TO SALT OR NOT?
Why not get ahead of nutritional issues before they happen? That's the thinking of the National Restaurant Association as it rolls out its Sodium and the Healthy Plate Conference. The event will bring together stakeholders from the restaurant, foodservice and health communities for a wide-ranging discussion on this soon-to-be scrutinized topic. Among the conference presenters: CSPI honcho Michael Jacobson. The event will have a three-day run at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago.
CHEFS HIT THE STRIP
Culinarians from every corner of the U.S. gather in Las Vegas for the 2008 edition of the American Culinary Federation's National Convention. The MGM Grand hosts.
Want to find out how to hire, or even become, a secret shopper? You can do both by attending the Mystery Shopping Providers Association's Fifth Annual Educational Conference For Shoppers. Event site is the Pittsburgh Westin.
FRESH TO THE MAX
Learn about the newest products and trends in the fresh produce industry by attending the Produce Marketing Association's Foodservice Conference & Exposition. The Monterey, CA, Conference Center is the site. The PMA's Fresh Produce Academy has a two- day run prior to the conference, on 7/24 and 7/25.
THEIR TURN TO LEARN
The top teachers in foodservice gather at the Gaylord National just outside Washington, DC, for CHART's 76th semi-annual training conference.
A HEADS-UP ON HIRING
The Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance's first-ever Talent Development Summit tackles diversity outreach, retention and training issues at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago.
WAY OUT WEST
The Los Angeles Convention Center hosts the annual three-day run of the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo.
The World Pastry Forum offers two- and five-day courses of instruction in the pastry arts. The World Pastry Team Championship follows on Aug. 31-Sept. 1. Both events will take place at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN.