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November 9-11, 2017 
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120 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd • South Bend, Indiana 46601
Click HERE for Driving Directions

Scroll to the bottom of the page to register

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Announcing Special Guest............

Jean Ronnei, SNS

Jean Ronnei, SNS
Senior Consultant, ProTeam Foodservice Advisors
2015-16 President of the School Nutrition Association

Jean will join us on Friday morning for the intallation of new officers ceremony.
Jean will also be offering her expertise with 2 back to back
breakout sessions on Friday...What's All the Fuss about Marketing and
Food Waste: The Latest Movement

Fantastic General Session Speakers 
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Opening General Session: Thursday, 9:00am

Donna Cutting, CSP is the author of two books on customer service. Her most recent book, “501 Ways to Roll Out the Red Carpet for Your Customers,” was named by Forbes columnist Shep Hyken as one of the best business books of 2015. As the Founder and CEO (Chief Experience Officer) of Red-Carpet Learning Systems, Inc., she leads a team of customer service experts that train organizational leaders turn prospects into delighted customers; and delighted customers into raving fans. Also an in demand keynote speaker, Donna has presented, consulted and developed training programs for a variety of customers in the senior living and healthcare; hospitality and entertainment; financial; and other fields.


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Opening General Session: Friday, 9:15am
Breakout Session:  Friday, 11:50am

Matt Booth is an internationally known attitude expert.  You might say, “aren’t we all!” but in truth an attitude expert is someone who understands that the success or failure of a person’s life is secured by their attitude towards it.  Matt’s humor, quick wit, and ability to connect with people will create meaningful attitude changes. Matt has enjoyed getting to share his message throughout the United States and with international audiences around the world.  Matt grew up on a farm in Southwest Wisconsin in the heartland of America. He lives in Dubuque, Iowa on the banks of a small creek that feeds into the mighty Mississippi with his lovely wife Joie and their sons Carter and Graham.

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Tim Cusack
Opening General Session:  Saturday, 8:15am
Breakout Session: Saturday, 1:00pm

Tim Cusack has entertained thousands over 25 years of speaking, training and entertaining, working with some of the largest companies in the United States. From the classroom to the boardroom, Tim presents his audiences with unique experiences and original perspectives, connecting with audiences one individual at a time. He has the rare ability to relate to large groups of people on a personal level. Tim enhances organizational culture through humor, stories and insights. He delivers meaningful and dynamic programs that inspire people to appreciate life, work and relationships. His performances fuse thought provoking, meaningful stories with candid audience connections – and guaranteed laughs throughout.


SNS Credentialing Exam

When:  Wednesday, November 8th • 1:00pm

Where: Suite 14 • Century Center  

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Visit for eligibilty requirements, preparation resources and registration.

Registration closes on October 18th! 


Industry & Attendee Highlights

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Always a highlight!  Dedicated time to see and sample the latest products available from our Industry partners in one location 

Friday, November 10th
1:00-2:00pm Director/Buyer Hour
2:00-5:00pm Open to all! 


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Come see the latest innovations from our industry partners in small group, roundtable, format.  Learning at it's peak efficiency.

Thursday, November 9th


You spoke and we listened!

New professional development event this year!  Culinary Bites will replace Culinary Exchange this year in response to feedback from you, our valued members. 

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Culinary Bites is a new and exciting hands-on culinary training experience.   Each participant will work his or her way through six “bite-sized” culinary training sessions including knife skills and sharpening, weights and measures, thermometer use and fruit and veggie prep.   Each session will be taught by experienced trainers and you will learn new tips and tricks that can be put to use in your daily school meal preparation!

Saturday, November 11th




 Entertainment & Networking you will NOT want to miss!!!

Are you local to South Bend or plan to come to town on Wednesday evening?  Join us for a tour of the Studebaker Museum.  Stanz Foodservice, Inc. will provide a shuttle from the Century Center to the museum and back, but please indicate whether or not you plan to take advantage of this service while registering for conference.  You may also feel free to drive to and from the event on your own.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
7:00pm - 9:30pm

Sponsored by:

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"Indiana Local" Tasting Reception

Thursday, November 9, 2017
5:00pm - 7:30pm
The Great Hall

Sponsored by:

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Fun Pianos! by 176 Keys 

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Friday, November 10, 2017
7:00pm - 9:00pm (Immediately after Dinner)

Entertainment Sponsored in part by:

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Registration Options

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Please read the information on the Online registration page before beginning registration!!! 
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Reminder: The new registration form is a fillable .pdf document.
Download and save, type in text areas, save again and then send to Ashley at [email protected]!  No need to waste paper or time on scanning and/or faxing! 


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Note:  Accommodations are the responsibility of the attendee.
Only a certain number of rooms can be held at the host hotel, however,
several rooms are being held at an additional hotel only 2 blocks from the Century Center.

Check back to this page often for updates as they come available!