THEIR TURN TO LEARN
The Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers gathers 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. The Fairmont Hotel in Chicago is the site.
WAY OUT WEST
The Los Angeles Convention Center hosts the annual three-day run of the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo. The Ferdinand Metz Foodservice Forum handles educational chores.
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 in Nashville, TN.
Hey, how many heirloom tomatoes are there? The Kendall-Jackson winery in Fulton, CA, touts 175 varieties for its 12th annual Heirloom Tomato Festival. One week later, on 9/14, the NatureSweet Carmel TomatoFest promises that 350 types will be on display during its event at the Quail Lodge Resort in Carmel (www.tomatofest.com).
MEGA MEET AND GREET
The Women's Foodservice Forum convenes its invitation-only Executive Women's Summit at the Ritz-Carlton in Chicago.
THE BIG PICTURE
Find out where the foodservice industry stands today and where it's headed tomorrow as the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association presents Foodservice Forecast and Outlook 2008. The first site of this three-venue seminar is the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. It repeats on Sept. 22 at the Westin San Francisco Airport in Millbrae, CA, and on Sept. 26 at the Renaissance Meadowlands Hotel in Rutherford, NJ.
ASSEMBLE THE TROOPS
Learn how to make the numbers add up as SS&G Financial Services puts on the latest edition of its popular Restaurant CFO Bootcamp. Guest speakers include Dennis Lombardi and Capital Growth Advisers' Phil McDonough. Site is the Four Seasons Las Vegas.