Flavor, Quality and American Menus

Napa Valley, CA

Flavor, Quality & American Menus Program Summary

Flavor, Quality & American Menus is an annual invitational leadership retreat presented in partnership by The Culinary Institute of America and the University of California, Davis. Now in its 16th year, this invitation-only retreat provides opportunities for networking, exchanging information and ideas, and advancing both American agriculture and the food and beverage industries that depend on it. The event aims to stimulate innovative thinking around the future of agriculture as well as flavor-, quality- and diversity-driven menu R&D, connecting leaders within the volume foodservice and American agriculture industries to foster better understanding of current challenges and opportunities faced by each sector. 

The retreat also emphasizes fundamental shifts in the foodservice industry, and how millennials are largely (but not exclusively) driving those shifts. FQAM helps foodservice operators understand the impacts those shifts will have on future menus and future generations of eaters.

FQAM 2019 will be held on September 10 - 12 at The Culinary Institute of America at Copia.


Past Conferences

Flavor, Quality and American Menus 2018

Flavor, Quality and American Menus 2017

Flavor, Quality and American Menus 2016

Flavor, Quality and American Menus 2015

Flavor, Quality and American Menus 2014



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Research Partner

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For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

For information about Sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Shara Orem
Director – Sponsorship Planning and Outreach, Strategic Initiatives and Advancement

(707) 967-2439