Culinary Workshops

Special events taking place throughout Menu Directions act as jumping-off points for relationship building. Within the 2019 program, there are several valuable ways for you to expand your network, test new products, learn from the success of others, attain new clients and tell others about your business. Check out the list!


3:30pm – 4:15pm

Option 1: Chef Perspective: How to Run a More Sustainable Kitchen

3:30pm – 4:15pm

Option 2: Making the Most of Limited Time Offers

3:30pm – 4:15pm

Option 3: Incorporating Global Flavors into Everyday Bites

8:45am – 9:30am

Option 1: Prioritizing the Plant-Forward Menu

40+Speakers
400+Attendees

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