Speaking at DISHED

DISHED is a premier forum that brings together senior housing owners, operators and culinary experts for a day of insightful discussion, networking, demonstrations, and of course — great food. We are currently seeking subject matter experts to join the growing speaker roster. If  you’re a chef or operator with a unique take on dining or have reinvigorated their communities dining experience — we want to hear from you!

Serving as a speaker at a SHN event is an excellent way to network with like-minded professionals, increase your knowledge and help advance the industry by sharing knowledge and best practices.

Whether you’re a dynamic keynote speaker, innovative chef or can add an interesting perspective to a panel, read on to learn more about speaking options at DISHED!


Session Types

Panel Discussion: Our interactive panel discussions bring three to four panelist together to offer differing perspectives and commentary on the industries most pressing issues. Panels are moderated by one of SHN’s knowledgeable editorial staff. The discussion lasts for 45 minutes, with 10-15 minutes designated for Q&A.



SHN is thrilled to open the event with a memorable keynote address from one of the world’s most renowned hospitality brands leading in superior customer service. Other panels and speakers will address the following topics and subject matter in a fast-paced, dynamic, theater- style setting:

  • Strategies to Attract High Profile Chefs to Senior Living
  • Creating and Financing New Dining Concepts
  • Elevating the Farm to Table Experience in Senior Living
  • Delivering Top-Notch Dining in Middle-Market Senior Living
  • Building an All-inclusive and 24-hour Dining Experience
  • The Intersection of Food Halls and Senior Living
  • The Rise of Active Adult: Developing a New Dining Experience
  • Innovative Partnerships: Tapping Local Food and Beverage Brands in Senior Living
  • Linking Your Community’s Wellness Programs to Dining
  • Zero Waste, Big Margins: The Case for Sustainable Dining in Senior Living
  • No Filter: Harnessing Feedback to Improve Dining Quality in the Age of Yelp

To be considered as a speaker please submit the following: