Two and a half days of industry trends, data and solutions.
8:30am – 4:30pm

Registration & Information Desk

10:00am – 1:00pm

Culinary Tours

2:00pm – 2:45pm

Culinary Workshops (choose 1 of 3)

From the latest flavors to trending preparation methods, tune up your menu with ideas, insights and inspiration from these targeted educational workshops. Options coming soon!

2:45pm – 3:15pm

Networking Break

3:15pm – 4:00pm

Culinary Workshops (choose 1 of 3)

4:30pm – 6:30pm

Welcome Reception

6:30pm – 7:00pm

Enjoy Nashville Nightlife On Your Own



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.