photos from whole grains away from home conference

Whole grains have made large strides in lunchrooms, grocery stores, and homes, so restaurants and other foodservice establishments are well-positioned to be the next area of whole grain growth. At the Oldways Whole Grains Council’s 2016 Conference (held at the Loew’s Chicago O’Hare, September 25-27), we highlighted opportunities and creative solutions for serving and selling whole grains away from home. 

View PowerPoints and videos of Speakers and Panels

View our Facebook album to see photos from the conference

Download Reference Materials from the Program Book

Speakers Bios & Abstracts (Section 2, pages 11-24)

Whole Grain Health & Culinary Benefits (Section 3, pages 25-28)

A-Z Directory of Using Whole Grains in Foodservice (Section 4, pages 29-36)

Whole Grain Foodservice Directory (Section 5,  pages 37-39)

About Oldways and the Oldways Whole Grains Council (Section 6, pages 40-50)

Acknowledgements (Section 7, pages 51-56)

Recipes from Whole Grain Cooking Demos (supplemental handout)


Media Buzz About the Conference

Whole Grains a Growing Trend — Gluten Free Living Magazine, January/February 2017

Searching for the Next Little Big Thing — MENU: Canada’s Foodservice Magazine, November/December 2016

6 Ways to Get Whole Grain Pasta Love — Enlightened Eater, Oct. 25, 2016

How Whole Grains are Shaping the Restaurant Industry — Restaurant Nutrition, Oct. 11 2016

Whole Grain Menu Ideas — Food Business News, Oct. 5, 2016

Grain Bowls Finding Permanent Home on Menus — Food Business News, Oct. 4, 2016

Ancient Grains on the Long Road to UbiquityFood Business News, Sept. 30, 2016

For ‘Un-novation,’ Ardent Mills Turns to Triticale — Baking Business, Sept. 29, 2016

Three Whole Grain Trends in 2016, Based on Whole Grain Stamp Applications — Food Navigator USA, Sept. 28, 2016

Purple and Puffed: Looking Into the Crystal Ball from the Whole Grains Council Conference — Food Navigator USA, Sept. 28, 2016 

Pleasing Two Kinds of Customers with Whole GrainsFood Business News, Sept. 27, 2016

Barilla Chef: Whole Grain Pasta Needs Bold Partners — Food Business News, Sept. 27, 2016

Bowling Children Over with Whole Grains — Food Business News, Sept. 26, 2016

Experts Advise Marketers to Promote Taste First, Health Second, at Whole Grains Conference — Food Navigator USA, Sept. 26, 2016

Blog Recaps of the Conference

Getting More Whole Grains to More People — Oldways Table Blog, October 13, 2016

“Better Tasting” Triumphs Over “Better For You” — Whole Grains Council Blog, Oct. 5, 2016

5 Top Takeaways from our Whole Grains Away From Home Conference — Oldways Table Blog, Oct. 2, 2016