ACE is Your Gateway to Foodservice Excellence





ACE is designed for CDMs, ANFP leaders, industry stakeholders, and corporate partners.
Spend four engaging and motivational days participating in education sessions, networking events, and the can't-miss Expo!

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ANFP is the nation's leading organization of more than 14,000 professionals trained in the management of nutrition and foodservice programs. 90% of ANFP members are Certified Dietary Managers, Certified Food Protection Professionals (CDM, CFPPs). They manage substantial food and supplies budgets for long-term care and senior living facilities, hospitals, correctional centers, schools, and other institutions that serve large numbers of clients.


The Annual Conference & Expo (ACE) is ANFP's major national conference event. Individuals have the opportunity to attend education sessions, engage with other CDMs at networking events, and meet various vendors at the popular Expo. The conference will engage and inspire you from start to finish!

Hear from Past ACE Attendees

"It was awesome - I can't say enough how much I enjoyed it and what I learned. For every session I attended I typed up my notes.
By the end I had 12 pages of notes to submit to my boss who was blown away by the content and is going to have me present to my peers in the near future."

- Yolanda R. Vereen, CDM, CFPP, FMP, CFSI

"This was my first time attending. I understood the overall value of the ANFP. I have made PowerPoint presentations from most of the conference to educate my departments."

- Elaine McLean, CDM, CFPP

"The expo had a wide variety of vendors that were ready to answer our questions. I look forward to seeing their innovative new products and services each year. It’s motivating and inspires me to bring new ideas home to my facility!"

- Janice Hemel, CDM, CFPP