Pastry whizzes and wannabes alike head to the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix to attend the 2011 World Pastry Forum. First they can absorb four days of classes taught by top pastry industry pros. Then they'll watch or participate in the World Pastry Team Championships, which take place on 7/8-9.
Boutique vegetable grower The Chef's Garden brings a star-studded lineup to its Milan, OH, headquarters for the 9th Annual Veggie U Food & Wine Celebration. Proceeds fund the Veggie U. initiative, which brings vegetable growing information to fourth-grade classrooms nationwide. Among the foodie celebrity guests: Ruth Reichl, Amanda Freitag and Steve Ells.
The American Culinary Federation hosts its 2011 national convention at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, TX. Attendees will learn the latest culinary trends and watch chefs and student-chefs compete.
The Produce Marketing Association brings all facets of the fresh produce industry together at the Monterey, CA, Conference Center for its 30th annual Foodservice Conference, Tours and Expo event. More than 1,500 attendees and 155 exhibitors are expected.
Expect a high-energy event when foodservice training experts gather at the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for the 81st semiannual CHART Hospitality Training Conference. This year's theme: Taking Care Of Business.
The Western Foodservice and Hospitality Expo celebrates its 75th anniversary with a three-day run at the San Diego Convention Center. It's colocated with Expo Comida Latina
Explore a different sourcing channel at Natural Products Expo East 2011. Site is the Baltimore Convention Center.
The Gaylord Texan Resort, Grapevine, TX, hosts a trio of colocated conferences:(Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators Conference), FS/TEC (Foodservice Technology Conference) and the food-centric Menu Trends and Directions event.
Think the economy has gotten back on its feet and it's time to introduce a new concept or rev up the one you already have? Learn how to make either move the right way from the successful restaurant entrepreneurs who'll be sharing their wisdom at the new W.I.S.E. — Winning Ideas from Successful Entrepreneurs — Summit. Set for July 26-27 at the Drake Hotel in Chicago, W.I.S.E. is sponsored by Restaurant Hospitality and Nation's Restaurant News. Attendees will learn key insights into growing their business and their profits as some of the biggest names in the industry reveal how they got where they are today — and how you can get there, too. Presenters include KFC developer Gov. John Y. Brown, Jr., Papa John's founder and c.e.o. John Schnatter, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises concept genius Richard Melman, Raising Cane's Todd Graves and Antonio Swad, founder of Wingstop and Pizza Patron. Interactive roundtable discussions will enable attendees to get one-on-one business advice from our panel of knowledgeable entrepreneurs. For more information call 813-627-6992 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.