2023 HOA & SNA-KS

Industry Showcase


Tuesday Feb 21, 2023

Wednesday Feb 22, 2023


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Where: Feb 21st

Networking Reception

Residence Inn Kansas City Airport

10300 N Ambassador Dr, Kansas City, MO 64153

Where: Feb 22nd

Vendor Fair/Training Sessions

KCI Expo Center

11730 N Ambassador Dr

Kansas City, MO 64153


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Register Now! Registration Deadline: Feb 14, 2023
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Tuesday February 21st:

Residence Inn at Kansas City Airport

Book Your Hotel Room Here  (Group rate for event)

Networking Reception: 6:00 - 9:00 pm

 Come and enjoy a free dinner, drinks & door prizes and socialize with our vendor partners


Wednesday Feb 22nd:


Vendor Fair: 9 AM - 1 PM

Sample menu items, see product demos, win prizes and create new partnerships as you as you explore all of the offerings of our great vendor partners while strolling through the KCI Expo Center.

The 1st 50 people to register will be placed into a drawing for door prizes at the Vendor Fair!

Training Sessions

Session 1: 9 AM - 10 AM (Cook/Manager Level Training, 1 CEU)

Easy Ways to Boost Food Presentation, Quality, and Utilization

By Chef Irma Gonzalez of JTM Food Group

In this 1 hour training Chef Irma will teach you how to instantly increase the appeal and quality of your current menu items by making a few simple changes in production and service. Learn some of the most common mistakes cooks make in product preparation and how to correct them. Use products already in your cooler and pantry to add instant eye appeal to your serving line. And transform leftovers in creative ways to maximize utilization and customer satisfaction. 

Session 2: 11 AM - 12 PM (Director Level Training, 1 CEU)

Elevate Your K12 Menu with these Simple Tweaks

By Chef Irma Gonzalez of JTM Food Group

How can you generate customer excitement and increase program participation without raising food cost or over-complicating production? In this 1 hour training, Chef Irma will offer you simple innovative ideas to take your current K12 menu items to the next level. From a fresh twist on tacos to a new take on mac & cheese, learn easy and inexpensive ways to transform your regular offerings from ordinary to extraordinary. Come away inspired.  

Event Contact

Richard Hampton
School Nutrition Association of Kansas