Jazz Up Your Operations - March 4–6 - New Orleans Marriott Register Now »

Where leaders across noncommercial segments come to share ideas and improve operations.

One operator called the program a “collision of ideas,” thanks to its practical menu, culinary and business-building solutions as well as outside-the-box presentations. With a focus on sustainability, transparency, and strengthening consumer and employee relationships, MenuDirections is a must-attend event for foodservice directors and suppliers who want to jazz up their operations.

2018 Featured Speakers

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Attendee Segment Breakdown

42+ Colleges & Universities
30+ Hospitals & Senior Living
15+ K-12 Schools
10+ Business & Industry
3+ Other
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Operators Come For

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10:00 am–12:00 pm

More AHF Roundtable: Staffing for Success


Salon A, B, C

Staffing and employee recruitment continue to be the top issues facing the non-commercial foodservice professionals. Come share your successes, share your struggles, learn from your peers, and take comfort in the collective wisdom of the AHF.

Register here – https://ahf.memberclicks.net/staffing-for-success18

11:00 am–4:30 pm

Registration & Information Desk

1:30 pm–3:00 pm

General Session

2:00 pm–6:00 pm

Sponsor Set-up

3:00 pm–3:30 pm

Networking Break

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3:30 pm–4:15 pm

More Culinary Workshops (choose 1 of 3)

From the latest flavors to trending preparation methods, tune up your menu with ideas, insights and inspiration from these targeted educational workshops.

5:45 pm–9:30 pm

More Taste of New Orleans


Southern Food and Beverage Museum

The Southern Food & Beverage Museum is a unique and comfortable space, reminding you of both your mother’s kitchen and a country juke joint. In the glow of vintage neon signs, sip cocktails, eat and mingle, while trying out turn of the century kitchen tools. In this “movable feast,” chefs will cook local favorites and bartenders will pour delicious cocktails in front of the Museum of the American Cocktail exhibit. Join us for this special experience!

5:45pm – 6:00pm | Check In at New Orleans Marriott Canal Street entrance off the hotel lobby
6:00pm | Group Departure from Hotel
6:15pm – 9:15pm | Taste of New Orleans Dinner Southern Food & Beverage Museum
9:15pm | Group Departure to Hotel

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This is your opportunity to connect with peers and build meaningful business relationships while gathering insights in the process. It is our promise that the trends, solutions and best practices featured at the conference will help take your menu and operations to the next level.

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