Assess the ever-fluctuating state of the restaurant industry by attending Technomic's Restaurant Trends and Directions Conference. It will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH
Where else can you rub elbows with food world royalty at one session and then learn their deepest secrets at another but at Food and Wine magazine's annual Classic at Aspen. Three words: Buy tickets early.
The International Corporate Chefs Association hosts its 2009 Summit at the historic Driskill Hotel in Austin, TX.
DEEP IN THE HEART
The Southwest Foodservice Expo has a three-day run at the Dallas Convention Center.
WAY BETTER BAKING
Polish your skills at the 5-day World Pastry Forum, then watch the 2009 National Pastry Team Championship. The JW Marriott Desert Ridge Hotel in Phoenix hosts both events.
The Hawaii Lodging, Hospitality and Foodservice Expo has a 2-day run at the Blaisdell Center in Honolulu.
IMBIBE THE VIBE
Craft cocktails are the focus when Tales of the Cocktail 2009 starts pouring in New Orleans. The Hotel Monteleone is the overall headquarters; individual events take place at multiple venues across the city.
The Orlando World Center Marriott hosts the American Culinary Federation's 2009 national convention.
GREEN AND GROWING
All segments of the produce industry head for the Monterey Convention Center in Monterey, CA, to participate in the Produce Marketing Association's Foodservice Conference, Tours & Expo. This year's theme: Innovation.
The articulation of service standards will reach a peak when members of the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers gather at the Renaissance Hotel in Cleveland for CHART's 78th semi-annual Hospitality Training Conference.