Because your business cannot survive by food alone, we invite you and your staff to sample the new education menu at the Ferdinand Metz Foodservice Forum. The Ferdinand Metz Foodservice Forum is providing the gold-standard, industry-leading educational content that is practical and relevant for today's foodservice professional. Industry leaders deliver real, applicable business lessons, the latest information on trends and best practices in the market, and their own opinions of what creates success. Through its co-location with events that bring together 15,000 Industry Professionals in each of the targeted geographical markets, the professional development impact it delivers to the industry is second to none. Ferdinand Metz, Master Chef and Head of the Culinary Institute of America for more than 20 years, has handpicked industry experts that will educate you.

The Ferdinand Metz Foodservice Forum Program is approved by the American Culinary Federation for Continuing Education Hours
  • Uncovering Hot New Trends
  • Increasing Revenue and Loyalty
  • Operational Excellence and Lowering Costs
  • Minimize Turnover while Building Winning Teams
  • Delivering Optimal Customer Experience
  • Menu, Cuisine and Profits
  • Minimizing Risk and Legal Issues
  • Boosting Beverage Earnings
  • Plus much more!

Bring Your Entire Team

Are you the Executive Chef? The Owner? The Manager? The HR Director? The Marketing Guru? The Director of Culinary Innovation? If you work in the restaurant and foodservice industry, you need to join the Forum. The Forum will provide everyone on your staff the most up-to-date information on the topics you need to bring your business to the next level.

The 2017 Conference Schedule 

To view the 2017 Program-at-a-Glance, click here.

Call for Speakers

We are seeking talented speakers who are objective, dynamic and have boundless enthusiasm for sharing their expertise and knowledge. Learn more and submit your session here.


Please contact:
Patricia Copela at or 203-202-3823.