Pasadena Convention Center welcomes the 70th California School Nutrition Association Annual Conference

October 20, 2022

Sheraton Pasadena and Westin Pasadena serve as conference hotels during a record-breaking year

Pasadena, California (October 20, 2022) – The Pasadena Convention Center welcomes the California School Nutrition Association for their 70th annual conference, themed “Rise & Shine Y’all Come Eat”. As the organization celebrates an important milestone, this year’s conference reached record breaking numbers with over 2,200 attendees and exhibitors. The Sheraton Pasadena and the Westin Pasadena are the conference hotels for the child nutrition professionals and exhibitors.

“As the important child nutrition industry meets in our vibrant city of Pasadena, we are very excited to welcome them and show them everything our city has to offer,” said Michael Ross, CEO of the Pasadena Center Operation Company. “Our convention center is proud to be the site of California School Nutrition Association’s annual conference.”

Pasadena Mayor Gordo delivers welcoming remarks
Pasadena Mayor Gordo delivers welcoming remarks

To kick off the event, Pasadena Mayor Victor Gordo welcomed the organization to Pasadena. This year’s guests participated in a guided tour of the Rose Bowl Stadium, which included a special, behind-the-scenes look at the kitchen and food service operation for the 16th largest stadium in the world. At the conference, participants will attend educational sessions on nutrition innovations and explore the exhibit hall’s showcase of the latest in school nutrition products and services.

“We are so happy to welcome the California School Nutrition Association to the Sheraton Pasadena,” said Carlos Mendoza, general manager of the Sheraton Pasadena. “Business meetings and conferences are such a critical component of our tourism recovery as they increase local hotel and business performance during the weekdays. We are grateful for our partnership with the Pasadena Convention Center and are excited to see the return of business travel.”

About Pasadena Convention Center

The Pasadena Convention Center is the premier meetings, entertainment, and events venue in the heart of Pasadena. The 130,000 sq. ft. venue accommodates meetings of all sizes with spacious exhibit halls, an expansive ballroom and over a dozen breakout rooms. The Pasadena Convention Center is proud to be a LEED Gold certified facility and is professionally managed by the Pasadena Center Operating Company. In recent years, the Pasadena Convention Center has averaged over 300 events and attracted over 350,000 attendees. For more information, visit


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