On November 1st and 3rd the Sodexo in partnership with the University of Maine System will hold the inaugural Scaling Up Events as part of the Maine Course initiative.
This one-day forum is a supply chain training and networking opportunity for growers, processors, and distributors. The goal of this event is to foster collective learning about selling locally grown and/or manufactured products within the commercial and non-commercial food service industry. Sodexo leadership from the state of Maine along with their supply management team will be working together to further this conversation on these very important topics.
In 2015, Sodexo made a commitment to the state of Maine to increase local food purchasing at all of accounts in Maine, a commitment called the Maine Course. You are invited to come learn more about how Sodexo’s Maine Course commitment will impact local purchasing in Maine and if selling, or increasing current sales, into the food service industry might be the right fit for your operation.
Topics covered are intended to build business to business relationships between the producers, distributors, and buyers in the room, including topics like:
- How Sodexo’s food procurement works
- How the University of Maine Orono’s food procurement works
- Maine Course as a local procurement strategy
- Trends in the food service industry
- Regional and national distributor interfacing
- Approved vendor process
- Stories from producers about their path in selling to Sodexo
If you are interested in attending, we ask that you register for the event nearest you.
NOTE: The content of the events will be the same at each location therefore you need only attend one date.
Registration for the November 1st event: