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Live Event

September 19-21, 2022

Sheraton Denver Downtown
Denver, Colorado
Featured Session
September 20, 2022
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
CREATORS Awards & Panel Discussion

Nation’s Restaurant News will be celebrating six restaurant leaders that best embodied a spirit of innovation this past year chosen based on innovation, creativity, scale and impact on their restaurant businesses. The CREATORS will be celebrated during an in-depth panel discussion on September 20th culminating with the CREATOR of the Year live announcement. The CREATORS winners will be announced soon!

Hot Concepts Session
Featured Session
September 19, 2022
4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Hot Concepts Awards & Panel Discussion

These emerging growth chains are growing fast with on-trend menus, new business models, social purpose missions and new segment approaches. Tap into the minds of some of the most innovative restaurant industry leaders who are poised to become the next big chain. 2022 Hot Concept winners will be announced soon!

Bonin Baugh Keynote
Main Stage
September 20, 2022
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Hackonomy 2.0 with Bonin Bough, Marketing Guru, Investor, Author

This presentation will focus on how to maintain business growth in a post-pandemic world. Although it might sound counter-intuitive, Bonin Bough will show that the only way to combat the economic impact of the recent COVID-19 crisis and other world events is to create value by breaking things. Whether it’s breaking from tradition, process, or simply “the way we’ve always done things” this presentation will provide tried-and-tested models that enable audiences to keep their company on a growth trajectory during this challenging time.


How will you CREATE?

New Ideas and Solutions

Lightning Keynotes

A fast-paced, no fluff “TED style” presentation focused on data, customer case studies or the benefits of a partner solution.

Join Us for Cocktails and Conversation

Festival Parties

Make sure you join us for nightly networking parties. This is your chance to connect with your peers, enjoy great food and cocktails, and have some fun!

Mark your calendar!
Opening Night Celebration in the Pop-Up Festival
Monday, September 19th 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

CREATE: Mix & Mingle
Tuesday, September 20th 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Get a Taste of Innovative Food & Beverage Trends

Cool Things Tour

Take a guided tour of the vibrant culinary scene in Denver. Meet the leaders behind some of the hottest emerging growth concepts in Denver and get a taste of the food and beverage trends. More details are to be announced soon.

Top Chefs Square Off In a Fast-Paced Cooking Competition

Kitchen Hero Cook Off

Chefs from four top restaurant brands will compete during the 9th annual Kitchen Hero Cook-Off. These accomplished chefs will square off in a fast-paced competition to create the best dish using a mystery basket of products. The winner will be selected by a panel of expert judges and announced live. CREATE attendees will get a chance to taste the winning dish at that evening’s celebration. Chef competitors are to be announced soon!

Featuring New Products and Menu Innovations

Pop Up Festival

We have ditched the traditional tradeshow floor model for a fun, new way to learn about new products and menu innovations. The Pop-Up Festival features new products and menu innovations that will continuously change throughout your CREATE experience.

Learn from Leaders

Ask the Experts

Tap into the best and brightest minds in the restaurant industry during these Interactive Q&A sessions with leading restaurant executives.

Immerse Yourself in the Latest Flavor Trends

Flavor Immersions

Immerse yourself in the latest flavor trends during fast-paced, experiential Flavor Immersion sessions featuring the “need to know” menu trend data, presented by Datassential, combined with the opportunity to taste the trends during each session.

Insights and Information

Fireside Chats

Get to know some of the most innovative leaders who are on the cutting edge of the latest ideas and solutions to help you grow your business.

Live Event

September 19-21, 2022

Sheraton Denver Downtown
Denver, Colorado
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Health & Safety

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