Optional Activities

sustainable keepcup

In the interest of sustainability, we are excited to offer attendees an opportunity to purchase a 12 oz. reusable glass Menus of Change KeepCup. Pre-purchase a KeepCup for $12 (They will be $22 on-site)! The KeepCup is great for both cold and hot beverages served throughout the conference, as well as sampling beer and wine at receptions. We encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to reduce and reuse through the purchase of a KeepCup or by bringing your own reusable water bottle to this year’s Menus of Change Leadership Summit.

Pre-ordered KeepCups will be available for pickup at conference registration. KeepCups will also be available for purchase during the conference at the full retail rate of $22. Only reusable water bottles and KeepCups will be permitted in the General Session Theater.


Attendees who pre-register for the lunch & tour should plan to arrive at the CIA between 12:30 and 12:45pm for registration, which will take place in the Marriott Pavilion. You must check in at the Marriott Pavilion first. When you register onsite, we will provide a voucher for you to enjoy lunch in the Egg (CIA’s extraordinary new student dining facility), where you can select an entrée from any of our walk-up stations including: The Line, Innovation Kitchen, or Salad Bar along with an Agua Fresca, Water or Coffee from the Marketplace, and either a cookie or piece of whole fruit for dessert. After enjoying lunch, at 1:45pm, our student tour guides will meet you at the entrance to the Egg to take you on a tour of the CIA campus, which will conclude at the Marriott Pavilion so you can enjoy registration refreshments and networking just before the conference beings.

  • When: June 17, 12:30-3:00pm
  • Where: Marriott Pavilion
  • Cost: $25 (non-refundable)


To purchase a KeepCup, or or to register for the pre-conference campus tour, please do the following:

  1. Click here to modify your registration.
  2. Enter your email address and confirmation number, then click "OK".
  3. Click the “Modify” button at the top of the page.
  4. Verify and/or update your contact information, then click "Next".
  5. Select the items that you would like to purchase.
  6. Click "Next" at the bottom of the page once you have made your selections.
  7. Complete your payment, and click “Finish” to complete your purchase.

Refunds are not available for optional add-ons at this time. 

If you have any questions, please contact Katie Cincotta (katherine.cincotta@culinary.edu) or Caitlin Petrucelli (caitlin.petrucelli@culinary.edu).