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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.

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

NOVEMBER 2015

  • GRACE Awards Gala
    November 1,2015 at the Foundry at Puritan Mill, Atlanta. For more information, visit GRACE Awards Gala.
  • 6th Annual Sunday Supper South
    Sunday, November 1, 2015 5:30 p.m. – cocktail hour | 6:30 p.m. – seated dinner Ponce City Market, Atlanta. For more information, visit Sunday Supper South
  • ACF Monthly Meeting
    November 2, 2015, US Foods. For more information, visit American Culinary Federation Atlanta Chefs Association, Inc. 
  • 15th Annual Afternoon in the Country Hosted by the Atlanta Chapter of Les Dames d' Escoffier International
    November 8, 2015, Serenbe, Palmetto, Ga. For more information, visit Les Dames d'Escoffier International Atlanta Chapter
  • Savannah Food and Wine Festival
    November 9-15, 2015, Savannah, Ga. For more information, visit Savannah Food and Wine Festival.
  • Georgia Gives Day: Georgia's Annual Crowdfunding Philanthropy Day
    November 12, 2015. For more information on Georgia Gives Day or sponsorship opportunities, contact Justin Banta, Development Director at Georgia Center of Nonprofits, at jbanta@gcn.org or (678) 916-3014

OCTOBER 2015

SEPTEMBER 2015

  • Chatham County Food Code Briefing
    September 1, 2015, Georgia Power Customer Resource Center, Savannah, Ga. For more information, visit Georgia Restaurant Association
  • September Coastal Chapter Meeting
    September 2, 2015, The Pirate's House, Savannah, Ga. For more information, visit Georgia Restaurant Association
  • Midtown Restaurant Week
    September 5-13, 2015. For more information, visit Midtown Restaurant Week
  • Open Hand Atlanta's Party in the Kitchen
    September 17, 2015. Location to be announced. For more information, visit Project Open Hand.
  • Inman Park Restaurant Week
    September 21-27, 2015. For more information, visit Inman Park Restaurant Week
  • North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Expo
    September 21-22, 2015, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, N.C. For more information, visit North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Expo
  • Marlow's Tavern 17th Annual Golf Classic
    September 21, 2015, Country Club of Roswell, Roswell, Ga.
  • Atlanta Greek Festival
    September 24-27, 2015, Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Atlanta. For more information, visit Atlanta Greek Festival.
  • Taste of Atlanta
    September 25-27, Midtown at Tech Square, Atlanta. For more information, visit Taste of Atlanta.

AUGUST 2015

  • 7th Annual Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival
    August 14-15, 2015, Special Event Area at Atlantic Station, Atlanta. For more information, visit Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival.
  • Share Our Strength - Give Me Five
    August 16, 2015 at Piedmont Driving Club, Atlanta. For more information, visit Give Me Five.
  • GRA's Barbecue & Brews
    August 19, 2015 at Canoe restaurant, Atlanta. For more information, visit Georgia Restaurant Association.
  • Pastry Live
    August 23-25, 2015, Atlanta. For more information, visit Pastry Live 
  • Halpern's and Prime's Event
    August 25, 2015 at the Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta. For more information, visit Halpern's Web Site.
  • International Gourmet Foods 2015 Product Showcase
    August 31, 2015, The Westin, Charlotte, North Carolina. For more information, visit International Gourmet Foods
  • ACF Monthly Meeting
    August 31, 2015, Chattahoochee Technical College, Marietta, Ga. For more information, visit American Culinary Federation Atlanta Chefs Association, Inc. 
  • 2015 Governor's Tourism Conference
    August 31-September 2, 2015, Hyatt Regency Savannah, Savannah, Ga. For more information, visit the Georgia Restaurant Association.

JULY 2015

JUNE 2015

MAY 2015

  • ACF Monthly Meeting
    May 4, 2015, Imperial Fez, Atlanta, Ga. For more information, visit American Culinary Federation Atlanta Chefs Association, Inc.
  • 12th Annual Sutherland's Foodshow
    May 6, 2015, Exhibit Hall at the Farmers Market, Forest Park, Ga. For more information, visit Sutherland's Foodservice
  • Dunwoody Restaurants Meeting
    May 7, 2015, Vino Venue, Dunwoody. For more information, visit Georgia Restaurant Association
  • Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry After Party Sponsored by Restaurant INFORMER
    May 7, 2015, immediately following Taste of the Nation, 5 Seasons Westside at 1000 Marietta Street NW on the corner of Marietta Street and Howell Mill Road. Complimentary parking on the top level deck.
  • Taste of the Nation
    May 7, 2015, Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta. For more information, visit No Kid Hungry: Share Our Strength
  • 2015 Atlantic Station Restaurant Week
    May 9-17, 2015, Atlantic Station, Atlanta. For more information, visit Atlantic Station Restaurant Week 
  • Atlanta Community Food Bank Full Course Classic Golf Tournament
    May 11, 2015, Ansley at Settindown Creek, Atlanta. For more information, visit Full Course Classic.
  • 4th Annual Fast Casual Trends & Directions Conference
    May 15, 2015, The Ritz-Carlton Chicago, Chicago, IL. For more information, visit Technomic and National Restaurant Association 
  • 2015 NRA Show
    May 16-19, 2015, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. For more information, visit NRA Show 2015.
  • International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event at the NRA Show
    May 17-18, 2015, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. For more information, visit International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event 2015.
  • Atlanta Food & Wine Festival
    May 28-31, 2015, Midtown Atlanta. For more information, visit Atlanta Food & Wine Festival.


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