Thank you for attending the 2018 Renzi Food Show!

April 10, 2018 — 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Olympic Arena - 2634 Main Street, Lake Placid, New York 12946

As one of the largest family-owned and operated foodservice distributors in the region, our mission of Delivering the Difference to our customers is best represented through our employees, value-added services, technology and community commitments. The annual Food Show is a great way to bring all these elements together under one roof for an event that truly demonstrates the benefits of Partnering for Success.
At the Renzi Food Show, you'll enjoy:

  • Strategic pricing opportunities to meet all your business needs
  • Breakout sessions that center on the latest industry topics and trends to help your business stay ahead of the curve
  • A 130+ vendor showcase with hundreds of featured items, including appetizers, main entrees, desserts, produce, non-foods and more
  • One-on-one networking with our dedicated sales, purchasing and marketing teams
  • Hourly prize giveaways and a chance to win the Grand Prize - $10,000!

Following the Food Show, you're invited to our Cocktail Reception in the Lussi Ballroom from 5-7 p.m., featuring live music from Andy Taylor, a photobooth and more!

We are grateful that you've chosen to be part of the Renzi Foodservice family and look forward to seeing you there!


For the quickest and easiest registration process, please RSVP via the link in the Food Show email invitation you received! The email should have come from “Meal Ticket.”

If you have already registered via your email link, please do not register here. You are all set to attend the Food Show!
If you did not receive an email, please click the "Register Here" button below.

Once you’ve registered for the Food Show, be sure to register in advance for our Breakout Sessions to reserve your seat! Visit our Breakout Sessions tabs to learn more about these sessions and sign up.

*Note: The Food Show is for current and prospective Renzi Foodservice customers only and is not open to the public. Interested in becoming a Renzi customer? Click here.

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Redefining Healthy for Healthcare and Senior Feeding

Presenter: Julie Halfpop, RD, LDN, Director of Nutrition Services
Date: April 10, 2018
Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

(1 hour for attending this session and up to 5 for attending the Food Show)

Session Description:
“Healthy” is like “beauty” in that the definition is in the eye of the beholder. The behavior of Boomers is shifting the face of healthcare and senior dining, and operators are adjusting to appeal to their demand for an experience that features healthful yet flavor-forward foods. Join our presenter as she offers creative dining solutions that cater to this clientele.


  • Discuss dining desires and trends specific to healthcare and senior feeding.
  • Address specific menu requests for gluten-free, vegetarian, clean-label, brain-healthy foods and more.
  • Share practical approaches to meet the growing demands in healthy dining.

Presenter Biography
Julie Halfpop, Director of Nutrition Services, comes to us through our UniPro Foodservice partnership and resides in Cedar Falls, IA. Passionate about the healthcare and senior living industry, Julie has devoted over 30 years to inspiring excellence in dining. Having managed food & nutrition departments, she challenges her team of nine dietitians to develop and administer tools and services that will promote successful management of the industry’s opportunities & challenges. Her favorite topics of conversation revolve around menus, developing marketable dining experiences, controlling costs, and training staff. Julie is a graduate of Iowa State University with a BS in Food & Nutrition/Dietetics and has a long history of teaching the Dietary Manager courses and public speaking. 

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Social Media, Reviews and Website Management - 
How to Boost Your Brand and Drive New Customers to Your Restaurant

Presenter: Tim Moran, Enterprise Director at Milestone
Date: April 10, 2018
Time: 1-2 p.m.


Session Description:
Milestone is a leader in helping small businesses find new customers in the ever-competitive online space. During this session, you’ll learn how to effectively market your business and find new customers locally. The session will focus on three key areas: your website, your location in online search, and your social media & reviews. Learn key practices that are easy to implement and powerful in helping you to future proof your business for generations to come. You’ll walk away with practical ideas on how to successfully manage your brand online quickly and easily with Milestone, so you can spend your time on what’s important – running your business.

You'll learn how your partnership with Renzi Foodservice gives you exclusive access to Milestone’s expertise and services at prices that won’t break the bank!

Presenter Biography:
Tim Moran, enterprise director at Milestone, has spoken globally at conferences for technology companies like IBM, Microsoft and Oracle. He specializes in making next-generation technologies easy to understand, and even easier to implement.

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During your visit to the Food Show, enjoy all the scenic views and activities that Lake Placid has to offer as a top tourist destination! Hotel accommodations are available at the following Lake Placid venues:

  • Hampton Inn & Suites - 801 Mirror Lake Drive - Call 518-523-9500
  • High Peaks Resort - 2384 Saranac Ave - Call 518-523-4411 (SOLD OUT)
  • Crowne Plaza - 101 Olympic Drive - Call 518-523-2556 (SOLD OUT)
  • Golden Arrow - 2559 Main Street (SOLD OUT)

Room stays are available on Monday, April 9th and Tuesday, April 10th. Hampton Inn still has rooms available (as of 4/2). Our online room block for the Renzi Food Show is now closed. To reserve your room, please call the hotel directly at the phone number above. 


You must register for the Food Show prior to reserving your hotel accommodations. Reservations will not be valid unless you are registered for the Food Show. If you have not completed your Food Show registration yet, please RSVP via the link in your email invitation for the quickest and easiest registration process  or click below to register.

One complimentary hotel room per customer account is permitted. You will be charged for no shows.

Your Renzi customer ID number and a valid credit card number are required to hold reservations. If you do not know your customer ID, please contact your Renzi Sales Consultant.

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