The conference will take place at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, located in the scenic Connecticut River Valley.
The conference will take place at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, located in the scenic Connecticut River Valley. Amherst is served by major airlines through Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut (about 1 hour by car) and Logan Airport in Boston (about 2 1/2 hours by car). Rental car and bus services are available from both airports. The Valley Transporter provides a shuttle service to and from both airports. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED for the Valley Transporter, (413) 253-1350 for details.
For directions to all the locations on campus including Hotel Umass visit http://www.umass.edu/visitorsctr/directions
For directions to the Courtyard® by Marriott® 423 Russell St Hadley, Massachusetts 01035 USA please visit the website https://www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/travel/bdlhd-courtyard-hadley-amherst/
If you are planning to drive to campus please park in the campus center parking garage.
Registrants are responsible for making their own hotel arrangements. We recommend you make reservations early, as it is a busy time of year in the area. Rooms have been set aside for Chef Culinary Conference attendees at the following hotels. There will be shuttles from off campus hotels to the conference.
Hotel UMass at the Campus Center – This hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the UMass Amherst campus. The rate is $169/night for single and double rooms Sunday through Thursday nights and $189/night for single and double rooms Saturday and Friday nights. The cutoff date for this special rate is May 12, 2023. To make reservations, you may book online at https://www.reseze.net/servlet/SendPage?hotelid=1760&skipfirstpage=true&page=800568 You may also telephone the hotel directly at 877-822-2110. If asked our group code is 800568 . If you would like to come earlier than June 10th or stay later than June 16th you cannot make your reservation online and will need to call the hotel directly to book your room. Directions to Hotel UMass can be found at https://hotelumass.com/
The Courtyard by Marriott Hadley – This property is a three-minute drive from the UMass campus. The room rate is $179/night for single and double rooms. The cutoff date for this special rate is May 12, 2023. To make reservations you may book online https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1675193991421&key=GRP&app=resvlink or you may telephone the hotel directly at (413) 256-5454. You must identify yourself as being affiliated with the UMass Chef Conference 2023 in order to receive the discounted rate.
Free parking will be available in the Campus Center Garage which is connected to the Campus Center. If you plan to drive to the UMass campus each day, please park in the Campus Center parking garage. Please note that parking in restricted lots will result in unwanted ticketing and/or towing. For a map of campus please visit https://www.umass.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions/visit/visitor-info
Equipment to Bring
Chefs are encouraged to bring their own tools and knives for the cooking workshops. Please check with your airline for knife transportation. Chefs are also encouraged to bring their cameras.