March 1, 2018 | Chicago, IL


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The Future of Senior Living Dining and Culinary Innovation

Good food is essential. And especially in senior living where residents are daily repeat customers, it should be fun, too. We’re gathering the leading operators and innovators who are building the future of dining in senior living for a first-of-its-kind event. Here, it’s all about dining—from education to networking, amazing food and a whole lot of fun.


Learn from some of the top chefs in senior living and hospitality about the latest cooking techniques, menu trends and innovations. Pick up some tips you can bring back to your own communities.

Management and Operations Strategies

Experts share their strategies on how to staff and manage senior living’s next-generation dining experience. Hear from renowned restaurant owners, senior living providers and national food-service leader Chick fil-A.

Design and Innovation

Meet world renowned kitchen designers and innovators and learn about the design and technology that is defining the future of foodservice. Find out how you can stay ahead of the competition.


Chicago, IL

Located in the heart of Chicago, the foodie-approved Boelter Event Center provides an unmatched learning and event space with state-of-the-art test kitchen and a dramatic view of the city’s skyline.



Dee Ann Turner

Vice President, Enterprise Social Responsibility


*Additional Speakers Coming Soon*


Great Content, All Day Event

The Senior Living Dining Experience of the Future

Take a deep dive into the kitchens that are driving the next generation of senior living dining. The focus here is on layout, design, delivery and operations.

Leveraging the Kitchen for Innovation and New Revenue

Learn how operators are using dining to drive revenue outside of the community and increase move-ins. Panelists will dive into test kitchen strategy, pop up restaurants, catering and more.

Chef Competition: High-End Dining on a Budget

Watch three chefs from communities demonstrate a quick concept lunch and help decide who is King or Queen of the SHN Test Kitchen.

Quality Senior Living Dining on a Budget

Learn how providers can maximize efficiency and deliver a high quality and affordable restaurant experience.

Staffing for Success

Listen to panelists discuss strategies in hiring, compensation, training retention and more.

Building a Brand Around Dining

Learn how successful operators are creating senior living dining brands and how they’re promoting their dining expertise to the public.

Strategies for Developing and Operating Multiple Dining Venues

Leading operators will show you how to staff multiple venues efficiently, extend dining hours and deliver an amazing dining experience.

Cooking for Memory Care and Cognitive Impairments

Hear chefs, experts and executive directors discuss the needs and desires of residents who have individual dining considerations.

*Check back September 1st for the full agenda*



Morrison Community Living

— FAQs —

Have questions? We’ve got answers.

We created Dished because dining is the second-largest expense for senior living providers and we LOVE food. Dining deserves its own event and we’re the only ones crazy enough to try launching a dining-specific event for senior living. Join us in March and help us create the next-generation dining experience. You’ll learn a thing or two you can take back to your senior living communities.

Early bird tickets for operators are priced at $495 per person.

The Chicago Event Center is located at 1071 W. Division St., Chicago.

If you’re attending Dished and looking for overnight accommodations, we recommend Hotel Lincoln, The Robey Chicago or the Hilton Garden Inn.

Dished is a B2B event for executive leaders in senior living and dining operations. At dished, you’ll find CEOs, Presidents, COOs, Executive Chefs, Dining Directors, VPs of Dining, VPs of Operations and more.

Yes! We created an agenda that is 100% focused on dining management and operations. We’re bringing the best in the business together to share their brightest ideas to drive senior living dining forward.

Yes! During the event, we’ll be serving breakfast and lunch, and the event will conclude with a cocktail reception. You’ll also be tasting chef samples/bites along the way. We promise you won’t leave hungry.

If you’re interested in speaking at Dished, please contact [email protected] or call 312-281-8802.

Please reach out at [email protected] or call 312-281-8802 for more information.


Dished is an exclusive invite-only event for the senior living industry. If you would like to attend, request an invite and we will be in touch.

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