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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.

Tara MaxeyConsultantCertified Catering Consultants

Tara Maxey co-founded, operated, and co-owned Heirloom LA for 14 years. Launched in the recession in 2008, Heirloom LA emerged as a force in Los Angeles as the go to for celebrity and corporate drop-off catering, full service catering, and even a food truck which was named “The Best Gourmet Food Truck” by Los Angeles Magazine. While Tara served as Pastry Chef and Creative Director, Heirloom LA was featured most notably in Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Vogue, People Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, C Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, among many others. During the pandemic, Heirloom LA pivoted overnight into an online ordering food delivery service, and launched Meals for People, a non-profit that raised over 150k to feed high need families in the area. In 2022, Tara sold her shares, and now works with Certified Catering Consultants.