Thursday, July 27, 2023
This unique opportunity, like speed dating, allows foodservice produce suppliers to connect face-to-face with foodservice operators and distributors, opening the door for more in-depth conversations in the future.
Applications are open until June 16th. Apply here.
Monterey Bay Live!
Coming to you from the Monterey Conference Center's famous Steinbeck Ballroom – Monterey Bay Live! Today’s guests include some incredible people who are challenging your menus and your appetites. You won’t want to miss their stories and unique perspectives on the foodservice industry. They’ll challenge you to think differently and return to work with the passion to challenge the status quo.
This session will conclude with the awards ceremony for the Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards program.
Fresh Ideas Showcase
See new ideas and be inspired by products and services introduced since July 2022 – then visit the show floor to learn more.
Women's Fresh Perspectives Reception
*This is a separately ticketed event
Networking Reception at The Barns
Kick things off by reuniting and connecting in a fun, casual setting.
Friday, July 28, 2023
Fresh Ideas Showcase
See new ideas and be inspired by products and services introduced since July 2022– then visit the show floor to learn more.
Don’t miss this session featuring the latest foodservice industry research from Technomic followed by Pick Your Path breakouts sessions focused on chefs, K-12, and sustainability.
8:15 – 9:10 am: Foodservice Directions and Implications on the Produce Industry
The foodservice industry has faced serious disruption over the past several years but now has been rejuvenated into driving growth and evolution. Join us for a look into how the industry is changing and how produce’s position, importance and role is advancing with it.
9:15 – 10:00 am: Pick Your Path
Choose from 4 breakouts to learn about and discuss the latest with award-winning chefs, K-12 directors & distributors, IFPA's sustainability expert, and a panel focused on supplier diversity.
- Triumphs & Challenges: Award-winning Chef Panel
Join a panel conversation to learn about the opportunities and challenges the chefs are seeing in today’s climate of inflation, supply and labor challenges, and the rise of plant-based and plant-forward menus.
- Fruit & Vegetable Programs in K-12 Schools
In this session you will hear from school and produce leaders who are working to increase students’ comfort-level, interest, and consumption of fresh produce at school and beyond.
- Sustainability Market Trends
- Supplier Diversity and Inclusive Procurement
Join us for a conversation about foodservice industry efforts to advance inclusive procurement and supplier diversity to meet consumers' increasingly values-based buying behaviors.
Foodservice Produce Expo
Location: Monterey Conference Center – 1st Floor – Serra Ballroom
Portola Hotel & Spa – 1st Floor – DeAnza Ballroom
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