Lunch time: Topics Tables, Lunch Menus and Wellbeing Activities

Lunch topics

Lunch Topic Discussions

Eat, discuss, and learn! Join one of the Lunch Topic Discussion tables and share your insights and questions with fellow attendees. It’s the perfect opportunity to take advantage of every minute of your time at QCon by connecting with peers who are working with the same tools, constraints and challenges you are!

Need inspiration for a project you’re working on? Have an interesting insight to share? Looking for advice on how to solve a problem? 

This is an incredible opportunity to bring up anything you’d like to talk about! You can have unstructured conversations and debates around some of the major topics presented at QCon.

Be sure to check which day your topics are being discussed! Reminder emails and Slack messages will be sent out ahead of each session.

Topics we will be discussing include:


  • Resilient Architectures
  • Building for Scale
  • Modern Languages
  • Microservices
  • Java
  • Create your own topic


  • Microservices
  • APIs
  • Green Software
  • Optimizing for Speed & Flow
  • Systems Programming
  • Create your own topic


  • Architecture
  • Staff-Plus Engineer
  • Security
  • Javascript & Front-Ends
  • Observability
  • Create your own topic

Lunch Menus for QCon San Francisco 2022

Enjoy a buffet-style variety of healthy food choices, including gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options. Use the filter according to your preferences or restrictions and check the best options for you! Please note it is required to use the provided hand sanitizer every time you approach the buffet.  

Monday menu / Tuesday menu / Wednesday menu / Thursday menu / Friday menu

(Daily menus are subject to change).  V = Vegan, GF = Gluten Free


Monday, October 24

  • Red Lentil Soup with Lemon VGF
  • Local Apple and Autumn Chicories Salad, Dried Cranberries, Sherry Mustard Vinaigrette VGF
  • Yellow Eye Bean Salad with Cucumber, Tomato, Fresh Herb Vinaigrette VGF
  • Rolls and Butter (Gluten Free rolls available on request)
  • Roasted Chicken Breast with Port and Figs, Kobacha Squash with Sage GF
  • Poached Pacific Salmon and Carrot Broth, Blistered Tomatoes GF
  • Gluten-Free Chickpea Pasta with Beyond Meat “Sausage”, Broccoli Rabe VGF
  • Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts VGF
  • Salted Caramel Nectarine Cobbler with Oat Crumble VGF



Tuesday, October 25

  • Farmer’s Market Vegetable Soup with Kale and Chickpeas VGF
  • Butter Lettuce Salad with Frisee and Radicchio, Ginger Roasted Beets, Heirloom Tomatoes, Champagne Vinaigrette VGF
  • Harvest Quinoa Salad with Butternut Squash, Apples, Dried Cranberries, Cider Vinaigrette VGF
  • Rolls and Butter (Gluten Free rolls available on request)
  • Blackberry-Peach BBQ Grilled Chicken Thighs, Boniato Mash GF
  • Santa Maria Tri Tip, Pinquito Beans, Charred Tomato Salad GF
  • Vegan Pulled Jackfruit, Quinoa Medley, Wilted Greens VGF
  • Blue Lake Beans with Grilled Corn VGF
  • Whole California Strawberries, Blackberries and Grapes VGF
  • Dark Chocolate Fondue with Orange Citrus Essence


Wednesday, October 26

  • Heirloom Tomato Soup VGF
  • Mixed Greens Salad with Roasted Peppers and Artichokes, Balsamic Vinaigrette VGF
  • Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Spinach, Pomegranate Molasses VGF
  • Rolls and Butter (Gluten Free rolls available on request)
  • Fire Licked London Broil with Far West Fungi Mushroom Medley GF
  • Pan Crisped Barramundi, Lemon Caper Sauce, Braised Swiss Chard GF
  • Lentils, Brown Rice, and Root Vegetable Stuffed Peppers VGF
  • Sautéed Zucchini and Squash with Oregano GF
  • Heirloom Apple Wedges VGF
  • Almond Butter, Natural Peanut Butter, Apple Butter, Sun Butter, Nutella


Thursday, October 27

  • Butternut Squash Apple Bisque VGF
  • Arugula Frisee Salad, Honeycrisp Apples, Dried Cherries, Pomegranate Cider Vinaigrette VGF
  • Gluten-Free Pasta Salad with Autumn Squash and Spinach VGF
  • Rolls and Butter (Gluten Free rolls available on request)
  • Maple Glazed Roasted Natural Chicken Breast, Sautéed Kale, Mustard Jus GF
  • Tomato Poached Halibut, Manzanilla Olives, Toasted Quinoa GF
  • Black Bean and Spinach Stuffed Sweet Potato, Tahini Drizzle VGF
  • Fig and Pear Crisp VGF with Clotted Cream GF


Friday, October 28

  • Asparagus and Sunchoke Soup VGF
  • Crisp Pear and Dried Apricot Salad with Seasonal Greens, Champagne Vinaigrette VGF
  • Green Goddess Salad with Snap Peas, Tofu, Buckwheat, Asparagus, Radish, Pepitas, Dill Dressing VGF
  • Rolls and Butter (Gluten Free rolls available on request)
  • Herbed Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken Thighs, Cannellini Bean Ragout GF
  • Stout Infused Pot Roast, Roasted Carrots, Button Mushrooms, Yukon Potato Puree GF
  • Eggplant Involtini with Spinach White Beans, and Mushrooms, Tomato Ragout VGF
  • White Truffle Roasted Root Vegetables and Squashes VGF
  • Chia and Tapioca Parfaits with Roasted Berries VGF


Wellbeing activities

At Qcon, we really mean it when we say We Care! This includes caring for your mental wellbeing while you’re with us. With so many great ideas being exchanged, interesting conversations happing, and new connections being made, you may need to take a moment for yourself. That’s why this year we’re offering wellbeing sessions.

We encourage you to join us from 1:15 PM - 1:35 PM. There is limited availability, so participation in these activities is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Monday - Marina room
Chair Yoga - Grab a chair, get up and stretch! This session will include gentle breathing and stretching exercises with the use of a chair. No yoga mat, sweat, floor work or change of clothes needed. It’s better than coffee!

Tuesday - Marina room
Stress Less - Learn 5 tricks on how to shift your energy from feeling stressed to feeling more at ease with peace of mind. Five minutes is all it takes to feel better in mind and body.

Wednesday - Pacific LM room
Guided Meditation - This guided meditation will bring you back into your body, starting with a body scan and finishing with a technique you can use to ground at any time you need it during your meeting