Networking Events & Special Sessions

Regulations Meetup
Friday, June 1, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us to have your Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations questions answered! Come with your questions and discuss the latest updates on the regulations.

First-Time Attendees Meet & Greet
Friday, June 1, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join other first-time ACE attendees before the Opening Session for a meet and greet! You will have the chance to connect with other attendees, ANFP leadership, and staff.

Opening Reception
Friday, June 1, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Chef Demo Sponsored by:

Watermelon Logo

Friday evening, you are invited to enjoy a cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres during the Opening Reception from 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM, prior to heading out for dinner on your own that evening.

ANFP Annual Business Meeting & Leadership Recognition Breakfast
Saturday, June 2, 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Join us to celebrate the success of both the organization and the critical leaders that steer the direction of ANFP. The National Board of Directors will provide an update on the initiatives of the Association as well as a recap of last year’s highlights.

R Kitchen Lunch and Learn Program*
Saturday, June 2, 11:40 AM – 12:40 PM

Join colleagues in this interactive session where you will enjoy lunch while participating in an education session inside a commercial kitchen environment! Learn how to make purées work in your dining room.

Space is limited and tickets are available for $30. Attendees will receive 1 CE credit hour.

Eric Lagi

ANFP Honors Gala
Saturday, June 2, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

The Honors Gala will begin with a cash bar reception followed by a sit-down dinner and awards presentation. The evening will conclude with dancing and entertainment from The Werd Unplugged, featuring Eric Lagi.

The Nutrition & Foodservice Education Foundation (NFEF) will host the annual Silent Auction to raise money for the critical work of the Foundation.

(Semi-formal/evening attire is encouraged).

ANFP Expo
Sunday, June 3, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Exhibit Hall offers unique opportunities for attendees to network and learn about innovative products and services. Sample, test, and evaluate offerings so you can bring home fresh product ideas to your organization!

Taking part in the Expo allows you to:

  • Discover solutions to challenges you may be experiencing
  • Stay current with industry innovations
  • Connect with industry professionals
  • View many of the products and services up close and personal

Meet the ANFP Board of Directors
Sunday, June 3, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Meet the members of the ANFP Board of Directors that provide the direction of our association.


An asterisk (*) denotes the event is available for an additional fee.