Dining & Hospitality Conference

With Programming Provided by the Culinary Institute of America (CIA)

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Shining a Light on Senior Living Dining and Hospitality

Argentum and The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) are pleased to offer a first-of-its-kind experience: The Argentum Dining & Hospitality Conference with programming provided by the CIA, premiering this September in Phoenix. The CIA will be spearheading this conference within a conference, leading special sessions designed for dining and hospitality professionals across senior living.

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Who Should Register?

The Dining & Hospitality Conference is designed to benefit those working in senior living dining as well as those in the hospitality industry exploring the senior living field, including heads of dining and hospitality services, executive chefs, dining operations managers, regional dining managers, procurement staff, dietitians and dietary managers, community restaurant managers, nutrition and wellness managers, etc.

Participants can register for a pass that provides access to dedicated dining and hospitality programming as well as a wide range of offerings within the larger Senior Living Executive Conference. Enjoy the Mainstage sessions including a Heroes Work Here Celebration featuring our 2021 awards winners; the opening reception; morning keynotes on Tuesday and Wednesday, and the Expo, all for a reduced rate!


$750 Argentum Member
$850 Non-Member

$850 Argentum Member
$950 Non-Member

Session Content Is Driven by Top of Mind Issues

Presenter: Certified Master Chef Brad Barnes, Director of CIA Consulting and Industry Programs

Tuesday, September 14 | 9:45-10:45 AM

The Look Ahead, No Mask Needed. The transition of our business practices and their output require a vision forward. The shifting paradigm evolving on our next gen customer base is daunting and demands that we react. Wellness in dining driven by global flavors, sustainability, and the next gen of customers will guide our plans. In this session, we envision how this may all take shape and guide us to our new reality and the business culture that will keep us on track.

Tuesday, September 14 | 11 AM-12 PM

Operational Engineering. The planning process, forming responsible constituencies, strong teams, solid concepts, and perpetuating these is often puzzling if not unattainable to operators. This session will help you to have the tools that you need to drive in-house innovation and successfully sustain your business model.

Wednesday, September 15 | 12:30-1:30 PM

Sustainable Culture and Our Teams; Facing It Daily. Sustainability is a culture and a mindset. It is not a task-driven activity. The skills needed to shift any culture are fostered daily and lived rather than executed. Whether food waste or lifestyle, diversity, or even procurement practices, each aspect of sustainability takes thought, training, and active culture development to be successful.

Wednesday, September 15 | 1:45-2:45 PM

Feedback & Ideas. Using the topics from the first session, we will ask our attendees to come armed with their thoughts and great stories that accentuate, contribute to, reinforce, or even solve things from the first session. This is a live on-stage venue to bring your industry experiences into the discussion and use the Argentum community to help each other be better and stronger.

“With so much emphasis on food in our daily lives...it is imperative that food service staff at senior living residences innovate to provide quality meals that are both flavorful and healthful. We look forward to working with Argentum to help senior living professionals take a fresh look at their dining and hospitality programs and continue to evolve and improve the residential dining experience.”

-Certified Master Chef Brad Barnes, director of CIA Consulting and Industry Programs

See What's Heating Up at the Culinary Showcase

Back by popular demand, join us for the culinary showcase at the Expo featuring top senior living chefs sharing dining trends, shifts in dining services, and of course, senior-designed recipes to keep residents not just healthy, but happy!

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Looking for a Justification Letter?

We've prepared a sample letter for your use in requesting approval from your supervisor to attend the 2021 Senior Living Executive Conference & Expo in Phoenix. You are welcome to download our template and revise based on your individual and/or company goals and objectives.

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