USPCA Educational Conference 2020

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The 2020 conference will be held at the:
Hyatt Regency Sarasota
1000 Boulevard of the Arts
Sarasota, Florida, 34236

Conference Pricing

Use the links below to register for the USPCA 2020 Conference in Sarasota.


Select the appropriate link to Register
For Conference Only:
2020 USPCA Conference Registration Member/Non Member Pay in Full
2020 USPCA Conference Registration Payment Plan Member Only
Currently offering a 5-month payment plan.
(Chapter Presidents -  contact Vince Likar at [email protected] for your discount code)

For New Membership & Conference Registration:

2020 USPCA New Membership plus Conference Pay in Full
2020 USPCA New Membership plus Conference Payment Plan
Currently offering a 5-month payment plan for new members with the conference package.
For Conference Sponsorship Packages:

 2020 USPCA Educational Conference Sponsorship/Exhibit Registration

For sponsorship inquires, general questions or registration issues, please call 800-995-2138 Ext 705

 (during regular business hours  - otherwise email [email protected])

The link below will take you to the USPCA Group booking site. The conference rate is $159 (plus tax and fees)The conference rate includes the resort fee, free Wi-Fi, and self-parking. The cutoff date is for the conference rate is June 16th, 2020
All attendees must make their reservations prior to this date. After that date rooms are subject to availability and the current rate.

Experience at the Hyatt resort-style hotel in Sarasota, FL. It is just minutes from the spectacular white-sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. With a dramatic bayside setting and modern amenities, this eco-friendly hotel introduces you to the very best that Florida has to offer, from natural wonders to unique culinary surprises and cultural discoveries. You’ll find the perfect blend of a beautiful waterfront setting, welcoming service and the comforts of home at Hyatt Regency Sarasota.

The hotel is located at the edge of downtown Sarasota. There is a rich culinary culture with many restaurants and shopping with walking distance of this property.

Enjoy a variety of special inclusions included with the hotel throughout your stay, including water-sports, scheduled shuttle service to St Armand’s Circle, Lido Beach and Downtown Sarasota, and the free use of bicycles.

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 Add-On Classes - July 9th, 2020
Add-on classes can be purchased with your conference registration.
Add-on class prices:
Chef Monica Session 1- A Day in the Life of a PC - $80.00
Chef Monica Session 2 - More Than Cooking - $80.00
Chef Monica Session 1 & 2 Package (best value) - $150.00
From Stove to CEO- Chef Deb Cantrell - $150.00

To add one or more of these classes to an existing registration, click on the link below:
2020 USPCA Conference Add On Classes

Essentials for New Chefs – Session One

"A Day In the Life of a Personal Chef"
Take a walk through a traditional “cook day” from menu planning through clean-up with details, tips, and exercises designed to help new personal chefs understand efficient and effective processes. Together with Chef Monica you will explore the importance of menu planning, creating an overall cook day game plan, grocery stores, how to manage your/client’s pantry, chef-carried essentials, set up in the client’s home, and timing for food prep, cooling and packaging.
What you will take away from this class:
•    Practical tips for effective menu planning
•    Hands-on practice creating such a menu
•    Real-world advice for efficient prep before a cook day
•    Hands-on practice organizing a cook day
•    Questions answered throughout the session by a 10-year experienced personal chef
New Chef Essentials – Session Two

'"More than cooking!"
This stand-alone session will delve into the nitty-gritty of costing; provide an opportunity to check out containers you might use in your business; and explore marketing and business generating activities, and sales.  In this session you will have the opportunity to flesh out how you go about the business of doing business. Not simply the business of cooking!
What you will take away from this class:
•    Formulas for costing services including parties
•    Traditional and non-traditional marketing ideas
•    Additional income-producing work such as parties, teaching, and product sales
•    Contracts – to use/not to use and why
•    Value of volunteering
•    Questions answered throughout the session by a 10-year experienced personal chef
Note: Members in the Preparatory Program will be able to attend this class as part of their training. Please contact Vince at the USPCA office to get enrolled in this class. Email [email protected] after registering for the conference.