The Ghost Kitchen Conference

The rapid growth of ghost kitchen concepts is one of the bright spots for a restaurant industry severely impacted by the coronavirus. OnTrend Concepts will hold the first conference organized to bring together experts to discuss the challenges, opportunities, trends, and technology solutions faced by the ghost kitchen industry. The in-person conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion Tower in downtown Dallas from February 16-18, 2021.

“In the last few months, we have witnessed the rapid adoption of innovations in the restaurant industry. With the coronavirus, this has happened without the traditional in-person interaction which occurs at industry conferences,” said OnTrend Concepts’ President & Publisher, Peter Cook. “With so much at stake, and so much being invested in these new models, this conference will be a unique opportunity to bring together restauranteurs, ghost kitchen companies, technology partners, private equity investors, delivery companies, and others to address challenges and opportunities.”

The conference agenda promises to discuss the varying ghost kitchen formats, industry forecasts, concept development, delivery solutions, branding and marketing best practices, data management and analytics, finance and investment issues, kitchen design, and international markets.

In addition to speakers and indoor exhibit space, the conference will include some outdoor exhibit space where conference sponsors can showcase mobile kitchen trailers, delivery vehicles, and other larger equipment which cannot be displayed indoors.

“Restaurateurs know it is important for the health and well-being of society for people to once more come together and meet in-person. We’re pleased to be able to provide this opportunity,” added Cook, “The Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort has protocols in place to help us maintain proper distances and to minimize risk. They have been holding live in-person events on site without issue and we look forward to having a great conference.”

Those interested in learning more about attending, sponsorship, or speaking opportunities can visit: or call (317) 735-8800.