September 17–19, 2024

Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY

About the event

The second annual Innovation Summit is a three-day culinary conference that showcases new global ingredients and flavor trends. Hosted by Roland Foods, LLC (Roland Foods) and AUI Fine Foods, Inc. (AUI Fine Foods), the Summit brings together a diverse mix of foodservice, culinary, and beverage professionals to explore the latest innovation in sweet and savory food.

The 2024 Innovation Summit offers a unique opportunity for attendees to participate in hands-on workshops, product cuttings, demos, and networking events.

reasons to attend

  • Exclusive invite-only guest list of food and beverage leaders
  • Packed agenda of educational and industry networking opportunities
  • Beautiful location in the Hudson Valley
  • Hotel accommodations and meals included

summit benefits

  • Direct impact on Roland Foods and AUI Fine Foods innovation pipeline projects
  • Sneak peek into upcoming item launches
  • Valuable in-person time with Roland Foods and AUI Fine Foods executive teams
  • Industry networking opportunities with fellow food and beverage leaders

About Roland Foods

Since 1934, Roland Foods has sourced premium ingredients globally, fostering industry relationships and innovating high-quality specialties across 25+ product categories, 900+ items, and 40+ countries. Celebrating our 90th birthday this year, we continue to create and sustain relationships with families and producers around the globe.

We strive to honor our legacy by consistently pushing the boundaries of what is possible through innovation. We have an assortment of innovative items in our product line, each one featuring trending, authentic, and versatile flavors from around the world.

About AUI Fine Foods

Serving professional chefs and food business for over 50 years, AUI Fine Foods (AUI) has prospered through many changes, meeting challenges with vigor and an uncompromising commitment to quality products and services. From the days as a one-man show to the more than 150-strong force of today, we have partnered with top companies from around the world to bring classic and innovative products and solutions to today’s industry trendsetters.

Our team of food scientists, R&D chefs and other culinary professionals allows us to create sweet and savory innovations that truly fulfills the needs of the industry, while also being fast and flexible. Our capabilities span from creating small-batch customized products up to industrial quantities. Through our personalized innovation process, our team will create a specific solution for any business needs.

Benefits & reasons to attend

Industry Trends

We provide an informative, highly engaged industry trend presentation, dedicated to immersing you in the emerging, high-impact industry trends and issues.

Purposeful networking

With our exclusive invite-only guest list of food and beverage leaders, we provide several networking opportunities, allowing you to connect with fellow leaders in the food and beverage sector.

Hands-on Experience

Participate in immersive hands-on workshops and product cuttings throughout the event. Explore innovative, authentic, and high-quality ingredients before they are released.

I thought the group sizing was perfect. It allowed for the right amount of time spent doing everything. The activities were interesting, hands on which I love.

Executive Pastry Chef

Kitchen space, group size and how that was organized was great! Loved the hands on workshops.

Executive Pastry Chef

I liked the open discussion from my group on how we develop innovation projects.


I enjoyed the opportunity to listen to other chefs and hear different perspectives on the same topic.

Executive Chef