitchen for lessons that will take your culinary training to new heights.

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Exclusive Evening Event

Take learning out of the classroom at this always-popular evening event. Created exclusively for AOCF attendees to discover new station ideas in action, test fresh ingredients in recipes, and enjoy meeting and networking with chefs and caterers you've met throughout the week. Learn about this year's host and event concept, then make sure to add this unique event to your registration today!

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Washington DC Tours

Along with your AOCF2016 registration, you have the opportunity to attend one of three different tours on Monday afternoon. See your options now and select your choice during the registration process to reserve your spot on these exclusive behind-the-scenes opportunities.

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See the Art of Catering Food in Action

Share your best culinary creations and follow along for conference updates and more using #AOCF2016