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You’re invited to explore the possibilities at our Show and map out a course to success: 

  • Discover menu inspiration

  • Sample delicious creations

  • Talk to industry experts

  • Learn about business solutions

WHEN:

March 25, 2020

9am - 4pm EST

WHERE:

David L Lawrence Convention Center

1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

Seminars

Menu Stops

 

8:00am - 9:00am, Seminar Stage #108: 

Thrive Farmers - A Sustainable Beverage Program in Today’s Competitive Market

Matthew Doran, Senior Territory Manager, Thrive Farmers International

Thrive Farmers is creating the highest quality coffees and teas in the marketplace.   Learn more about how you can partner with Thrive, engaging your customers and differentiating your business in the marketplace.  

 

 

9:15am - 10:15am, Seminar Stage #108:

Menu Trends 2020

Chef Gerry Ludwig, Corporate Consulting Chef, Gordon Food Service

Learn about the innovative menu ideas our culinary R&D team sampled at the best new restaurants in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. See the opportunities and the Kitchen-Tested Recipes created to support them.

10:30am - 11:30am, Seminar Stage #108:

Greening up your Disposables

Rob Zuercher, National Account Manager, Pactiv

An overview of strategies and considerations for sustainable disposables in noncommercial foodservice operations. 

11:45am - 12:45pm, Seminar Stage #108:

Action on Staffing

Operators continue to struggle with labor. This panel will discuss tactics to overcome challenges in hiring, training and retaining workers. Come with questions!

1:00pm - 2:00pm, Seminar Stage #108:

IDDSI: From Education to Implementation

Nutrition Resource Center, Gordon Food Service Nancy Barwick, MS, RD, CD, Regional Dietitian, Lyons Magnus

The International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative is a global focus with the goal of improving the lives of over 590 million people living with dysphagia. Learn more about this initiative and what it means for your operation, residents or patients.

2:30pm - 3:30pm, Seminar Stage #108:

Thrive Farmers - A Sustainable Beverage Program in Today’s Competitive Market

Matthew Doran, Senior Territory Manager, Thrive Farmers International

Thrive Farmers is creating the highest quality coffees and teas in the marketplace.   Learn more about how you can partner with Thrive, engaging your customers and differentiating your business in the marketplace.  

 

Check out these ​chef-driven presentations​ throughout the Show for quick finds on ​trends and new approaches​ to set your business apart. 

Live Stage Booth #627

9:00am - 10:00am

What's the Dish? Instagram 101 
In this 101 session, you’ll learn best practices for what your Instagram feed should look like and a high level overview of important features you should be taking advantage of to maximize your success on the platform.

10:15am - 10:45am

Let the Food Shine - Food Photography

In this session, we’ll teach you some insider tips on how to achieve a mouth-watering photo that will be sure to turn heads and get customers into your restaurant as soon as possible. From setting up the shot to being ready to post it, consider this your step by-step guide to having an “on point” Instagram feed.

11:00am - 12:00pm

Elevate your Instagram Strategies

This session will teach you new tricks of the trade and ways to elevate the content you’re publishing on Instagram. From interactive story ideas to running contests, there are many ways to take your Instagram to the next level.

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Master Bartender Charles Joly Live  
Charles Joly, First James Beard Award-Winning Bartender
Voted greatest bartender in the world, the man who has provided cocktails at events like the Grammys, the Oscars and the Emmys will share his expertise on the latest trends in beverage and bar service. Enjoy an interactive presentation and learn how beverages can help profits pour in.

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Let the Food Shine - Food Photography

In this session, we’ll teach you some insider tips on how to achieve a mouth-watering photo that will be sure to turn heads and get customers into your restaurant as soon as possible. From setting up the shot to being ready to post it, consider this your step by- step guide to having an “on point” Instagram feed.