Innovate the Plate Foodservice

Connections, trends, strategies: Find it all at the PMA Foodservice Conference & Expo — the premier event focused on fresh produce in foodservice.

  • Network with 1,800+ attendees, including 600 buyers, with purchasing power from across the supply chain. 
  • Hear from leading chefs and industry experts on topics essential to your business.
  • Explore 170 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and solutions in our Foodservice Produce Expo

 Due to renovations at the Monterey Convention Center, the conference activities are located as follows:

The opening reception, Hands-on Fruit & Vegetable Training, networking breakfast and strolling lunch, and conference education sessions will be held in the Monterey Marriott on Friday and Saturday, July  28 and 29.

The expo only will be held Sunday, July 30, at the Portola Hotel & Spa in the DeAnza Ballroom and foyer and the Custom House Plaza Tent, an outdoor area adjacent to the Portola.

Conference Committee

Thank you to our 2017 Foodservice Conference Committee for all their hard work!

Trends Influencing Consumers' Menu Choices in 2017

Trends Influencing Consumers’ Menu Choices in 2017
Restaurant industry sales are forecasted to reach US $799 billion in 2017, a 1.7 percent gain (adjusted for inflation) over the industry’s estimated 2016 sale, according to the National Restaurant Association’s “Restaurant Industry Outlook 2017”. Significant variance among geographic regions and industry segments will affect restaurant sales performance, with quick service and fast-casual sales expected to total US $233.7 billion in 2017, a 5.3 percent gain over 2016 sales volume.
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The PMA Foodservice Conference provides the most comprehensive opportunity, on an annual basis, for buyers and suppliers to meet at one event.  It offers everyone, including first-timers, an inside look at how healthy, fresh produce makes it to the plate.

Brent L. Scattini, Mission Produce, Inc.

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