Two and a half days of industry trends, data and solutions.
8:30am – 4:30pm

Registration & Information Desk

2:00pm – 2:45pm

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. Options coming soon!

2:45pm – 3:00pm

Networking Break

3:00pm – 3:45pm

Editorial Workshops (choose 1 of 3)

3:45pm – 4:15pm

Networking Break

Location: Delta Lobby
4:15pm – 4:45pm

Culinary Workshops (choose 1 of 3)

5:00pm – 6:30pm

Networking Break

Location: Delta Lobby
6:30pm – 7:30pm

Opening Reception & Culinary Competition



The ingredients and flavors trending at independent restaurants often inspire menu ideas at more mainstream operations. To track what’s happening now in food and beverage, Technomic examined more than 50 menus from indies across the U.S., ranging from food trucks to fine-dining destinations.

Despite a historic drop in unemployment, foodservice operators enjoyed a slight slowdown in employee turnover midsummer, with the data signaling the dawn of a trend rather than a pause from years of acceleration, according to new research.

In a departure from its fast-casual roots, Toronto-based Freshii introduced its own school lunch program for the 2018 school year.