The summit registration fee includes the cost of
attendance at all general sessions, workshops,
social functions and planned meals. The events
labeled optional are offered at an additional cost
and should be registered for individually. Please
refer to the enclosed form for the appropriate fee
structure. If you have any questions regarding the
registration process, please call APCA Headquarters
For a fee, spouses and partners may participate in
the educational sessions, social functions and
planned meals during the summit. Reservations must
be made in advance for each function and the
appropriate charges should be included in the
remittance that accompanies your registration form.
If a spouse or partner wishes to attend the optional
events, they must purchase this separately.
We are pleased to offer a tour and workshops during
the summit. All optional events require a cost not
included in the summit registration fee. Please
refer to the enclosed registration forms for
descriptions and fees pertaining to optional events.
No registration will be processed without proper
payment accompanying the form. In order to qualify
for the EARLY BIRD rate, registration must be
postmarked no later than July 16. Registrations
postmarked after that date will be processed at the
LATE registration rate.
Cancellations submitted in writing to APCA by August
13 will be refunded, less a $50 processing fee.
There will be no refunds for cancellations received
after this date. All refunds will be processed after
The dress code for the summit is chef coats and/or
In August, the average daily temperature is 71
degrees. August temperature can be as high as 80
degrees and as low as 61 degrees.
Publications and Promotional Materials
Distribution of brochures, fact sheets, advertising,
industry publications and promotional materials is
not allowed during the summit except for the
companies participating in the ofﬁcial summit
sponsorship program. Distribution of these materials
by sponsors is allowed only within the guidelines of
the sponsor program.
Events that conflict with officially sponsored APCA
events or educational programming are not allowed
during the summit. This includes hospitality suites,
special breakfasts, focus groups or similar events.
Hotel reservations are not included with the
registration fee. Hotel reservations for the Hyatt
Regency Minneapolis may be made by faxing the
enclosed reservation form by July 25 to
612/370-1232. Reservations may also be made by
phoning the national Hyatt reservation line at
800/233-1234. Please identify the hotel you need,
the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, as well as
identifying yourself as an attendee of the American
Personal Chef Summit. Reservations may also be made
on the Web
Download the Hotel Reservation Form (MS Word)
Our special conference rate is $110.00. The cut-off
date for hotel reservations at the conference rate
is July 28, 2004. After that date, the Hyatt will
honor reservations on a space and rate availability
basis. Reservation cancellation policies may apply.
Northwest and Continental Airlines are offering a
percentage discount on their already low fares for
air travel to and from the summit. You or your
travel agent may call the Northwest/Continental
Airlines Group and Meetings Reservations at 800/
328-1111 and reference the assigned I.D. Code,
NM434. Sales agents are available Monday through
Friday 7:00 am to 7:00 pm (Central Time)..
Ground transportation from the airport to the Hyatt
Regency Minneapolis is available in two forms. A cab
ride is an approximate 25-30 minute drive from the
airport and fares run between $25 and $30. The Super
Shuttle, at a cost of $14/person, is also available
and takes approximately 35-40 minutes to arrive at
the Hyatt. The shuttle service runs every 10-15
minutes and operates between Humphrey Terminal,
Lindbergh Terminal and the Econolot 24 hours/day.