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.