Grand Rapids Show

Grand Rapids Show

Date: October 4,2022 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST 
October 5, 2022 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST
Location: Devos Place
Venue Address: 303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Free Customer Parking 

Bring your parking pass from the Devos, Government Center or Ellis lots to the Information Booth and we’ll validate it. We cannot validate passes from the Amway lots. 

 

We Recommend Taking a Shuttle! 

Parking will be very limited downtown Grand Rapids. For your convenience, you can use one of our shuttles. 


SHUTTLE LOCATIONS 
Calvary Church 
 707 E Beltline Ave NE 
Grand Rapids, MI 49525 

Gordon Food Service Office - North
1300 Gezon Parkway SW 
Wyoming, MI 49509 


SHUTTLE SCHEDULE 
Tuesday, October 4
From 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., shuttles will run every 20 minutes to and from the DeVos Place. After 5:00 p.m., shuttles will run at the top and bottom of the hour with the last shuttle leaving Devos place at 8:30 p.m.   
Wednesday, October 5 


Starting at 7:00 a.m., shuttles will run every 20 minutes to and from the DeVos Place. The last shuttle will leave DeVos Place at 4:00 p.m. 
 

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 10/23/22 - 12/3/22. 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 10/23/22 - 12/3/22 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 8/21/22 - 10/3/22 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” – Dana Fillmore, RD, Healthcare Marketing Manager, Gordon Food Service, Amanda Goldman MS, RD, LD, FAND Healthcare Sales Strategist, Gordon Food Service
October 4, 2022: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM 
October 5, 2022: 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
October 4, 2022: 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM 
October 5, 2022: 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
October 4, 2022: 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM 
October 5, 2022: 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” – National Business Development Manager, Innoserv
October 4, 2022: 1:15 PM - 1: 45 PM
October 5, 2022: 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
October 4, 2022: 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM 
October 5, 2022: 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?” – Chip Gregory, Digital Solutions Specialist, Gordon Food Service
October 4, 2022: 2:45 PM - 3:15 PM 
October 5, 2022: 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
 

 

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.