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.
10th Annual Savor Dallas
Various locations in Dallas. Features more than 60 local chefs. 888-728-6747; www.savordallas.com.
9th Annual Pigs and Pinot Weekend
Mar. 21, 22
Hotel Healdsburg, Healdsburg, CA. Charlie Palmer is at the helm of this event that features an Iron Chef-style competition, pinot smack down, and gala dinner. It benefits Share Our Strength. Participating chefs include Amanda Freitag, Bryan Voltaggio, Frank Crispo, Philippe Rispoli and more. 707-922-5249; www.pigsandpinot.com.
8th Annual California’s Artisan Cheese Festival
Sheraton Sonoma County, Petaluma, CA. Farm tours, seminars, pairings, tastings, and demos. 707-523-3728; www.artisancheesefestival.com.
WFF Annual Leadership Development Conference
Hilton Anatole, Dallas. Held by the Women’s Foodservice Forum. Maya Angelou and Soledad O’Brian are keynote speakers. 972-770-9100; www.womensfoodserviceforum.com.
23rd Annual Catersource Conference & Trade Show
Paris Las Vegas. Includes educational seminars and hands-on clinics. 877-932-3632; www.catersource.com.
6th Annual New Jersey Wine & Food Festival
Crystal Springs Resort, Hamburg, NJ. David Bouley is the guest of honor and Axel Heinz is the featured winemaker. 973-823-6765; www.njwinefoodfest.com.
24th Annual Taste of Vail
Various locations throughout Vail, CO. Food and wine tastings, seminars, auction, and mountaintop picnic. 970-306-1334; www.tasteofvail.com.
Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Spring Weekend
Santa Barbara, CA. Features members’ wines, a silent auction, and local chefs’ creations. 805-688-0881; www.sbcountywines.com.
ACF Northeast Regional Conference
Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Crossings, Warwick, RI. Held by the American Culinary Federation. 800-624-9458 or 904-824-4468; www.acfchefs.org.