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Expertise is only valuable when it’s accessible. Chefs of the Mills and other culinary experts from General Mills Foodservice regularly host and participate in a variety of online and in-person events. It would be our pleasure to connect with you through an industry event. 

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Upcoming Events

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Celebrate School Lunch Heroes: Some Heroes Wear Aprons Instead of Capes

May 2024

A big thanks to school lunch heroes for all that you do to nourish kids for what’s next. Celebrate teamwork and creating connections.

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National Yard Games Day Toolkit: Celebrate Summer

June 21, 2024

Bring residents together on the first day of summer (June 21st) to take advantage of popular yard games and celebrate with festive dishes. These featured recipes and downloadables help support planning and executing an active and social event to kick off the season.

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Fall Fest Toolkit: Fall into Fun!

October 1, 2024

Celebrate the changing seasons with an easy-to-use collection of recipes, activities, and event ideas. Engage your residents with autumn-themed meals and social activities like fall decorating events and pumpkin carving.

Past Events

WEBINAR: Aging in Place – The Role of Nutrition in Preventing Hospitalization and Nursing Home Stays

WEBINAR: Aging in Place – The Role of Nutrition in Preventing Hospitalization and Nursing Home Stays

April 30, 2024

This webinar will cover changes in nutrition and health with aging, how to maintain a healthy lifestyle during hospitalization/rehab and post-discharge, the important nutrients to help seniors age with grace, and how to apply the unique nutrition needs of older adults to menu solutions for your foodservice operations.

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College & University Spring Into Action: Encourage Sustainability on Your Campus

April 22, 2024

Generation Z cares about their world—from the parks in their neighborhoods to the natural wonders they learn about in school. And they’re witnessing a real-time international debate about what can be done to preserve it for future generations. Luckily, they’re taking action. And college and university operators like you can empower students to practice sustainability on campus with our fun and ready-to-go tools!

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Earth Month Toolkit: Get Together for the Planet

April 22, 2024

From ways your staff can reduce waste and serve up delicious meals to getting residents involved in upcycling, get your community involved with Earth Month activities.

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Say Thanks to Our Healthcare Heroes

April 4, 2024

Celebrate Thank a Healthcare Worker Day with delicious treats that bring joy and spread affection among residents. Whip up delightful recipes using versatile products like Yoplait ParfaitPro® Dairy Free Bulk Vanilla Coconut Based Yogurt Alternative and use our downloadable resources to share your appreciation for healthcare workers in your community.

Discover Your Best Crust at Pizza Expo 2024

March 19-21, 2024

General Mills Foodservice is bringing our pizza profile and crust capabilities to the International Pizza Expo, March 19-21, 2024. Stop by booth #1922 for pizza know-how, product demonstrations, and more!

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Magically Delicious Recipes for St. Patrick's Day

March 17, 2024

Drive excitement this St. Patrick's Day with festive themed items, recipes, and tips to get celebrating! Get ready for St. Patrick's Day with our FREE recipe book download below and be sure to stock up on Lucky Charms, a festive favorite!

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Catch the Breakfast Wave for National School Breakfast Week

March 4-8, 2024

Are you ready to celebrate National School Breakfast Week and National Cereal Day? A wholesome whole grain-rich breakfast has always been vital for student success, providing the fuel they need to stay full and focused throughout their day. Catch the breakfast wave and spread the excitement in your cafeteria.

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National Cereal Day is March 7th! Download Free Posters, Recipes & More!

March 7, 2024

Get ready for National Cereal Day in your dining hall with more than 10 easy recipes featuring students' favorite cereal brands, including Reese's Puffs Popcorn, PB&J Cereal Bars, Gluten-Free Banana Blueberry Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bars & more!

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Webinar: Hearts Matter — Using evidence based nutrition to develop heart healthy foodservice menus

February 29, 2024

February is heart health month – a great time to think about how to incorporate more heart-healthy foods into your menus. According to the Centers for Disease Control, heart disease remains the leading cause of death among Americans.

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Boundless Brunch Toolkit: Celebrate Connection with Brunch

February 27, 2024

With the Boundless Brunch downloadable assets you can easily create an event around the most important meal of the day. Encourage residents to come together for a delicious meal featuring recipes with creative twists on standard brunch fare.

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Celebrate National Croissant Day with Pillsbury™

January 30, 2024

On January 30th, bake croissants for your customers to enjoy with their coffee or morning beverage. Slice them for a comfort-filled sandwich in the afternoon. And cap off meals with a delicious croissant dessert. Pillsbury™ Croissants can help you add layers of delicious comfort to any meal—all with labor-saving ease and irresistible, buttery flavor that will have customers ordering on the big day, and all year long.

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National Croissant Day Toolkit: Celebrate Classic Pastries on January 30th!

January 30, 2024

The croissant is a beloved classic, and with this suite of downloadable assets, you can celebrate with your residents on January 30th. From creative croissant recipes to downloadable assets that help raise awareness and garner excitement, General Mills Foodservice is here to help you encourage your residents to try new things and engage with staff and each other.

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Valentine's Day Toolkit: Share Love in Your Community

February 14, 2024

Serve up delightful, sweet creations that excite and share the love with residents with recipes from General Mills Foodservice. Create treats from smooth and rich mousse to moist and festive brownies. Use versatile products like Yoplait® ParfaitPro® and our collection of downloadable assets to help you organize a Valentine’s Day your community will remember.

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Webinar: Boosting Nutrition & Creating Community through Events in Senior Living

November 9, 2023

Food is an integral part of senior living communities and is essential to nourishing and delighting residents. The dining table can also be an opportunity to build connection among residents and create a sense of community. This webinar will discuss how creating community in your foodservice operations can boost the nutrition and well-being of residents and will provide you with ideas to bring your residents together with wholesome, community-building activities and showcase recipes tailored to the activity. You will hear from Jessica Weisbrich, RDN, LD, CDM, CFPP, Director of Nutrition Services at Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm, MN on ways she is partnering with residents and her activity department to build community and deliver nutritious meals, General Mills Chef Sonja Kehr will share ideas to help you build community through your menus.

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Global Produce & Floral Show

Oct 19 - 21, 2023

Visitors picked up on latest parfait products, checked out creative parfait recipe ideas, and got a taste for teaming up with General Mills Foodservice. Literally. We even sampled our Nature Valley and Yoplait yogurt parfaits.

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Webinar: Plus it Up! Nutrient Dense Food and Menu Solutions to Meet Health and Nutrition Needs (1 CEU Credit)

October 12, 2023

The role of food in health has long been recognized but which foods or ingredients can you use to “plus up” your menus to meet the health and nutrition needs of those you serve? In this free, one-hour webinar, registered dietitian and chef Abbie Gellman will discuss the concept of nutrient density and foods and ingredients you can use to plus up your menus to meet the health and nutrition needs of patients and residents – whether it’s helping them to get more calcium in their diet, manage diabetes or reduce their risk of heart disease. You will get practical menu ideas for your foodservice menus that promote healthful eating and deliver on great taste!

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Love for the craft of pizza brings operators together for annual workshop

September 2023

In September 2023, General Mills Foodservice and Grande Cheese co-hosted Pizza Professional, the third annual workshop dedicated to the art of pizza making.

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A World of Taste

September 1, 2023

Bring food, fun, and faraway places to your resident’s table with our curated list of recipes and activations from five countries. They’ll inspire connection, tell stories through food, and become the best way to make a familiar place new again! Pair recipes with a globally themed event and our downloadable culinary passport to drive resident engagement. With international activities and stunning dishes, you’re sure to delight your residents with a host of worldly tastes.

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Celebrate National Biscuit Month This September!

September 1, 2023

This September is dedicated to biscuits—the buttery, classic comfort food that patrons know, love and can’t get enough of! Pillsbury™ Biscuits offer you the versatile, blank canvas you need to whip up a mouthwatering A.M. entrée, level up your sandwich game, provide the perfect side to your BBQ platter and so much more. They have scratch-like buttery taste and dual crisp, soft texture you expect, all while saving you labor and prep time that is ready and fresh when you need it.

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K-12: Celebrate National Biscuit Month This September!

September 1, 2023

September is National Biscuit Month—the perfect opportunity to put biscuits on your menu. Download our Biscuit Month Kit to promote biscuits in your schools and check out our recipes featuring Pillsbury™ biscuits!

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Celebrate National School Lunch Week with Crunch for Lunch

September 13, 2023

National School Lunch Week is October 09-13, 2023 and is the perfect opportunity to highlight some of the many benefits of cereal.

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Webinar: The Role of School Meals in Filling Nutrition Gaps and Promoting Food Group Intakes

September 21, 2023

Discover how nutrition science and policy are translated into nutrition standards and hear how these standards have helped to improve the health and nutrition of students. The most recent science on the impact of school meals on student’s nutrient and food group intake and how school meals compare to foods and meals from other sources will be shared.

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Celebrate #CerealMilk23 on World School Milk Day!

September 27, 2023

Every September, World School Milk Day falls on the last Wednesday of the month— this year, it's September 27th! Bring a cereal milk celebration to your school for the big day with 2 oz. equivalent grain cereal cups along with our FREE #CerealMilk23 tools

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Movie Night Toolkit: Create Community Through Film

August 1, 2023

Lights, camera, action! Invite residents to gather and enjoy movie theater-style snacks paired with film screenings throughout the month. Use these ready-to-go resources to easily create a reoccurring movie-themed occasion for residents to enjoy time after time.

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Webinar: Navigating food allergies and intolerances: Charting a course for healthcare foodservice teams

August 3, 2023

Food allergies, intolerances and Celiac Disease are increasingly common, including among older adults. For foodservice operators, knowing the difference between a food allergy and intolerance as well as Celiac Disease is vital. This webinar will provide participants with practical tips on navigating special diets and share best practices of others in healthcare foodservice serving residents and patients with food allergies, intolerances and Celiac Disease.

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Event Recap: We Brought Breakfast Solutions to ANC 2023

July 9-11, 2023

Did you visit us at our booth at the School Nutrition Association's Annual National Conference this year? We showcased our delicious, regulation-ready choices designed to meet your unique challenges while also providing students with exciting choices from the brands they already know and love.

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International Dairy Deli Bakery Association

June 4-6, 2023

Another successful year at IDDBA for General Mills Foodservice in the books! Our dedicated staff and team had the wonderful opportunity to connect with and serve the community in Anaheim, California. We had the pleasure of even providing irresistible chocolatey samples of our latest culinary masterpieces, including freezer-to-oven chocolate croissants, retail-ready cinnamon rolls, chocolate scones, and brownies. We can’t wait to see what is in store for next year.

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Webinar: Plant-Forward Eating — Translating Trends Into Menu Solutions

June 28, 2023

In this free, one-hour webinar, you’ll learn about the latest consumer preferences in plant-forward eating. We’ll discuss how this shift is impacting foodservice menu planning across channels, as well as deliver exciting new menu inspiration for your own operation.

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Webinar: Doing More With Less (1 CEU Credit)

May 25, 2023

Inventory and waste management continue to be crucial in managing any foodservice operation. This webinar will touch on inventory management and how to deal with product shortages while still attempting to follow standards of published menu offerings. Scenarios covered in the webinar will include how to modify standardized recipes with the closest match ingredients. By targeting a use first mentality, the webinar aims to offer cost effective practices while maintaining customer satisfaction scores and adherence to advertised or seasonal menu offerings.

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Send your students the luck of the leprechaun for finals week!

March 1, 2023

College students love their cereal. Especially the colorful, delicious taste of childhood favorite, Lucky Charms®. So send them the luck of the leprechaun during finals week with ideas from our event guide and magically delicious recipe inspiration. Download the various tools below to add some fun to your operation.

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Celebrate National School Breakfast Week and National Cereal Day!

March 7, 2023

Spotlight cereal and celebrate this year’s National School Breakfast Week, running March 6-10, 2023 and National Cereal Day on March 7, 2023. Jumpstart your festivities with this ready-to-go poster and activity sheet!

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Pizza Expo 2023

March 28-30, 2023

The Doughminators™ wowed the crowd with their unbeatable expertise in flour and masterful baking skills, leaving everyone craving more and eager to try out their new tips and tricks at home.

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