Conference Kick-off Reception

Have a drink -- on us!

Come have a drink, relax, and network during the Conference Kick-Off Exhibitor Reception in the Exhibit Hall on April 2nd at 5pm. Join us for an evening to see old friends, meet conference exhibitors, and engage with industry experts, all on our dime.


Help us kick off Safe Food California in a fun, social setting providing a great chance to network and do business! The reception acts as the start of this valuable and educational week. Each attendee will be given two drink tickets and appetizers will be provided. This is your chance to unwind and get ready for two full days of important food safety updates and learnings.

For a list of conference exhibitors and exhibit hall map, click here.

During the opening conference kick-off, the silent auction will begin, and items will be open for bidding. All proceeds from the auction will go to the DFA Scholarship foundation, which awards deserving students pursuing degrees in the food industry with scholarships. We are excited to announce that three Scholarship Foundation recipients will be presented with their awards during the kick-off reception.


The Exhibit Hall will close at 7pm, giving attendees the opportunity to take business leads out to dinner and enjoy the beautiful city of Monterey.


For restaurant suggestions, visit page ____ in the conference program or click here.