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Industry Calendar – Past Events

Below is a list of events important to the restaurant trade in Georgia for the previous year. View the current and upcoming and events here.

NOVEMBER 2016

  • 16th Annual Afternoon in the Country Hosted by the Atlanta Chapter of Les Dames d' Escoffier International
    November 6, 2016, Foxhall Resort & Sporting Club, Douglasville. For more information, visit Les Dames d'Escoffier
  • ACF Atlanta Chefs Association Monthly Meeting
    November 7, 2016, Halperns' Steak and Seafood, College Park, GA. For more information, visit ACF Atlanta Chefs Association
  • Savannah Food & Wine Festival
    November 7-13, 2016,  Savannah, GA. For more information, visit Savannah Food and Wine Fest
  • Annual GRACE Awards Gala
    November 13, 2016, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Georgia Restaurant Association

OCTOBER 2016

  • Rock Shrimp Festival
    October 1, 2016, Saint Marys, GA. For more information, visit Rock Shrimp Festival
  • ACF Atlanta Chefs Association Monthly Meeting
    October 3, 2016, WCSF at Phoenix Foodservice, Forest Park, GA. For more information, visit ACF Atlanta Chefs Association
  • Performance Foodservice Culinary Food Show
    October 11, 2016, Infinite Energy Center at Gwinnett, Duluth For more information, visit Performance Foodservice.
  • Decatur Beer Festival
    October 15, 2016, Decatur, GA. For more information, visit Decatur Beer Festival
  • Fall Festival on Ponce
    October 15-16, 2016, Olmsted Linear Park, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Festival on Ponce
  • Taste of Atlanta Festival
    October 21-23, 2016, Midtown at Tech Square, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Taste of Atlanta
  • 7th Annual Sunday Supper South
    October 30, 2016, Ponce City Market, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Sunday Supper South

SEPTEMBER 2016

  • The 9th Annual Dine Out Benefiting No Kid Hungry
    September 1-30, 2016. For more information, visit Dine Out
  • Georgia Governors Tourism Conference
    September 11-14, 2016, College Park, GA. For more information, visit Tourism Takes Flight
  • ACF Atlanta Chefs Association Board Meeting Only
    September 12, 2016, Inland Seafood Show, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit ACF Atlanta Chefs Association
  • Better Living Eco-Green-Solar Expo
    September 16-18, 2016, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Better Living Expo
  • Atlanta Foodservice Expo
    September 19 - 20, 2016, Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Atlanta Foodservice Expo
  • Annual GRA Chairman's Reception
    September 19, 2016, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Georgia Restaurant Association
  • Atlanta Greek Festival
    September 22-25, 2016, Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Atlanta Greek Festival
  • Atlanta Wing Fest
    1-5 PM, September 25, 2016, Angel Flight Soars and Second Helpings Atlanta, The Foundry at Puritan Mill, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Atlanta Wing Fest
  • Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show
    September 27-29, 2016, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL. For more information, visit Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show

AUGUST 2016

  • ACF Chefs Association Monthly Meeting
    August 1, 2016, Performance Foodservice Group, Austell, GA. For more information, visit ACF Atlanta Chefs Association
  • National Beer Mile
    August, 2016, Date To Be Announced, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit National Beer Mile
  • The Cork Puller's Beer, Wine, and Spirits Festival
    August, 2016, Date To Be Announced, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Cork Pullers
  • 10th Annual Give Me Five: Five Chefs & Five Sommeliers
    August 14, 2016, Piedmont Driving Club, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Give Me Five
  • GRA PAC the Rooftop at Skyline Park
    August 16, 2016, Ponce City Market, Atlanta For more information visit Georgia Restaurant Association
  • Decatur BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival
    August 20, 2016, Decatur, GA. For more information, visit Decatur BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass
  • 12th Annual Miss Mary's Ice Cream Crankin'
    August 21, 2016, Roswell, GA. For more information, visit Miss Mary's Ice Cream Crankin'

JULY 2016

  • ACF Atlanta Chefs Association Tailgate Party July, Date To Be Announced, Gwinnett Braves Stadium, Lawrenceville, GA. For more information, visit ACF Atlanta Chefs Association
  • 'Nezian Fest- South Pacific Islander Food Festival July, 2016, Date To Be Announced, Candler Park, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit 'Nezian Fest
  • Downtown Restaurant Week July, 2016, Dates To Be Announced, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Downtown Restaurant Week
  • Red, White & Brew July 4, 2016, Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Red, White & Brew
  • ACF Cook.Craft.Create Convention & Show July 15-19, 2016, JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix, AZ. For more information, visit American Culinary Federation
  • Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival July 17, 2015, JCT. Kitchen & Bar, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Killer Tomato Fest
  • Georgia Restaurant Week July 18-24, 2016. For more information, visit Georgia Restaurant Week
  • Atlanta Back 2 School Food Festival July 30, 2016, Cobb County Fairground, Marietta, GA. For more information, visit Back 2 School Food Festival

JUNE 2016

  • Brookhaven Beer Fest
    June, 2016, Date To Be Announced, Brookhaven, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Brookhaven Beer Fest
  • Atlanta Summer Beer Fest
    June, 2016, Date To Be Announced, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Atlanta Summer Beer Fest
  • Summer Wined Up
    June, 2016, Date To Be Announced, Newnan, GA. For more information, visit Summer Wined Up
  • Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
    June 2-5, 2016, Loews Hotel, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
  • Alpharetta Brew Moon CountryFest
    June 4, 2016, Alpharetta, GA. For more information, visit Alpharetta Brew Moon CountryFest
  • Roswell Lavender Festival
    June 11, 2016, Barrington Hall, Roswell, GA. For more information, visit Roswell Lavender Festival
  • Rock the Cure Benefiting Diabetes Research
    June 11, 2016, Sweetwater Brewery, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Rock the Cure
  • 5th Annual Atlanta Street Food Festival
    June 11-12, 2016, Stone Mountain Park, Stone Mountain, GA. For more information, visit Atlanta Street Food Festival
  • Tunes From The Tombs
    June 13, 2016, Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Tunes From The Tombs
  • 5th Annual GRA Golf Invitational
    June 14, 2016, The River Club, Suwanee, GA. For more information, visit Georgia Restaurant Association
  • Family Food Festival Atlanta
    June 19, 2016, Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Family Food Festival
  • Restaurant Trends and Directions Conference
    June 22, 2016, The Westin River North, Chicago, IL. For more information, visit Technomic

MAY 2016

  • Taste of Town Brookhaven
    May, 2016, Date To Be Announced, Brookhaven, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Town Brookhaven
  • Atlanta Taco Festival
    May 1, 2016, Candler Park, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Atlanta Taco Festival
  • ACF Atlanta Chefs Association Monthly Meeting
    May 2, 2016, Georgia Power CRC, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit ACF Atlanta Chefs Association
  • Pick'n in Grant Park BBQ & Music Festival
    May 6-7, 2016, Grant Park, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Grant Park BBQ
  • Sweet Auburn Festival
    May 6-8, 2016, Auburn Ave, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Sweet Auburn
  • Taste of Alpharetta
    May 12, 2016, Alpharetta, GA. For more information, visit Taste of Alpharetta
  • Shaky Knees Music Festival
    May 13-15, 2016, Centennial Olympic Park & International Plaza, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Shaky Knees Music Fest
  • Food that Rocks
    May 14, 2016, Hammond Park, Sandy Springs, GA. For more information, visit FoodThatRocks.org
  • Atlanta Community Food Bank Full Course Classic Golf Tournament
    May 16, 2016, Settindown Creek Golf Course, Roswell, GA. For more information, visit Full Course Classic
  • US Foods - Food Fanatics Live
    May 18, 2016, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Food Fanatics Events
  • National Restaurant Association Show 2016
    May 21-24, 2016, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. For more information, visit NRA Show 2016
  • Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
    May 21, 2016, Atlantic Station, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
  • Dahlonega Arts & Wine Festival
    May 21-22, 2016, Dahlonega, GA. For more information, visit Dahlonega Arts & Wine Festival
  • International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event at the NRA Show
    May 22-23, 2016, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. For more information, visit BAR 16 at NRA Show
  • Brew at the Zoo
    May 28, 2016, Zoo Atlanta, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Zoo Atlanta

APRIL 2016

  • International Association of Culinary Professionals 38th Annual Conference
    April 1-3, 2016, Los Angeles, CA. For more information, visit International Association of Culinary Professionals
  • 3rd Annual Beltline Boil
    April 2, 2016, Historic Fourth Ward, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Beltline Boil
  • Spring Festival on Ponce
    April 2-3, 2016, Olmsted Linear Park, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Festival on Ponce
  • Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo
    April 2-3, 2016, Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit GF & AF Expo
  • Restaurant Leadership Conference
    April 3-6, 2016, Phoenix, AZ. For more information, visit Restaurant Leadership Conference
  • ACF Atlanta Chefs Association Monthly Meeting
    April 4, 2016, Location To Be Announced. For more information, visit ACF Atlanta Chefs Association
  • 80th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival
    April 8-10, 2016, Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Atlanta Dogwood Festival
  • Classic City Brew Fest
    April 10, 2016, Graduate Athens Hotel Complex, Athens, GA. For more information, visit Classic City Brew Fest
  • National Restaurant Association Public Affairs Conference
    April 12-13, 2016, Washington, DC. For more information, visit Public Affairs Conference
  • 17th Annual Dunwoody Lemonade Days Festival
    April 13-17, 2016, Brook Run Park, Dunwoody, GA. For more information, visit Dunwoody Lemonade Days
  • Hogs and Hops Atlanta
    April 16, 2016, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Hogs and Hops
  • Sandy Springs Artsapalooza
    April 16-17, 2016, Sandy Springs, GA. For more information, visit Sandy Springs Artsapalooza
  • Alive! Expo - Natural Health and Wellness
    April 16-17, 2016, Cobb Galleria, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Alive! Expo
  • Doc Chey's "Morningside Mile-Race & Block Party"
    April 17, 2016, Morningside, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Morningside Mile
  • Bow Wow Brunch Gala Benefiting the Atlanta Humane Society
    April 17, 2016, The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Ritz Carlton
  • Buckhead Restaurant Week
    April 18-26, 2016, Buckhead, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Buckhead Restaurant Week
  • Sweetwater 420 Festival
    April 22-24, 2016, Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit 420 Fest
  • 4th Annual Tour of Kitchens
    April 23, 2016, Decatur, GA. For more information, visit Junior League of Dekalb County
  • Spring Jonquil Festival
    April 23-24, 2016, Smyrna, GA. For more information, visit Spring Jonquil Festival
  • 11th Annual Atlanta Arab Festival
    April 23-24, 2016, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Atlanta Arab Festival
  • Taste of Marietta
    April 24, 2016, Marietta Square, Marietta, GA. For more information visit Taste of Marietta
  • Dining Out for Life-A Benefit for Open Hand
    April 27, 2016, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Dining Out for Life
  • 28th Annual Atlanta Taste of the Nation
    April 28, 2016, Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Atlanta Taste of the Nation
  • Inman Park Spring Festival
    April 30-May 1, 2016, Inman Park, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Inman Park Festival
  • Gainesville Spring Chicken Festival
    April 30, 2016, Gainesville, GA. For more information, visit Spring Chicken Festival

MARCH 2016

  • Inman Park Restaurant Week
    March, 2016, Date To Be Announced, Inman Park, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Inman Park Restaurant Week
  • College Park Restaurant Week
    March, 2016, Date To Be Announced, College Park, GA. For more information, visit College Park Restaurant Week
  • ProStart State Competition
    March 4, 2016, Hyatt Regency Suites, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Hospitality Education Foundation of Georgia
  • Cork & Canvas Fundraiser
    March 5, 2016, Blue Ridge, GA. For more information, visit Cork & Canvas
  • Pub Crawl on the Beltline
    March 5, 2016, Atlanta Beltline, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Pub Crawl on the Beltline
  • ACF Atlanta Chefs Association Monthly Meeting
    March 7, 2016, Art Institute of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit ACF Atlanta Chefs Association
  • IHOP National Pancake Day Benefiting Children's Miracle Network
    March 8, 2016 various IHOP locations nationwide. For more information, visit IHOP Pancake Day
  • Toast of the Town
    March 11, 2016, Rivermill Event Centre, Columbus, GA. For more information, visit Toast of the Town
  • 32nd Annual Hunger Walk/Run
    March 13, 2016, Turner Field, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Hunger Walk/Run
  • 2016 ACF-ACA ChefConnect Atlanta
    March 13-15, 2016, Hyatt Regency, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit ChefConnect: Atlanta
  • National Restaurant Association-New England Food Show
    March 13-15, 2016, Boston, MA. For more information, visit New England Food Show
  • National Restaurant Association Nutrition Executive Study Group Meeting
    March 16-17, 2016, Scottsdale Plaza Resort, Scottsdale, AZ. For more information, visit National Restaurant Association
  • Suwanee American Craft Beer Festival
    March 19, 2016, Suwanee Town Center Park, Suwanee, GA. For more information, visit Suwanee Beer Fest
  • Taste of Athens
    March 20, 2016, Atrium at The Classic Center, Athens, GA. For more information, visit Taste of Athens
  • Taste of Forsyth
    March 26, 2016, Cumming Fairgrounds, Cumming, GA. For more information, visit Taste of Forsyth
  • Bacon Festival
    March 28, 2016, Little 5 Points, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Baconfest
  • ACF Atlanta Chefs Association's Annual Golf Tournament
    March 29, 2016, Ansley Golf Club-Settindown, Roswell, GA. For more information, visit ACF Atlanta Chefs Association
  • 24th Annual High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction
    March 30- April 2, 2016, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Crush on a Wine

FEBRUARY 2016

  • ACF President's Gala
    February 1, 2016, I Luv Bowling, Duluth, GA. For more information, visit ACF Atlanta Chefs Association
  • Athens Wine Weekend
    February 5-7, 2016, Athens, GA. For more information, visit Athens Wine Weekend
  • Pancakes and Booze Art Show
    February 6, 2016, Georgia Freight Depot, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Pancakes and Booze Atlanta
  • Barmetrix Napkinomics Service Strategy Workshop
    February 16, 2016, Olde Towne Tavern, Lawrenceville, GA. For more information, visit Barmetrix
  • 8th Annual Taste of Georgia
    February 17, 2016, Georgia Railroad Freight Depot, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Georgia Restaurant Association
  • Human Resources & Risk and Safety Executive Study Group 2016 Winter Meeting
    February 24-26, 2016, Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort, Orlando, FL. For more information, visit National Restaurant Association
  • 16th Annual Lessons In Leadership
    February 25, 2016, Cobb Energy Center, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit  Kennesaw State University
  • Georgia Organics Conference
    February 26-27, 2016, Columbus, GA. For more information, visit Georgia Organics

JANUARY 2016

  • ACF Board Meeting Only
    January 4, 2016, Blue Frog, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit ACF Atlanta Chefs Association
  • 54th Annual Wild Hog Supper Benefiting Georgia Food Bank Association
    January 10, 2016, Georgia Railroad Freight Depot For more information, visit Georgia Food Bank Association
  • 4th Annual Consumer Insights Planning Program Conference
    January 13-14, 2016, The Island Hotel, Newport Beach, CA. For more information, visit Technomic
  • Atlanta Les Dames d'Escoffier International Culinary Futures Event
    January 14, 2016, AmericasMart, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Culinary Futures Event
  • Atlanta Wine Party-Winter Edition
    January 16, 2016, Opera Nightclub, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Atlanta Wine Party
  • Winter Fancy Food Show
    January 17-19, 2016, Moscone Center, San Francisco, Ca. For more information, visit Specialty Food Association
  • January Cheese Course: Winter Blues
    January 20, 2016, Star Provisions, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Star Provisions
  • Atlanta Cask Ale Festival
    January 22-24, 2016, 5 Seasons and Taco Mac Prado, Sandy Springs, GA. For more information, visit Atlanta Cask Ale Fest
  • Historic Roswell Restaurant Week
    January 25-31, 2016, Roswell, GA. For more information, visit Roswell Restaurant Week
  • 2016 Educate Georgia Summit
    January 25-26, 2016, State Capital, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Educate GA Summit
  • International Production & Processing Expo
    January 26-28, 2016, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit International Production & Processing Expo
  • 40th Annual Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Supply Show
    January 26-28, 2016, Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Myrtle Beach, SC. For more information, visit Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Supply Show
  • 25th Anniversary Southern SAWG's Sustainable AG Conference
    January 27-30, 2016, Lexington, Kentucky.  For more information, visit Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group
  • Savannah-Chatham Day Seafood Day
    January 28, 2016, Atlanta Capitol Building, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Savannah Chamber
  • ACF Southeast Regional Culinary Salon
    January 29-31, 2016, Le Cordon Bleu College, Tucker, GA. For more information, visit American Culinary Federation
  • Atkins Park 5th Annual Oysterfest
    January 30, 2016, Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar, Smyrna, GA. For more information, visit Atkins Park
  • Atlanta Winter Beer Festival
    January 30, 2016, The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Atlanta Winter Beer Fest
  • TEAM HIDI 4 - The Giving Kitchen Benefit
    January 31, 2016. Georgia Railroad Freight Depot, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit The Giving Kitchen

DECEMBER 2015

  • Chatham County Food Code Briefing
    December 1, 2015, Georgia Power Customer Resource Center, Savannah, Ga. For more information, visit Georgia Restaurant Association 
  • GRA Webinar: Service Animals and the ADA: A Restaurant's Rights
    December 2, 2015. For more information, visit Georgia Restaurant Association
  • Jackson Lewis P.C. Annual Seminar: Surveying the Workplace Law Landscape
    December 4, 2015, St. Regis, Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit Jackson Lewis
  • UCCA Annual Christmas Party
    December 4, 2015, Georgia Tech Conference Center Hotel, Atlanta, GA For more information, contact Chef Curtis Hicks at (770) 634-9220
  • GRA Webinar: Effective and Smart Ways to Evaluate and Discipline Employees
    December 7, 2015 2 p.m. For more information, visit Georgia Restaurant Association
  • Miller Union's Chef Satterfield Cooking Class & Book Signing
    December 14, 2015, Sur La Table-Phipps Plaza, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Chef Satterfield Cooking Class & Signing
  • Les Dames d'Escoffier International-Atlanta Chapter Meeting
    December 15, 2015, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Les Dames d'Escoffier
  • #FLIPGives Day Benefiting For The Kid In All Of Us
    December 16, 2015, Buckhead, GA. For more information, visit FLIP Burger Boutique
  • December Cheese Course: French Classics 201
    December 16, 2015, Star Provisions, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Star Provisions
  • ACF Atlanta Chefs Association Culinary Competition
    December 19, 2015, Athens Technical College, Monroe, GA. For more information, visit American Culinary Federation
  • Rat Pack New Year's Eve-Benefiting Atlanta Community Food Bank
    December 31, 2015, Crowne Plaza Ravinia, Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit Atlanta Community Food Bank


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