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Feb 23 – 24, 2025|Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL

An event designed for chefs and taught by chefs.

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Fort Lauderdale HERE WE COME...

Experience the Art of Catering Food (AOCF), a boutique event created by chefs for chefs, bringing attendees a two-day intensive that focuses closely on catered events and the delicious bites your clients are asking for.

AOCF is a bustling hub for culinary inspiration and education, introducing chefs like you to new ingredients, fresh ideas for menus, and valuable business lessons that you can bring back into your own kitchen.


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!

During this intensive two-day program, you’ll discover:


Unmatched Culinary Education

Our education program features experts in the field who 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!

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Unique Experiences

We take learning out of the classroom to give you an insider look at catering trends in action and creative ways to deliver the guest food experience. This includes hands-on activities where you can apply your newfound skills, Round Robins learning and tasting sessions, and Connect Social, our fabulous opening welcome reception.

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Dynamic Networking

Whether in an education session, during scheduled activities and tours, the Sunday Lunch and Learn, or evening events, experience a vibrant atmosphere filled with hundreds of creative caterers and chefs. You'll create connections that will inspire you with new ideas and tips to enhance your operations and lead your company to success.