Join IACP for the 40th Anniversary Conference in NYC


Attend the 40th Annual International Association of Culinary Professionals Conference

Feb. 23-25, 2018 | Hilton Midtown Manhattan |


The International Association of Culinary Professionals celebrates its 40th anniversary with three days of custom food tours, educational classes, inspiring keynote speakers, and evening events designed to put you face-to-face with industry leaders and boost your culinary career. The conference takes place at the Hilton Midtown Manhattan from February 23rd through 25th.


Highlights from our program include:


•Take a bagel-making workshop with bagel whisperer Melissa Weller or a pickling class with Darra Goldstein and Cortney Burns.


•Learn how food publications make their money in 2018 with Sonia Chopra, Director of Editorial Strategy at Eater, Hunter Lewis, Editor-in-Chief of Food & Wine and Cooking Light, and Cherry Bombe founder Claudia Wu.


•Sharpen your Instagram strategy with Carey Polis, Digital Director for Bon Appetit and Kaitlin Bray, Social Media Manager for Food52.


•Get inspired by leaders such as Michael Twitty as they share their goals of changing the food world.


•And, of course, feast on dishes from NYC’s hottest chefs and enjoy libations with some of the biggest names in the culinary world, including our 2018 IACP Awards emcee Gail Simmons.


For a complete schedule and roster of speakers, please head to our conference website:


If you’re working in the field of culinary communications (food photography, food styling, videography, food writing, cookbook publishing, recipe development, marketing, branding, PR, food blogging, etc.) and you’re looking to move the needle on your career in 2018, this is your must-attend conference. The networking at an IACP conference is unparalleled in the industry. You’ll meet colleagues in your field, get a chance to share your work with publishers, editors, and agents, and attend panels and activities that deliver the most relevant information to help you build the skills you need to land more work in 2018.


In honor of our 40th anniversary, we are excited to offer StarChefs members a $40 coupon off a full conference pass. Simply enter the discount code IACPSTARCHEFS at check out when you purchase your pass to IACP conference.


To purchase tickets, you will need an IACP membership. To sign up for a membership, please head to this page: If you need to renew your IACP membership, click the login button on the main IACP website ( to login and then renew.


Once you have your membership login credentials, head here to get registered: Questions about conference? Contact IACP Communications and Marketing Manager Margaret Crable at


Follow IACP on Twitter at @iacpculinary, on Instagram at @iacppix, and on Facebook at for conference updates. Our conference hashtag is #IACP40


Margaret Crable | Communications and Marketing Manager | International Association of Culinary Professionals |