What Does it Mean to Grow Food that has Integrity?

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Who Should Attend?

No matter the level of involvement in or knowledge of food related topics, the CHCA Food Symposium has something to offer. From the aspiring home cook looking to learn new techniques, to the person interested in starting a garden on their back porch, to the individual wanting to reduce personal food waste or the student exploring environmental conservation, this event is geared toward any and all.

What Should I Wear?

Business casual attire is appropriate for all events.

Where do I Park?

Parking maps will be emailed to participants prior to the event.

Where to Eat?

  • An on-campus student-run coffee bar offering a full selection of coffee drinks will be open selected hours both days.
  • An on-campus smoothie bar will also be operating and serving snacks selected hours both days.
  • La Pampa Mobile Grill will be on-campus Thursday, 04/04/19 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • The on-campus Food Truck Rally will run Friday, 04/05/19 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


  • CHCA is located 1/2 mile from a variety of eateries including Currito, Dewey’s Pizza, Which Wich, Panera, Fresh Thyme, and more.

What if I Lose Something at the Event?

No worries!  The lost and found area will be at the registration booth.

How does Seating at Keynote Addresses differ between Ticket Levels?

Regardless of the ticket level purchased, the Martha S. Lindner Campus - Lindner Theater provides comfortable seating for all.

  • Platinum Tickets: Marked seats in the first several rows closest to the stage
  • Gold Tickets: Marked seats in the next rows of the auditorium
  • Silver Tickets: Seats in any unmarked rows

What is CHCA's interest in this topic?


CHCA is deeply invested in this conversation in many of our classrooms - from environmental science and American history to sophomore English and Christian thought. The school has a bountiful organic vegetable garden near our youngest learners, a student-run coffee bar focused on sourcing coffee in an ethical manner and eliminating its carbon footprint, and a state-of-the-art greenhouse featuring a nationally recognized aquaponics program. We have great spaces to share thoughts and converse and are even in the northeast side of Cincinnati where the food and beverage scene is exploding!

How Can I be More Involved?

Volunteers are essential to the symposium to assist with day of logistics. Reserve your place on the volunteer team below.  If you are willing to help with event planning prior to 04/04/19, please email FoodSymposium@chca-oh.org.

Volunteer during the symposium

Can You Tell Me More about Sponsorship?

Although ticket sales cover some conference expenses, sponsorships help fully fund the symposium. Sponsorship packages are available for a wide range of donation amounts and the symposium team works diligently to highlight the vendors that make contributions.  Are you ready to brand your business as a thought leader in the community and highlight your commitment to sustainable eating?

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How do I get More Info?

If your answer isn't on this minisite, email FoodSymposium@chca-oh.org