Monday, October 17 10:00am – 5:00pm

Registration & Information Desk

Location: Morris Inn
Monday, October 17 2:00pm – 2:45pm

Opening General Session

Location: Smith Ballroom at Morris Inn
Hard Pivot: The New Model for Dining Services
Speakers:

Associate Vice President – Business Services
Northeastern University

Monday, October 17 3:00pm – 3:45pm

FSD Educational Workshops (choose 1 of 3)

What’s happening in restaurants: Examining the top trends

Winsight editors slice and dice what’s taking shape on the restaurant side of the foodservice business, covering everything from menu and operational trends to emerging brands and marketing.

Speakers:

Editor-in-Chief
Restaurant Business

Senior Editor
Restaurant Business, FoodService Director

Planet-friendlier cuisine, sustainability and shrinking carbon footprints

Sustainability goals that may have been put on the shelf during the pandemic are now returning front and center. Learn how operations in noncommercial and beyond are making eco-friendly initiatives a top priority and engaging staff and diners around them.

Speakers:

Editor-in-Chief
FoodService Director

Next in tech: Automation, robots and more

As the labor crunch and customer expectations continue to evolve, technology is playing a larger role than ever in the front and back of house. From AI and smart vending to delivery robots, hear how foodservice operators are employing new technologies to deliver more efficient, convenient and customized service.

Speakers:

Editor
FoodService Director

Editor-at-Large and Vice President of Content Innovation
Restaurant Business

Monday, October 17 3:45pm – 4:15pm

Networking Break

Location: McKenna Hall Prefunction (Ryan Forum)
Monday, October 17 4:15pm – 5:00pm

Culinary Workshops (choose 1 of 3)

Monday, October 17 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Welcome Reception

Location: Dahnke Ballroom (Duncan Student Center)
Tuesday, October 18 7:45am – 8:45am

Breakfast Provided by the Culinary Team at Notre Dame

Location: McKenna Hall Prefunction (Ryan Forum)

The University of Notre Dame culinary team will host an inspiring breakfast featuring their latest successful menu creations.

Tuesday, October 18 7:45am – 6:00pm

Registration & Information Desk

Location: McKenna Hall
Tuesday, October 18 9:00am – 10:30am

Campus Tour

Location: Depart McKenna Hall for Tour Groups
Tuesday, October 18 10:45am – 11:45am

General Session

Location: Smith Ballroom at Morris Inn
Big Data
Speakers:

Frank M. Freimann Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Director, DIAL Lab, Director, iCeNSA
University of Notre Dame

Welcome to University of Notre Dame
Speakers:

Senior Director of Dining at Notre Dame

Tuesday, October 18 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Vendor Fair Lunch

Location: Dahnke Ballroom (Duncan Student Center)
Tuesday, October 18 1:30pm – 2:00pm

Refresh, Relax and Rejuvenate

Tuesday, October 18 2:15pm – 3:00pm

Innovation Workshops (choose 1 of 3)

Tuesday, October 18 3:00pm – 3:30pm

Networking Break

Location: McKenna Hall Prefunction (Ryan Forum)
Tuesday, October 18 3:30pm – 4:15pm

Culinary Workshops (choose 1 of 3)

Tuesday, October 18 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Awards Celebration Party

Location: Foley's
Join us for a fun-filled evening in celebration of our FoodService Operation of the Month Awards.
Wednesday, October 19 7:45am – 12:00pm

Registration & Information Desk

Location: McKenna Hall
Wednesday, October 19 7:45am – 8:45am

Networking Breakfast

Location: Smith Ballroom at Morris Inn
Wednesday, October 19 9:00am – 10:00am

General Session

Location: Smith Ballroom at Morris Inn
What’s the Next Service Style?
Speakers:

Director of Operations, All Day Kitchens

Labor and Succession Plans
Speakers:

Editor-at-Large and Vice President of Content Innovation
Restaurant Business

Wednesday, October 19 10:15am – 11:00am

Culinary Workshops (choose 1 of 3)

Location: McKenna Hall
Wednesday, October 19 11:15am – 12:00pm

Closing General Session

Location: Smith Ballroom at Morris Inn
How to Revive Your Menu - LTOs, Flavors, and More!

Post-pandemic, driving traffic with enticing menu items will be essential for operators in all segments. In this presentation, we will uncover menu tactics and trends that are helping drive sales and generate buzz with various demographics, while looking at predictive menu trends on the horizon to help you plan for years to come.

Speakers:

Director, Menu Research & Insights
Technomic

Associate Editor
Technomic