Register for AHF 2021 Today

Attendance at AHF 2021 is not only for those from the healthcare industry. AHF’s community has so much to offer foodservice professionals from any industry. Our education sessions, networking, and vendor show are some of the best in the industry. Join AHF as we safely get our community back to together and provide you with a refreshed playbook for the future.

The Association for Healthcare Foodservice’s Annual Conference is the industry-leading conference for self-operated (independent) foodservice professionals and business partners working in healthcare and senior dining.

Explore our special participation options below as part of our flash sale for those local to Texas and the surrounding area. 

Participants can expect to join AHF for unique conference sessions focused on industry trends, COVID-19’s impact on foodservice, leadership, retail management, culinary inspiration, and so much more. Not only that but our events are a place to make lifelong friends. AHF is an open, welcoming, community, and one packed full of individuals capable of lending support and advice. You don’t want to miss being a part of our annual conference. 

Special Participation Options

Free Tradeshow Attendance

If you’re nearby to our show in Dallas, Texas at the Omni Dallas at 555 S Lamar Street, Dallas, Tx we encourage you to bring your colleagues and explore our tradeshow completely free of charge! Explore our exhibit hall and all the new innovations, products, and services that our 75+ vendors have to offer. This is a great way to get inspired after more than a year without in-person conferences and connections. Any foodservice professional from an independently run operation is welcome!

$95 One Day Rate (Flash Sale!) – Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Our special flash sale would give you the chance to attend our conference for the day! This is a fantastic opportunity to experience our education sessions, explore our tradeshow, and then join us for our annual live Culinary Competition and After Party where 5 teams from across the country will battle it out to be crowned the gold medalist. One-day participants can join all sessions and activities on Tuesday, August 24, 2021.  View our schedule here to see all Tuesday has to offer including a keynote presentation from Christopher Ridenhour on Triumphing Over Change and a series of concurrent sessions. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in your one-day fee!

Full In-Person Attendance

What’s included? Just about everything. Unlike other events where you may have to budget in added food and event costs, your registration fee covers all your meals, all AHF events and activities, all sessions, and anything else that we plan to help members. The only thing not included is area activities (field trips). 


In-Person Pricing Options

  Registration Type

In-Person Rate

Early Bird Rate (SAVE!)
Deadline: July 16th

In-Person Rate

Regular Rate

  Operator, Affiliate, Educator, Retired Members, GPO $689 $789
  Non-Member Operators, Educator, or Retired (From Self Operated   Facilities or Industry Only) $889 $999
  Students Free Free
  Group Discount for 5+ operators – please inquire with AHF.    
  Registration for Business Partners, Exhibitors, Sponsors Early Bird Rate (SAVE!) Regular Rate
  Additional Sponsoring/Exhibiting Business Partner  $950 $950
  Non-Exhibiting/Sponsoring Business Partner
$1700 $1800
  Media Partner Registration  $950 $950
  Guest Registration Options    
  All Meals Package (Opening Reception, Culinary Competition, and Celebrate AHF) $300  
  Monday – Opening Reception $110  
  Tuesday – Culinary Competition & Reception $85  
  Wednesday – Celebrate AHF Reception $140  

Hybrid Virtual Offering

AHF’s hybrid registration option provides you with a way to participate without attending in person. Don’t miss out simply because you cannot attend in person.

What do you receive? Hybrid participants will have live streamed access to our four (4) mainstage sessions which include our 3 keynote speakers and our presentation from Mark Toomey on staying self-operated. Additionally, you are invited to join our Awards Ceremony and Culinary Competition live online. In total this will account for 5.5 CEU hours. Engage remotely and ask presenters questions LIVE using AHF’s mobile app, while also chatting with attendees there in person and participating in our 50/50 raffle. Receive our registration bag in the mail filled with goodies.


  Registration Type

Hybrid Registration Rate

  Operator, Affiliate, Educator, Retired Members $149
  Non-Member Operators, Educator, or Retired (From Self Operated Facilities or Industry Only) $249
  Students Free
  AHF Business Partner Members & GPO Members $249

Assistance To Attend

Operator Scholarships

AHF offers conference scholarships to operators (1 per Institutional member) to assist with registration. Apply before July 2nd.  AHF will provide as many scholarships as possible.  Find out more here.


Register for Free with RRC

AHF and Real Rewards Cafe (RRC) have partnered up to make sure you have multiple ways to get access to AHF’s self-operated content. RRC points can be used to register not only for AHF’s annual conference but also for AHF Membership.

Simply select “Pay with Real Rewards Cafe Points” during checkout when registering and we’ll notify the RRC team and work to get your registration processed and paid. It’s that simple! 


Justify Participation to your Employer

To assist operators in justifying participation in AHF’s Conference, we have crafted a sample letter that can be customized to your needs. Please click the link below to download our template letter. 

Join AHF

Not a member, but want to join? Great! Joining is easy. Simply follow the link below to join AHF and start receiving discounts, industry news and updates, access to our self-op benchmarking program, and so much more. AHF provides its members with over a thousand dollars in value for dues beginning at just $225.

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There was a great variety of sessions available that met the needs of everyone attending. I felt they were truly beneficial for my organization.
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The Fundraiser was the best ever. It was very interactive and created some new relationships especially for the new members
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The educational content was great! I loved all the speakers. I got many ideas to take back and energize my team with!
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Key Note Speakers were excellent! The marketplace was great! Lots of good conversations, products, ideas! Conference App was great!
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I love pretty much everything, AHF is my favorite show to attend each year!
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I love the camaraderie. You all have done a great job creating a culture that makes people want to come back!
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Phenomenal organization where everyone clearly cares and has a unified mission to support the members in their path to success.
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The sessions and classes were really informative. The market show was great. Great vendors, Loved the networking the best. I loved the attention that you gave to first-time attendees. 

Continuing Education Credits (CEU)

AHF is pleased to offer participants continuing education credits at each of our annual conferences. Each year AHF obtains certification approval from AND, ANFP and ACF. Credits per session can be found on the Schedule Page, however, attendees can expect to receive about 16+ credits. 

Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor

Sponsoring AHF annually is a fantastic way to get your brand in front of the self-operated community and building new relationships with buyers. Learn more and join us!