PHOTO GALLERY: Highlights of the 2017 CSNews Foodservice Summit

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PHOTO GALLERY: Highlights of the 2017 CSNews Foodservice Summit


NAPA, Calif. — The sixth-annual Convenience Store News Foodservice Summit, held in partnership with Tyson Convenience, provided convenience foodservice executives from around the country with a culinary tour de force of the latest food and beverage trends sweeping the nation.

This year’s Foodservice Summit participants included top category executives from 7-Eleven Inc., BP/ampm, Circle K Stores Inc., Country Fair Inc., Kwik Trip Inc., Maverik Inc., RaceTrac Petroleum Inc., Wawa Inc. and Rutter’s Farm Stores.

Hosted at the Napa Valley headquarters of the venerable Culinary Institute of America (CIA), the group got the opportunity to tour one of the nation’s most successful public markets; hear interactive presentations from CIA chefs and instructors; interact with a panel of culinary students about the present and future of convenience foodservice; and engage in meaningful dialog with each other on the key issues impacting the growth of foodservice sales at convenience stores. There were also plenty of networking activities, including a special vineyard tour and wine tasting.


Convenience Store News and Tyson Convenience hosted nine of the most advanced convenience foodservice retailers at the CIA’s Greystone facility in Napa Valley, Calif.
A tour of Oxbow Public Market in Napa showcased some of the latest food trends that appeal to young consumers and foodies.
A private tour of the Ridge Hill Vineyards was one of several Foodservice Summit events that combined education with networking.
CIA Professor of Culinary Arts, Chef William Briwa, explored sensory and flavor sensations with the c-store foodservice executives.
Student chefs at the Culinary Institute of America shared their thoughts on the future of convenience foodservice.
Former Trader Joe’s president Doug Rauch was among this year’s quality guest presenters.
Wine tasting and dinner at the Cabernet Caves of Pine Ridge Vineyards added to the experience that makes the Foodservice Summit so unique.