Dealing a Winning Hand



2020 SNA-KS



Industry Showcase

Click below to register for the conference! 

Register Now! Registration Deadline: March 6, 2020


Friday, March 27, 2020 at 8:00 PM CDT
Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 10:30 AM CDT

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Kansas Star Casino
777 Kansas Star Drive
Mulvane, KS 67110

Driving Directions 

Registration Costs

$125.00- Full Conference for SNA Members/Retired Members

$150.00- Full Conference for Guest/Non Members

$75.00- Saturday only for SNA Members/Retired Members

$100.00- Saturday only for Guest/Non Members

$100.00 Saturday and Sunday for SNA Members/Retired Members

$125.00 Saturday and Sunday for Guest/Non Members

Pre-Conference No Charge

          Featured Conference Events 

Friday March 27th:

  • Wyldewood Cellars Winery Tour, 3:00-4:00 p.m. 951 E 119th Street Peck, KS 67110 (see registration for details)
  • Pre-Conference Registration 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
  • Pre-Conference Professional Communication 8:30am-3:00pm
  • Pre-Conference Leading the Team 8:30am-3:00pm
  • Conference Registration 2:00-5:00pm
  • Welcome Ceremony with Dinner & Drinks 5:00-7:00pm
  • Social with Games 7:00-10:00 pm

Saturday March 28th:

  • Registration 7:00-11:00am
  • Wellness Walk 7:00-7:30am
  • Breakfast and Opening General Session 7:30-9:15am 

 Industry Showcase 9:30am-12:00 pm

 Breakout Sessions: 12:15-1:15pm

  1. Speed Scratch Culinary Demonstration by Chef Michael Lapage, Cambro 

  2. School Gardens, Community Gardens and Grants Panel Dicussions by Barb  Depew, KSDE

  3.  Online Marketing Tools by Liz Rosel

  4. Emotional Intelligence by Candy Whirley

Breakout Sessions: 1:20 -2:20pm 

1. Knife Skills, Catering and Buffet Setup Culinary Demonstration by Chef Michael Lepage, Cambro 

2. Beyond the Garden, Farm to School Panel Discussion by Barb Depew, KSDE

3. Online Marketing Tools: Hands On Training by Liz Roesel

4. Repeat: Emotional Intelligence by Candy Whirley

Breakout Session: 2:25 - 3:25pm

1. The Best of Culinary Demonstration by Chef Michael Lapage, Cambro

2. Jeopardy Game by Cindy Johnson, KSDE 

3. K-12 Meal Program Changes Through the Years by Jennifer Siemens, Rich's

4. How to Navigate the SNA Learning Center by Monica Deines Henderson SNA SW Regional Director 

Break 3:30-5:30 pm

5:30-6:00 pm Cocktail reception

6:00 - 8:00 pm Banquet and Awards Ceramony

8:00 - 12:00 pm. Evening Event

Sunday March 29th:

  • Wellness Walk 7:00-7:30am

Closing General Session

  • 8:00-10:30 Buffet Breakfast
  • SNA Update/Sna Leadership Journey - SNA SW Regonal Director Monica Deines Henderson
  • Membership/Star Club
  • Legislative Update


Hotel Information

SNA-KS Hotel Rate: $125 plus applicable taxes and fees per night.

Hotel reservations can be made either online by the link listed below or by calling the hotel registration desk at (316) 524-3777  To receive the SNA-KS hotel rate of $125.00/night registering online or mention SNA when making reservation via phone.

Reservation Deadline:March 1, 2020

Reserve online at:

Sna-KS will reimburse the second nights lodging provided there are at least two people per room.

The conference registration desk will have a form to be completed in order to receive the refund. 

Event Contact

Elaine Harris
School Nutrition Association of Kansas