50th Anniversary Spring Food Show

Crafting a Legacy

50th Anniversary Spring Food Show

May 2  |  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  |  DECC, Duluth

We’ve been crafting our legacy for 50 years, now let us help you craft yours. We’re here to help you discover what we have to offer, how to improve your bottom line, and how to stand out with fresh menu ideas.

How to attend:
Register at the show!



100 Pennies – The True Story of Restaurant Finances

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.  | Gooseberry Falls Room 3

There’s money to be made in the restaurant industry, and applying the 100 Pennies analogy to your restaurant will make you profitable (and stay that way).

Speaker: Jeff Flaherty FMP, CFM, Upper Lakes Foods – Operations/Development Specialist

What’s Growing in the Produce World

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  |  Gooseberry Falls Room 2

Produce can turn a simple dish into an extraordinary dish. You’ll learn how to incorporate specialty produce into your menu, value added produce, and the outlook on local produce.

Speakers: Chris Kelly, Capital City – Account Executive; Brett Knutsen, Upper Lakes Foods – Produce Specialist

What’s Your “Because”?

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  |  Gooseberry Falls Room 1

Learn how you can be successful in the foodservice industry, not just survive. It all starts with finding what your reason is for opening your doors each day. Learn tips and insights from a local operator.

Speaker: Steve Knauss, Owner of Thirsty Pagan