Food Service Conference and Exhibits

FOOD SERVICE CONFERENCE & Exhibits 
November 14-15, 2018

Radisson Hotel Harrisburg, Camp Hill

Online registration

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Conference combines the educational content of the PASBO Food Service Directors Conference and the food service exhibits. Food Service Directors get the benefits of both events in one, saving both time and money. You will receive important, relevant tools that can be used to improve your school food service programs. Don’t miss this chance to share ideas with your peers, try new products and renew your enthusiasm for serving the children of Pennsylvania.
 
WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Food Service Directors
  • Food Service Personnel – managers, cooks, support staff
  • Business Managers with responsibilities in food service management
 
HOW YOU AND YOUR LEA WILL BENEFIT
Through your attendance at the conference, you will
  • Learn proven techniques from experienced practitioners
  • Gain ideas to create efficiencies and reduce costs
  • Exchange challenges and solutions with your peers
  • Build a network of contacts across the state
  • Get information on new  products, services and solutions
 
EXHIBITS
Learn about the latest new products, services and solutions for your food service needs.  Commodity, food product, beverage, software and equipment vendors will be featured in the exhibit hall.
Note:  All school food service staff are invited to attend the exhibits free of charge. No pre-registration is necessary for those attending only the exhibits. Registration and payment is necessary for all education programs.

Exhibit Booth Reservations and Sponsorships: Click Here

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES 
Get to know your counterparts from many school districts throughout the state while enjoying meals, exhibits, a reception and lively discussions during the educational sessions. 
Note: A limited number of interns and students from college food service related programs will be invited to participate in the conference.  If you know an intern who would like to attend, please contact Kimber at kpierich@pasbo.org.   
 
SCHEDULE 
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2018
8:00 am 5:00 pm           Registration
9:00 am – 9:30 am           Welcome – Shawn Harlacher, PASBO Food Service Committee Chair
9:30 am 10:45 am         Keynote Session – Katie Wilson
                                          Leadership: A Journey That Takes A Lifetime©
                                          Understand your leadership style through an exploration of a variety of world leader examples.
                                          See the importance of being a motivator, communicator, and builder as you review your leadership
                                          journey
10:45 am 11:00 am       Beverage Break  
11:00 am 2:45 pm         Food Service Exhibits
2:45 3:00 pm                 Break  
3:00 4:00 pm                 General Session – Lunch Shaming – Jennifer Jarrett, PDE & Hannah Barrick, JD, PASBO
4:00 5:00 pm                 Breakouts (2) – concurrent sessions
  • Free After-school Snacks and Summer Meal Programs: A Practitioners Perspective.  
  • Creating a Retail Environment and Increasing your Profitability – Sidney Clark, Shanksville-Stonycreek SD and Nick Schmid, Nordon Inc.
5:30 6:00 pm                 Networking Reception
6:00 7:30 pm                 Networking Buffet Dinner
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2018
7:15 8:00 am                 Full Breakfast Buffet & Registration
8:15 9:15 am                 Schools Best Practices in Food Service Spotlight – 
We need your help!  Most of us learn best from our peers.  Here is a great opportunity to showcase your best practices from your food service program.  This is a wonderful way for us to network and share great ideas and best practices. Please contact Kimber at kpierich@pasbo.org so we know how many tables to have available.  We would love to have you showcase your best practice(s).  You can share pamphlets, posters, or just ideas. *Special Discount for Spotlight participants!

9:15 10:15 am               Firestorm Session – An open, facilitated discussion on the challenges you face. You set the agenda!
                                          
Shawn Harlacher, Cumberland Valley SD & Denise Green, Dauphin County Technical School
10:15 10:30 am             Break
10:30 12:30 pm             General Session – Training, Procurement, Financials, and Reviews, Oh My! – Vonda Cooke, Cecilia Beauduy, Debbie Morrow,
                                          & Jennifer Jarrett, PA Department of Education
12:30 pm                          Door Prizes (must be present to win) & Adjourn 

  
REGISTRATION & DISCOUNTS
Early Bird Discount - Register by October 24 and save on your registration.
Buy One Full Conference, Bring Additional Staff from Your LEA at 25% off - Register one person for the full two-day conference and additional staff from your LEA can register for the same workshop at 25% off.  If registering online, you will receive a discount code in your confirmation that must be provided to get the discount for additional staff. The member status of the individual will determine the member or non-member price and the 25% discount will be applied to applicable fee.
Registration Deadline - Register by November 2 to ensure your materials and name badge will be waiting for you onsite.
Walk-ins - Walk-ins will be accepted on a space available basis at an additional fee of $35 per registrant.
Business Member(Non-Exhibitor/Sponsor) - A higher registration fee will apply. Contact PASBO for details.
Cancellations - See PASBO's full cancellation policy at https://www.pasbo.org/workshoppolicies
 
CREDITS
Both Days:       PASBO CEUs = 5          
Day 1 only:      PASBO CEUs = 3          
Day 2 only:      PASBO CEUs = 3         

Most sessions will meet partial requirements of the HHFKA Professional Standards.  

LODGING/DIRECTIONS
The event will be held at The Radisson Hotel Harrisburg at 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill. A room Block will be reserved until October 13, 2018.  Please be aware that the room block may be sold out before the deadline date.

Room Type: Standard Double/Double or Standard King
Rate:               $116  + 9% tax
Dates Valid:  11.12-11.15
Group Code: PASBOS
Group Link:  www.radisson.com/reservation/resEntrance.do?pacLink=Y&promoCode=PASBO&hotelCode=PACAMPHI

For directions, go to https://www.radisson.com/camp-hill-hotel-pa-17011-3734/pacamphi/area/map