Monday, June 17 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Registration & Information Desk

Monday, June 17 2:00pm – 3:30pm

General Session

VIP Fireside Chat - to be announced soon!
Monday, June 17 3:30pm – 3:45pm

Networking Break

Monday, June 17 3:45pm – 4:30pm

Workshops (Choose 1 of 3)

Monday, June 17 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Vendor Fair Reception

Tuesday, June 18 7:45am – 4:45pm

Registration & Information Desk

Tuesday, June 18 8:00am – 8:45am

Networking Breakfast

Tuesday, June 18 8:45am – 9:30am

Workshops (Choose 1 of 3)

Tuesday, June 18 9:45am – 10:45am

General Session

AI vs. HI- Unlocking Flavors of the Future by Combining Human Intelligence with Artificial Intelligence

Whether you are fine-tuning existing dishes or venturing into unexplored trend territories, leveraging AI platforms can serve as a stepping-stone to achieving culinary brilliance!  During this session Chef Ian Ramirez will guide us through interactive program to explore the synergy between AI and Human Intelligence within recipe and menu development. This eye-opening presentation we will examine how AI can be a powerful tool for recipe development; while proving that the power of the human brain is what can take these ideas to the next level. Get ready to unlock the secrets of flavor mapping, an exercise that empowers humans to take culinary innovation to the next level. Join us as we embark on a flavorful journey, discovering how AI and human intelligence harmoniously blend to unlock the vibrant flavors of the future!

Tuesday, June 18 10:45am – 11:00am

Networking Break

Tuesday, June 18 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Vendor Fair Lunch

Tuesday, June 18 2:30pm – 3:45pm

General Session

Consumer & Menu Trends to Watch

Description: During this session, Technomic’s Director of Menu Research & Insights Lizzy Freier will cover off on consumer and menu trends to watch. We’ll delve into current data around consumers, including the behaviors and preferences of various demographics (gender, generation, and region), followed with the menu trends that relate to those consumers.

Labor Shifts

Description: A lively discussion with onsite leaders from each segment about operations, technology, the workforce and new regulations! 

Tuesday, June 18 3:45pm – 4:00pm

Networking Break

Tuesday, June 18 4:00pm – 4:45pm

Workshops (Choose 1 of 3)

Wednesday, June 19 7:30am – 8:30am

Networking Breakfast

Wednesday, June 19 7:45am – 11:00am

Registration & Information Desk

Wednesday, June 19 8:30am – 9:30am

1:1 Meetings

Wednesday, June 19 9:45am – 11:00am

General Session

Impactful Insights on USDA Regulations

Description: Hear from a panel of industry professionals about key information on the new USDA updates and how it may affect the supply chain and menus.

The MD Editorial ‘Quickfire’ Roundup

Description: Parting Thoughts and Shots with the FSD Editorial Team- Hear their take and get the inside scoop on top trends, Insights, and Takeaways from MD 2024!