General SessionLocation: Capitol Ballroom
Sustainability is the responsibility of all members of the food community, from farmers and laborers to foodservice operators and consumers. How does noncommercial foodservice fit in? What is its unique responsibility and contribution to the growth of the sustainable agriculture community?
Best-in-class noncommercial operators discuss how they further a sustainable mission in their operations, including strategies, return-on-investment, and innovative, outside-the-box practices.
Culinary CompetitionLocation: Georgia Hall 6
It’s not as cutthroat as Iron Chef but not quite as genteel as The Great British Bake Off. It’s MenuDirections’ 7th annual Culinary Competition, where noncommercial chefs prepare delicious dishes from a mystery basket of ingredients, all to the tune of a ticking countdown clock. Don’t miss the excitement as your peers compete for great prizes and, most importantly, bragging rights!
Foodservice Operation of the Year Awards DinnerLocation: Capitol Ballroom
Recognizing the 12 winners of the Foodservice Operation of the Month as well as the winners of the Annual MenuDirections Culinary Competition. We cap off the night by announcing the Foodservice Operator of the Year for 2018.