US Foods® MAKES ITS DEBUT AT THE
2019 NATIONAL RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION SHOW.

Visit us at Booth #649 to see firsthand how we help our customers make it.

Join us for Talk Shop Live

THE BOOTH

Booth #649 is located in the South Hall.

SHOW HOURS:

  • Saturday, May 18: 9:30 am–5 pm
  • Sunday, May 19: 9:30 am–5 pm
  • Monday, May 20: 9:30 am–5 pm
  • Tuesday, May 21: 9:30 am–3 pm

GREAT FOOD

Our talented Food Fanatics® chefs will be cooking up Scoop items and showcasing our best-selling sustainable products.
See the recipes.

SIMPLE BUSINESS TOOLS

Our Restaurant Operations Consultants and other members of our selling team will be talking about our CHECK® Business Tools, industry-leading e-commerce platform and more.

TALK SHOP LIVE

Join our Talk Shop Live discussions in person or through our live stream.

Saturday, May 18

11 am–noon
The Future of Food: The New Economics of Running Foodservice Operations
Moderator:
Bret Thorn - Sr. F&B Editor, Nation’s Restaurant News and Sr. Food Editor, Restaurant Hospitality

Panelists:
Zia Ahmed - Senior Director, Dining Services, Ohio State University
Katsuji Tanabe - Executive Chef, Barrio (Chicago, IL)
David Portalatin - Vice President, The NPD Group

1–2 pm
The Future of Food: Strive to Stand Out – Creativity, Authenticity and Great Food
Moderator:

Bret Thorn - Sr. F&B Editor, Nation’s Restaurant News and Sr. Food Editor, Restaurant Hospitality

Panelists:
Zia Ahmed - Senior Director, Dining Services, Ohio State University
Katsuji Tanabe - Executive Chef, Barrio (Chicago, IL)
David Portalatin - Vice President, The NPD Group


Sunday, May 19

10–11 am
Restaurant Labor Today - Gone Are the Decades-Old Restaurant Systems
Moderator:
Peter Romeo - Editor at Large, Restaurant Business and FoodService Director

Panelists:
Sandra Holl - Co-owner and Chef, Floriole Café & Bakery (Chicago, IL) 
Rick Gresh - Director of US Culinary Operators, Flight Club & AceBounce (Chicago, IL)
Brother Luck - Chef and Owner, Lucky Dumpling and Four by Brother Luck (Colorado Spring, CO)

1–2 pm
The Top Barriers to Solving the Labor Crisis – And How We Overcome Them
Moderator:
Peter Romeo - Editor at Large, Restaurant Business and FoodService Director

Panelists:
Sandra Holl - Co-owner and Chef, Floriole Café & Bakery (Chicago, IL) 
Rick Gresh - Director of US Culinary Operators, Flight Club & AceBounce (Chicago, IL)
Brother Luck - Chef and Owner, Lucky Dumpling and Four by Brother Luck (Colorado Spring, CO)


Monday, May 20

10–11 am
We Help You Make It
Moderator:
Marcus Samuelsson - Award-Winning Chef, Restaurateur and Author

Panelists:
Jonny Hunter - Co-founder, Underground Food Collective (Madison, WI)
Brother Luck - Chef and Owner, Lucky Dumpling and Four by Brother Luck (Colorado Spring, CO)
Mari Katsumura - Executive Chef, Yugen and Kaisho (Chicago, IL)

12–1 pm
Restaurant Tech Made Easy: Simplifying the Solution Overload
Moderator:
Marcus Samuelsson - Award-Winning Chef, Restaurateur and Author

Panelists:
Adam Stinn - Director of Business Solutions, US Foods
Kelly Esten - Senior Director of Product Marketing, Toast
Niko Kiouftis - Director of Operations, California Grill (Whittier, CA)

2–3 pm
We Help You Make It
Moderator:
Marcus Samuelsson - Award-Winning Chef, Restaurateur and Author

Panelists:
Jonny Hunter - Co-founder, Underground Food Collective (Madison, WI)
Brother Luck - Chef and Owner, Lucky Dumpling and Four by Brother Luck (Colorado Spring, CO)
Mari Katsumura - Executive Chef, Yugen and Kaisho (Chicago, IL)