reThink Food


The Culinary Institute of America

Dress Code

Suggested dress code for the reThink Food Conference is business casual attire; chef’s uniforms are not necessary. Conference activities involve sitting for general sessions and breakout sessions in classrooms, and walking around during meal functions indoors and outdoors (weather permitting). Northern California can experience rain and cooler weather in November, so you may want to bring an umbrella and layers to protect yourself from the elements.The temperature of our building fluctuates, so please bear with us and come prepared with layers for warmer and cooler environments so that you can adjust your own temperature accordingly.

Water Bottles

In an attempt to be environmentally conscious, we will not distribute water in disposable bottles. We suggest that you bring your own favorite reusable water bottle to fill from the bubblers onsite, so that you can stay hydrated throughout the conference.