Registration for our April 29 - May 1, 2020 summit is now open!

Who Should Attend

If you are a foodservice professional or chef working for an independent or chain restaurant, a college or university dining program, a contract foodservice company, a hotel, cruise line, casino, or resort, a supermarket (prepared foods division), or if you are a culinary educator, you can register to  attend the Global Plant-Forward Culinary Summit.

Consultants to the industry are welcome to attend the conference at the rate noted in the pricing grid below. Please note that to qualify as a consultant to attend this program you must consult for a food service operator.

If you work for a foodservice manufacturer or supplier, please contact Shara Orem ( for information on how you and your company can participate in the Global Plant-Forward Culinary Summit as general registration is not open to manufacturer/supplier representatives. We have many opportunities for sponsorship, which we would love to discuss with your organization. In order to stage programs like this, we need the support of organizations that recognize the value of these activities for the advancement of our industry.

  • Learn how to infuse your menu with on-trend, craveable plant-forward choices.

  • Get hands-on experience in a plant-forward kitchen.

  • Gain insights into winning menu strategies from more than 30 presenters and receive dozens of new globally inspired plant-forward recipes.

  • Tap into both tried-and-true and innovative techniques from global cuisines and cultures that have been plant-forward for centuries.

  • Leave with the inspiration, practical tools, and strategies to help drive your bottom line.

  • Network with like-minded culinary leaders and suppliers.

Why Attend



Group and Alumni Discounts

  • Groups of 5 or more people receive a 15% discount. Group discounts are automatically applied when group members all register using one form of payment.

  • CIA alumni receive a 15% discount.

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Bundle Pricing

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations on or before January 30, 2020: Receive your registration fee refund minus a $225 cancellation fee

  • Cancellations made between February 1, 2020, and March 30, 2020: Receive a 50% refund on your registration fee

  • Cancellations made after April 1, 2020: No refunds or substitutions available

Up to 3 months in advance of the conference (January 30, 2020), we will accept a conference cancellation and refund all but a $225 administrative processing fee. Between 3 months and 30 days prior to the start of the conference (February 1 – March 30, 2020), we will refund 50% of your conference fee. Unfortunately, there are no refunds or substitutions possible within 30 or fewer days (after April 1, 2020) before the start date of the conference. This is due to the complex nature of workshop registration and meal planning that must take place in advance. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding in this matter.  Cancellation policies are "for any and all reasons".

Your registration may be transferred to a colleague within the same registration category for a $150 administrative transfer fee. 

Transfer Policy