Networking Activities

Although this year’s event is virtual, there are still ample opportunities to network at conference!


December 1 & 8 | 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

When the virtual platform opens, visit sponsor booths and make appointments with company representatives during the conference to explore their latest innovations in products and services. Time has been set aside in the agenda to allow attendees to book appointments. Appointments can also be made throughout the conference (except during NMFTA, Hunger Games and general sessions) but we encourage you to utilize this time to meet face-to-face with exhibitor representatives. Explore the virtual innovation showcase at any time to download information, view videos and book appointments. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear what’s new from key representatives!

Please be sure to show your support to our generous sponsors, who have made this conference possible, by booking appointments.


December 3 | 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Each year SHFM conference attendees come together during our annual hunger awareness activity for an afternoon of fun and networking. In addition to providing an entertaining event, this portion of conference also offers an opportunity for SHFM to give back to the local community. Thanks to the generosity of SHFM members we have raised thousands of dollars to support local hunger initiatives.
With the enormous success of previous years, you won’t want to miss this year’s event. Each attendee will answer trivia questions with the goal of earning points for their team. Categories include TV and Film, Sports and Leisure and SHFM History. Each person will need two devices to play. Ideally, a computer to join the session and a smart phone to play the trivia game. You’ll need both devices (or two screens) for the best viewing experience.The team earning the most points wins! And best of all, proceeds from this year’s event benefit Food Rescue Baltimore.



We look forward to you joining us for this fun filled event!

If you are interested in participating or your company is interested in sponsoring this event, please visit our registration page or download the company sponsorship form.

Special Thank you to our Hunger Games Sponsors!
Ali Group
Clark Food Service Equipment
Culinary Advisors 
DayOne Hospitality Consulting
Deep Brook Associates
elite | studio e
Grubhub Campus
Hobart Food Equipment Group
Jackson Warewashing Systems
Kitchen Energy Solutions
Kitchens To Go built by Carlin
Marti and Dennis Gorum
NGAssociates Foodservice Consultants, Inc.
Rippe Associates
Tyson Foods
VerTerra Dinnerware
Vivreau Advanced Water Systems
Webb Foodservice Design Consultants
Zee the Cook



December 8 | 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Let’s toast to the holidays with your SHFM colleagues as we get together for an evening of conversation and fun! We’ll learn a little about crafting cocktails - then turn the cameras on as we mix it up multiple times and break out into small group networking lounges.