2017 Program-at-a-Glance

Increase Loyalty

Sun 27 Aug 01:00 to 01:45

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Speakers:

Steven Tan, MD
Co-Founder, Selectivor
Daniel Lemin
Co-Founder, Selectivor

Presentation title

The Post-Omnivore Era: Why the Future of Foodservice & Hospitality Belongs to Selective Eating Niches

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Sun 27 Aug 11:45 to 12:45

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Speakers:

Darren Denington
President, Service with Style Hospitality Group

Presentation title

Driving Sales through Grass Roots Marketing, a Productive Team and Smart Operations!

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Mon 28 Aug 01:00 to 01:45

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Speakers:

David Mitroff, Ph.D.
Founder, Piedmont Avenue Consulting, Inc.

Presentation title

Social Media Strategies for Measurable Results

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Mon 28 Aug 02:00 to 02:45

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Speakers:

Donald Burns
Founder, The Restaurant Coach

Presentation title

3 Reasons Why Your Independent Restaurant Needs a Marketing Plan Now

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Mon 28 Aug 04:00 to 04:45

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Speakers:

Emma Vaughn
Regional Development Representative, Main Street Hub

Presentation title

Using Customer Engagement to Double Customer Visits

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Tue 29 Aug 01:00 to 01:45

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Speakers:

Kevin E. Kelley
Co-Founder & Principal, Shook Kelley

Presentation title

The Power to Convene: How to Create Your Own Brand Bonfire

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Hot Trends

Culinary Demonstration

Sun 27 Aug 01:00 to 01:45

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Speakers:

Rob Floyd
Rx Liquid Chef, Sip Boldly

Presentation title

Molecular Gastronomy and Beverages Trending Demonstration by Rob Floyd, RX Liquid Chef

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Sun 27 Aug 02:00 to 03:00

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Speakers:

Chris Sayegh
The Herbal Chef

Presentation title

Culinary Cannabis: The New Frontier Demonstration by Chef Chris Sayegh

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Sun 27 Aug 12:00 to 12:45

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Speakers:

Shaun O’Neale
DJ/Chef/Author "Season 7 Champion of MasterChef on FOX"

Presentation title

Roasted Bone Marrow with Apricot-Bacon-Bourbon Jam and Sourdough Toasts paired with Newcastle Brown Ale Demonstration by Chef Shaun O'Neale

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Mon 28 Aug 02:00 to 02:30

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Speakers:

Curtis Stone
Chef/Owner, Maude & Gwen

Presentation title

Barbecued Lamb Ribs served with Labne with Calabrian Chiles and Fresh Herbs with a Passion Fruit Fizz Cocktail Demonstration by Curtis Stone

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Mon 28 Aug 12:00 to 12:45

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Speakers:

Frankie The Bull
Celebrity Chef

Presentation title

Peruvian Shrimp & Watermelon Ceviche Demonstration by Frankie the Bull

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Tue 29 Aug 01:00 to 01:45

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Speakers:

Denise Vivaldo
Culinary Consultant / Chef / Author

Presentation title

9 Tips for Perfecting Your Social Media Pictures - Food Styling Demonstration by Denise Vivaldo

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Tue 29 Aug 02:00 to 02:45

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Speakers:

Dakota Weiss
Executive Chef/Partner, Sweetfin Poke

Presentation title

Culinary Demonstration by Dakota Weiss

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Tue 29 Aug 12:00 to 12:45

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Speakers:

Jenny Ross
Owner and Executive Chef, 118 Degrees

Presentation title

Lime Coconut and Jackfruit Nachos with Chipotle Cheese and Citrus Snow by Jenny Ross

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Book Signings

Sun 27 Aug 01:00 to 02:00

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Speakers:

Shaun O’Neale
DJ/Chef/Author "Season 7 Champion of MasterChef on FOX"

Presentation title

Book Signing by Shaun O'Neale, Season 7 MasterChef Winner

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Mon 28 Aug 03:00 to 03:30

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Speakers:

Curtis Stone
Chef/Owner, Maude & Gwen

Presentation title

Book Signing by Curtis Stone, Chef and Owner, Maude & Gwen

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Tue 29 Aug 01:00 to 01:30

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Speakers:

Jenny Ross
Owner and Executive Chef, 118 Degrees

Presentation title

Book Signing by Jenny Ross, Chef/Author/Wellness Educator

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Operational Excellence

Sun 27 Aug 02:00 to 02:45

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Speakers:

Kit Zorsch
Client Services Account Manager, Ctuit Software

Presentation title

COGS Troubleshooting 101 a.k.a. Did My Lettuce Always Cost $3,000?

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Sun 27 Aug 02:00 to 02:45

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Moderator:

Salar Sheik
Founder, Savory Hospitality

Speakers:

Brad Johnson
Owner, Post and Beam
John Weir
Owner, Cinco
Andrea Borgen
Owner and General Manager, Barcito
Chef Pizzaiolo Ali Haider
Chef & Owner, 786 Degrees
Patricia Perez
Co-Founder & President, Pho Show

Presentation title

How Do You Turn Your New Restaurant into a Standout Restaurant?

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Sun 27 Aug 12:00 to 12:45

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Speakers:

Kevin Paider
Training Manager, Culinary Software Services - ChefTec

Presentation title

Profit is a Predetermined Figure-Menu Engineering for a Maximum Profitability

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Mon 28 Aug 01:00 to 01:45

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Speakers:

Dale Willerton
Founder, The Lease Coach

Presentation title

Leasing Restaurant Space? Negotiate to Win!

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Mon 28 Aug 03:00 to 03:45

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Speakers:

Sandy Korem
Founder, The Catering Coach

Presentation title

5 Things that Will Make You the Most Profits in Catering

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Mon 28 Aug 04:00 to 04:45

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Speakers:

Matthew Favier
SYNQ3 Restaurant Solutions

Presentation title

Automation and AI are Knocking: How Will Your Restaurant Answer?

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Mon 28 Aug 12:00 to 12:45

Event stream:

Moderator:

Jackie Gutierrez
Member Services Manager, CRA Helpline

Speakers:

Lukas Clary
Associate, Weintraub & Tobin
Anthony Zaller
Attorney, Van Vleck Zaller + Robinson, LLP
Bruno W. Katz
Partner, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
Katherine P. Sandberg
Attorney at Law, Fisher & Phillips LLP

Presentation title

Legal Center Live at Western Food Expo

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Tue 29 Aug 01:00 to 01:45

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Speakers:

Dale Willerton
Founder, The Lease Coach

Presentation title

Selling or Buying a Restaurant? Learn the Tips, Tricks, and Traps You Will Encounter

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Tue 29 Aug 01:00 to 01:45

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Speakers:

Beth Schroeder
Attorney, Raines Feldman LLP
Anthony Zaller
Attorney, Van Vleck Zaller + Robinson, LLP

Presentation title

How to Legally Include Back of House Workers in a Tip Pool

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Tue 29 Aug 03:00 to 03:45

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Speakers:

Kevin Wise
Founder & Partner, SCI Business Group

Presentation title

2017 Survival Guide that Every Restaurant Manager and Owner Should Know

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Tue 29 Aug 12:00 to 12:45

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Speakers:

Jonathan Fraser Light
Managing Attorney, LightGabler

Presentation title

I'm So Confused! New 2017 Wage & Hour Laws, and More!

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Build a Winning Team

Sun 27 Aug 02:00 to 02:45

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Speakers:

Tommy Mirisola
Founder & CEO, MHB Hospitality

Presentation title

How to Create and Retain Rock Star Employees

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Sun 27 Aug 03:30 to 04:30

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Speakers:

David Scott Peters
Expert Coach, Trainer and Speaker, TheRestaurantExpert.com

Presentation title

Chef Means Manager Not a Person Who Makes Food Taste Good

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Mon 28 Aug 03:00 to 03:45

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Speakers:

Reed Shaffner
CEO & Founder, Workpop

Presentation title

Optimize Your Hiring

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Mon 28 Aug 04:00 to 04:45

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Speakers:

David Scott Peters
Expert Coach, Trainer and Speaker, TheRestaurantExpert.com

Presentation title

Secrets to Holding Your Management Team Accountable

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Mon 28 Aug 11:45 to 12:45

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Speakers:

Darren Denington
President, Service with Style Hospitality Group

Presentation title

Develop the Right Hospitality Management Team

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Tue 29 Aug 02:00 to 02:45

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Speakers:

Joe Gabriel
Business Development Manager, Snagajob

Presentation title

Trends and Insights in the Hourly Hiring Marketplace

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