AHF 12th Annual Conference held in Dallas, Texas, from Aug 23-26, 2021

The Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF) hosted its 12th successful in-person Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas from August 23-26 at the Omni Dallas Hotel. The conference provided a forum for AHF members and self-operated healthcare foodservice professionals to join up with peers, mentors, and friends to reenergize, become inspired, refreshed, and be excited.

For Touchwork this was a first-time milestone as a participant, as a sponsor, and as an exhibitor at the AHF Marketplace. Touchwork has already widely proven its technology solutions in the Higher education sector, and in addition to over 100 Universities, Touchwork has around 50 hospitals already using its solutions. Touchwork’s participation in the 12th AHF Conference was aimed at expanding this footprint in the healthcare foodservices sector.

The AHF Annual Conference is the premier platform for self-operated healthcare food management professionals. Its goal is to connect healthcare leaders through shared knowledge, professional development, and invaluable resources. Now more than ever self-operated health facilities need to be innovative while doing more with less. This year’s AHF’s conference theme, Playbook for the Future aimed at helping foodservice professionals to reset, renew, and reconnect.

The AHF helps its members to learn, discover, and share ways to retain their leadership in influencing the healthcare foodservice industry. The conference provided exciting live sessions, unequaled educational sessions, lively networking, the first-day AHF Marketplace and Exhibit Hall, and so much more, to empower attendees with the skills, networks, and the playbook to succeed.

Touchwork is well positioned to assist AHF members in meeting these objectives with its proven suite of real-time customer satisfaction feedback applications, audits, and surveys. As an exhibitors at the AHF Conference Marketplace, Touchwork was able to set up live demonstrations of its patient, staff, and visitor feedback solution with both:

  • QR Code based questionnaire; and
  • Text-based messaging demo.

HF Conference attendees were also able to test a number of real-time audit demos including patient rounding audits, host/hostess audits and test tray audits. Interest was excellent and generated several strong leads from the self-operated healthcare foodservices sector.

NACAS C3X 2021 Annual Conference & Showcase: October 18-21, 2021 Atlantic City, NJ

The C3X Annual Conference & Expo convenes over 1,000 leaders from higher education institutions and NACAS Business Partners to exchange the knowledge and connections that are paramount to their work. After an incredibly challenging year, this is your opportunity to come together with your professional peers to talk about the future of the industry. Learn how other auxiliary leaders are meeting student’s evolving needs, providing services that outpace their desires, and boosting their institution’s ranking.

Touchwork will be showcasing its range of real-time student feedback solutions. Please visit our booth and chat to Erica Nehrling who will be in attendance.

NACUFS 2022 Continental/Pacific Regional Conference: March 1-3, 2022 – Reno, NV

After the past year during which the world was certainly tested, we could all use a little TLC².  We hope you’ll join us this March in Reno, Nevada, at the NACUFS 2022 Continental/Pacific Regional Conference for just that! Here we’ll escape to enjoy the high desert valley as we engage in TLC² – Talent Management/Leadership/Campus Community.  We have exciting guest speakers to inspire us to reach new levels of connection and aspirational leadership. First, we’ll hear from Mike Donnelly, former Walt Disney World Resort skipper, who will inspire us to unlock our magic. Antonio Neves will close the conference by motivating us to find the edge again, refuel energy, rekindle excitement, and recommit to being bold. Our industry partners are excited to show you their innovative products and solutions at Showcase. I personally am looking forward to the Culinary Challenge, an event we haven’t seen since 2019 in our region.

NACUFS 2022 Midwest Regional Conference: March 7-9, 2022 – St Louis, MO

Welcome to the NACUFS 2022 Midwest Regional Conference! The NACUFS 2022 Midwest Regional Conference in St. Louis provides a premier opportunity to RE-ENERGIZE and inspire a better you as we exchange campus-centric leadership goals and dining ideas. Join us March 7- March 9, 2022, as we create solutions, and connections so you can be a difference maker.

Designed and delivered to energize your dining team, we will kick off the conference with Chad Porter as he brings a message of perseverance and self-esteem. Chad then closes the conference with inspirational advice to accomplish your goals while implementing what was learned in St. Louis.  We will also embark on a journey as The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center presents a three-part session, “Leadership Now – Engaging Employees in an Ever-Changing Work Environment” providing us with invaluable tools for our rollercoaster dining environment.  Our own professional peers will have creative interest sessions and roundtables on the latest nutritional trends to meet the needs of our ever-changing dining programs.  Your time in St. Louis will help you bridge the gap as we nurture relationships, build service recovery, re-ignite the spark of ingenuity, and develop long lasting goals.