General Information

Letter from the Conference Co-Chairs 

Dear AHF Family,

As your AHF Conference Co-Chairs we hope you, your family, friends, and colleagues from coast to coast are healthy and hopeful as our world heals. We realize that with time we will be able to gather again, but unfortunately, for now, we will need to proceed with caution and unite virtually.

While our Conference Planning Committee planned so many great things for our 2020 Annual Conference in Orlando, we are now shifting gears and being realistic about what we can safely execute. As such and with support of the Board, we are planning a wonderful, virtual learning platform for operators, coupled with effective business and networking opportunities for our sponsors and all attendees.

Ignite Excellence – Energize, Engage, and Exceed is our Conference theme. Over the last few months, truly everyone has gotten a head start with igniting excellence when our healthcare facilities needed us. The passion and energy displayed by you to exceed in such a short time frame so that our patients, patrons and the customers we collectively serve were provided with safe nutritious meals didn’t surprise us, as our AHF always engages and supports each other to succeed.

As we move forward with adjusting the Annual Conference to a virtual platform, we are committed to ensuring that it will be full of valuable educational content, impactful networking amongst operator members, and business partners – and of course FUN! As details are revealed over the next few weeks, we ask that you support AHF and our dedicated Conference Planning Committee in embracing this change, register, and get ready for a different, yet still fantastic Conference. We all will be looking further into the future for our 2021 conference in Dallas so that we can be together again.

Be Safe – Be Awesome

Angela O’Neill   &   Stephanie Gilbert


About the 2020 Virtual Conference

Now more than ever self-operated facilities need to be bold. How do we combine leaps in technology, rising patient expectations, and anticipation of healthier food options into innovative and inspiring initiatives?

Join us for our inaugural virtual conference to learn, discover, and share ways for AHF members to retain their leadership in influencing the healthcare foodservice industry. Exciting live sessions, unequaled educational sessions, lively networking, the AHF Marketplace/ Virtual Exhibit Hall, and more, will empower you with the skills, network, and playbook to succeed.

We invite all AHF members and self-operated healthcare foodservice professionals to join your peers, mentors, and friends to  energize you, leaving you inspired, refreshed, and excited. We look forward to connecting with you online!