Frequently Asked Questions
When does early bird pricing end?
Super Early Bird ends February 14, 2020, and Early Bird pricing ends April 15, 2020. Until ChefConf begins, conference passes will be $1295. However, there are customer discounts and other promotional discounts for community members. See Pricing page for more details.
Is there a group discount for ChefConf?
Yes, buy four and get the fifth ticket for free! Super Early Bird ends February 14th, 2020, and Early Bird pricing ends April 15, 2020. Until ChefConf begins, the group rate will be $5180. See Pricing page for more details.
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 January 27, 2020. You can register up until the first day of ChefConf using a credit card.
What activities are covered with my ChefConf pass?
Your ChefConf pass includes all three days of sessions: mainstage, breakouts, all lunches, 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. Pricing for workshops is $399. Because they run concurrently on June 1st, you can only register for one. You can also register on site for workshops if there is still availability. Review the offerings and register for workshops here.
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 $100 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.
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?
$269+tax for single occupancy.
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. 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
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.
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 June! We suggest one of your layers is a raincoat.
Are there sponsorship opportunities?
Yes, see the Sponsor 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.