Monday, June 17 8:00am – 6:00pm

Registration & Information Desk

Location: Ellington Pre-Function
Monday, June 17 8:00am – 2:00pm

Vendor Fair Setup

Location: Overlook
Monday, June 17 2:00pm – 3:30pm

General Session

Location: Ellington Salon D-F
Editor v. Editor

Different Areas of the Industry, Different Views!  In this dynamic session hear from Restaurant Business Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Maze, and FSD Editor-in-Chief Tara Fitzpatrick as they interview each other and provide a look into what is happening from each side of the foodservice space.  Learn how certain trends may impact the industry as a whole and walkway with key ideas for future planning!


Senior Executive Editor, The Restaurant & Food Group
Informa Connect

Restaurant Business

Sustainability Overview
The State of Sustainability in the Industry

Hear from Top Operators from All Sectors of the Industry Who are Making a Difference by Pushing Initiatives Forward and Facilitating Progressive Changes!


Associate Editor | Moderator
FoodService Director

Chef Manager
Harvest IFNH, Rutgers University

Industry Building Blocks ‘Mini Session’- Solution Based Fireside Chat and Case Study Review
Monday, June 17 3:30pm – 3:45pm

Transition Break

Monday, June 17 3:45pm – 4:30pm

Workshops (Choose 1 of 3)

Flavors and Trends: Exploring Pacific Rim Cuisine

During this presentation we will explore what PRC is and dive into the vibrant ingredients that make this cuisine so incredible.  We will also discuss the penetration of PRC across all segments and why PRC resonates with operators and consumers.

Presented By:
King's Hawaiian
Option 2
Presented By:
Impossible Foods
Option 3
Monday, June 17 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Vendor Fair Reception

Location: Overlook

Join us to celebrate the first day of MenuDirections overlooking Midtown Atlanta! Mingle with colleagues and old friends and explore new solutions from MenuDirections's supplier partners as you enjoy food and refreshments. 

Monday, June 17 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Dinner on Your Own