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    2015 NRA Show Guide

  • A rundown of the must-see happenings at the restaurant industry’s biggest annual event.

    National Restaurant Association


    Monday, May 18

    10 a.m.

    Attracting, Developing, & Retaining Women Leaders

    Hear from FOCUS Brands group president Kat Cole and Women’s Foodservice Forum CEO and president Hattie Hill about developing women leaders for your organization. The discussion will address executive issues facing talent and what to do about them, specifically as it relates to women. / ROOM S404abc

    11:30 a.m.

    Menus 2015: Turning Trends into Money Makers

    Lifestyle changes have affected consumer preferences on everything from flavors to presentation. Nancy Kruse, president of the Kruse Company, discusses how to get ahead of menu trends and meet ever-evolving customer expectations. / ROOM S404abc

    3 p.m.

    Making Foodservice Sustainable by Design

    Tie together efficiency and environmental friendliness in your restaurant by learning how to best maximize your resources. Find out what equipment options, design considerations, and best practices you should be focusing on to be up to speed on sustainability. / ROOM S402a

    3 p.m.

    Crowdsource Your Menu; Enhance Your Business

    Arby’s corporate executive chef Neville Craw explains how to take menu suggestions from the front counter to the corporate office. Hear how Arby’s “Hey Chef Neville” crowdsourcing program works and see how this type of employee and customer engagement could work for your restaurant. / ROOM S403

    Next:Tuesday, May 19