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June 9-12 ◈ Sun Valley, ID

About SUMMER Non-Commercial FoodOvation

The SUMMER FoodOvation exchange is for non-commercial operators and manufactures only. If you are interested in participating in one of our commercial FoodOvations, please click on either the SPRING or FALL tab in the navigation bar.

Relationships are the currency of successful businesses! Great business is built upon relationships cultivated out of meaningful, shared experiences. FoodOvation is a hand-crafted exchange designed to forge partnerships and drive innovation by providing participants opportunities for genuine interactions.

Through intimate group sizes, FoodOvation cultivates powerful interactions between decision-making peers that both provide insights that sparking vibrant, collaborative, concentrated culinary discussions and ideas, as well as fosters the building of relationships in order to take action and win in the marketplace. This is not watching a speaker, but an exchange of ideas and birthplace of connection. Attendees leave FoodOvation invigorated with new ideas, new experiences, and new relationships.

The ideal channels for Summer FoodOvation are: Hospitals • Schools / College / Universities • In-store Deli • Entertainment / Sporting Venues • Convenience Stores • Hotel / Hospitality • Long-term Healthcare / Senior Living

Advisory Board


Ben Carpenter
Associate Brand Manager, Foodservice
Bush Brothers & Company


Gottfried Ernst
Vice President of Hospitality
Green Courte Partners, LLC


Steve Hamm
Foodservice Marketing
Idahoan Foods


Paul Hineman
CEO
Restaurant Start


Dan Kish
Founder
Food Fixe


Karen Keown
National Accounts Manager, Imports
Savor Imports


Fred LeFranc
CEO
Results Thru Strategy

Sun Valley Resort

Sun Valley Idaho

This unique setting, at the historic Sun Valley Resort in Idaho, offers a rare and exquisite opportunity to build relationships with peers in a way that extends beyond the typical sessions. We’re not saying Sun Valley has special powers, but a lot of magical things do happen here.

Learn more about Sun Valley

Airports

Friedman Memorial Airport | SUN

Sun Valley is served by Hailey’s Friedman Memorial Airport (SUN). It’s located 14 miles from the resort and is easily accessible from the gateway cities of San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), Los Angeles (LAX), and Salt Lake City (SLC). These cities are served by most major airlines and are met by Sun Valley’s two connecting carriers: Alaska Airlines (Horizon Air) and SkyWest (United Express/Delta Connection. The resort offers a free shuttle from the airport to the Sun Valley Inn.

Shuttles

Sun Valley Resort offers a complimentary guest resort shuttle for transportation to/from Friedman Memorial Airport and the Sun Valley Resort. Simply contact the resort at 208-622-2097 and schedule a ride based on your arrival and departure times.

Boise Airport | BOI

The Boise Airport is located approximately 150 miles from Sun Valley Resort. Conference attendees can rent a car at the Boise airport or book a ride on the daily shuttle service between Boise Airport (BOI) and the Sun Valley Lodge via Sun Valley Express.

Shuttles

There is a daily shuttle service between Boise Airport (BOI) and the Sun Valley Lodge called Sun Valley Express. Advance tickets may be purchased by calling Sun Valley Express at (877) 622-8267 / (208) 622-8267 or going online to www.sunvalleyexpress.com. Tickets also may be purchased on the bus at time of departure on a space available basis.

Twin Falls Airport | TWF

The Magic Valley Regional Airport Is located approximately 85 miles from Sun Valley Resort. Conference attendees can rent a car at the airport and proceed to Sun Valley.

Around Sun Valley

Sun Valley is a complete walking village, where automobiles are unnecessary. Condominium units are located within easy walking distance of the Sun Valley Village, but complimentary bus service is also available. The Mountain Rides Transportation Authority system provides free transportation throughout the Wood River Valley, including continuous round trips from the Village to both Dollar and Bald Mountains and to the town of Ketchum and Elkhorn Springs....

FAQ's

Casual attire is encouraged at FoodOvation. Neither Sun Valley Resort nor FoodOvation has a dress code. You are welcome to wear whatever makes you comfortable. Some people wear jeans and a pull-over while others wear shorts and sandals.
All necessary equipment for the activities will be provided. You do not need to bring anything with you.
If you know an industry operator or supplier who would be interested in attending FoodOvation, please let us know. We would be happy to extend an invitation for you.
Summer weather in Sun Valley is pretty close to perfect. The daytime highs range from mid 60's to low 80's and evening lows are generally around 40 degrees. There will most likely be a lot of sun and a light breeze. Please check the weather forecast for details the week before arrival and bring your sun glasses!
Yes, significant others are welcome and encouraged to join! There is no additional cost for significant others to attend.

Photo Gallery

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Contact Us

Luke Kircher
480-577-2645
luke@thereverlygroup.com

Kristie Newton
503-227-3606 x 401
kristie@thereverlygroup.com

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