4 days. Endless opportunities.
7:00am – 7:00pm

Registration & Information Desk

Location: Grand Canyon Ballroom Foyer
2:15pm – 3:00pm

Innovation Forums (choose 1 of 11)

Led by the brightest professionals in foodservice, RLC's innovation forums are packed with hot topics and powerful messages designed to spark new ideas. Connect with the industry's game changers and gain valuable takeaways from the latest and greatest in foodservice innovation. There's something for everyone!

3:30pm – 5:00pm

Opening General Session

Location: Grand Saguaro Ballroom
A Conversation with David Chang

Join Restaurant Leadership for a rare - and guaranteed memorable - appearance by David Chang, the chef and founder of Momofuku. Called one of “the most influential people of the 21st Century” by Esquire and one of Fast Company’s “10 Most Creative People in Food of the 21st century,” David has been honored by Food & Wine Magazine and Bon Appetit, named a TIME 100, one of GQ 's “Men of the Year,” and Fortune’s “40 Under 40.”  He has taken home four James Beard Foundation Awards and Momofuku Ko has two Michelin stars; his cookbook, Momofuku, is a New York Times bestseller. He was the first chef to be featured on the Emmy-award winning PBS television show, “The Mind of a Chef,” and along with Academy Award Winning Director Morgan Neville, David is a creative force behind “Ugly Delicious,” an eight-part Netflix original documentary series about foods we love and the stories that shape them.  Don’t miss this conversation with one of food’s most fascinating personalities! 


Award-Winning Chef and Founder, Momofuko, Restaurateur, Bestselling Author, Host, Netflix's "Ugly Delicious"

5:00pm – 7:00pm

RLC Marketplace & Welcome Reception

Location: RLC Marketplace (Grand Canyon Ballroom)

With almost 200 suppliers on display, you're sure to find all the industry-shapers within the RLC Marketplace. It's all about the connections you make and the hands you'll shake here, where suppliers and operators gather to uncover the latest solutions, sample new products and even close deals.