Start Rolling In the Dough

Uncover cost-controlling, budget-saving and revenue-generating insights

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Freshen Up Your Operations

Need a fresh perspective on efficiency or some waste-reducing tips?

Breakout Sessions


Learn to Create Rad Dishes

Rotate in new menu items and keep customers engaged

New Recipes


Whisk Together the Right Team

Looking to hire? MenuDirections helps you solve growing labor pains

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Peel Back Layers of Flavor

Hear from industry experts and track the latest flavor trends

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Come Hungry for Knowledge, Leave Full of Insights.

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Join FoodService Director at the 15th annual MenuDirections conference, the only culinary, business-building and networking event for all noncommercial segments. MenuDirections is bringing together some of the industry’s finest foodservice directors, chefs, dietitians and suppliers to explore the latest menu trends, operational hacks and budget-saving strategies you won’t find anywhere else.

This is your opportunity to connect with peers and build meaningful business relationships while gathering insights in the process. It is our promise that the trends, solutions and best practices featured at the conference will help take your menu and operations to the next level. Take a look at all MenuDirections has to offer on-site operators!

Attendee Segment Breakdown


Colleges & Universities



Elementary & Secondary Schools



Hospitals & Senior Living



Business & Industry



Self-Operated Locations



Contract-Managed Locations


What Makes This Event so Unique?

One of a Kind

MenuDirections is the only conference where you’ll experience new ingredients, exciting combinations and fresh recipes meant to keep your menus on trend and thriving.


This conference helps attendees cultivate meaningful business relationships with the menu-minded leaders representing noncommercial foodservice.

Southern Flare

In 2017, we’re headed to Charlotte, N.C., to bring together more than 300 of the finest chefs, foodservice directors and manufacturers.

Food, Facts & Fun

MenuDirections has the content that will inspire your menus to evolve with both your business and customers in mind.

CEU Credits Available

Are you looking for ways to gain Continuing Education Credits? Expand your culinary knowledge while having fun in the process, only at MenuDirections 2017.

Unparalleled Content

The 2017 agenda is packed with informative workshops, exciting demos and endless networking opportunities that are unmatched in the industry.

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