Education Sessions and Speakers

We’re committed to bettering our industry through inspired education. Dig into expert insights right now with our virtual sessions, get answers to your tough questions during live online Q&As, find helpful info in the COVID-19 Resource Hub, and join us at the 2021 Show for an immersive education experience.

2021 National Restaurant Association Show Education Tracks

Trends in Adult Beverage

Build a more profitable beverage program with insights into off-premise revenue opportunities; the latest trends in beer, wine, and spirits; and much more.

Culinary Insights

Track: Culinary Insights

Explore the latest flavor trends, menu insights, and optimizations to boost sales.

Operations Solutions

Learn strategies to improve operational efficiencies, maximize ROI, and navigate today’s new business realities.

The New Consumer

Get the inside scoop on what consumers want now, so that you can successfully market your brand and connect with customers in meaningful, profitable ways.

Tech & Innovation

Take a look at the future of foodservice and discover solutions that will enhance your operation.

Workforce Development

Learn about hiring and retention, diversity and inclusion, the current employment landscape, and opportunities to strengthen your workforce.

Live Demos

Join us at various stages across the Show floor as industry experts demonstrate their techniques and share their stories.


Live Q&As

Get the info you need right now.

Live Q&As

COVID-19 Resource Hub

Access support and information from the National Restaurant Association Show and our industry partners.

COVID-19 Resource Hub


We are committed to providing education that addresses the issues that are the most important to you and your business, so we are retooling our workshops to address the significant shifts in the foodservice industry in these unprecedented times. Check back to see which topics we’ll be covering next year.

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Culinary Education

  • Bellavita Food and Wine Theatre
  • World Culinary Showcase
  • Culinary Experience Center

Bellavita Food and Wine Theatre

Attend classes hosted by the finest chefs and sommeliers in the business.

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World Culinary Showcase

Culinary Experience Center

Stop by the Culinary Experience Center to learn applied techniques and the latest trends in culinary, featuring new products that inspire creative and unique dishes.

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