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California Restaurant Show Program-at-a-Glance

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All sessions, demos and competitions, with the exception of the Restaurant Management 201 workshop, are included with your show admission, and take place right on the show floor, to maximize your time at the show.

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Culinary Innovation Theater Booth 1157
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    Chef Nina Curtis is a celebrated professional in plant-based cuisine, named one of the 25 Top Women in Foodservice and Hospitality for 2024. With over two decades of culinary excellence, she has redef ...
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    Stephanie Izard, recipient of James Beard Best Chef: Great Lakes and Food & Wine Best New Chef, is the Executive Chef and Owner of Girl & the Goat, Little Goat, Duck Duck Goat, and Cabra in Chicago, a ...
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    Are you paralyzed by the idea of food & wine pairing and the mystery of “the rules"? Well, get ready to free yourself as we play with our food! Come learn the art and science behind perfect pairings w ...
Educational Theater 1101
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    Embark on a heartfelt journey with a husband-wife duo at our seminar! Learn firsthand tips to thrive in your restaurant's debut year, resilient strategies to weather storms, the vital role of a suppor ...
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    Financial reports can be intimidating. The secret? Your financials are just a recipe. They reflect how you’ve run your business. And like a recipe, if you know how to read and use them, you can tweak ...
Educational Theater 1135
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    This step-by-step plan will help you: take boring and average service to friendly and enthusiastic, turn your employees into team members, enhance your servers into sellers, and allow you to build a r ...
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    Fed up with your restaurant's social media not cutting it? Discover 7 dynamite strategies to revamp your online presence, making your guests rave and rush back for more. Start winning on social today! ...
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    The industry is expected to see a record $1.1 trillion in sales in 2024. A significant portion will be produced as Catering. Menu design, customer outreach, packaging and execution will make or break ...
Educational Theater 1634
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    Welcome to 'Pathway to Prosperity,' where we focus on training managers for long-term team success. Discover why managers are crucial for keeping teams together and learn practical skills to support t ...
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    Ever felt like leadership is just one long ordeal of chasing people down for things? Or have you avoided taking on a leadership position because you just did NOT want to be the one with a million thin ...
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    Many restaurants spend lots of money on Marketing "experiments" in hopes of getting new customers. Problem is, most if not all of these efforts are Not trackable and there is no proof of return on inv ...
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Culinary Innovation Theater Booth 1157
  1. Culinary Innovation Theater Booth 1157
    Rocco DiSpirito is a distinguished American chef, celebrated for his James Beard Award-winning culinary skills and as an author of fourteen acclaimed books, including three that have reached #1 on the ...
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    Sponsored by:

    Sysco

Educational Theater 1101
  1. Educational Theater 1101
    Using soft skills training to develop a self motivated, engaged and successful team. 1. Mindset, Routine, and Communication are the foundation to a leadership team that can drive your business 2. The ...
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    In her 12th consecutive year, industry expert and trends watcher Mareya Ibrahim-Jones (aka Chef Mareya) reveals the hottest trends in the food and beverage landscape and how to leverage them to skyrocket sales in your business.

    - The top 8 trends in food and beverage right now

    - How to leverage them to skyrocket sales in your business

    - How to expand your offerings to meet the needs of the fastest growing demographic

    - How to use the power of social media to create demand and go 'viral'

  3. Educational Theater 1101
    In the high-stakes world of food service operations, online reviews can be a double-edged sword—capable of elevating or damaging a restaurant's reputation overnight. "The Recipe to a Reputation Reboot ...
Educational Theater 1135
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    The guest experience is created through a culmination of events throughout the guest visit. These events all impact each other, and result in a “domino effect” which can lead to a negative guest exper ...
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    Are you ready to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of workplace safety? In this dynamic session, we'll delve into the ins and outs of California's groundbreaking Workplace Violence Prevention Law, ...
Educational Theater 1634
  1. Educational Theater 1634
    Shawn Walchef shares his experience and expertise on leveraging social media storytelling to build a powerful brand presence. Attendees will learn how to create engaging content that resonates with au ...
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    The presentation "Culture is King: Attracting/Retaining Employees by Being Cooler Than the Competition" focuses on how a vibrant workplace culture can attract and keep top talent. It explores practica ...
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    Beginning in January 2026, restaurants will be required to have traceability information for many foods and ingredients. This session describes the rule, several challenges, and what we are doing to h ...
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    This session presents ways restaurants are working harder not smarter, spinning wheels and letting the chips fall losing them sales and profit opportunities every shift, every day.
Culinary Innovation Theater Booth 1157
  1. Culinary Innovation Theater Booth 1157
    Witness culinary genius in taking the every day items that can be found on menus, like Cheeseburgers, Grilled Cheeses, Breakfast Sandwiches & Queso, and the transformation with 1-2 simple ingredients ...
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    Rapid Fire Culinary Competition Sponsored by Sysco

    Sponsored by:

    Sysco

Educational Theater 1101
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    As of January 2024, certain California food service operations are required to donate their excess edible food to non-profit organizations. Join us to learn about key elements and practical strategies ...
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    "Seamless Synergy: Integrating Delivery Tech for Modern Restaurant Success" explores the integration of POS systems, effective online ordering strategies, branded delivery packaging, leveraging delive ...
Educational Theater 1135
  1. Educational Theater 1135
    This is a must attend session for both existing restaurant owners facing a lease renewal negotiation and new start-up restaurant tenants leasing space for the first time. Learn the 13 costly mistakes ...
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    Every day another food service company is incorporating AI into their operations, but what does that mean for leadership and management? Kyle Samuels dives into the world of AI and how it is is impact ...
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    Purchasing is a big part of the overall restaurant operations. How a restaurant makes purchases and how guests purchase their meals can often create serious pain points. Many times, these pain points ...
Educational Theater 1634
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    The "How to" on creating an effective direct mail campaign. Learn 1.) What is direct mail and how is it profitable for restaurants 2.) Types of Direct Mail Advertising 3.) Tips on how to make it succe ...
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    Leading With the Right Mindset: Managing vs Leading vs Coaching is the art of using a manager, leader, and coach mindset in situations to help yield the ultimate results in conversations, challenges, ...

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