The 2009 Foodservice Educators Network International (FENI) Educators Summit is just around the corner, and there is still time to register! The FENI Summit will be held in Las Vegas Feb. 14 to 17 at the Tuscany Suites & Casino. This year, the offerings include more than 40 Master Classes, educational roundtables and speakers, as well as special events and awards ceremonies for poster board winners and the Educators of the Year. FENI's host school, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts—Las Vegas, offers a spacious facility with modern labs and state-of-the-art equipment. Please visit to discover more about our host school. Click here to download the 2009 FENI Summit Agenda and Registration Form, or visit

If your focus is hospitality education, you won't want to miss the inaugural Hospitality Educators Leadership & Development Conference. Continued training and leadership technique improvements are requisite for maintaining top performance in the hospitality field. Held in conjunction with the FENI Summit, this conference will help you to gain fresh ideas for achieving a balance of excellence and respect as a leader within your group. The Hospitality Educators Leadership & Development Conference is in cooperation with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and other leading hospitality-training programs and service providers industrywide. Click here for the registration form.
Share Our Strength has launched a new campaign to raise funds to help end childhood hunger. "Operation No Kid Hungry" responds to President-elect Barak Obama's call to action to end childhood hunger by 2015.

Share Our Strength has partnered with AT&T to offer two great ways that you can support and participate in "Operation No Kid Hungry":
  1. Donate by text: Simply text "SHARE" to 20222 on your mobile phone and donate $5 to our fight to end childhood hunger in America. AT&T will match all text donations up to $100,000. Find out more here.
  2. Hold a food drive: Beginning Jan. 19, a national day of community service, help feed those in need by holding your own community food drive at your restaurant. Visit to find a food bank and a list of the most needed nutritious foods.

For more information about "Operation No Kid Hungry" and how you can help end childhood hunger, visit Share Our Strength's Web site.