Use this page to explore some key facts to know before you head to the conference! We can’t WAIT to see you there. 

– Conference Hotel

– Safety, Sanitation & Security

– Food Allergies

– Registration Desk Hours

– Mobile App

– Ground Transportation

– Local Weather

– Stay Hydrated

– Dress Attire

– Area Activities

– Social Media

Use this page to plan your visit and everything you need to bring and prepare for. We will post updated information here as it becomes available. 

Conference Hotel

1500 Masters Blvd, Championsgate, FL 33896

Hotel Direct Phone #:  (407) 390-6664

Check-in time: 4:00 PM 
Check-out time: 11:00 AM

For more conference information, explore the rest of this conference website or the hotel and travel page which includes links to information about local activities.


AHF is an organization that champions diversity, equity, and inclusion. We welcome attendees from all walks of life and consider our conference and our organization a place for safe discussion that ensures everyone can learn and network in comfort.

-To stay safe at any conference location, we recommend that attends follow some basic safety tips:

-Don’t go out at night alone without a partner, friend, or colleague

-Don’t wear your badge outside of AHF events when browsing through the city/area as you would be more easily identifiable as a tourist

-Check with the hotel concierge about any unsafe areas of town or anything else you should be aware of when taking part in tourist activities.

– Notify AHF management or the hotel of any concerns immediately.

As the world continues to make positive strides to end COVID -19, we want to do our part by continuing to aid in the reduction of the spread. We look forward to meeting safely. We are working closely with our meeting planning professionals, the hotel, and our partners/vendors to ensure we provide a safe environment that meets local, state, building, and CDC procedures.

As we get closer to the date of the conference, we will provide updates. Check back to this page for any new information or updates. In the meantime, feel free to reach out to our staff members or conference planning committee with any questions you might have.

We are also pleased to offer multiple sanitation stations from our valued sponsor, Ecolab, throughout the conference. Be sure to keep and eye out for them and utilize them as needed. 

Food Allergies

If you have a food allergy, during each meal service, there will be signs that indicate common allergens. If you have a special dietary restriction (you will have indicated this during badge registration), you will have a special card in your badge, that you will be able to show to the hotel servers, so your special meal can be requested.

Registration Desk hours:

Sunday, August 6: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Monday, August 7: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Tuesday, August 8: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wednesday, August 9: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

Mobile App  

[APP COMING SOON – NOT YET AVAILABLE] Be sure to download the conference mobile app. It is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play. Search for “Association for Healthcare Foodservice” or “AHF Annual Conference”. The app includes the complete schedule, speaker bios, and much more! You can create your own schedule, connect with other attendees, AND interact on the Activity Feed. Once you download the app, be sure to explore all of its features.

Check out our game in the app and win prizes!! AHF will be offering a list of fantastic prizes from our sponsors and exhibitors. Game points will be counted until the end of the day on Tuesday and winners will be announced on Wednesday morning by email and in the app. Be sure to visit with our sponsors in the Tradeshow to gain the most points! 

Ground Transportation 

For information on transportation to the Omni ChampionsGate: https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/orlando-championsgate/property-details/directions

Self-parking and valet parking are available at the following rates:

– Valet overnight is $40; Valet day-only rate is $40
– Self-parking overnight is $30; Self-parking day-only rate is $25

Local Weather

The forecast in Orlando will be sunny and hovering at around 92°F during the day. In the evening, the low will drop to the high 70s (°F). Please also use sunscreen when outdoors.

Stay Hydrated!

It’s important to stay hydrated throughout the conference. AHF will have a Vivreau sponsored hydration station available near the primary ballroom where you can refill a reusable water bottle. 


Conference attire is business casual. Relaxed and comfortable is the goal. Also, pack a sweater for inside the hotel during sessions – Hotels run cold! 

Monday, August 7 – Opening Reception
Theme: POOL PARTY! The pool will be open to swim in. There are two pools available during the reception, one is 3 feet with a slide, and one is the wave pool which is 5 feet deep. We encourage you to swim and dress comfortably for the outdoors in Florida summer. BADGE AND WRIST BAND REQUIRED TO ENTER. 

Tuesday, August 8 – Culinary Competition Reception 
No dress code – Wear whatever you like! Join us for the culinary competition and reception to cheer on the five finalist teams and watch one team win the gold medalist title! 

Wednesday, August 9 – Celebrate AHF! 
Cocktail attire and jackets are requested. Our final reception of the conference! This is the BIG one filled with amazing entertainment, a sit-down formal dinner, award ceremony, and dancing. 


Golf Tournament: Golfing starts at 8:00 am. More information will be sent to you before the conference begins. If you need to alter your foursome or have specific requests, please email us at registration@healthcarefoodservice.org. Thank you to our sponsor Hormel Foods!

Eco Tour Activity: The Ecotour will begin at 8:30AM. More information will be sent to you before the conference begins. 


Follow AHF on Twitter (@ahfnetwork), Instagram (@AHF_National), Like the Facebook Page or follow us on LinkedIn throughout the conference! Join the conversation by adding #AHFGreatJourney and #AHF2023 to your posts.