As part of our Strategic Partnership with the Menus of Change, the TUCO Academy is supporting the facilitation for TUCO members attendance at the Menus of Change Leadership Summit 2024. This event is taking place from the 12th to the 13th of June at their centre in Hyde Park, New York, New York State, U.S.A. There will also be an opportunity to visit other US Universities and meet members of the dining and accommodation team prior to the conference.


Menus of Change Leadership Summit: The Business of Healthy, Sustainable, Delicious Food Choices is a ground-breaking leadership initiative launched in 2012 by The Culinary Institute of America and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health that works to realise a long-term, practical vision integrating optimal nutrition and public health, environmental stewardship and restoration, and social responsibility concerns within the foodservice industry and the culinary profession. In just its first nine years, Menus of Change has established a compelling new agenda for the foodservice industry through an annual leadership summit at the CIA’s Hyde Park campus, an annually updated compilation of resources on the state of the industry, and an ongoing series of tools and guidance for foodservice professionals. Menus of Change also informs The Culinary Institute of America’s approach to educating the next generation of culinary and business leaders.

Who is this for?

This event is for thought leaders, decision makers, and policy visionaries from food service operations in the TUCO membership, who would like to explore the Menus of Change support on how to deliver on taste, health, and sustainability—without sacrificing business and / or budgetary objectives.

Bursary places

There will be bursary places available free of charge and the TUCO Academy will be accepting applications up to the closing date of the 5th of April 2024 through the following form: Bursary Application Form Please do not use the booking form button on the right.

Why should I take part?

The Menus of Change event is to both celebrate the 12th anniversary of the summit and to compel the foodservice industry to take more combative stance to help mitigate the climate and public health crises, biodiversity loss, and a host of other key issues. The Summit is focussed on personal and public health, environmental stewardship and restoration, and social responsibility to drive innovation and change if our industry is to be successful in securing a thriving, resilient future.

The Menus of Change Summit faculty includes industry experts, featuring top talent including nutrition and environmental scientists, consumer insight experts, chefs and culinary entrepreneurs, business leaders and investment analysts, industry sector innovators, journalists and climate communications specialists, suppliers large and small, food systems change-makers, world cuisine experts, policy advocates, futurists, biodiversity leaders, and more. You can see the presenter list when it goes live here.

How will it help me?

During the event, you will benefit from…

  • An opportunity to engage in dialogue with not only boundary-pushing foodservice industry peers but also a diverse cross-section of leading scientists, public sector innovators, NGO and think tank analysts, who―collectively―stand to shape the future of the foodservice industry
  • Culinary, sourcing, and business strategies for operationalising the Menus of Change 24 Principles of Healthy, Sustainable Menus
  • Lessons learned from real-world case studies in advancing health and sustainability imperatives across a wide range of operations and sectors of the foodservice and restaurant industry
  • A visit to Yale University and meeting the Dining and Accommodation team

What’s included?

  • Transport to the USA and the Summit
  • Overnight accommodation during your stay
  • All site visits including entry to the Summit
  • Food and drink each day

What’s not included?

Anything not listed on the itinerary including, but not limited to:

  • Additional drinks, room service, trips not on the itinerary etc. 

Provisional Itinerary:

A provisional itinerary and costs will be made available closer to the time. Final itineraries will be emailed approx. 1 week prior to the event commencement. 

Flight details:

09JUNE LHR Terminal 3 BOS SS1   1830/2115              

14JUNE JFK-LHR Terminal 3    2300/1100*1 (arrives 1100 on the 15th of June)

You can find out more about the conference and the Culinary Institute of America here.



1946 Campus Drive Hyde Park, NY 12538


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