Live Webinars

Live webinars have many advantages as a distance learning option. Connect with other collegiate foodservice professionals from the comfort of your campus, while having a real-time option for asking questions and interacting with other participants. Webinars save you money and time that you would have otherwise spent on travel, and often allow you the opportunity to broadcast the presentation to all your staff at once. Most NACUFS webinars allow for questions during the webinar, as well as contact information to follow up with the presenters after the program.


Join your colleagues for an exciting line-up of speakers sharing their expertise and interest in student food trends; identifying and addressing food insecurity; and religious food practices. Sign up for one, two or all three webinars.

Program times/dates: All sessions will be held on WebEx® Meeting Center from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. (EST) | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (CST) | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (MST) | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (PST)
Cost: $80 members/$100 non-members per webinar

Working with Students to Deliver Catering Excellence across Campus
Tuesday, October 10, 4-5p.m. EST -
Rescheduled: Tuesday, December 5, 4-5 p.m. EST

If your catering operation supports a wide range of clients and activities on your campus – from formal presidential receptions to simple department coffee breaks – then you know that service quality and consistency are critical to your department’s reputation and repeat business. How are you preparing your student employees for success in this complex catering environment? Do service expectations change with different clients and venues? Join Amy Rasmussen, Catering Manager at Utah State University, to explore these questions around managing service excellence and training your student employees. Audience members will be asked to review several catering service blunders, and discuss how they might address similar situations with their student employees. People – Customer Service

The Modern Consumer: Understanding Tomorrow’s Tastemakers Today
Tuesday, October 31, 4-5 p.m. EST
This webinar presents findings from a 2017 Y-Pulse LLC study of dining preferences for 18- to 34-year olds. Join Sharon Olson, founding partner of Y-Pulse LLC, as she explores what this age group is saying about food-focused events, memorable food experiences, convenience, local sourcing and nutrition. Learn how you might incorporate these findings into your campus menus. Culinary – Food Trends

Food and Religious Practices on Your Campus
Tuesday, November 14, 4-5 p.m. EST
Religion often reflects a dietary restriction, abstinence or adherence. Special dietary and religious needs often require guidance from a dietitian or nutritionist, however, not all operations have access to an RD. Join Dr. Peggy Policastro, RDN, Director of Behavioral Nutrition/Student Ambassador Program at Rutgers University for an update of her 2011 NACUFS webinar on religious food practices. This webinar is appropriate for anyone wishing to learn more about Islamic, Jewish and Christian common dietary practices. Culinary - Meal Planning

Webinar dates, times, speakers and topics are subject to change.


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When form is completed, FAX your registration form to: (517) 332-8144, attention: Katie Kiter ● E-mail  ● mail to: NACUFS, 1515 Turf Lane, Suite 100, East Lansing, MI 48823

For more information or to submit a topic for future Webinars: 
Contact the NACUFS Education Team by Email or call (517) 332-2494.