August 15-17, 2016Washington, DC

THE Place for Culinary Inspiration

Culinary professionals love The Art of Catering Food, and no wonder! The leading culinary event is an idea-filled combination of fun and function that gives attendees all the tools and tips they need to be successful. From unbeatable networking and inspiring events to the best education in the catering industry, The Art of Catering Food brings it all together for you like no other event can.

Top Five Reasons to Attend

1. Set yourself and your company apart from the competition with fantastic culinary training.
2. Smaller attendance gives you a great opportunity to connect with and learn from world-class caterers.
3. Learn new techniques, explore new trends and improve your kitchen skills.
4. Take home dozens of recipes.
5. Get unlimited access to all classes, demos, roundtables and informative facility tours.

At The Art of Catering Food, you'll...

Invest in Your Education

Keeping your culinary skills up-to-date is one thing, but continuing to discover fresh ingredients, unique plating techniques, trendy display concepts, and mouthwatering recipes is what will keep you at the top of the catering game. Consumers are consistently looking for new ideas to give their events a unique feel, and in the world of Pinterest, it can be hard to keep up! At The Art of Catering Food, you'll connect with chefs and culinarians from around the world that are producing catered meals to inspire the most trendy of chefs. Learn from each other and from our group of expert speakers how to take your menus to the next level and enhance your culinary offerings.

Discover Inspiration Around Every Corner

Whether it's in the numerous education sessions, on a tour of a local caterer's facility, or at the exclusive optional event, inspiration is all around you at The Art of Catering Food! Throughout the 3 full days of the conference, you'll discover ways to organize your kitchen, introduce new ingredients, easily adapt your menus for dietary requests, and much, much more. In addition, the optional activities give you the opportunity to network and learn from your peers while discreetly identifying ways to improve your operations.

Connect With Industry Peers

Previous attendees will tell you, there's no better place to make friends than at a Catersource event. Because attendance is limited at The Art of Catering Food conference, it's easy to meet like-minded professionals from around the world - and make connections that could last a lifetime! Networking opportunities are endless: before and during sessions, on facility tours, in the hotel lobby, and at the optional events. There's no limit to what you'll learn, and there's no price that will meet the value of the connections you'll make.

Get Listed on Chef's Roll

Chef’s Roll is a global culinary network 
of professional chefs (student to Michelin-starred), food authors, media, photographers, and industry professionals, comprised of a global digital platform, vast social media following, and multiple strategic partnerships. CR provides members, culinary schools, brands, and companies with opportunities to gain national and international exposure while enhancing brand awareness across the culinary spectrum.

Chef's Roll is proud to partner with Catersource, and is pleased to offer every attending chef a 2 year complimentary premium profile (a $456 value) on Chef's Roll! Learn more about this offer by clicking here »