Mission: To help cultivate community amongst foodservice supply chain executives and their suppliers.
The Purchasing Council of Southern California was created by John Hogan in 2003 as a way for chain restaurant executives to socialize, network, share information and create a community of supply chain executives. The group grew quickly and in 2006 they officially shortened its name to “The Chain Gang.”
In 2017, Mr. Hogan decided to take a step back and brought in Market Vision to manage marketing, registration and execution of the meetings. That transition was very effective and led to Market Vision purchasing the exclusive rights to The Chain Gang name and meetings in 2018, and recently rebranded as ChainGangMeetings by Market Vision, Inc.
ChainGangMeetings now meets four times per year (Feb, May, Aug & Nov) in Southern California and once per year (so far) up North in the Bay area in the spring. Meetings run from 2:00-7:00pm and consist of a small food show followed by a dinner. Recent meetings have averaged 30 exhibitors and roughly 50 attendees from the customer side.