MenuDirections 2013: Look for Updates on Awards and Trends

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This weekend kicks off FoodService Director's 2013 MenuDirections conference in Tampa, Fla. FSD editors will be tweeting and posting updates from the conference all weekend, continuing through the conference's end on Tuesday afternoon. Some items to look out for:

Sunday: Updates, photos and tweets from the Health on the Menu series of workshops, which includes sessions on healthy desserts and seafood. Also check in for tweets and photos from the evening's Dine-Around, which will take attendees to Tampa’s historic Ybor City.

Monday: Articles, photos and tweets from Chef Jet Tila’s Recipe Revamp general session, where he will show attendees how to make dishes healthier. Also look out for posts from our Steal This Healthy idea workshops and the new 30-minute Universities. Twitter and Facebook are also the place to go for the announcement of the winner of our first Culinary Competition, the Goldies winners and the 2012 FSD of the Year.

Tuesday: Posts, photos and tweets from the World Cuisines series of workshops and a general session from Datassential’s Mark DiDomenico on menu trends.

If you are headed to the conference, join in the fun and tweet using our hashtag: #MenuD2013.

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