Early/Mid-July 2021
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Start Networking and Connecting
Supercharge your experience online throughout July. Registered attendees and exhibitors can log in and search attendees and reach out to set up meetings anytime. As always, the exhibitor directory will be open to everyone to learn about the latest products and services and reach out for more information. Those attending in person can also "favorite" who they wish to visit on the show floor in Monterey.           

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
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9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration
Location: Monterey Conference Center
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Buyer Sourcing Meetings*
Location: Monterey Conference Center
Opportunity for foodservice produce suppliers to connect with foodservice operators and distributors, in a fast-paced, low pressure environment, opening the door for more in-depth conversations in the future.
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Happy Hour and a Half with Center for Growing Talent
Location: Monterey Conference Center– 2nd Floor – Jeffers Plaza
Kick off Foodservice Conference while supporting Center for Growing Talent. Join us for cocktails and conversation, network with friends old and new.

*Separate registration required

Thursday, July 22, 2021
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7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Monterey Conference Center

8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Continental Networking Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Foodservice Insights and Innovations to Thrive: General Session and Peer-to-Peer Discussion Groups
Location: Monterey Marriott - San Carlos Ballrooms

Gather the hottest culinary and foodservice trends and take your company to the next level as the foodservice industry rises post-pandemic. This session will support your efforts to fast-track your operation. A deeper dive in small breakouts with peers and industry leaders across the foodservice supply chain will follow. Share your experiences, learn from others and walk away with actionable insights.

11:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Foodservice Produce Expo
Location: Monterey Conference Center – 1st Floor – Serra Ballroom
Portola Hotel & Spa – 1st Floor – DeAnza Ballroom

Are you poised to take advantage of the health and plant-forward menu trends consumers want when they dine out? You'll find all the latest products/services, menu ideas, and companies that can fill your produce requirements. Often called the most important afternoon in foodservice, the Foodservice Expo highlights all that and more.

11:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Networking Lounges
Location: Monterey Conference Center – 2nd Floor – Steinbeck Lobby, Jeffers Plaza & Stevenson Terrace

Take a mask break, connect with peers and recharge with lunch or exhibitor food samples before you get back to business on the show floor.

12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Chef’s Creation Lunch
Location: Monterey Conference Center – 2nd Floor – Steinbeck Lobby, Jeffers Plaza & Stevenson Terrace

Immerse yourself in the creativity of chefs as we celebrate all things foodservice. Enjoy lunch as you watch chefs in action.  

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Reception at the Barns
Location: The Barns at Cooper Molera
535 Polk Street, Monterey, CA

Celebrate those who wear their love of foodservice on their sleeves. Reconnect with your foodservice industry colleagues in a fun, casual setting.

Through July 2021
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Continue Networking and Connecting
Continue connecting online.   

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Patti Shanks Johnson, CMP

Meeting Manager

+1 (302) 607-2115

Email Patti

Erin Liu

“The Foodservice Conference gives me an inside perspective on produce production. I’m attending to see new products, labor-saving applications, and speakers who give voice to the latest and greatest – things I haven’t seen before. “  

Erin Liu,
Account Manager,
Vesta Foodservice