Registration and Pricing

When does early bird pricing end?
Early Bird pricing is now over. Until ChefConf begins, conference passes will be $995. But there are customer discounts and other promotional discounts for community members.

Is there a group discount for ChefConf?
If you are interested in sending a group, contact chefconf@chef.io to find out how to get discounts on group tickets!

Is there a special price for Chef customers?
Yes, there is special pricing for Chef Customers! Please reach out to your Account Manager for more details.

When and how can I register for ChefConf?
Registration opens Dec 11, 2018. You can register online from this website up until the first day of ChefConf using a credit card.

What activities are covered with my ChefConf pass?
Your ChefConf pass includes all 3 days of sessions; mainstage, breakouts, the exhibit hall, the demo theater, and all of the evening community events.

Are workshops separate from ChefConf? Is there a price to attend?
Yes, workshops are separate. You can review the offerings and register for workshops here. Early bird pricing for workshops is $275 (ending February 28). After February 28, workshop pricing will be $325.

Are Chef Certification classes separate from ChefConf? Is there a price to attend?
We want you to be successful when you take any of our Chef certification exams. We will offer exam prep sessions throughout the week and there is no cost to attend. After attending a prep session, you will be provided a voucher for for two free certification two exams that you can take within six months of the conference.

Is the Community Celebration separate from ChefConf? Is there a price to attend?
Your ticket to the Community Celebration is part of your ChefConf pass so no additional fee is charged.

Can I bring a plus one to the Wednesday night Community Celebration? What about the other evening social events?
Yes, if you are interested in bringing a plus one to the ChefConf evening social events, there is a one time charge of $50 for a special guest pass. Please indicate the addition of a guest pass during the registration process. Note: all guests of the Community Celebration must be 21 years of age or older.

Are meals provided with my ChefConf pass?
All scheduled meals included in the agenda are included as part of your Conference Pass fee. This includes the Welcome Reception and the Community Celebration.

Accommodations

Is there a hotel room block? What hotel?
Yes. ChefConf is being held at the new Hyatt Regency hotel, 808 Howell Street in Seattle

What is the room rate for the hotel block?
$259 for single occupancy

What dates are the hotel rooms blocked for?
May 19-23, 2019

What do I do if the hotel room block is full?
There are numerous hotels within short walking distance of the venue. We recommend you stay within downtown Seattle. Please see the next question for hotel options.

What other hotels are convenient to the conference?

Hyatt at Olive 8
Address: 1635 8th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: (206) 695-1234

Sheraton Grand Seattle
Address: 1400 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: (206) 621-9000

WorldMark Seattle – The Camlin
Address: 1619 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: (206) 405-2600

The Paramount Hotel
Address: 724 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: (206) 292-9500

Transportation

How do I get from SeaTac airport to the ChefConf venue/hotel?
SeaTac is located south of Seattle and there are several options for getting to the ChefConf hotel.

  • Light rail – The train station at SeaTac is a 10 minute walk once you exit security at the airport. It is about a 30 minute ride to Westlake Station in the heart of downtown Seattle. From there you will have a 5 block walk to the hotel.
  • Uber and Lyft – These two rideshare options are both available at SeaTac airport. After you have arranged for your ride, proceed to the Ground Transportation Plaza on the 3rd floor of the parking garage. Follow the signs to the TNC/Rideshare pickup area in Sections G,H,I and J where your driver will be waiting.
  • Taxis – If a taxi is your preferred option, simply follow the signs posted as you exit the airport and you will find one waiting for you. Taxi cabs are stationed on the 3rd floor of the garage on the north and south curb. Depending on traffic, it is a 20-40 minute ride from the airport to the hotel.
  • Rental cars are available at the airport, but if your plans do not include driving out of the city, we recommend using one of the other transportation options.

What are my options for transportation within the city?
Many of the favorite sites and neighborhoods of Seattle are within walking distance of the hotel.

Looking for a ride? Uber and Lyft are your best options. Taxis can also be arranged at the hotel.

Need a car? Car2Go, ReachNow, and Zip Car are all available options in downtown Seattle.

If the weather is nice, you may want to rent a bike. Several bikeshare companies operate in Seattle and they are readily available throughout the city.

Know Before You Go

How can I stay up to date on all ChefConf happenings?
Please follow the ChefConf category on our blog and the #chefconf hashtag and @chef on Twitter.

Does Chef have a published Code of Conduct?
We expect participants to adhere to the code of conduct at all conference venues and conference-related social events. Details are provided here.

Will the event be filmed and photographed?
Our goal is to capture the excitement and Chef community during the event. You may see photographers or videographers documenting ChefConf. It’s possible you may even appear in some of these shots.
We also encourage attendees to share their conference experiences through social media. We invite you to speak with any photographer if you have concerns about their activities. Photos or videos taken by or on behalf of Chef may be posted on one or more of our sites or used in future marketing materials and publications.

What should I wear?
Come as you are. Most of our community is comfortable in jeans a t-shirt and a hoodie. Remember that most of your time will be spent inside and event spaces tend to get cool. Plan to layer! You may have heard that it rains in Seattle – it could happen in May! We suggest one of your layers is a raincoat.

Are there sponsorship opportunities?
Yes, see the Sponsorship page for details.

Is there a conference app available?
Yes, we will have a mobile app. All registrants will be notified when it launches before the conference.

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