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Two and a half days of industry trends, data and solutions.
7:30am – 6:00pm

Registration & Information Desk

Location: Delta Foyer
7:45am – 8:45am

Networking Breakfast

Location: Delta Ballroom D
9:00am – 9:45am

Educational Workshops (choose 1 of 3)

Option 1: What Your Competitors Know
Location: Bayou A/B

These top trends from the retail and restaurant front can help you stay ahead of the curve.

Speakers:

Senior Editor, Restaurant Business and FoodService Director
Winsight Media

Option 2: Anatomy of a Renovation
Location: Bayou C/D

Learn best practices from your peers who have successfully revamped their operations. We’ll touch on technology, design efficiencies, operating during a remodel and more.

Speakers:

Editor
FoodService Director

Presented By:
Kitchens To Go
Option 3: The Next Frontier of Food Waste
Location: Bayou E

Cut food and packaging waste with these stealable ideas. During this interactive session, we’ll have an open discussion about what’s worked and what hasn’t for operators looking to achieve zero-waste goals.

Speakers:

Editor-in-Chief
FoodService Director

9:45am – 10:00am

Networking Break

Location: Delta Foyer
Presented By:
Cocovibe
Nestlé Professional
10:00am – 12:15pm

General Session

Location: Delta Ballroom D
State of the Industry

Presented by Technomic, this in-depth look at the state of foodservice will address current headwinds facing the industry. This discussion on industry sales, traffic and overarching trends will highlight what you need to know going into the next half of 2020.

Speakers:

Managing Principal
Technomic

Presented By:
Cocovibe
Winning Over The Workforce

Labor remains the top challenge for foodservice operators. To address these issues head-on, this panel will address solutions to current challenges by sharing success stories and best practices that have boosted hiring and retention—providing the audience ideas to bring back to their own operations.

Speakers:

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

Senior Director
Yale Hospitality

Director of Food & Nutrition
Eskenazi Health

Marketing Your Uniqueness

As you create a path that sets you and your operation apart, it's key to embrace the passion and uniqueness that you have to offer your market.

Speakers:

Celebrity Chef, Restaurateur, Author, Television Personality and Founding Partner & President
Morph Hospitality Group

Presented By:
Danone North America
12:30pm – 2:00pm

Vendor Fair Lunch

Location: Delta Ballroom B
12:30pm – 1:00pm

Meet & Greet with Maneet Chauhan

Location: Vendor Fair
2:00pm – 2:30pm

Refresh, Relax and Rejuvenate

Location: Delta Foyer
Presented By:
Cocovibe
Nestlé Professional
2:30pm – 3:15pm

Culinary Workshops (choose 1 of 3)

Option 1: Be BRILLiant - Creating Sweet Treats and Loyal Customers
Location: Bayou A/B

Sweeten your bakery & dessert portfolio with BRILLiant menu ideas. Join us for this interactive session! We will share current sweet bakery & dessert trends and consumer insights, followed by a hands-on, creative applications workshop that will help you create memorable experiences for your customers.

Speakers:

VP, Commercial Foodservice
Brill, Inc.

Culinary Specialist
Brill, Inc.

Presented By:
Brill, Inc.
Option 2: Get to Know Your Mango Across the Ripeness Spectrum
Location: Bayou E

The versatility of fresh mango begins with ripeness, from sweet-tart and crisp green mangos to sweet and ultra-juicy ripe mangos. Join us for a tasting session to explore exciting mango techniques and flavor pairings to create distinctive dishes and memorable menus with the world’s most popular fruit—mangos, the super fun superfruit!

Speakers:

Marketing Manager
National Mango Board

Foodservice Business Development
National Mango Board

Chef
National Mango Board

Presented By:
National Mango Board
Option 3: Product Innovation & Ingredient Sourcing
Location: Bayou C/D

Executive Chef Jeff Wirtz takes you through the creative process of product development, sourcing ingredients, working with suppliers all the way to the finish line of seeing the product come to fruition.

Speakers:

Chef, Vice President of Culinary Innovation
Blount Fine Foods

Presented By:
Blount Fine Foods
3:15pm – 4:45pm

ANFP & Technomic Healthcare Trends: Research, Data & Ideas for an Aging Population

Location: Canal A

Gain insight on how to improve your operation through data with ANFP, Technomic and Campbell’s. Industry research and benchmarking programs can help you stay abreast of emerging best practices and learn how your operation is performing against its peers. In addition, you’ll hear about successful limited-time offers and popular flavors that appeal to healthcare’s customer base. Campbell’s chefs will also share some exciting new menu ideas.

Presented By:
Campbell's Foodservice
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Awards Reception and Dinner

Location: Delta Ballroom D

Recognizing the 12 winners of the Foodservice Operation of the Month. We cap off the night by announcing the Foodservice Operator of the Year for 2019.

Presented By:
Hormel Foods Corporation
40+Speakers
400+Attendees