Welcome to Anaheim, SoCal, and the Pacific Region
The 2016 National Conference Committee invites you to Imagine, Discover, and Explore Anaheim and all the city and our conference have to offer.
Our education team has developed a program of general session speakers to inspire, motivate, and provide you with information that you can put to use in your operations. From Chef Jeff Henderson to Food Humorist Robert Rosenthal, we're sure the “Wow" factor will be high. Our Super Sessions will include a program by the Culinary Institute of America on Menus of Change and another by Disney about the magic of concept creation and guest services. We'll be offering four “nuts and bolts" tracks of interest sessions to help you focus your personal conference scheduling: culinary and nutrition; training and human resources; operations, administration, and planning; and sales, marketing, and communication.
The theme in our conference cuisine has been developed to highlight local, fresh, and healthy ingredients in a creative and delicious way. Our culinary team has worked hard to come up with a menu that will be tasty, attractive, nutritious, and interesting so that it will be an educational experience in and of itself. So please, come hungry.
Along with tried and true events like the Theodore W. Minah Award dinner, the Culinary Challenge, a vast showcase at the Anaheim Convention Center, and Club NACUFS, we've also planned an unforgettable closing event at Disney California Adventure® on Saturday night. You'll be able to play, ride, eat, and socialize from four in the afternoon until closing.
So at the very least, prepare to be enlightened and entertained by our education program. Feast and be amazed by our food and beverage offerings, and navigate our networking opportunities to engage with your peers and friends. You get the IDEA.
NACUFS 2016 National Conference Chair