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View, browse, and sort the ever-growing list of sessions by pass type, track, and format.

If you are seeing varied colors of session titles, here is your guide:
Dark teal = Catersource education sessions
Dark orange = TSE education sessions
Black = those sessions or events that can be attended by anyone with a Catersource or TSE pass, or requires a separate ticket.
Find your best experience by first choosing the pass type you have purchased. This will weed out all other extraneous sessions.

Sessions do fill up and seating is first come, first served. Note: Individual presentations may also be on this website shortly before the published show dates. They may or may not be the final presentation.

Earn CMP credits!

ALL education sessions at this year's conference are approved by The Events Industry Council to count toward your CMP certification. Keep your professional status up-to-date while enjoying and learning from this incredible lineup of speakers.

David AndersonExecutive ChefCatering By Design

David Anderson began cooking at the early age of 14 in his hometown of Ketchikan, Alaska. Working his way up from tossing pizzas to kitchen management over the next several years, David discovered a passion for the people and environment in the industry. Deciding to make this his career, David moved to Portland, Oregon and enrolled in the Culinary Art program at Le Cordon Bleu. After graduating with honors, David worked his way through several award-winning restaurants, embracing Portland's farm to table ethos and made culinary journeys to Spain, Italy, India, and Mexico to learn more about their cuisines and culture. David's paths lead him to Executive Chef at some of Portland's best restaurants and hotels. In 2014, David moved to Denver to take on the Executive Chef position at the JW Marriot and has since opened and lead several hotels and restaurants in Colorado. In 2022, David made the move to off-site catering as the Executive Chef at Catering By design.