Monday, September 30
12:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Darden is the world’s largest full-service restaurant company with more than $8 billion in sales and 200,000 employees across 2,000 restaurants and eight brands, including Olive Garden, Red Lobster, and Longhorn Steakhouse. It has been recognized as a Fortune 100 company. The tour of the Darden campus will be facilitated by the director of demand management and culinary systems. Participants will see the menu development area, campus gym, café, and wellness center. They also will learn about Darden’s demand management function, including relationships with culinary development, supply chain, and finance.