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MenuDirections is headed back to the Big Easy 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 delicious menu ideas.

Sixteen culinary workshops, four general sessions, the 6th 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.

New Orleans Marriott

The energetic nightlife, buoyant music, authentic cuisine—you’ll be able to experience it all firsthand when you book a stay at the New Orleans Marriott. Situated in the heart of the French Quarter, this downtown hotel is within walking distance to premier attractions, including Jackson Square, Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and the world-famous Bourbon Street.

For booking and more hotel information, CLICK HERE.

Justify Your Trip

Need your supervisor’s permission to attend MenuDirections in 2018? 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: 12

Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals

General Hours: 11

Commission on Dietetic Registration

General Hours: 11.5

School of Nutrition Association

General Hours: 7.75

The Attendee Experience

Contact Us

Registration & Hotel Assistance:

Clair Niblett

Manager, Meetings & Events

Operator Assistance:

Mark Hatch

Director, Trade Relations, Foodservice

(480) 377-3419

Sponsor Assistance:

Bill Anderson

Vice President, Noncommercial Foodservice

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