9. Executive Chef Craig Tarrant and Alma Nocchi, both with Compass Group at Microsoft.
Microsoft recently produced Solutions5, the seventh annual collaborative conference bringing together five premier food service associations: Association of Correctional Food Service Affiliation, Association for Healthcare Foodservice, Foodservice Consultants Society International, National Association of College Auxiliary Services and the Society for Hospitality & Foodservice Management. Held at the Microsoft Conference Center, the daylong workshop attracted more than 270 attendees who explored the next generation of food as it relates to trends, technology, wellness, food waste and feeding the world.
The New York and New Jersey chapters of the National Association for Catering & Events (NACE), along with the Banquet Event Strategic Task Force (BEST Task Force), held an in-person gathering in August, their first since the start of the pandemic.