Conference Beat™ – Worlds of Flavor 20th Annual Conference, Legends of Flavor, Napa Valley, April 2018

Posted on: April 24th, 2018 by ypulse No Comments

For the past 20 years, this conference has explored culinary frontiers and raised thought provoking discussions on global food trends, food ethics and the responsibility of culinary change makers to educate as they entice consumers with the latest food and beverage sensations. Notable at this year’s conference was the large attendance of professionals from college and university foodservice and culinary educators from high schools on a mission to educate, nourish and capture the imaginations of the consumers of tomorrow.

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Conference Beat™ – Research Chefs Association (RCA), Savannah, Georgia 2018

Posted on: April 3rd, 2018 by ypulse No Comments

The most-attended Research Chefs Association (RCA) conference to date, with more than 1,200 attendees and 140 exhibitors, this is where new product developers, food scientists and R&D chefs gather to find new solutions and insights for the year to come.

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Conference Beat™ – Late Winter Conferences 2018

Posted on: March 12th, 2018 by ypulse No Comments

The International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) and Menu Directions (MD) have uniquely different perspectives. At IACP culinary professionals gather to examine issues related to food and modern lifestyles. At MD foodservice professionals gather to share ideas on their businesses and their customers.

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Conference Beat™ – International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), New York City 2018

Posted on: March 4th, 2018 by ypulse No Comments

The International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) conference is where food influencers and content creators meet to be inspired and challenged as they examine issues related to food and the impact is has on modern lifestyles and culture. This conference defines the context of culinary conversation for the year ahead.

Next Frontier of Food Products

Scalable sustainability will push the boundaries of food systems as we know them today. New product concepts in ideation phase include using lab-grown meat technology to grow endangered species; for example shark fin soup is still culturally relevant but dubious in current sourcing practices. Another idea is a crop rotation cracker: using a different bean or legume in the formulation based on the principle of rotating crops to maintain the longevity of the soil.

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Conference Beat™ – Winter Fancy Food Show, San Francisco, January 2018

Posted on: January 26th, 2018 by ypulse No Comments

The Specialty Food Association’s Winter Fancy Food Show is the first major food industry forum of the year where buyers and sellers come to see the newest foods, flavors and ingredient trends. With over 1,400 exhibitors from more than 20 countries, this show attracts a wide range of food business segments including: specialty and gourmet retail, supermarkets, mass merchandisers, foodservice operators and distributors.

What’s In and What’s Out

Diets are out and culinary lifestyles are in.  Lifestyle diet choices are driving innovation.

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Conference Beat™ – Ideation Fresh Foodservice Forum, New York, December 2017

Posted on: December 19th, 2017 by ypulse No Comments

The New York Produce Show and Ideation Fresh Foodservice Forum brought together thought leaders in the domestic and international produce business with leading retailers and restaurateurs to explore what’s hot now and what’s on the horizon for fresh food.

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Conference Beat™ – Les Dames d’Escoffier International, Newport Beach, CA, October 2017

Posted on: November 1st, 2017 by ypulse No Comments

Members of Les Dames d’Escoffier International gathered in Newport Beach, California for their international conference. This is a diverse group of culinary professionals in the food, fine wine and hospitality industry. It was a week of tasting, exploring and debating the hot topics and latest trends. There are always lively discussions and rarely unanimity on any issue when this group convenes.

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Conference Beat™ – National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show, Chicago, October 2017

Posted on: November 1st, 2017 by ypulse No Comments

Every year the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show attracts nearly 24,000 industry professionals. The attendees converge on the show floor and see the new trends, products and technology available for convenience stores.

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Fast, Fresh & Fun Convenience Retail Tour, Chicago 2017

Posted on: October 17th, 2017 by ypulse No Comments

Our recent consumer survey from Culinary Visions® Panel revealed that 84% of the consumers surveyed agreed that while convenience is important, they won’t compromise on taste. With this guide, you won’t have to compromise either.

This self-guided tour includes our choice of deli counters, marketplaces, gourmet sandwich shops, cucine and grab and go stations best exemplifying the fast, fresh and fun trends. And of course, they’re all delicious.

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Conference Beat™ – Foodscape, Chicago, August 2017

Posted on: August 15th, 2017 by ypulse No Comments

The future of food was the focus of this conference, where industry leaders and entrepreneurs with cutting edge new businesses met to share fresh ideas and new thinking on food and technology.

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  • REGULARLY ATTENDED TRADE CONFERENCES

    United Fresh Produce Association FreshStart Conference 

    Winter Fancy Food Show

    International Association of Culinary Professionals Conference

    Salon International de l'Alimentation (SIAL)

    National Restaurant Association Show

    Sweets & Snacks Expo

    International Dairy Deli Bakery Association Show

    National Association of College & University Food Services National Conference

    School Nutrition Association Annual National Conference

    Institute of Food Technologists' Annual Event and Food Expo

    National Association of Convenience Stores Show

    Les Dames d' Escoffier International Conference

    International Foodservice Editorial Council Annual Conference

    Private Label Manufacturers Association Show

    New York Produce Show



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