Recognizing the continued, strategic importance of Menus of Change®—a joint initiative of The Culinary Institute of America and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health—to the food industry in the wake of COVID-19, we are presenting the 2020 Menus of Change summit in a six-week, serialized virtual format. Join us each Wednesday beginning July 22 and running through August 26, from 1–3:30 p.m. ET (10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. PT). The topics addressed by the new virtual series of this year’s Menus of Change Leadership Summit are critically important to chefs and operators working to reopen and secure the financial sustainability of their restaurants and foodservice operations. In collaboration with our summit sponsors, we are especially pleased to offer this program tuition-free to our chef-foodservice operator community, on a space-available basis.
Business strategies focused on personal and public health, environmental stewardship and restoration, and social responsibility—key tenets of Menus of Change—must continue to drive innovation and change if our industry is to be successful in securing a thriving, resilient future.
More than 100 industry leaders and experts, including nutrition and environmental scientists, consumer insights experts, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and analysts, food systems change-makers, journalists and climate communications specialists, suppliers, world cuisines experts, policy advocates, and more will share insights and strategies to inspire and inform your operation.
And, although we are unable to gather in person, one of the most integral elements of CIA leadership programs—the networking breaks and receptions—remains very much intact. Our virtual conference platform allows attendees to exchange ideas, key learnings, and best practices with one another, both in small group settings and one-on-one.
View the full week by week schedule or an overview here.