Sunday, April 16 8:00am – 6:00pm

Registration & Information Desk

Location: Grand Canyon Ballroom Foyer
Presented By:
Kraft Heinz Away From Home
McLane Company
NCR Corporation
PepsiCo Foodservice
Sunday, April 16 2:00pm – 6:00pm

RLC Social Enterprise Partnership Desk

Presented By:
CORE: Children of Restaurant Employees
Share Our Strength | No Kid Hungry
Sunday, April 16 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Special Events Information Desk

Location: Grand Canyon Ballroom Foyer
Sunday, April 16 4:00pm – 5:30pm

RLC Kick-off Reception and The Pacesetter Award Ceremony

Location: Ballroom Lawn

A great excuse to get to the conference early- this year’s early arrival reception will honor the 2023 Pacesetter Award winner, Chris Tomasso and the First Watch Team! Join us for a celebratory evening of food, drinks, industry camaraderie and fun! The award will be accepted by Dan Jones, Chief Operations Officer for First Watch.

The Pacesetter Award recognizes small to mid-sized restaurant brands that have achieved next level growth and demonstrated industry excellence within their category. The winning criteria includes financial performance, system growth, caliber of culture, personnel management, innovation, leadership and industry support/giveback.


Chief Operations Officer
First Watch

Presented By:
Hormel Foods