FoodOvation Exchange

FoodOvation is an exclusive invite-only Exchange hosting national chains, hot concepts, high volume independents and best-in-class supplier partners. We bring these industry peers together to collaborate and expand on supply chain solutions, identify opportunities to improve quality and reduce costs, and expand on menu innovation – while connecting in a differentiated, outdoor environment that fosters extensive and authentic relationship building.

Manufacturer sponsorship is category exclusive, so operators are presented solutions that span all aspects of their menus.
Chef-to-chef focused conversations, bringing together culinary, R&D, and procurement specialists for intimate ideation sessions.
Collaborative sessions in a kitchen environment allows attendees to focus on results and build authentic connections.

Operators enjoy dedicated attention from top manufacturers who present custom solutions specifically for their business.

Typical Agenda

DAY 1 – Saturday (optional)

2-4pm: Early Registration

DAY 2 – Sunday

12-5pm: Registration

6-9pm: Welcome Reception and Dinner

All Day: Sponsors Set-up and Shopping

DAY 3 – Monday

8:20am-12pm: 40-minute Morning Exchange Sessions

12-1pm: Lunch

1:20-3pm: 40-minute Afternoon Exchange Sessions

3:15-5:15pm: Afternoon Outdoor Activities

5:30-6pm: Relax and Refresh Time

6-9pm: Reception and Dinner

DAY 4 – Tuesday

8:20am-12pm: 40-minute Morning Exchange Sessions

12-1pm: Lunch

1:20-5pm: 40-minute Afternoon Exchange Sessions

5:15-6pm: Relax and Refresh Time

6-9pm: Reception and Dinner

Learn more about Sun Valley

Learn more about Montage Palmetto Bluff

Sun Valley Resort in Sun Valley, Idaho

Sun Valley is located in the Northern Rockies region of south-central Idaho, in Blaine County in the Wood River valley. Known for its world class ski areas at Bald Mountain and Dollar Mountain, it is also a year-round destination for hiking through wildflower-filled meadows, fly-fishing, golfing, and more. The resort features restaurants loaded with fresh gourmet options from inexpensive to luxury.

Montage Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, South Carolina

Nestled along the scenic May River in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, Montage Palmetto Bluff is set within a vibrant 20,000-acre community between Hilton Head Island and Savannah. Providing guests access to all that Palmetto Bluff has to offer, the resort encompasses an extensive nature preserve, two picturesque villages featuring eight Southern-inspired dining options, a riverfront marina and a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.

Why Sponsor?
  • Save time and money, compared to cost of coordinating/travel to separate meetings
  • Travel to one destination for an intimate and hassle-free experience
  • Meet with numerous hand-picked operators
  • Foster relationships in a more personalized and meaningful way

Interested in Sponsoring?

Past sponsors have included great partners such as:

The format of FoodOvation is unmatched with any other event. It truly cultivates relationships that can be mutually beneficial for both operators and sponsors.
Josh Archibald
Executive Chef, Tillamook
As a sponsor, we always find value in our meetings in the Revelry format of engagement and interaction in beautiful venues and a chance to have really solid one-on-one conversations and presentations.
Karen Keown
National Account Manager, Savor Imports
FoodOvation is the most valuable event in our industry. Getting this many meetings in two days and allowing for culinary ideation is amazing. Having cocktail parties and activities brings greater value because it allows you to build strong connections and allows for more creative problem-solving. These events are absolutely top-notch!
Emra Nation
Key Accounts Manager, Oregon Fruit Products
Simply put, this event is the best I’ve ever attended. It beats hands down any trade show I’ve ever done! Well done Revelry Group.
Gary Evans
Corporate Chef, TABASCO
Why Restaurateurs/Operators Participate?


  • 1 on 1, 40-minute customized ideation sessions
  • Meet more than 10 best-in-class supplier partners
  • Up to 2 culinary, R&D, supply chain, procurement and/or marketing team members can participate
  • No registration fees
  • Round-trip airfare covered, plus one spouse/significant other
  • Hotel accommodations covered at Sun Valley Lodge
  • Meals and outdoor activities included

Interested in Participating?

Past operators have included large national chains such as:

Suppliers develop brand specific showings that can be easily adapted to our business. You leave with actionable ideas that can be applied immediately.
Nick Graff
VP of Culinary Innovations, Noodles & Company
The thought and attention to detail that Revelry took to plan this event was evident. Nothing wasrushed, everything felt smooth and easy, and yet I got incredible facetime with 13 new vendors.I’m so grateful for the ideas shared and connections made!
Katy Velazquez
Corporate Executive Chef, Qdoba
I find FoodOvation to be everything that a trade show is not: intimate, meaningful, intentional.
Joshua Rappaport
VP of Culinary Innovation, Buddy's Kitchen/SK Food Group
We found opportunities for possible business with all of the sponsors.
Rick Clark
Director of Foodservice, United Supermarkets

How can we help you connect and create shared value?