2018 STATE CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

2018 SNAAZ ANNUAL STATE CONFERENCE BEGINS IN

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GREETINGS FROM SNAAZ PRESIDENT

DOWNTOWN RENAISSANCE HOTEL / PHOENIX CONVENTION CENTER
SEPTEMBER 14-15, 2018

WELCOME TO 2018 SNAAZ ANNUAL STATE CONFERENCE

The State Conference Committee has put together a great carousel of classes and events that will entertain and thrill everyone. – Information and interactive sessions that will give you the tools you need now!

Our future leaders will need your support… AND your votes. So don’t forget to stop by the election table on Friday or Saturday to place your ballot for Vice-President. There are no vanishing acts here, get involved and make your opinions count.

This year’s Annual State conference theme is “Under the Big Top with SNAAZ” and the decoration theme being Circus

SNAAZ’s Annual State Conference (ASC)is your go to event for 2018 and features Pre Conference Workshops, General Sessions, Informative Education Sessions, Vendor Exhibitor Expo, Special Events and the Awards / Gala Dinner.

The must see Vendor Expo has you covered as ASC hosts the largest and most informative Vendor Expo relating to school nutrition in the Phoenix Conference Centre. Explore more than 140 booths showcasing culinary trends and cutting-edge food, beverage, supply, equipment and service solutions for your school nutrition operation.

Lisa Thrower SNAAZ President 2018

Member Testimonials

Being a member of SNAAZ for over 18 years has provided me with knowledge and training that I could not have received elsewhere. It has also been given me the opportunity to serve on the boards of both the chapter and state level.  Being a member is a great way to professionally grow and enable yourself to be the best you can be.

Lorrie Ahern

Deer Valley School District

"As a broker, being a member of SNAAZ allows me to better understand the goals and mission of school foodservice professionals. Without SNAAZ to help educate me I would be lost on what is important to its members. SNAAZ has done a great job of including everyone from cooks to directors to processors, brokers and everyone in between."

Julie Bujan

Acosta Foodservice

"It is very important as an industry member to join the SNAAZ association to be able to support their initiatives, goals and mission for a successful and sustainable Child Nutrition Program. Their commitment to inclusion and diversity have helped SNAAZ to create a stronger and successful partnership with all stakeholders."

Jose Quinones

JTM

"As an industry member, SNAAZ demonstrations the commitment of school nutrition professional's mission to feed children during the school day and beyond. It provides numerous opportunities for growth and helps better understand the needs of school nutrition professionals across the state of Arizona."

Mike Burke

Vulcan Equipment

"The SNAAZ website is my first stop for all current information for what is happening with school food and nutrition programs and events here in Arizona."

Cindy Deluca

Buena Vista Foods

"SNAAZ lets it's members be in the "know" about what's going on in Arizona but also around the country. The Chapter meetings provide fun classes and activities where you not only earn CEU's but meet lasting friends from other districts as well as in the industry. I have been fortunate enough to be involved as the Industry Advisor for several years and have loved becoming more involved with our association."

Wendy Sahr

Foodservice Specialists

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