MenuDirections - Business Building Ideas

March 8 - 10, 2020 Nashville, TN

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The only culinary-focused, business-building and networking event for all noncommercial foodservice segments.




Thought leaders focused on the noncommercial foodservice segments will lead an agenda designed around the latest trends, data and solutions.

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MenuDirections is a must-attend event for leading foodservice directors and executive chefs looking to take their business to the next level. Our educational workshops, culinary demonstrations, vendor fairs and general sessions are designed to help you find solutions to overcome your day-to-day challenges.

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The ingredients and flavors trending at independent restaurants often inspire menu ideas at more mainstream operations. To track what’s happening now in food and beverage, Technomic examined more than 50 menus from indies across the U.S., ranging from food trucks to fine-dining destinations.

Despite a historic drop in unemployment, foodservice operators enjoyed a slight slowdown in employee turnover midsummer, with the data signaling the dawn of a trend rather than a pause from years of acceleration, according to new research.

In a departure from its fast-casual roots, Toronto-based Freshii introduced its own school lunch program for the 2018 school year.