Melbourne Food & Wine Festival
Feb. 28-Mar. 16
Various locations in Melbourne, Australia. Includes chef master classes, chef jams, and more than 250 other events. MelbourneFoodandWine.com.au.
Paris-Nord Villepinte, France. Bakery, pastry, ice cream, chocolate, and confectionary trade show. www.europain.com.
21st Annual WCR National Conference
The InterContinental Hotel, Chicago. Presented by Women Chefs & Restaurateurs. 877-927-7787; www.womenchefs.org.
Midwest Foodservice Expo
Frontier Airlines Center, Milwaukee. Presented by the Wisconsin Restaurant Assn. 800-589-3211 or 608-270-9950; www.wirestaurant.org.
RCA Annual Conference & Culinology Expo
Portland, OR. Held by the Research Chefs Assn. 678-298-1178; www.culinology.com.
Le Paulée de San Francisco
Various locations in San Francisco. Organized by Daniel Johnnes, wine director for Daniel Boulud's Dinex Group, this fête pays homage to the wines of Burgundy with seminars, wine tastings, an auction and food prepared by top chefs. 212-625-2519; www.lapaulee.com.
36th Annual IACP Int’l Conference
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. Main speakers include Ferran Adrià and Rick Bayless. Sponsored by the Int’l Assn. of Culinary Professionals. 866-358-4951; www.iacp.com.
Seafood Expo North America & Seafood Processing North America
(Formerly known as the Int’l Boston Seafood Show/Seafood Processing America.) Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. 207-842-5504; www.bostonseafood.com.
ACF Central Regional Conference
Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel, St. Louis. Held by the American Culinary Federation. 800-624-9458 or 904-824-4468; www.acfchefs.org.
Umbria, Italy. Culinary tour led by Oldways and chef Josh Kroner. Cooking classes with local ingredients, tour of a chocolate factory, truffle hunting, visit to local artisans such as a salumeria and cheesemakers, and more. 617-896-4875; www.oldwayspt.org.
Chocolate Candies and Candy Bars Sous Vide
The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College at City Colleges of Chicago. Taught by Franck Kestener. $1,260. 1 to 8 p.m. 312-726-2419; www.frenchpastryschool.com.
103rd Annual Nat’l Coffee Assn. Convention
The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans. 212-766-4007; www.ncausa.org.