Free Webinar Focused on Grab & Go Menu Options and Packaging Solutions

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WHAT:            As COVID-19 requires foodservice operations to rethink ways to safely serve patrons, General Mills Foodservice is offering a free webinar to help meet growing demand for more grab & go options.

“Grab & Go: Packaging is the New Plating,” a free webinar, will feature experts from General Mills as well as Edward Don & Company, a nationwide distributor of foodservice equipment and supplies, and Pactiv, a food packaging manufacturer, to discuss ways foodservice operations can best serve patrons during these challenging times.

“In this new era of COVID-19, consumers are trying to limit their time in public spaces like cafeterias and are seeking out grab & go options more than ever,” said Becca Picha, a marketer at General Mills Foodservice who works closely with non-commercial foodservice operations. “We hope this webinar will bring some new ideas and solutions to the table, from simple recipes and ready-to-serve products to best-in-class packaging, to help foodservice operators adapt their menus during these challenging times.”

Providing 1 free CEU upon completion,* the webinar will offer participants the opportunity to learn about:

  • Ideal products for grab & go
  • Easy prep, low labor recipe ideas that work well for grab & go
  • Types of packaging and when to use them
  • Suggestions for merchandising and pricing

WHO:            Speakers include:

  • Gilles Stassart, CEC, CCA, corporate chef at General Mills Global Culinary, with extensive experience in helping hospital and senior living foodservice operations by providing support, training and inspiration.
  • Lauren Grant and Christine Tasca, national account managers with Pactiv, and Mike Earle, a sales representative at Edward Don—all with expertise in identifying the best packaging options for foodservice operations’ distinct needs.

WHEN:            The webinar will be presented live at 11 a.m. CST on Oct. 14, 2020 and available for download following the live presentation.

WHERE:            Foodservice professionals can register to participate in the live webinar here

About General Mills Convenience & Foodservice

The General Mills Convenience & Foodservice division serves the convenience, foodservice and bakery industries by providing quality products from time-trusted brands along with culinary, nutrition education and marketing resources to help operators succeed. Its distinguished brand portfolio includes Big G Cereals, Yoplait, Nature Valley, Gold Medal, Pillsbury, Chex Mix, Bugles and Gardetto’s. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, the division had fiscal 2019 net sales of $1.82 billion. For more information, please visit


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CONTACT:  Sarah Peterson
                      General Mills Convenience & Foodservice

*Attendees may receive 1 CEU with select organizations upon completion of the webinar by registering and logging in to the webinar with their individual credentials to receive credit. These organizations include:

  • The American Culinary Federation (ACF): This program is approved for 1.0 continuing education hours toward the initial or recertification application for ACF certification. Note: These programs are not endorsed, accredited, or affiliated with ACF or the ACF Certification Program.
  • The Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) on behalf of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (AND)
  • The Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP)
  • The Research Chefs Association (RCA)