General SessionLocation: Archie M. Griffin-West
Come join us for a session that is sure to awaken your senses and broaden your cultural horizons. Together we will uncover the magic and health benefits of exotic spices. A spotlight on some popular and iconic South Asian dishes will debunk some common misconceptions, revealing the true diversity, richness and, above all, accessibility of this delectable culinary tradition.
What’s the secret sauce that draws potential hires to a job at a streetside restaurant instead of a position within your organization? Peter Romeo, labor reporter for Restaurant Business magazine, shares the strategies and tactics that are enabling savvy restaurant operators to recruit and retain staff that might otherwise be yours.
With the ongoing labor challenge, how can your operation attract and retain top talent? In this lively panel discussion, three graduating students from Ohio State University’s Hospitality Management Program will provide valuable insights for potential employers. As your future foodservice and hospitality workforce, they’ll share their top priorities in choosing a job, the skills and real-world experiences they bring to the table, why workplace culture matters, and what they hope to change about the industry as their careers take off.
Campus Dining Operations Tour
Embark on a college dining services tour, delving into a vibrant all-you-care-to-eat operation and a bustling retail location, both renowned for their high volume and diverse menus. Experience firsthand our innovative technological solutions, enhancing efficiency, food systems sustainability, and convenience through digital ordering systems and autonomous delivery. Journey behind the scenes into our culinary production kitchen, witnessing the creation of high-volume grab-and-go meals and sustainable practices. This tour offers a glimpse into the dynamic and varied world of college dining, showcasing culinary expertise and a commitment to an exceptional dining experience for the campus community.