Business building ideas through food & culinary
7:45am – 12:30pm

Registration and Information Desk

7:45am – 9:00am

Vendor Fair Breakfast

9:00am – 11:00am

Sponsor Tear Down

9:15am – 10:00am

Culinary Workshops (Choose 1 of 3)

From the latest flavors to trending preparation methods, tune up your menu with ideas, insights and inspiration from these targeted educational workshops.

Option 1: Besting Barbeque
Option 2: Building a Better Bundle: Coffee and Snacks to Go
Option 3: Using the Underutilized Cut
10:15am – 11:10pm

General Session

How to Make New Menu Items Work for You

Senior Editor
Restaurant Business Magazine and FoodService Director Magazine


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