Northwest Foodservice Show

April 23-24 at the Oregon Convention Center

The show is less than a month away! There are lots of exciting elements to this year’s show including the Educational Seminars, Tasting Pavilion, and Cooking Stage.

There is still time to get your free registration to the northwest’s largest Foodservice Event. Registration for the event is free up until April 22nd!

Click HERE to register!

Our educational program brings you information and training you need to stay ahead in our fast-paced, competitive industry. Hospitality experts and leading restaurant consultants take on the big topics and introduce you to practical tools and effective strategies for building winning teams, increasing sales and improving your bottom line. Click here for our full schedule.

The show offers a unique opportunity for you to taste products of some of the finest craft brewers, distillers and vintners from around the Northwest and beyond. Vendors will be sampling their very best tastes, so you can be sure to find a new favorite brand. Click here for a list of vendors.

You can attend the show for free if you register by the Saturday, April 22nd.


Every year thousands of restaurant and foodservice industry professionals attend the Northwest Foodservice Show to connect with hundreds of vendors on the show floor, expand their knowledge at the educational seminars, sample delicious new products and find inspiring ideas that will make the difference in their operations.

Whether it is operations, food cost, labor cost, available labor force, the diversifying of food or the importance of brand and marketing – just about every aspect of our industry is changing. Come talk to more than 400 exhibitors at the Northwest Foodservice Show and learn how they can help lower your costs, improve your margins and make your life easier.

You can attend this show for free. Just be sure to register here by Saturday, April 22nd, 2017. Registration is still available at the show, but it will be $25 per person.

Come talk to more than 400 exhibitors at the Northwest Foodservice Show and learn how they can help lower your costs, improve your margins and make your life easier. View the Floor Plan & Directory to see which companies are exhibiting.

We hope to see you in April!

Northwest Foodservice Show
t  253-756-2121
f  253-756-6898

WA-FACSE Not Providing PD at WA-ACTE Conference

Dear WA-FACSE members,

The WA-FACSE board has decided not to provide professional development workshops at Summer Conference in August 2017.  The decision to discontinue a financial rebate provided to sections in previous years was made without input from the entire WA-ACTE board (including other sections). The rebate, which was issued based on those who attended summer conference under the FACSE section, did not cover all of our expenses for Summer Conference, however, it did help offset costs and expenses incurred to put on quality and worthwhile sessions while at summer conference. We asked the WA-ACTE Board to reconsider this decision and they adamantly refused.

Your WA-FACSE board discussed in-length the options to best utilize our resources. The board voted that the time and work spent on the planning of summer conference speakers and sessions, on top of the expense to our association with no income, would be better spent working on and planning a successful FCS Annual Fall Conference.

Please know that this decision is not one that was taken lightly or made easily. It was voted on by the board at our spring meeting in Leavenworth. This does not mean we will sever ties with WA-ACTE nor does it mean we will not have FACSE workshops at future summer conferences. We want to take time to decide how best to serve you and stay on budget.

We are sending this early to allow you to plan accordingly. WA-ACTE Summer Conference is in Spokane, clock hours are provided, and professional development by other sections, OSPI and WA-ACTE will be provided. FACSE specific professional development will not occur until FCS Annual Fall Conference October  15th-17th, 2017 at the Red Lion in Spokane. More information to follow.

If you have any questions or concerns about this decision, please direct them to Kathi Hendrix, WA-FACSE Executive Director, at


WA-FACSE Executive Board

Mental Health Training

Please share with teachers and schools that a free, all-day TEACHER TRAINING to deliver the Mental Health & High School Curriculum Resource is scheduled for SATURDAY MARCH 11 in Tacoma, generously hosted by MDC (Metropolitan Development Council).  Teachers can register at: <>. When the training is full, Teachers on the wait list will have training priority for Fall 2017.

So far, teachers at about 50 school districts and private schools across Washington have been trained to deliver the Mental Health & High School Curriculum Resource at their school, to grades 9-12.  Students’ pre- and post-test scores have shown a 32% increase in mental health knowledge and 68% improved responses to questions related to stigmatizing attitudes.  Imagine the impact this will have, as more and more of our youth learn about mental health and when to seek help for themselves or others, with the barrier of stigma reduced!


Bringing the Mental Health & High School Curriculum Resource to Washington students is a partnership between WA Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Project AWARE, the Jordan Binion Project, and CHI Franciscan Health’s Prevent-Avert-Respond (PAR) Initiative.

Monet Craton

Director, PAR Mental Health Initiative

(253) 539-6786 / Fax: (253) 531-2370<>

121 132nd Street South, Tacoma, WA  98444 Mail Stop 66-01

New Food Label

Changes to the labelling on food packaging will soon be appearing in stores. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is giving the Nutrition Facts label a makeover after nearly 20 years so consumers can make better-informed food choices.
To help teachers introduce the new Nutrition Facts label, Goodheart-Willcox has prepared a complete lesson packet with background information, student handout, student worksheet, and answer key.
Feel free to share these materials with your fellow health and FCS educators.
Enjoy your lesson packet! To learn more about additional resources for your nutrition and foods, wellness and health, and culinary courses, please visit or e-mail me with any questions.
All the best,
Gail Worthman |Educational Consultant | Goodheart-Willcox| p: 708.623.1928|
G-W Goodheart-Willcox Publisher| Experts in Career and Technical Education | #WeBuildCareers

Job Opening in Bain Island S.D.

Job Title: Family & Consumer Sciences Education Teacher 1.0 FTE; “Continuing Contract”
District / School:
Bainbridge Island School district:  Woodward Middle School
Brief Description: 
Plan and teach a FACSE curriculum which CTE* Exploratory courses in Family and Consumer Science at multiple grade levels. Classes integrate study, lab experiences and leadership opportunities for students. Work to meet the diverse needs of students within the classroom setting. Work cooperatively within the school and the school district. Work cooperatively with parents. Network with community and state resources to maintain relevancy in course study.

*CTE: Career and Technical Education

Contact: Peggy Templeton CTE Director; 206-780-1263
Website Link to Posting:,


Just One Week Away!

For people who wish they could have attended next week’s conference “Advancing Food Safety Through Behavior Change”, in Washington, DC, it will be live broadcast on Jan 26-27. The link is below.

Congratulations on choosing to attend Advancing Food Safety Through Behavior Change!  We look forward to seeing you January 26-27!

We’ve got some tips for you to expand your conference experience and share the event’s rich content with your colleagues!
  • Thumbs up and ready to Tweet! We’ll be tweeting live at #foodsafety2017
  • Share Away!  Attend a Lightning Round and in 3 minutes share an idea, an experience, or your research!  Sign up below for the fun and opportunity to network!  Please be sure to bring 15 copies of handouts if you have some you wish to share.
On behalf of the Partnership for Food Safety Education‘s contributing partners, conference sponsors, and Federal liaisons, thank you for attending the conference!
See you soon in Washington!
Will you be participating in the ThursdayLightning Talks at 1:30pm?
LOCATION:  Lincoln 5

DATE AND TIME:  01/26/17 – 01/26/17

Fast-paced show & tell where presenters take 3 minutes to provide information, ideas, experiences & passions about a food safety educ. topic
Will you be participating in the FridayLightning Talks at 9:45am?
LOCATION:  Lincoln 5
DATE AND TIME:  01/27/17 – 01/27/17

Fast-paced show & tell where presenters take 3 minutes to provide information, ideas, experiences & passions about a food safety educ. topic

Professional Development Opportunity

The new k-12 financial education standards are here! Are you ready to prepare your students to meet these standards? Do you want to help shape curriculum units used across the state?

Join us on Feb. 8, 2017 to prepare and share Employment and Income curriculum units with other financial education educators. We’ll review materials with peers, and construct units for you to use immediately in your classrooms! We will provide everything you’ll need, but you are, of course, welcome to bring materials that you love to use in your workgroups.

When: Feb. 8, 2017

            8:30 to 2:30 (sign-in starts at 8:00)

Where: Northwest Career & Technical Academy

             Lecture Hall

             2205 W Campus Pl, Mt Vernon, WA 98273

Cost: $250, BUT full scholarships will be awarded to all attendees

 You will receive:

·         A copy of Virtual Economics 4.5 (a $160 value) containing 1200+ lessons

·         Testing instrument for use in your classroom

·         Six free clock hours

·         Up to $200 in sub pay

·         Lunch and continental breakfast

Space is limited, so register today at

Pam Whalley

Director, Center for Economic and Financial Education at Western Washington University

Education Chair, Financial Education Public Private Partnership


The costs for this program have been underwritten by U.S. Bank.

The goal of this training is to have participants develop a middle or high school careers unit, one or two weeks in length, for their classroom. We would like to publish your unit for the use of other educators. In order to publish any unit with confidence, we would like you to commit to pretesting (we’ll supply the testing instrument), presenting the unit (or a portion thereof), post-testing, and reporting your results online (results are for internal use only and will only contain summary statistics).This gives you an opportunity to field test your unit. I understand that this will not be possible for some of you