The 8th Annual FARE Conference - The Business of Food
The most significant event where the brightest minds across every foodservice channel gather

During a riveting three-day conference, FARE breaks up the escalating food fight between foodservice channels to present insights into how peers in other worlds deal with problems and opportunities found in every quadrant of the foodservice universe. FARE gathers foodservice executives, menu planners, chefs and many more from every channel of grab-and-go foodservice, from quick-service restaurants to fast-casual concept, c-stores, travel concessions, hospital cafes and college food shops and more!

While everyone is competing for the same foodservice dollar, everyone can gain insight from across the aisle. And FARE provides a unique opportunity to benchmark, learn and network with the most progressive leaders from inside and outside the foodservice industry.


David Cooper
USN SEAL (Ret.)


Captain Sig Hansen
F/V Northwestern


Paul Jankowski
Founder and Chief Strategist, New Heartland Group


Leon Panetta
Former U.S. Secretary of Defense & Co-Founder, Panetta Institute for Public Policy

Howard Behar
Former President of Starbucks and Author

Jonathan Waxman
Celebrity Chef Restaurateur and "Top Chef Masters" Star

Robert Irvine
Celebrity Chef

Country Star Matt Stillwell, headlining FARE After-Dark

A staple of the FARE Conference is the celebration of and panel discussion with the year's Leaders in Foodservice Award winners.

The panel discussion epitomizes the cross-channel education and networking that makes FARE the most significant foodservice event in the industry. The visions and innovative solutions learned from this session and the FARE Conference in general, plus the ability to network with these foodservice leaders is an opportunity you can't find anywhere else.

Rick Abramson
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President
Delaware North

Guy Procopio
Director of
Culinary Services
Michigan State University
Dan Kish
Senior Vice President
of Food
Panera Bread
Robby Posener
VP of Merchandising
Marketing & Design
RaceTrac



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