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Our next conference — titled Whole Grains Away from Home — will be held September 25-27, 2016 in Chicago. It will focus on getting more whole grains into foodservice, with program topics including:

  • When Whole Grains Make More Sense – In many culinary contexts, whole grains have advantages over refined grains.The details may surprise you.

  • Whole Grains for Millions: Contract Feeders Innovate – What do foodservice management companies like Sodexo and Compass need from you, to carry your products?

  • Searching for the Next Quinoa: Whole Grain Trend Watch

  • Why Consumers Choose Whole Grains (or Don't!) -- Current consumer attitudes toward whole grains

  • Top Chicago chefs share their passion for whole grains. What draws diners?

  • Lessons from the Lunchroom – How do recent whole grain changes in schools benefit foodservice in general?

  • Corporate Chef Showcase – How WGC member companies support their foodservice clients with R&D, training and more for pasta, baking, and ancient grains.

  • Moving Towards a Whole Grain Menu – Case studies from major chain restaurants in the move toward more whole grains.

  • Stealth vs. Health – What works best – marketing whole grains "loud and proud" or slipping them into foods labeled "premium"?

  • Tastes Great (and oh yeah, it's healthy) – Getting the next generation of chefs equipped to cook with whole grains.

Topics listed above are subject to change, but final agenda will be similar.

Online registration for the conference is now open; check out all the details and/or register here.

  Earlybird
(to July 31)
Regular
(Aug 1 on)

WGC Member
(first registration or sponsor)

$0 $0
WGC Member (additional person)
$345 $395
RDs, Government, Health, Non-profits $395 $445
Foodservice Operators, Distributors $425 $475
Corporations (non WGC-members) $645 $695

We'll post additional information here as planning progresses. In the meantime, want general information on Oldways / WGC conferences? Click on the links below.

THANKS TO OUR EARLY SPONSORS OF THE
WHOLE GRAINS AWAY FROM HOME CONFERENCE

Project Sponsors

EVENT SPONSORS
 

BENEFACTOR SPONSORS

 


All of our conferences feature top-notch speakers, delicious whole grain foods, lively audiences and plenty of networking, plus great opportunities for sponsors to showcase their whole grain creativity.

 


Access Past Conference Proceedings

You can access a wealth of materials — presentations, reports, handouts, photos, even videos — from our previous whole grains conferences by clicking here

 


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