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 area activities (field trips).


**2022 Registration will open in March 2022**

In-Person Offering

  Registration Type

In-Person Rate

Early Bird Rate (SAVE!)
Deadline: June 15th

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 selection 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.


  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 May 13th.  AHF will provide as many scholarships as possible.  Find out more here.


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.

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!