Dining & Hospitality Conference

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

Chef Brad Barnes CMC environmental portrait

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 May in Tampa.

The CIA will be spearheading this conference within a conference, leading sessions on trends in dining concepts, setting the standard for change in senior living, and foodservice staff excellence.

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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 Celebration of Senior Living, featuring our 2020 awards winners; the opening reception; morning keynotes on Tuesday and Wednesday, and the Expo, all for a reduced rate!


$750 Member
$850 Nonmember

$850 Member
$950 Nonmember

Session Content Is Driven by Top Issues

Trends and What’s Next in Dining Concepts
Tuesday, May 19 | 9:45 – 10:45 am

Measuring the Impact of Food & Beverage to the Business
Tuesday, May 19 | 11:00 am – 12 pm

Setting the Standard and Pace for Change in Senior Living
Wednesday, May 20 | 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Foodservice Staff Excellence
Wednesday, May 20 | 1:45 – 2:45 pm

In a recent Argentum survey of senior living executive directors and professionals,


said they offer locally sourced produce.
Of those,


said they did so for better quality.

“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 Cook-Off

Back by popular demand, join us for a culinary showcase featuring top senior living chefs and senior-designed recipes they deliver to keep residents not just healthy, but happy! A CIA representative will join us this year as a guest judge.

Photo credit: MELANIE DUNEA

Charlotte Druckman
journalist, author, editor of the new, unconventional anthology Women on Food and the original creator of Food52's Tournament of Cookbooks

Charlotte Druckman’s appearance does not imply endorsement of any sponsoring companies or partners of the 2020 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference & Expo.