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Education at the Show

Stay ahead of the curve with learning opportunities that reflect today's business challenges and forward-thinking trends.

On-Floor Education

  • Business Operations
  • Tech Talks
  • Beverage/Alcohol
  • Workforce Development
  • Food & Nutrition
  • The Water Cooler
  • The Balancing Act
  • Sponsors

Business Operations

Get informed by the experts on topics critical to smoothly running your business operations, including legal and compliance matters, gender equality, and tax reform.

Sessions include:

  • Big Brands Aren’t Dead, Mediocre Performance IS

  • Gender Equity

  • Immigration Compliance Updates Under the Trump Administration

  • Key Trends Shaping the Future of Foodservice

  • Pay Practices and the Law

  • Sanitation Certification for Automated Foodservice Equipment

  • Tax Reform

  • The Power of Foodservice at Retail


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Tech Talks

Discover how the cloud, apps, and software can change the way you do business.

Sessions include:

  • A Couple of Apps for the Table: How Technology Reshapes the Restaurant Industry

  • Science of Scheduling: A New Approach to Workforce Planning

  • Simplify for Growth: Choosing the Right Accounting and Back-Office Platform

  • The Impact of Cloud Technology on Multi-Unit Operators

  • Transforming the Restaurant Experience for Diners and Wait Staff Alike


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Beverage/Alcohol

Keep your beverage alcohol program on trend with sessions focused on the latest techniques and trends, creating unique customer experiences, and building your craft beer offerings.

Check out these sessions:

  • Adopting Cocktail Trends in Small or Multiunit Operations

  • Craft Beer Panel

  • Craft Your Cocktails

  • Equality in the Workplace

  • Increase Sales through Culture

  • Sea Kelp Infusions Mixology Demo

  • Star of the Bar Sampling Demos

  • The Art of Hospitality

  • Understanding the Wine Drinker of 2018

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Workforce Development

You’re in the hospitality business and that means customer service is critical. You need a motivated team to deliver a top-notch customer experience. You’ll learn how with sessions like these:

  • Hire, Train, Reward, Retain: Building a Team of Top Performers

  • How to Develop and Maintain Rock Star Employees

  • Impact Business Performance: Elevate Your Workforce

  • Maximum Bang, Minimum Buck: Getting the Most Out of Your Training Dollars   

  • ServSuccess: Stronger Workforce, Stronger Industry

  • Successful Businesses Are Embracing Turnover, Know Why You Should Too

  • Team-Building Techniques for Ever-Changing Teams

  • Video Killed the Radio Star; And It's Killing the Training Binder, Too

  • Winning the Workforce

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Food & Nutrition

At the end of the day, your business is about diners and food. These sessions keep you up-to-date on the issues that matter to today’s consumer—sustainability, children’s nutrition, foodborne illness, and more.

Sessions include:

  • Cannabis Policy

  • Designing Healthy Menus for Children: A Culinary Nutrition Approach

  • Getting What You Paid for: How to Sustainably Source Your Restaurant Food Supply

  • Modern Technology – Friend or Foe to Sustainability on Farms?

  • Menu Trends 2018: Turning Trends Into Money Makers

  • Sourcing Sustainable Seafood Is Easier Than You Think

  • Using Social Media to Track/Prevent Foodborne Illness

  • Wearable Learning-The Smart Training Modality of the Future for Restaurants

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The Water Cooler

NEW for 2018! One of the benefits of attending the Show is meeting like-minded people for networking and idea-sharing. We’ve made that even easier with The Water Cooler, an intimate space for brief, facilitated focused conversations on crucial topics, meet ups, and general networking.
 
Booth #2224

The Balancing Act

NEW for 2018! Work-life balance and self-care are critical to career longevity, employee retention, and great results. Come to The Balancing Act to hear experts deliver wellness-oriented sessions complete with take-always to share with your staff and employees. From five-minute exercise breaks to stress management, we’ve got ideas you can use.
 
Visit Booth #2261

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Culinary Education

  • Bellavita Food & Wine Theatre
  • Foodamental Studio
  • World Culinary Showcase

Bellavita Food & Wine Theatre

Attend classes hosted by the finest chefs and sommeliers in the business.

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Foodamental Studio

  • Participate in hands-on workshops and learn about the processes and techniques behind today’s hottest food trends.

  • Learn about today’s hottest food trends, consumer demand, and more.

    Learn More About Foodamental Studio

World Culinary Showcase

Restaurant Revenue Growth Conference

  • Restaurant Revenue Growth Conference
  • Sponsors

Restaurant Revenue Growth Conference

Leave this high-energy, collaborative event with actionable strategies to get you and your team thinking about revenue growth from a different perspective.

An industry first, this two-day conference takes place concurrently with National Restaurant Association Show but is a stand-alone event. Separate registration required.

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Register today to take advantage of the Show's vast education opportunities.