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founding sponsors
From our start as a small-town butcher shop in 1945 to today's global protein leader with the #1 sausage brand in foodservice, our mission remains: elevate every plate. With premium offerings from signature bratwurst, fiery andouille, and specialty cheddar sausage to enrobed sandwiches, we continue to raise the industry standard for quality and innovation. At Johnsonville, we proudly merge heritage with culinary insights to enrich the plates and palates of operators and consumers alike.
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Gold sponsors
Texas Pete is a brand of hot sauce in the United States developed and manufactured by the TW Garner Food Company in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. TW Garner was founded by Thad W. Garner in 1929.
Silver sponsors
Ventura Foods is a trusted partner who inspires restaurants and home cooks to innovate. We manufacture ready-to-go products, exclusive formulas, and consumer-loved brands that help our customers delight their customers.
Bronze sponsors
Supporting sponsors
AAK Foodservice is a global manufacturer with a regional focus, offering a broad portfolio ranging from sauces, dressings, mayonnaise and margarine to specialty fats and oils with plant-based and sustainable options. With a dedicated cross-functional team, we specialize in co-development to create custom products and packaging solutions. Our customer-centric approach emphasizes culinary, marketing and customer innovation to determine the best for your business needs.
Butterball helps consumers celebrate traditional holidays and every day meal occasions with its branded line of products. As the most recognized name in turkey, the brand represents more than 60 years of cherished memories by providing quality, great tasting products that make meals something to celebrate every day.
Consolidated Concepts is a data ingestion machine! Every time a multi-unit restaurant makes a purchase, data is generated. That data is the key that unlocks contract savings, price insights, operational metrics and KPIs, product compliance, and sourcing opportunities.
The DRA is a non-profit 501(c)6 membership organization dedicated to helping restaurants thrive in the digital world. The DRA strives to be the premiere restaurant industry resource for profitable online revenue generation, innovation & public policy. Led by an advisory board of leading restaurateurs & a staff with digital operations expertise, the DRA leverages the power of the collective voice of the restaurant industry to advance policies that will protect digital restaurant business.
Forza Insights Group empowers clients with actionable, high-ROI research through concise, intuitive, and creative use of traditional, emerging, and esoteric methods. Forza clients benefit from the combined knowledge of a team of researchers with decades of experience in all areas of consumer and B2B insights. Researchers who listen to the research goals and challenges to develop the right plan. Who understand that one size does not fit all. Researchers who grew up in the insights industry and have a deep understanding of every aspect of the project lifecycle. A team that gets the job done cost-effectively and on time.
At Ivey Talent Partners it is our mission to work with Restaurant, Retail, Hospitality and Technology clients and candidates that are energetic, driven, and intellectual in their approach. This allows a true partnership in leading and nurturing the growth of both the individual and the organization.
Olo is a leading open SaaS platform for restaurants that enables hospitality at every guest touchpoint. Millions of orders per day run on Olo’s on-demand commerce engine, providing restaurants a single source to understand and serve every guest from every channel, whether direct or third-party.
CREATE: The Experience provides the opportunity to build relationships with restaurant operators and showcase your products and solutions through unique sponsorship activations that will have memorable impact on your customers.