General SessionLocation: Delta Ballroom D
What will the foodservice landscape look like five years down the road? And, more importantly, how will that impact your business? FoodService Director takes a deep dive into the future of menu, supply chain and more to paint that picture and help operators stay ahead of the trends.
Catering is already a revenue driver for many noncommercial operators---but it could be bigger. This panel discussion will explore tips, tricks and best practices for casting a wider net and expanding catering.
We all know that limited-time offers can help get diners in the door, but which sorts of LTOs make the most sense for your operation? Should you go with a total novelty item or something with broader appeal? Learn how LTO preferences can vary by gender, generation and region, and get some tips on how to draft the most enticing menu descriptions for your customer base.
Culinary Workshops (choose 1 of 3)
Signature sauces are quick and easy to prepare and can upscale a menu item like no other. Explore new ways to create cravable menus that promote customer loyalty using Texas Pete® products as a key ingredient.
Taste how good a signature sauce can be when you Sauce Like You Mean It!
Just what’s so comforting about comfort foods? Foods like pasta dishes, stews, roasts, chili, BBQ, pizza and more conjure up deliciously good times with both friends and family. Join Smithfield Culinary as we take a look at all the classics, some new takes on those old favorites, and some comfort foods with which you may not be that familiar, including on-trend and ethnic variations.