Speaker: Andy Dratt (Imbibe)
Attendees will come away with an understanding of the most prevalent beverage trends, functional and versatile ingredients and novel technologies to incorporate into their menu to help capture a wider segment of consumers and ultimately increase sales.
Speaker: Lizzy Freier (Technomic, Inc.)
Lizzy will cover current menu trends around snacking, including both menu and consumer data, powered by Technomic. She will conclude with takeaways regarding these menu adaptations and offer insights on future snacking trends.
Speaker: Shehzad Hoosein (Cannabistry Labs)
Presents the unique set of opportunities and challenges within the Cannabis Industry.
Speaker: Dr. Tonya C. Schoenfuss (University of Minnesota)
This session will highlight how changes starting with milk source and continuing through the time you receive it to use, affect your experience when using cheese in food products.
Speaker(s): Tim Hand and LeAnne Garoutte (Kinetic12 Consulting) and 3 industry innovation experts
Hear about an exciting new industry best practice called “Foodservice Collaborative Innovation”, developed by a board of 35 manufacturers and chain operators, and the RCA.