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Helping you find solutions that can transform menus & operations

Come Hungry for Knowledge, Leave Full of Insights.

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MenuDirections is headed to North Carolina to bring professionals, like you face to face with the top influencers in noncommercial foodservice. Join these menu masters for three days of real relationship building, unparalleled education and, more importantly, delicious menu ideas.

Sixteen culinary workshops, four general sessions, the Dine-Around Charlotte restaurant tour, the fifth annual culinary competition and two vendor fair lunches—MenuDirections is packed full with business-building content that is unmatched in the industry. Add in the endless networking opportunities and you’ll leave this event with a handful of new ideas and contacts.

The Westin Charlotte

Everything about The Westin Charlotte hotel leaves you feeling healthier and more relaxed than when you arrived. A quick walk brings you to upscale shopping, dining and nightlife at the EpiCentre, or you can access any destination in the city effortlessly via the LYNX Light Rail stop outside our doors. After a day of travel, meetings or sightseeing, recharge and replenish in fresh, bright and invigorating rooms featuring skyline views and signature Westin perks like our Heavenly Bed® and Heavenly Bath®. Stay energized with WestinWORKOUT, Heavenly® Spa massages, Gear Lending with New Balance® and Run WESTIN™. Dine at JP Charlotte, where you will enjoy authentic southern flavors with a splash of cosmopolitan character.

For booking and more hotel information, CLICK HERE

Justify Your Trip

Need your supervisor’s permission to attend MenuDirections in 2017? Here’s a little something to help you justify the trip! Download this predrafted letter then customize the content in order to gain the approvals you seek.

CEU On-site Offerings

American Culinary Federation

General Hours: 9.5

Assoc. of Nutrition &
Foodservice Professionals

General Hours: 8.75
Food Show Hours: 1.0

Commission on Dietetic Registration

General Hours: 9.0

School Nutrition Association

General Hours: 6.75

The Attendee Experience

Contact Us

Registration & Hotel Assistance:

Clair Niblett

Manager, Conference Operations

Operator Assistance:

Mark Hatch

Director, Trade Relations, Foodservice

(480) 377-3419

Sponsor Assistance:

Bill Anderson

Vice President, Noncommercial Foodservice Director