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General Sessions
3 days filled with learning, networking, and building meaningful relationships.
7:45am – 4:45pm

Registration & Information Desk

Location: Ellington Pre-Function
8:00am – 8:45am

Networking Breakfast

Location: Overlook
8:45am – 9:30am

Workshops (Choose 1 of 3)

Option 1
Presented By:
Golden Malted
Option 2
Presented By:
Galley Solutions
Option 3
9:30am – 9:45am

Transition Break

9:45am – 10:45am

General Session

Location: Ellington Salon D-F
AI vs. HI- Unlocking Flavors of the Future by Combining Human Intelligence with Artificial Intelligence

Whether you are fine-tuning existing dishes or venturing into unexplored trend territories, leveraging AI platforms can serve as a stepping stone to achieving culinary brilliance!  During this session Chef Ian Rameriz will guide us through interactive program to explore the synergy between AI and Human Intelligence within recipe and menu development. This eye-opening presentation we will examine how AI can be a powerful tool for recipe development; while proving that the power of the human brain is what can take these ideas to the next level. Get ready to unlock the secrets of flavor mapping, an exercise that empowers humans to take culinary innovation to the next level. Join us as we embark on a flavorful journey, discovering how AI and human intelligence harmoniously blend to unlock the vibrant flavors of the future!

Speakers:

Founder
Mad Honey Culinary Studio

10:45am – 11:15am

Networking Break

Location: Ellington Pre-Function
Presented By:
Pacific Northwest Canned Pears
11:15am – 12:00pm

Workshops (Choose 1 of 3)

Option 1
Option 2
Option 3
12:00pm – 12:15pm

Transition Break

12:15pm – 2:15pm

Vendor Fair Lunch

Location: Overlook

Enjoy a roving lunch as you stroll through the Vendor Fair visiting our supplier partners to learn about new offerings, helpful solutions and more!

2:15pm – 2:30pm

Transition Break

2:30pm – 3:45pm

General Session

Location: Ellington Salon D-F
Consumer & Menu Trends to Watch
Speakers:

Editor
Technomic

Labor Shifts

A lively discussion with onsite leaders from each segment about operations, technology, the workforce and new regulations! 

Speakers:

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

3:30pm – 5:30pm

Vendor Fair Teardown

Location: Overlook
3:45pm – 4:00pm

Transition Break

4:00pm – 4:45pm

Workshops (Choose 1 of 3)

Option 1
Presented By:
J.R. Simplot Company - Boise, ID
Option 2
Option 3
5:30pm – 7:30pm

Taste Venture

Location: Ellington Pre-function/Foyer
Presented By:
Hormel Foods
20+Speakers
200+Attendees