HIATUS OVER! THE ART OF CATERING FOOD IS BACK!
March 26 & 27, 2023
West Building, Orange County Convention Center
9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
Halls EF Lobby
Experience the Art of Catering Food (AOCF), an event designed for chefs, and taught by chefs. Over the course of two days leading into Catersource + The Special Event, you’ll connect with experienced catering chefs sharing new culinary techniques, the latest trending ingredients, food costing, and everything else you need to know to turn your menus into works of art.
ARE YOU READY TO BE INSPIRED?
Whether you are looking for ways to enhance your operations or want to liaise with, and learn from, and see what catering chefs around the country are doing to appeal to new clients, the Art of Catering Food has something for you!
We are excited and pleased to announce our Keynote Speaker. Of television fame, Yia Vang will join us in Orlando to talk about his culinary adventures in front of the camera and around the world. Read more
During this two-day program, you’ll discover:
The AOCF education program will introduce you to new ingredients, fresh ideas for menus, recipes, and stations, and give insight into upcoming trends, with no lack of boundaries placed on culinary inspiration. PLUS, you’ll get to sample catering-tested dishes during live education sessions and take the recipes home with you!
Tours & Toasts
AOCF also takes learning out of the classroom to give you a unique look at catering trends in action. On Monday afternoon, tour some of the most progressive catering kitchens in the Orlando area; Monday night, head to Connect Live to discover new techniques, creative ingredients and products, and connect with like-minded chefs from around the world.
Whether in an education session, during scheduled activities, or at the Sunday lunch and learn, 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.
Sunday, March 26
- 9:00am: Welcome to AOCF
- 9:15 - 11:40am: Content Sessions, Product Sessions + Networking Break
- 11:40am Lunch & Learn
- 1:00 - 3:45pm: Content Sessions, Product Sessions, Networking Break + ICA Welcome
- 3:45pm: Day 1 Wrap Up
- 4:00pm: Cocktail Reception
Monday, March 27
- 8:30 - 9:00am: Light breakfast & networking
- 9:00am: Welcome to AOCF Day 2
- 9:15 - 12:05pm: Content Sessions, Product Sessions + Networking Break
- 12:05 - 12:45pm: Lunch, Break to Visit Sponsors
- 12:45pm: Buses Depart
- 12:45 - 3:30pm: Culinary Tour (Puff 'n Stuff Catering & Events, 250 Rio Dr, Orlando, FL 32810)
- 4:00pm - 5:00pm: Buses Return from Culinary Tours
- 7:30pm: Connect Live
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Leading into Catersource
In 2023, the Art of Catering Food will kick off prior to Catersource. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to meet ALL of your potential buyers in one place.
Educate & Enlighten
Elevate your experts—before, during, and after the show—to our engaged online and in person audience. Build your position as a credible thought leader.
Grow Your Brand
The Art of Catering Food audience has decision making authority, making this your opportunity to gain credibility as a leading industry supplier among powerful buyers.