Worlds of Flavor®


The Culinary Institute of America’s Worlds of Flavor® International Conference & Festival is widely acknowledged as our country’s most influential professional forum on world cuisines, food cultures, and flavor trends.

Each year, the Worlds of Flavor conference welcomes more than 60 guest chefs and other culinary experts from around the world to the college’s historic Napa Valley campus to explore the best of world cuisines that are reshaping American palates and our industry. Now about to celebrate its 22nd year, this annual gathering has become a “must attend” for leading chefs, corporate menu decision-makers, foodservice management executives, suppliers, and media.

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Total attendance for the Worlds of Flavor conference includes more than 600 senior-level chefs, independent and chain restaurant operators, university and contract foodservice managers, hotel food & beverage directors, leading foodservice manufacturers and marketing experts, wine and other beverage producers and distributors, supermarket foodservice operators, educators, world cuisine experts, and other influential foodservice industry professionals from the U.S. and around the world.