Menus of Change Program Overview
Recognizing the continued, strategic importance of the Menus of Change initiative to the future of our industry—including rebuilding from the devastation of this pandemic—we will be staging our 2020 Menus of Change Summit this summer in a six-week, serialized virtual format. Our eighth edition of this CIA leadership program will feature a few hours of high-impact, interactive online programming each Wednesday beginning on July 22 and running through August 26 from 10AM – 12:30 PM PDT / 1 – 3:30 PM EDT.
The topics addressed by the new virtual series of this year’s Menus of Change Leadership Summit will be critically relevant to chefs and operators working to re-open and secure the financial sustainability of their restaurants and foodservice operations.We believe that business strategy focused on personal and public health, environmental stewardship and restoration, and social responsibility must continue to drive innovation and change if our industry is to be successful in securing a thriving, resilient future.
This year’s Menus of Change Summit features our largest conference faculty ever, with top talent including nutrition and environmental scientists, consumer insight experts, chefs and culinary entrepreneurs, business leaders and investment analysts, industry sector innovators, journalists and climate communications specialists, suppliers large and small, food systems change-makers, world cuisine experts, policy advocates, futurists, biodiversity leaders, and more.
In collaboration with summit sponsors, we are making this Menus of Change Leadership Summit: Virtual Summit available tuition-free to foodservice operators on a space available basis.