Detailed Program Schedule

Wednesday, June 7

7:30 AM Light, Healthy New England Breakfast

Hampshire Dining Commons

8:30 AM Case Study and Presentation- Power of Food on Campus

Hampshire Dining Commons

The Power of Food in Action
In a panel discussion led by Gregg Wallis, Managing Editor of On-Campus Hospitality, four campus chefs will demonstrate how nutrition, sustainability, and community have brought their campuses together. Audience questions are encouraged.
Moderator: Gregg Wallis (Managing Editor, On-Campus Hospitality, New York, NY)

  • Chad Tiboni, CEC (General Manager UTK, San Diego State University)
  • Johnny Curet, CEC (Director of Campus Dining, Rice University)
  • Martin Breslin (Director for Culinary Operations, Harvard University)
  • Dawn Aubrey, Ph.D., MBA, FMP, CEC, CCA (Associate Director of Housing for Dining Services, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

9:20 AM Break

9:45 AM General Lecture and Workshop

Hampshire Dining Commons

A Chef’s Approach to Nutrition
Chef Jonathan Poyourow will guide you through a discussion on public health concerns that face our nation. You will learn how, we as Chefs, can utilize simple culinary nutrition guidelines and to produce traditional ethnic flavor profiles to better the health of the population that we serve.
Chef Jonathan Poyourow MA, RD, LD (Instructor, Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI)

NOTE: This workshop concludes by 3:45 PM

9:45 AM Special Symposium

Berkshire Dining Commons

Transform your Department into the Shining Star on Campus
At the symposium, you will join a small group of senior dining and auxiliary executives to explore the most pressing current challenges that we face, be inspired by a shared vision for the future, enhance your knowledge with the most effective practices and take away strategies to attract much-needed recognition, respect, and resources from your campus leaders.

    • Robert Franek (Editor-in-Chief, Princeton Review, Manhattan, NY)
    • June Jo Lee (Co-Founder, Readers to Eaters, Bellevue, WA)
    • Burt Woolf (Center for Quality of Life, Amherst, MA)

NOTE: This workshop concludes by 3:45 PM

6:00 PM Reception (A business attire event to celebrate the week)

Campus Center 11th Floor

6:30 PM Banquet and Celebration

Campus Center 11th Floor

8:30 PM UMass Pub

Campus Center 2nd Floor
Enjoy, relax, and network until 10:00 PM. Light reception; beverages provided.