Uncover cost-controlling, budget-saving and revenue-generating insights
Need a fresh perspective on efficiency or some waste-reducing tips?
Rotate in new menu items and keep customers engaged
Looking to hire? MenuDirections helps you solve growing labor pains
Hear from industry experts and track the latest flavor trends
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 to on-site operators!
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.
In 2017, we’re headed to Charlotte, N.C., to bring together more than 300 of the finest chefs, foodservice directors and manufacturers.
MenuDirections has the content that will inspire your menus to evolve with both your business and customers in mind.
Are you looking for ways to gain Continuing Education Credits? Expand your culinary knowledge while having fun in the process, only at MenuDirections 2017.
The 2017 agenda is packed with informative workshops, exciting demos and endless networking opportunities that are unmatched in the industry.
“I am very lucky to have attended all 14 previous MenuDirections conferences. Every year, I’ve been able to learn or take away something from each conference that has helped to shape the foodservice program we provide to our employees today.”Damian Monticello, FMP, CMP
Sr. Manager, Corporate Hospitality Services,
“This is an invaluable 3-day whirlwind of cutting-edge food news, industry hot trends, hands-on demos and professional networking. MenuDirections inspires all to make positive changes within your own foodservice operation.”Robert Landophi
Manager Culinary Development,
University of Connecticut, Dept. of Dining Services
“I always enjoy the spirit of this conference, and I always take away a great amount of ideas and concepts. The FoodService Director staff are always passionate, always accommodating and always willing to engage their readers.”James Roth
Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare
“2015 was my first MenuDirections Conference, and as an RDN, it was a great opportunity to implement some of these culinary practices into our menu options. I wish my culinary staff could have attended with me, as I know they would have enjoyed as much as I did…Maybe next year!”Jennifer Earnest
Department of Veterans Affairs
“MenuDirections has become my favorite conference of the year. Very valuable information and cutting-edge topics! Plus the Dine-Around is always a hit.”Jill Horst
University of California, Santa Barbara
“Excellent conference. Great energy. Awesome staff responsiveness and attention to detail. Well done!”Kate Dockins
Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals
“I don’t often get the opportunity to see what my industry is doing to reach new heights in foodservice. I thought MenuDirections was amazing! It was a great networking opportunity for me and everyone was super friendly and helpful!”Darla Mehrkens
“I loved being able to network and see what was happening in the other schools and healthcare dining rooms similar to my operation.”Guilma Moore
Copper Hills Youth Center
“Each culinary workshop had a lot of relevant, important information. I was interested from the beginning to the end of MenuDirections. Plus, it was refreshing to be around people so passionate about the foodservice industry.”Angela McCrorey
Lancaster County School District