THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
|7:10 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
||Wellness Wake-up Activity
(Optional: No charge)
A twenty minute guided breathing class will help jump start your morning with clarity and a sense of peace. It will relieve stress and anxiety as well as being good for your lungs, posture, oxygen intake and blood pressure.
|7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
||Rise & Shine Station
Sponsored by David Rio San Francisco, Mondelez International and National Food Group, Inc.
Grab a beverage and a bite in a beautiful outdoor setting before heading to this morning’s General Session. Brunch follows the session at 10:15 a.m. New Members and First Time Attendees can use this time as an additional way to meet other SHFM members in a designated area. Join your colleagues and get to know our volunteer leaders during this networking opportunity.
|8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.||Registration & Silent Auction Checkout|
|8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Sponsored by Aramark
The Future Workforce: Attracting and Retaining the Best Young Talent
Kelly Killian (Moderator), Chief Content Officer and Editor-in-Chief, Foodservice Equipment Reports / FER Media LLC
Danielle Pedersen, Business Development Manager, Briggo
Corey Silverstein, General Manager, Flik Hospitality Group
Rachel Telschow, Area General Manager, Sodexo Corporate Services
Brisbane Vaillancourt, Vice President Operations, Aramark
We all know the FUTURE is here, and the young professional population is becoming a vital part of the day-to-day and future success of our companies and industry. Do you want to hear about what attracts them to certain companies, what benefits are important, does free food matter, what do they need from company leaders and how they define work – life balance?
Then please join the members of our Rising Star Scholarship Program as they are moderated by Kelly Killian, FER's Chief Content Officer and Editor-in-Chief. This panel is bound to create lively and valuable discussion, with an unprecedented opportunity to understand the minds of the key leaders of tomorrow. Don’t let young talent be snatched up by your competitors. Come support our Young Professionals at this enlightening session!
|10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.||Brunch
Sponsored by Jackson Warewashing Systems, Inc., Perdue Farms and RC Fine Foods
While enjoying brunch, don't miss this opportunity to participate on an SHFM committee or simply test the waters to see what committees are all about! Be a part of growing SHFM and your network all at the same time. Join one of SHFM’s committee meetings and fuel the future.
|11:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.||Innovation Showcase / Networking Tables
This will be your last chance to visit sponsors who will be exhibiting their latest innovations in products and services. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn what’s new from key representatives.
|1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Sponsored by ISS | Guckenheimer and PepsiCo
Embracing Change – Engaging the Future
Michiel Bakker, Director of Global Programs for Real Estate & Workplace Services, Google
Change! It happens - and Michiel Bakker loves it. He also lives it – as Food@Google is changing food@work and the foodservice industry. Hear Michiel share his journey from Hotelier to the Director of Global programs at Google. Learn how he is bringing great food experiences to life and how they can enable individuals to be their best. Discover how Michiel is disrupting the food industry with global partnerships focused on balanced plant forward offerings, rediscovered foods and sustainability. Be prepared for a few technology insights as well. Become inspired to embrace and effect change today.
|2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.||Networking Break
Sponsored by Larry Joyner & Associates, Inc. and McCormick & Company
|3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Sponsored by SODEXO
At the Crossroads: Transforming Workplace Hospitality
Jerry White (Moderator), Associate Publisher, PLATE Magazine
Barbara Boden, MD Global Amenity Services, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Mark Freeman, Global Strategic Manager for Foodservice, Ford Motor Company
Elicia Young, Sr. Program Manager, Intuit
Disruption + Innovation = Transformation. One thing we know for sure is that today’s customer/guest continues to redefine our workspaces and our programs. The Millennial and Gen Z generations are making the rules (or discarding them altogether) and we need to keep ahead of these game-changers. What happens to hospitality in an increasingly tech-driven, low-interaction, data-driven marketplace? Does high tech necessarily mean low touch? What do clients want from their business partners in this dynamic business climate?
Join this conversation as three SHFM executives discuss the challenges and opportunities within and outside the modern workplace hospitality environment. Presented in a conversational, onsite café setting, these industry leaders will relate their unique and varying experiences as they pertain to physical structures, leadership, and corporate culture. Key take-aways from this session include ideas for more effective customer engagement, how the adoption of technology transforms menu and culinary currency and informs and streamlines POS. The group will also discuss how technology supports organizational agility, helps define corporate culture, drives the P&L, and improves both internal and external relationships. A lively Q&A session will keep the conversation going.
|5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.||Young Professionals Debrief
(Rising Stars Required)
|7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
||California Dreamin’ - Closing Evening Event
Sponsored by Vollrath Company
You won’t want to leave California and your SHFM colleagues behind until you’ve enjoyed one last evening of food and fun. Savor the flavors of West coast BBQ and test your skills in lawn games with the Santa Rosa Mountains as your backdrop. This casual evening is just what you’ll need to wind down and chill out before heading home.