Take a Bite Out of JAX!

Join the industry’s brightest chefs & professionals for 3 days of relationship building, unparalleled education and delicious menu ideas.

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New to the Agenda

FLASH Talks, now at MenuDirections in 2016, are making great ideas more accessible. See what you can pick up in 15 minutes or less!

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Calling All Chefs

Sign up today for the opportunity to win some serious bragging rights at MenuDirections 2016 along with some other great prizes!

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Hands On Education

MenuDirections is the best networking and experience-sharing forum in all of foodservice. You won’t find this caliber of content anywhere else.

Culinary Workshops


Top Industry Suppliers

At each Vendor Fair Lunch, learn about emerging flavor profiles, build key relationships and take home recipes to test in your kitchens.

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Post My Plate

Post photos of your favorite dishes using #PostMyPlate in the caption and share your MenuDirections experience on social media.

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Come Hungry for Knowledge, Leave Full of Insights.

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Plan now to attend the 14th annual MenuDirections conference, “THE culinary event for all foodservice channels,” and uncover ways to revitalize your menus—no matter which segment you serve. By bringing together some of the industry’s finest chefs, foodservice directors, restaurant operators and suppliers we’ll explore the hottest flavor profiles and exchange business-building ideas you can’t get anywhere else.

This is YOUR opportunity to connect with peers and build meaningful business relationships while gathering incomparable insights in the process. It is our promise…that the trends, solutions and best practices featured at MenuDirections, will help take your operations to the next level. Take a look at all this conference has to offer both noncommercial and commercial sectors.

From all of us at FoodService Director and Restaurant Business, we hope to see you there!

The Industry Comes Together at MenuDirections

Segments in Attendance


Colleges & Universities


Elementary Schools


Hospitals & Senior Living


Corporate Dining & Government Services


Contract Management Companies


QSRs, Fast-Casual & Family Dining

What Makes This Event so Unique?


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 both noncommercial and commercial foodservice.

Going Postal for Coastal

In 2016, we’re headed to the Florida coast to bring together more than 300 the finest chefs, foodservice directors, restaurant operators and manufacturers.

It's All About the Food

Whether its gluten-free or veggie-based, we’ve got 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 2016.

Unparalleled Content

The 2016 agenda is packed with informative workshops, exciting demos and endless networking opportunities that are unmatched in the industry.

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