Tuesday, July 23 7:15am – 10:30am

Registration and Information Desk

Tuesday, July 23 7:15am – 8:45am

RD Charity Desk

Tuesday, July 23 7:30am – 10:30am

RD Lounge

Tuesday, July 23 7:30am – 8:30am

Networking Breakfast

Tuesday, July 23 8:00am – 8:45am

Education Forums (choose 1 of 8):

Take advantage of the opportunity to learn from the industry’s leading experts. They'll share the recent successes and challenges their businesses have faced and deliver useful takeaways.

Option 1: Culinary
Option 2: How To Improve Your Restaurant’s Bottom Line Through Excess Food Tracking & Reduction

Every year, restaurants and other food service entities in the U.S. squander $161 billion due to excess food purchasing, preparation and disposal.  By methodically tracking and reducing your restaurant’s excess food, for every $1 invested in food waste reduction, your business can save $7.  In this session, you’ll learn about the environmental and economic impacts of wasted food, how to leverage EPA’s Food Recovery Hierarchy, and strategies & tools for measuring and reducing the volume of surplus food generated on a day-to-day basis.

Option 3: Technology 
Option 4: Supply Chain
Option 5: Expansion
Option 6: Workforce
Option 7: Preparing Restaurants for the Cultural Demographic Shift

Take a picture of consumers dining in your establishments today and compare it to three, two, even one decade from now. The images will portray a distinct evolution toward a more diverse consumer as the growth of Hispanic, Black/African American, and Asian populations continues to transform both the consumer landscape and the foodservice industry. The food and dining preferences of these groups have been and will continue to be influential and far-reaching. Learn what you can do today, and in the coming decade, to prepare for these impactful and long-lasting demographic and cultural shifts.

Option 8: Innovation Forum
Tuesday, July 23 9:00am – 10:30am

General Session

RD Charity Grand Prize Drawing

Vice President, Industry Affairs | Honorary Co-chair
The Coca-Cola Company

Presented By:
Coca-Cola Company, The
Where to Find Money in 2019?

With an eye toward growth, there are a lot of different channels for finance and funding. 


Executive Editor
Restaurant Business Magazine

A Conversation with Phil Rosenthal

Creator & Host, "Somebody Feed Phil" and James Beard Award Winner