Columbus Show

Columbus Show

Date: September 21, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Venue Address: 400 North High Street, Columbus, OH 4321

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Free Customer Parking: 


Bring your parking pass from any of these lots to the information Booth to have it validated. 


Goodale Garage - 70 E Goodale Street 
West Vine Garage - 37 Vine Street 
North Surface Lot: 50 E Nationwide Boulevard
South Garage - 50 E Nationwide Boulevard 
 

Health and Safety Guidelines 


We welcome you, safely 
Your health and safety remains a priority to us. We will monitor local health and safety guidelines and procedures and intend to follow their direction to ensure safety at the show. Visit gfs.com/show for up-to-date COVID guidelines and procedures, and contact your Sales Representative with any show-related questions. 
 

Incentives 

Off- Invoice Discounts 
As a thank you for attending the show, you’ll automatically receive discounts on all eligible products delivered from 10/9/22 - 11/19/22. Savings will appear as a credit on your account following the delivery period. Off- invoice discounts are not offered to program accounts with contract pricing. 

New Case Incentive 
Book any new item * at the show and take delivery from 10/9/22 - 11/19/22 to receive $1/new case. Savings will appear as a credit on your account following the delivery period. All customers are eligible for new item savings. 

* Items purchased between 8/8/22 - 9/20/22 do not qualify as new. 
 

Insights Stage

Make dining more dynamic with advice from experienced professionals. Select sessions have been applied for through School Nutrition Association (SNA), Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP), Academy of Nutrition
and Dietetics (AND) and the American Culinary Federation (ACF). 

 

“Celebrate Cultural Diversity with Culinary Traditions” – Maria Denicola, MS, RD, LND Business Solutions Specialist, Gordon Food Service – Amanda Goldman, MS, RD, LD, FAND Healthcare Sales Strategist, Gordon Food Service
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
** .5 CEU applied for ACF, ANFP, SNA, AND **

Food is part of cultural identity, and diverse menu selections can foster an inclusive environment. Join this session to discuss ideas and real-life operator strategies that enable your foodservice team to play a leading role in promoting diversity and inclusion. Explore cuisines that appeal to the senses, enhance person-directed care and elevate the dining experience. Attendees will leave with practical, innovative ideas celebrating cultural diversity.

Target Audience: Healthcare, senior living, C&U, K-12 and other non-commercial operators

“Transparency: A Clearer View of Products You Buy” – Elena Buist, Business Analyst, Gordon Food Service
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
** .5 CEU applied for ACF, ANFP, SNA, AND **

More than ever, your diners are interested in, and educated about, product transparency. Join us to learn about available resources so you can identify key products that meet your needs and help your customers satisfy their expectations.

Target Audience: All foodservice operators

“K-12 Participation Meets a Post-Waiver World” – Matt Dyksterhouse, Education National Account Manager, Gordon Food Service, Dorothy Cole, Strategic Accounts Education Manager, Gordon Food Service
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
** .5 CEU applied for SNA, ANFP **
 

No Waiver? No Problem! For the past two years, universal free lunch was great for participation numbers. As rules change, how do we move forward with high participation levels? Join us as we dust off the pre-pandemic playbook for ideas to increase participation.

Target Audience: K-12 foodservice operators

“With Coffee, Good Things Come in Brews” – Chris Goguen, Marketing and Brand Manager, Innoserv
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
** .5 CEU applied for ACF, SNA, AND, ANFP **

There are suddenly a lot of buzz-worthy coffee product options out there. Fill your cup with new beverage ideas aimed at adding operator profits. You'll also find out ways a clear sustainability message can support coffee sales.

Target Audience: All foodservice operators

“Run a Tight Ship with Healthcare Menu Software” – Tiffany Nabozny, Nutrition Resource Center Manager, Gordon Food Service
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Find out about three proven ways menu software helps healthcare operators control costs and save labor: 1) Utilizing menu planning; 2) Production reporting that scales ordering; and 3) Electronic medical record integration.

Target Audience: Healthcare and senior living operators

“What's New in Digital Solutions?” – Kari Bishop, Digital Solutions Specialist, Gordon Food Service
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Learn about our new and improved digital solutions, including Gordon Ordering, Gordon Now, Gordon Culinary Pro and Gordon Restaurant Pro. See ways these solutions can improve your bottom line and save time!
 

Target Audience: All foodservice operators

 

Foodscape Live Schedule

Gather around our stage for culinary demonstration by local industry experts. Select sessions qualify for CEU credits.

 

“Flexibowls: Bowled and Beautiful K-12 Meals” – Culinary Specialist, Gordon Food Service 
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
** .5 CEU applied for SNA **
This isn't your mom's school lunch. You're invited to sample as we demonstrate a K-12 recipe sensation. Our culinary experts have taken commodity items and worked their magic. Prepare to be bowled over.


“Menu Strategy: Is your Menu Working for You” – Matt Dyson, Business Solution Specialist, Gordon Food Service & Laura Taningco, Business Solution Specialist, Gordon Food Service
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

The menu is the most important asset to a restaurant because it influences all aspects of the business: labor, profitability, design, etc. As the industry continues to experience challenges with inflation, supply chain, and labor, learn how a menu strategy can help you navigate and thrive during challenging times. 


“Menus of Change” – Nick Gonring, Culinary Specialist, Gordon Food Service 
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
** .5 CEU applied for ACF, SNA, AND, ANFP **
A wave of change is coming. Flavor trends and menu strategies start in the big cities and build quickly. Learn the latest menu concepts from Corporate Consulting Chef Nicholas Gonring, who will present his team’s findings from street-level research.


“Mashed Up: A Southern Fused Korean BBQ Rice Bowl” – Vince Martin, Culinary Specialist, Gordon Food Service & Shay MacDonald, Business Development Specialist, Gordon Food Service
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
New Southern Cuisine Mashed Up with Korean BBQ. Experience our Halperns’ Aged Center Cut Sirloin of Beef with Charred Vegetables in a Global Flavored Rice Bowl.
 

Attendance Guidelines 

Please Note: Adults Only 

As part of our commitment to providing a professional, safe and socially distanced environment for all guests, no children under the age of 18 are permitted in our shows.