Register for AHF 2022

It’s time for AHF’s community to come back together for the best annual conference in the industry. Let AHF take care of you for the week while you safely watch nationally renowned speakers, network with friends and colleagues, learn about the latest innovations from our business partners, and eat great meals.  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.

Participants can expect to join AHF for unique conference sessions focused on industry trends, future innovation, 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 and 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. 

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 the optional area activities (field trips).


In-Person Offering

  Registration Type

In-Person Rate

Regular Registration (SAVE!)
Deadline: July 6

In-Person Rate

Late Registration
After July 6

  Operator, Affiliate, Educator, Retired Members, GPO $750 $850
  Non-Member Operators, Educator, or Retired (From Self Operated   Facilities or Industry Only) $950 $950
  Students Free for education, $150 to access meals and receptions Free for education, $150 to access meals and receptions
  Group Discount for 5+ operators – please inquire with AHF.
  Registration for Business Partners, Exhibitors, Sponsors In-person Regular Registration
Deadline: July 6
In-person Late Registration
After July 6
  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  
  Tuesday – Opening Reception $110  
  Wednesday – Culinary Competition & Reception $85  
  Thursday – 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 select sessions (to be determined.) Additionally, you are invited to join our Awards Ceremony and Culinary Competition live online. In total this will account for approximately 5 CEU hours. Engage remotely and ask presenters questions LIVE using AHF’s mobile app, while also chatting with attendees there in person.**

**Depending on the number of registrants, AHF may opt to switch the virtual offering to recorded sessions. Virtual attendees would still receive the same benefits, receive the same amount of credits, and be able to watch the sessions. However, the sessions would be provided as recordings within 1-2 weeks of the annual conference rather than being live streamed. 


  Registration Type

Hybrid Registration Rate

  Operator, Affiliate, Educator, Retired Members $200
  Non-Member Operators, Educator, or Retired (From Self Operated Facilities or Industry Only) $300
  Students Free
  AHF Business Partner Members & GPO Members $300

Assistance To Attend

Operator Scholarships

AHF offers conference scholarships to operators (1 per Institutional member) to assist with registration. Apply before May 13th.  AHF will provide as many scholarships as possible.  Find out more here.

Group Discounts

AHF offers a 10% discount off the cost of registration for groups of 5 or more operators. That’s a potential savings of $375 or more! Email to notify us if you will be registering 5 or more operators and we will provide a code to apply the discount. 

Real Rewards Cafe Points

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 conference but also for AHF membership. Three simple steps:

  • 1. Register for the conference
  • 2. Select “invoice me” as your payment option
  • 3. Then send your invoice to RRC and ask them to pay AHF on your behalf. 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.

Cancellation Policy: 

Cancellations must be received in writing no later than July 6, 2022. All cancellation requests must be sent via email to All cancellations made before Friday, July 6, 2022, are subject to a $75 processing fee. No refunds will be granted after Friday, July 6, 2022, however, substitutions or transfers to another individual without penalty are welcome. AHF regrets that refunds will not be given for those who register but do not attend.

If an attendee is unable to attend the Conference based on serious illness or death (of self or a family member), a partial refund (amount paid minus a $75 processing charge) may be granted. Requestors shall submit the request in writing to The Association shall review the request to ensure it is in accordance with AHF’s written policies. No refunds shall be granted for canceled or missed flights and/or inclement weather. If an attendee is unable to attend the Conference for reasons other than serious illness or death and cancels after the July 6th refund deadline, their registration will be automatically transferred to a virtual registration.

The Association reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the Conference because of low enrollment, COVID 19, travel restrictions, lockdown, or other circumstances. If the Conference is canceled in its entirety due to circumstances beyond the control of it (including but not limited to, acts of God, war, terrorism, failure of transportation, weather, accidents, fires, electrical failures, strikes, labor disputes, postal delays, explosions, and government orders or regulations), the Association may choose to refund the appropriate registration fees to conference registrants; no refunds shall be made for travel expenses related to the conference. Attendees who purchase non-refundable airline tickets do so at their own risk.

Attendee Testimonials

There was a great variety of sessions available that met the needs of everyone attending. I felt they were truly beneficial for my organization.

The Fundraiser was the best ever. It was very interactive and created some new relationships especially for the new members

The educational content was great! I loved all the speakers. I got many ideas to take back and energize my team with!

Key Note Speakers were excellent! The marketplace was great! Lots of good conversations, products, ideas! Conference App was great!

I love pretty much everything, AHF is my favorite show to attend each year!

I love the camaraderie. You all have done a great job creating a culture that makes people want to come back!

Phenomenal organization where everyone clearly cares and has a unified mission to support the members in their path to success.

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 15+ 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!