The excitement is building as we are moving closer to spring, warmer weather, and the Midwest Regional Conference at the University of Wisconsin - Madison from March 25th through 27th!!
The conference team led by Verne Scholl and Jennifer Powers at the University of Wisconsin - Madison have been working diligently to ensure participants will have a tremendous experience.
This is a three-day event full of educational programming, a thrilling culinary competition, and meaningful networking opportunities, all designed to help college and university foodservice professionals find solutions that can transform their operations.
The 2018 agenda features 18 interest sessions and 3 super sessions presented by college and university colleagues and industry members who are at the forefront of the field. The keynote speakers include former NFL wide receiver Antonio Freeman and futurist Garry Golden. On Monday there will be a showcase featuring new products and services available to college and university foodservice institutions with over 100 booths. Take advantage of other events such as the Culinary Challenge, Wisconsin Welcome Dinner, Dinner on the Town, and the Closing Dinner to network with your colleagues.
If you come in early, you will want to sign up for one of the following pre-conference programs: Cook Chill (on campus) and Brewery Tour; a Local Cheese & Wine Tour; a walking tour of UW-Madison dining facilities, or a discussion of upcoming trends in college and university and food service.
I appreciate the opportunity to serve NACUFS as your Midwest regional direction and I welcome your continued thoughts and feedback. If you have questions about any of the items mentioned above, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Lisa Krausman, RD, LD
Purchasing Manager, Administrative Dietitian
University of Northern Iowa