Foodservice Directors Symposium

January 2022

Hilton Palacio del Rio
San Antonio, TX

NACUFS invites a senior-level collegiate foodservice leader (e.g., Director, AVP, Contract Administrator) from up to 30 member schools to apply for a program grant to attend the Operator Roundtables and Foodservice Directors Symposium that follows.

As in previous years, the Operator Roundtables will provide participants opportunities to engage with industry members committed to helping the collegiate foodservice segment meet their dining excellence and operational goals.

Following the roundtables, the 30 leaders will attend the Foodservice Directors Symposium. The symposium will include discussion around the future of dining services. As in previous years, participants will have input into discussion topics beforehand. Possible topics may include:

  • Succession planning and mentoring
  • Supporting student success
  • Communicating dining’s value to campus administrators
  • Leading change
  • Challenges in higher education
  • Trends in foodservice

Program Costs

Through the generous and continuing support for member learning from NACUFS industry members, each school selected will receive a program grant valued at $1,150. The program grant covers the symposium registration fees and hotel (3 nights).

Each individual is responsible for covering his/her own travel expenses, including ground transportation to and from the airport, as well as two lunches and one dinner during the program. The roundtable opening reception, all breakfasts, all breaks and a symposium closing dinner are included.

Foodservice Directors Symposium Grant

The grant application period for 2021 has closed.

Symposium Only Registration

A limited number of individual registrations (with payment) are available to non-grant recipients, on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration for the Food Service Directors Symposium has closed.