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 18, 2020

9am - 4pm EST

WHERE:

Suburban Collection Showplace

46100 Grand River Ave Novi, MI 48374

Seminars

8:00am - 9:00am, Seminar Stage #100: 

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 #100:

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 #100:

Greening up your Disposables

Rob Zuercher, National Account Manager, Pactiv

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

1:00pm - 2:00pm, Seminar Stage #100:

IDDSI: From Education to Implementation

Nutrition Resource Center, Gordon Food Service Cindy Cysewski, 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 #100:

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.  

Menu Stops

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 #531

9:30am - 9:50am

Dessert Innovations

Our Chefs demonstrate easy ways to mix and match sweet ingredients to create craveable signature desserts.

10:15am - 10:35am

Snacks, Shareables & Bar Bites

Learn how to capitalize on this hot menu category to expand the variety of flavors you offer your dining guests.

11:00am - 11:20am

Dessert Innovations

Our Chefs demonstrate easy ways to mix and match sweet ingredients to create craveable signature desserts.

11:45am - 12:05pm

Snacks, Shareables & Bar Bites

Learn how to capitalize on this hot menu category to expand the variety of flavors you offer your dining guests.

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.

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