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The ACF National Convention provides professional development opportunities through informative business seminars, forums, clinics, cutting-edge demonstrations and hands-on workshops. The conference also features a trade show where foodservice exhibitors showcase their latest culinary products.

ACF’s National Convention is attended by approximately 1,500 culinary professionals and offers culinarians the opportunity to learn about the latest cooking trends and techniques from around the country.

The 2014 event series wraps up in Kansas City, Mo., at the 2014 ACF National Convention. Known for its cattle industry and legendary barbeque, Kansas City’s culinary palate is much more involved earning it the title of “America’s Next Great Culinary Destination” in 2012. The national convention’s educational and engagement opportunities will build off the four regional conferences and will provide a revitalizing experience for members, foodservice professionals, students and competitors, while igniting innovation attendees can bring back to their classroom, employees or kitchen.

The Kansas City Marriott Downtown will host the 2014 National Convention, July 25-29, 2014. Whether you are a seasoned professional chef or a student new to the kitchen, the 2014 ACF National Convention offers something for everyone. Mark your calendars and get ready for this amazing convention in Kansas City!


As an attendee of an ACF event you are provided with the latest information on culinary innovations, networking opportunities for building strategic businesses partnerships, educational seminars and demos, trade shows and social functions. All regional conference and national convention functions are applicable towards continuing education hours.


Expose Your Products to the Industry’s Finest

Product showcase opportunities can be purchased à la carte. Benefits of exhibiting include:

Participate in a tradeshow or customized product showcase arena

Provide products to one of many unique meal functions

About ACF

The American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF), a professional, organization for chefs and cooks, was founded in 1929 in New York City by three chefss organizations: the Societe Culinaire Philanthropique, the Vatel Club and the Chefs de Cuisine Association of America. Since our inception, little has changed in our principal goals. We are an organization based on promoting the professional image of American chefs worldwide through education of culinarians at all levels.

Not sure if you want to exhibit at or attend the 2014 ACF National Convention - American Culinary Federation? See the panels below to get the information you need to make an informed decision.

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Conference/Event Dates: 07/25/2014 - 07/29/2014
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 07/27/2014 - 07/28/2014
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Sun. 12pm - 5pm; Mon. 8:30am - 12:30pm
First Move-In Date: 07/26/2014
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Food / Beverage
Other Industries: Business, Food / Beverage, Hospitality, Restaurant Supply
Estimated Attendance: 1,500
Audience: Chefs & Culinary Professionals
Venue: Kansas City Convention Center
Venue Phone: (816) 513-5000
Venue Type: Indoor - Hotel
Official Conference Hotel:Kansas City Marriott Downtown
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:120+ (Previous Year)
Show Owner:ACF
Show Manager:ACF
Sponsorship: Yes

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
10' x 10' $1,695   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
10' x 10' Corner $1,845   Water: n/a
10' x 20' $3,090   Generator: n/a
10' x 20' Corner $3,240   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: Yes

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