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The USPCA National Education Conference attracts some of the country’s best speakers who connect Personal Chefs to the business knowledge that underpins their business success.

Conferences are more than the sessions, the talks, or the demos. Conferences are all about the breaks, the dinners, and the bar at the conference hotel after the day's done. USPCA members say the most important aspect of attending the National Education Conference is the opportunity to meet people that they wouldn't have otherwise ever met. It's the random, the chaotic, the unexpected, unplanned discovery. Think of the annual National Education Conference as a necessary investment to support and grow your business.

The 2016 National Education Conference will be held July 7th - 10th in Providence, Rhode Island, at the The Omni Providence Hotel

This is the biggest gathering of Personal Chefs anywhere and the perfect time to connect, network, learn, and refresh before returning home motivated to take your business to new heights. The 2016 conference will build on the success of prior years with speakers who will engage your senses, enhance your skills, and more importantly, improve your Personal Chef business! 

Book your room now and save with the USPCA discounted rate

The Retro Rad Chef Emily Ellyn

Emily Ellyn, best known as the Retro Rad Chef from Food Network, will be a keynote speaker at the 20th annual National Education Conference for Personal Chefs.

Chef and culinary educator Emily Ellyn is the Home Economics teacher you’ve always wanted! She single handedly started the Retro Rad cooking movement and encourages everyone to dig through their mother’s recipe box, dust off their pressure cookers, and take
the old and make it new. She takes the retro, remixes it, and makes it RAD.

With her quirky persona and trademark cat-eye glasses, you’ll find this retro rad diva cooking up fun and inspiring audiences at food events around the world; all while developing her culinary television career and finishing her Ph.D. in Food Service Education. Emily also
donates her time helping non-profit organizations including Florida Hospital and Give Kids The World, writes for “edible” and “Cake Central” magazines, and lectures at the University of Central Florida. Through it all, she’s gained a loyal following. You’ve seen her on Food Network’s “Food Network Star,” “Cupcake Wars,” “Cutthroat Kitchen” and morning news shows across the country; as well as a cameo cartoon appearance on the “Simpsons!”

Emily  is among almost 50 speakers who will address the personal chef attendees.

“We are thrilled to host Chef Emily at this year’s Conference,” said Larry Lynch, president of the United States Personal Chef Association. “Chef Emily’s story is one that all personal chefs can relate to and one that we know will inspire our attendees to take their businesses to the next level.”

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Good through April 30. Access all available sessions and events throughout the entire conference. For USPCA members only.


Access the full breadth of conference offerings even without a USPCA membership.


Student members of the USPCA enjoy a discounted rate on the most in depth weekend of culinary knowledge they will find.


Can't make it for the whole event? Choose a single day (Fri, Sat, Sun) and make the most out of it.