General Sessions
1:30pm – 3:00pm

General Session

From Noma to K-12: How a High-end Chef is Tackling Noncommercial Foodservice

Brigaid founder, and former Head Chef of Noma in Copenhagen (perennially named the best restaurant in the world), Dan Giusti discusses his transition from the restaurant world to K-12 school foodservice.

Speakers:

Editor-at-Large
Winsight Media

Founder
Brigade

Annual State of the Foodservice Industry

Technomic’s Joe Pawlak lays out the economic drivers, consumer demands and legislative landmines impacting the noncommercial segments today.

Speakers:

Managing Principal
Technomic

40+Speakers
400+Attendees

MenuDirections News

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.