Fresh Bites Spring Edition 2022

I MP O R T A N T DA T E S & Deadlines:

President’s Dinner & Installation of 2022-23 Officers The President’s Dinner and Installation of Officers is a very special event where we honor and say goodbye to our current President, and then welcome our incoming President and Board of Directors. As everyone already knows, NYSNA’s Annual Conference

Conference Location Turning Stone Resort – Verona, NY AWARD-WINNING RESORT IN UPSTATE NEW YORK Gaming. Dining. Lodging. Plus so much more! Join us at New York’s most awarded four-season resort destination. You will be surprised by all you can see, do and experience here. Whether you’re a golf lover, a fan of bingo or fine dining, you’ll find more ways to play - more reasons to get away - at Turning Stone. Turning Stone offers uncompromising hospitality, spa, golf, and dining options to meet every budget. Currently there are seven award-winning restaurants serving everything from quick bites to savory three- course meals. Don’t forget to practice your swing at the world championship course, Shenendoah. Or relax at the all-encompassing Skana Spa. was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic. Cancelling these events not only stopped us from being together in-person but also prevented us from honoring two of our Presidents – Mark Bordeau (2019-2020) and Susan Bell (2020-2021). Our current President, Donna Riviello has asked to share her special night at this year’s Annual Conference with Mark and Sue, so that they finally have the opportunity for a proper send-off. Please join us for the President’s Dinner to honor not one, but three amazing NYSNA leaders.

Registration Deadline:

Registration Release:

April 1, 2022 - Exhibitor Registration Released to “5 Star Corporate Members” April 15, 2022 - Exhibitor Registration Released to “Enhanced Corporate Members”

October 1, 2022 – Exhibitor Registration DEADLINE October 1, 2022 – Attendee Registration DEADLINE

May 1, 2022 - Exhibitor Registration Released to the Public

Mark Bordeau, SNS (2019-2020)

Susan Bell (2020-2021)

Donna Riviello (2021-2022)

May 1, 2022 - Attendee Registration Released to the Public

Meet the Committee Deborah Mackey, Mechanicville City School District Meaghan Wilkins, Argyle Central School District Ruth Conner, SNS, Buffalo Public Schools Bryan McCoy, Broome-Tioga BOCES Tracie Middleton, SNS, Bolivar-Richburg Central School District Regan Kiembock, SNS, Southampton UFSD Carrie Kane, Syracuse City School District Lauren Burr, Enlarged City School District of Middletown Cassie Miller-Leone, A.J. Letizio Sales & Marketing Dan Moss, National Food Group - Zee Zees

Did we mention this conference is going to be HUGE?! Don’t believe us? Guess you just have to find out for yourself! Mark your calendars, follow us on social media, and keep an eye out for emails from the NYSNA HQ team for more information and registration release!

B U T WA I T . . . There is More! Oh, you thought the conference ended on Saturday? NOPE! Not this year. The fun does not stop there! All conference attendees will have access to the first ever digital book that will include exhibitor videos from the tradeshow floor AND additional programming for even more CEU’s! Programming will be pre-recorded mini workshops focused on Ideas @ Work. These fast- paced sessions are focused on singular innovations and presented by the school nutrition operators who created them. Our speakers will trace the path of a big idea from concept to implementation, identifying the steps required to put the idea to work in your district. Access to the digital book begins Octobe 24, 2022 and closes on December 31, 2022

NYSNA is planning the FIRST online Silent Auction in Spring 2022, hosted by the Industry Committee and 2022 Conference Committee! All proceeds will go towards Industry Registration Awards for the 2022 Annual Conference in October to assist with registration and help offset other expenses, such as hotel and travel. You’re not going to want to miss this! The auction will go live on Monday, May 9th at 8:00am and close on May 11th at 8:00pm. Be sure to mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information!



If you are interested in donating an item to the auction, please contact Alyssa Molinari at







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