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It’s a Family Reunion! GSNA invites you to join us on Jekyll Island April 20th-22nd to celebrate school nutrition. We are back and once again giving you the FULL conference experience!

Our 2023 Annual Conference will be packed with dynamic keynote speakers, informative educational sessions and a wide variety of exhibits as well as lots of FUN!

Registration is now open!

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Featured at the Opening General Session
Friday, April 21st

Brian N. Beane
sponsored by Ingenious Culinary Concepts

“Tap into Your Instincts” 
Brian N. Beane, a professional coach, trainer, and speaker dedicated to helping individuals and organizations reach their full potential through personal growth, financial literacy, and business.

Hear what people are saying about Brian N. Beane.
 
Featured at the Closing General Session
Saturday, April 22nd

Logan Weber

"Sticks and Stones"
Be prepared to laugh and learn as you discover what many people feel is the most challenging part of their work - THE PEOPLE!! Sales reps and customers...managers and direct reports...teachers and students...co-workers (heck, even husbands and wives... parents and children) Relationships! It all boils down to relationships.

https://www.webermotivation.com/about
PRECONFERENCE EDUCATIONAL SESSIONS
Kickoff your 2023 GSNA conference experience with a pre-conference session. Tour legendary Georgia coastal institutions, take your team on a leadership experience or get ServSafe re-certified. We have it ALL!
All pre-conference sessions will be on Thursday, April 20th from 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Fueling Georgia’s Future with Quality Meals - Rich's Tour & Culinary Session
sponsored by Georgia Department of Education School Nutrition Program

Maximum of 100 attendees

$75 per person - Attendee registration will be covered by a grant from the Georgia Department of Education School Nutrition Program.
This session will demonstrate how the application of culinary skills and incorporation of locally grown foods can be a recipe for quality school meals. Attendees will learn culinary skills and receive resources to support school meal programs. As part of the session, attendees will also have the opportunity to tour Rich’s Brunswick, GA plant to see the production of products that are a part of quality school meals.  


Leadership Training & Team Building at Epworth
$125.00 per person
Minimum of 12 attendees to a maximum of 95

The Epworth staff employs methods that promote experiential learning through the implementation of team building exercises, games and initiatives designed to enable groups to discover and deal with critical real life, root issues in a fun, non-threatening environment. This training will focus on clear communication, positive leadership, and the implementation of support systems that you can take back to your teams. Training involves a “Ropes” course.


Sea Island Dining & Kitchen Tour
Maximum of 24 attendees
$125 per person

The Sea Island Culinary Team has extended an invitation to tour their kitchen and dining facilities. It's no secret that Sea Island has a deep history of top culinary talent from around the world. This experience will include kitchen tours, chef demos, and taste testing on one of the most exclusive islands in the country. 

 

ServSafe Re-certification Test 
$50 plus online exam fees

Participants will register and purchase the online exam prior to session ($36)
This session will include a ServSafe review, question & answer session, and Testing Proctor.

Session will be held at the Jekyll Island Convention Center.

Tentative Educational Sessions
A snapshot of educational sessions Friday, April 21st and Saturday, April 22nd - with something for everyone. Food assistants, bookkeepers, managers and directors will find a session to fit your needs. 

  • Recruiting and Retaining Strong “Family Members”
  • Extraordinary Kitchens and Line Decor
  • Help! We don’t have a SN Maintenance Team
  • “Look at Us!” - Effective Marketing Technique
  • Knowing Your WHY
  • Successful Family Chore List: Work Schedule Success
  • Moving on Up: Do You Have a Desire to Grow in Your Career?  
  • The Little Stuff Goes a Long Way
  • Steps to Implement a Successful Assistant Manager Program 
  • Communicating your Financials to Stakeholders
  • Lighten Up! Maintaining Accountability While Building Relationships
  • GSNA Benefits…Get the Bang for your Buck
  • Techniques for Managing Special Diets
  • Team Building & Professional Development
  • The Flavors of Finance
  • Getting Along with Others: Character & Soft Skills
 
Registration Form
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Tentative Agenda

 

2023 CONFERENCE T-SHIRTS

What's a family reunion without your family reunion t-shirt!
 Rep your GSNA District Family with your conference t-shirt. 

Each district will have matching colored t-shirts to wear at the Friday, April 21st General Session. 

T-shirts are included with each conference registration.

Registrations received after March 31st cannot be guaranteed to include a Conference T-shirt.

 

BEACH BASH CELEBRATION

Friday, April 21st

sponsored by CAFETERIAS REDEFINED & PACE REPS

We can't have a family reunion without a PARTY! Get decked out in your best chic to casual all white outfit and join us on the beach for food, music and FUN!

We'll be giving you our best island vibes with a seafood boil and some reggae music to get you moving!

Don't forget to bring your beach chairs and blankets!

 

 



2023 Annual Conference Sponsors 
(as of February 1, 2023)
All White Beach Bash Sponsors
Keynote Speaker Brian N. Beane Sponsor
Conference Name Badge Sponsor
Conference Tote Bag Sponsor


Director's Lounge Sponsors