Breakout Session Registration

Menus of Change is sure to sell out this year, again. If you haven't already registered, click here to do so now. Registration will close be closing soon.

Already registered? You need to select your breakout sessions:

Breakout sessions will take place on Thursday, June 18, with one section at 10:30 a.m. and another at 3:30 p.m. There are six options in each section, and enrollment is on a first come, first-served basis. We encourage you to register at your earliest convenience. Note: registration for breakout sessions will not close before the conference and you will be able to change your schedule online at any time. However, because space is limited and the conference is near capacity, we advise you to register now.

Here is the link to Breakout Session Registration. Just type in your name and e-mail address--the same information you used when you first registered--and complete the process. If you have any problems, please review the detailed instructions here.


The third annual Menus of Change leadership summit will take place on the Hyde Park Campus of The Culinary Institute of America, June 17-19, 2015. You can register here or by clicking on the green registration button at the bottom of any page on the site. The leadership summit will take place at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, June 17-19, 2015.

In order to meet the goals outlined in the Menus of Change Annual Report, we must bring together diverse sectors that don’t often connect but are all involved with issues surrounding health, wellness, sustainability, foodservice, and food sourcing. We seek participation and input from thought leaders, entrepreneurs, decision makers, and policy visionaries at our annual leadership summit, including:

  • C-level executives, vice presidents, and others in senior management
  • Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists working in the food and foodservice sectors
  • Chefs and menu decision-makers
  • Food and beverage executives from independent restaurants, chain restaurants, and other volume foodservice operations including hotels, campus and corporate dining, and supermarket prepared foods
  • Leaders in research, nutrition, sustainability, and public health from government agencies and academia
  • Leaders from nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and foundations addressing food, health, and sustainability issues

If you represent a manufacturer of food or foodservice products and/or a supplier to the foodservice industry, please be in touch with the CIA’s Strategic Initiatives Group sponsorship team leader Cathy Jörin, who can review support opportunities with you. 

Members of the media should contact Jan Smyth for information about media coverage and credentials.

Category Dates Available Registration Rates
September - January 15
January 16 - March 31
April 1 - June 17
to industry
September - June 17

Alumni of The Culinary Institute of America receive a special rate of 10 percent off on registration in any category. To obtain the discount, include your graduation year and special discount code in the registration system. The code will be included in an alumni e-mail message after registration opens.

Group discounts: Tickets for groups of 5 or more are eligible for a 10-percent discount on the rate in effect at the time of registration.

2015 Cancellation Policy:

  • 50 percent of tuition price refunded from the time of registration through March 30, 2015
  • No refunds after March 31, 2015
  • Cancellation policies are "for any and all reasons"

Transfer Policy: 

  • You may transfer your registration to a colleague within the same registration category for a $100 transfer fee. Please contact Shannon Harrison or call 707-967-2416 if you need to do so.

To register, follow this link and complete the form.