Two and a half days of industry trends, data and solutions.
7:30am – 4:00pm

Registration & Information Desk

7:30am – 8:45am

Networking Breakfast

8:45am – 9:30am

Culinary Workshops (choose 1 of 3)

9:30am – 10:00am

Networking Break

10:00am – 12:00pm

General Session

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Vendor Fair Lunch

1:30pm – 1:45pm

Networking Break

1:45pm – 3:45pm

"Hosted Byer 1:1 Meetings"

Location: Delta Ballroom D
3:45pm – 4:15pm

Networking Break

4:15pm – 5:00pm

Culinary Workshops (choose 1 of 3)

4:15pm – 5:00pm

Tour of the Gaylord's Kitchen

6:30pm – 7:00pm

Awards Reception

7:00pm – 8:30pm

Awards Dinner



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.