Foodservice Forum

Join your peers from across the Premier alliance for three days of high-powered learning, sharing and inspiration.
There is no registration fee. Bring your entire team.

Here’s a session you won’t want to miss!

Chef Marcus Samuelsson: Sharing His Passion

June 19, 2019 | 9:30 a.m.

Marcus Samuelsson is the acclaimed chef behind many restaurants worldwide. The youngest person to ever receive a three-star review from The New York Times, he has won multiple James Beard Foundation Awards. Samuelsson’s new TV series is titled “No Passport Required” with the second season airing this fall. A committed philanthropist and the author of multiple books, including The New York Times bestselling memoir “Yes, Chef,” he is the founder of the annual food and culture festival, Harlem EatUp! Follow him on social media at @marcuscooks.


Culinary Creations Sensation

Join your fellow Foodservice attendees on a sunset riverboat cruise around Nashville for Premier’s annual Culinary Creations Sensation. The evening’s festivities will also include an award ceremony to announce the Classic Entree with a Twist recipe winner.

This event is for Foodservice attendees only.

Here are a few other things you won’t want to miss at this year’s Foodservice Forum:

  • Educational concurrent sessions. From discussing the value of plant-based foods to getting updates on current foodservice trends, there are six concurrent sessions dedicated solely to foodservice topics.
  • Get street smart. Hop on our exclusive tour of local eateries for a behind-the-scenes look at why Nashville continues to rock the culinary world.
  • Be floored. Visit the best booths on the exhibit floor – the 150 foodservice suppliers section.

This year’s Foodservice Forum features:

Peer best practice and knowledge sharing.

Ample opportunities to earn continuing education credit(s).

More than 150 foodservice suppliers on the trade show floor.

Well-known and respected healthcare, political and motivational leaders as general session speakers.

Premier’s annual Culinary Creations Sensation, where the top culinary award will be given to the best Classic Entree with a Twist.

2019 Foodservice Forum | Week at a Glance


Foodservice Supplier

Foodservice suppliers only
1 - 4 p.m.

Reverse Trade Show
Suppliers only
2 - 5 p.m.

Opening General Session

Mike Alkire

President, Premier

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

11th Annual
Innovation Celebration

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


General Breakfast and
Breakfast Sessions

7 - 7:45 a.m.

General Session

Includes Premier Alliance Excellence
Award & Premier Cares Award

Innovation and Disruption
in Real Life

Mel Robbins

Best-Selling Author, Speaker, Influencer

8 - 9:15 a.m.

Concurrent Session

Chef Marcus Samuelsson:
Sharing His Passion

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Concurrent Session

Engaging Foodservice Employees through
Enhanced Training Programs

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

Exhibition / Luncheon /
Premier Village

11:45 - 2:45 p.m.

Concurrent Session
Culinary Creation Sensations
3 - 4 p.m.

Awards Recognition and
General Session

Innovation, Regulation
& Legislation: The New Normal
in Healthcare

Blair Childs
SVP of Public Affairs, Premier

Chris Christie
Sr. Legal & Political Commentator, ABC News & Former Gov. of New Jersey

4:15 - 5:45 a.m.

Culinary Creations

Foodservice attendees only
6 - 10 p.m.


General Breakfast and
Breakfast Sessions

7:30 - 8:15 a.m.

General Session

Susan DeVore

CEO, Premier

8:30 - 9:15 a.m.

Local Restaurant Tour

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Local Restaurant Tour

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

Exhibition / Luncheon /
Premier Village

11:45 - 2:45 p.m.

Concurrent Session
Cultivating Success
with Plant-based Options
3 - 4 p.m.

General Session

A Father’s Healthcare Journey:
Healing a Broken Heart

Greg Olsen
NFL Carolina Panthers Star
Tight End, 3x Pro Bowler

4:15 - 5:30 p.m.

Nashville Networking

Downtown After Dark
6 - 9 p.m.


Breakfast Available for
Final Networking

7:30 - 9:30 a.m.


Registration for the 2019 Breakthroughs Conference is open to all Premier members. Foodservice members will receive a special invitation containing private access codes that allow sign up for certain Foodservice Forum sessions. If you are a Foodservice member and have not received an invitation, please contact the Premier Solution Center at 877.777.1552.