April 15, 2019

Planting sustainability seeds at Restaurant Show

During this year’s National Restaurant Association Show, operators will find out just how easy it is to be green!

Restaurateurs who want to add a dash of sustainability to their operations will have access to tips and tools and best practices on how to accomplish their eco-friendly goals, including reducing food waste, incorporating recycling into back-of-the-house operations or providing more sustainable food options on menus.

Here are just a few of the educational offerings at this year’s Show, May 18-21, at McComick Place Convention Center in Chicago:

Nutrition and Sustainability: The Best of Both Worlds on Your Menu
Learning Center: North Hall - Booth 7400
Date: May 18, 1 p.m.

Operators will learn how to incorporate nutrition and sustainability from brands that have successfully made that leap. Restaurant sustainability and nutrition experts will explain how best to weave both topics into an appealing food platform that attracts younger, Millennial and Gen Z customers. Discover ways to make your brand “future proof”. The Association’s Jeff Clark will lead the session.

Telling the Story of Your Seafood: How to Avoid Mislabeling, Protect Your Reputation and Achieve Sustainability
Learning Center: North Hall - Booth 7400
Date: May 19, 10 a.m.

In this session, moderated by the Coastal Culinary Academy’s Barton Seaver, and featuring renowned chef and author Rick Bayless and Delaware North Cos.’ Josephine Theal, restaurateurs will learn ways to avoid buying mislabeled seafood product or substituted species, and how to avoid menu mislabeling. Seaver will also discuss best seafood sourcing practices that could positively affect bottom lines, sustainability efforts and customer loyalty.

The Plant Forward Boom
Culinary Experience Center: South Hall - Booth 2389
Date: May 19, 10:15 a.m.

Learn about the best ways to incorporate plant-based products onto your menus. They’re no longer a trend, but, rather, an alternative dining style. Explore how to create exciting, healthful and nutritious offerings your customers will not only expect, but love.

Be a part of the Centennial celebration. Attend the 100th National Restaurant Association Show. Register today