Virtual Town Halls


Virtual Town Hall #1
Fall Semester Planning

It's time to plan for an uncertain fall semester and to provide some insight on what they are doing to prepare for a post-pandemic fall semester,  listen to NACUFS president, Kirk Rodriguez, managing director, hospitality services at Texas Tech University; and NACUFS president-elect, Orlynn Rosaasen, director of dining services at the University of North Dakota as they share their advice and experiences.


Virtual Town Hall #2
Fall Semester Planning on a Global Scale

This virtual town hall looks at the global campus community for fall semester planning. Collaboration and problem-solving with departments outside of dining services are vital to the success of the institution, and planning for the unknown and developing “re-entry” plans that include your campus partners is more important now than ever. Listen in to hear expert advice and experiences from our three panelists as they speak from the viewpoint of housing, student services, and auxiliary services.


Virtual Town Hall #3
The Foodservice Industry, Our Challenges and How We Can Overcome them

Joining NACUFS in this virtual town hall are four NACUFS industry members who will share how they are addressing these challenging times and how we can all work together as we move forward! The four expert panelists include:

Barbara Kane, AVP - Industry Relations, Ecolab, Inc
Jane Bullinger, Regional VP National Sales - Midwest, US Foods.
Greg Hetfield, National Sales Manager - Non-Commercial Channel, Hormel Foods Corporation
Shayne Varnum, Director - Consultant Services, Hobart Food Equipment Group


Virtual Town Hall #4
Mobile Ordering

Mobile ordering is one of the fastest growing facets in food service and due to COVID-19, it just became more relevant. Join NACUFS for a virtual town hall to hear from Zia Ahmed, Senior Director, The Ohio State University, on how their campus utilizes Grubhub in their dining program. Ben Anderson, Head of Industry Relations, Grubhub, and Allen DuPont, Senior Real Estate Representative, Chick-fil-A, will also speak about a series of product features to show how the technology works in busy environments.