General Sessions
3 days filled with learning, networking, and building meaningful relationships.
8:30am – 11:00am

Registration & Information Desk

Location: Ellington Pre-Function
8:45am – 9:30am

Food 4 Thought Business Breakfast

Location: Ellington Salon A-C

Find your seat, grab a bite and then dive into a lively discussion with your tablemates!  This is your opportunity to connect with fellow professionals and tackle some of the industry's hottest topics over your morning meal! 

9:30am – 9:45am

Transition Break

9:45am – 11:00am

General Session

Location: Ellington Salon D-F
Culinary Challenge ‘Mini Session’

Back of the House Solutions and Trend Focused Ideas. A quick culinary demo to showcase menu efficiencies with limited ingredients.  


Vice President of Culinary
American Dining Creations

The Food-as-Medicine Movement

An apple a day may in fact help keep the doctor away! Join Senior Editor Benita Gingerella and a panel of industry experts for an enlightening session around functional foods and the balance they play between menu innovation and nutrition. Learn how food can be more than just fuel for the body, food can be medicine!   This discussion will provide new insights and ideas as these experts explore the important role of “food-as-medicine” within on-site foodservice, and how operators from all segments can incorporate this growing trend into their program.



Senior Editor | Moderator
FoodService Director

O'Neil Nutrition Communications

Vice President, Nutrition and Industry Relations
Relaltions, Chartwells K12

Senior Director of Culinary Innovation
Morrison Healthcare

The MD Editorial ‘Quickfire’ Roundup

Parting Thoughts and Shots with the FSD Editorial Team- Hear their take and get the inside scoop on top trends, Insights, and Takeaways from MD 2024! 


Senior Editor
Restaurant Business, FoodService Director

Associate Editor
FoodService Director

FoodService Director

Senior Editor
FoodService Director

Restaurant Business

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

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