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Education Sessions & Speakers

The Restaurant Show education sessions offer the chance to grow your industry knowledge. Mix and match topics to suit your professional and business needs.

On-Floor Education

  • Track: Hiring & Retention
  • Track: Culinary Insights
  • Track: Marketing Matters
  • Track: Tech & Innovation
  • Track: Beverage/Alcohol
  • KI Fireside Chats
  • Special Programming

Track: Hiring & Retention

Learn about issues, concerns, and opportunities for advancement in employment across the industry. Create a stronger workforce that helps you increase profits.

2019 Sessions include:

  • The Case for Opportunity Employment
  • How to Become an Employer of Choice
  • Top 5 HR Legal & Compliance Tips
  • Apprenticeship
  • ServSuccess
  • ServSafe Workplace

Track Highlight

The Case for Opportunity Employment: How to Address Your Business Needs While Doing Good
From McDonald’s recent Youth Opportunity initiative to MOD Pizza’s Second Chance hiring strategies and HMSHost’s employee recognition program, this conversation will focus on how investing in historically overlooked populations – throughout the hiring process and once employed - can decrease hiring scarcity while creating positive social outcomes. With high turnover being a common challenge of the food and beverage industry, attendees will hear from Kim Shin, the associate director of FSG’s Impact Hiring Initiative and leaders from McDonald’s, MOD Pizza and HMSHost as they discuss the business value of getting to know your current workforce and using those learnings to identify/resolve retention and recruitment challenges.

Track: Culinary Insights

Through culinary-focused education, discover the latest in food trends, menu development, cannabis, and more.

2019 Sessions include:

  • Ethnic Mash Ups for Every Customer
  • Sysco Simply: Making the Choice Simple
  • Technology in the Kitchen: The Latest & Greatest Appliances
  • Knowing Your Audience – Data Driven
  • Plant Forward: Make Sure You’re Not Stuck in the Past
  • Pasta for all Cuisines
  • Food is Medicine: Spices and Flavors
  • Cutting Edge Solutions Power Hour
  • Better Breakfasts
  • Alternative Proteins
  • Build a Better Burger: How to Raise Your Price but Not Your Labor
  • The Seafood Landscape of Today
  • The Year of the Pork
  • Get to Know Your Menu: Nutrition & Menu Labeling
  • The Delivery Game
  • Getting Past the Buzz of Cannabis Legalization
  • Menu Forecast: 2021 and Beyond
  • Attacking the Snacking Craze
  • What’s New in Sustainability
    *Includes all Culinary Experience Center Sessions and World Culinary Showcase demonstrations. 

    Track Highlight

    Attacking the Snack Craze
    As competition for share of foodservice dollars continues to grow, snacking is one of the key areas poised for growth. As such, operators are putting efforts toward off-peak business, looking for ways to drive traffic for between-meal and late-night noshing. This session explores some of the major trends on the rise impacting this segment, as well as some of the marketing moves that have helped operators increase sales during these nontraditional hours.

    Track: Marketing Matters

    Attract customers and keep them coming back. From marketing to menu pricing, learn business strategies to remain top of mind to today’s consumer and drive profit in this competitive industry.

    2019 Sessions include:

    • What’s New and What’s Next in Off-Premise
    • Manage Your Pricing Strategy Without Impacting Traffic
    • How Retailers Intend to Eat Your Lunch (and Breakfast, too)
    • How Well Do You Know Your Customers?
    • ROI With LTOs
    • New and Emerging Segments
    • What Can Chains Learn From Independents

    Track Highlight

    How Retailers Intend to Eat Your Lunch (and Breakfast, too):
    Convenience stores, stores with checkout-free shopping, and even hard-good retailers like Urban Outfitters and Barnes & Noble are intensifying their efforts to steal meal occasions and snack sales from traditional restaurants. What strategies and tactics figure into their plans for 2019 and beyond? Experts from the retailing world offer a detailed look at how that realm intends to raid restaurants’ turf with menu innovations and new technology.

    Track: Tech & Innovation at the Learning Center

    Discover the latest business solutions that will shape the future of foodservice. Navigate innovations and technology tools to enhance your operation.

    2019 Sessions include:

    • Restaurant Accounting Technology: 5 Steps to Building a New Legacy
      Sponsored by Restaurant 365
    • The Cloud Shift: Line-busting Kiosks, and Tableside Ordering for Enterprises
      Sponsored by Appetize Technologies
    • Small Cup, Big Data: Predicting Drink Trends
      Sponsored by Ripples
    • Create a Consistent Brand with Modern, Mobile Technology
      Sponsored by PlayerLync
    • Juiced up on Data – Why BI is the Secret Ingredient to Jamba Juice’s Success
      Sponsored by Compeat
    • Protecting Your Data Security
    • Assuring Safety and Transparency in Your Supply Chain with Blockchain

    Track Highlight

    Protecting Your Data Security
    There is so much data flying around in the restaurant space. From internal platforms and third-party partners embedded in operations, there’s data on customers, labor, inventory and more running through restaurants’ systems. With so much information comes a lot of questions, especially around how that data is used and protected. This panel will address top-of-mind security issues within the data space today, as well as where things may be headed in the future.

    TECH Talks

    Discover how the cloud, apps, and software can change the way you do business in quick-hit 30-minute TECH Talks sessions

    2019 topics include:

    • Line busting, Kiosks, and Tableside Ordering for Enterprises
    Sponsored by:


     

    Track: Beverage/Alcohol

    These sessions and mixology demos will offer the latest trends and insights to keep your beverage program on the cutting edge.

    2019 Sessions include:

    • Increase Draft Beer Profitability
    • Creating a Beverage Menu for the Future
    • Igniting a Team of Top Performers
    • Alcohol To Go: Understanding Drinks for Delivery
    • Raising the Bar: Alcohol Trends to Watch
    • Boosting Checks with Beer and Food Pairings
    • ServSafe Alcohol
    • Brunch is the Next Great Bar Night
    • Craft Cocktail Movement
    • Beverage Menu Pricing

    Track Highlight

    Design Drinking: Creating a Beverage Menu for the Future
    An increasing number of consumers are striving to figure out what healthy means for them and are demanding better-for-you options in the form of lower-calorie, reduced-sugar, and more naturally positioned products, both in the non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverage segments. Considering consumers spend $181B annually on beverages, according to a recent Technomic report, it will be critical for foodservice establishments to offer novel beverages by incorporating textures, variety of ingredients and flavor combinations, and production value (to increase social media engagement) to stay ahead of the curve.

    KI Fireside Chats

    The KI Showroom hosts special sessions on recognizing what equipment innovations truly make foodservice operators more efficient and how to identify what is right for your business. Fireside-style chats with key dealers, operators, and consultants address these issues and much more. These special sessions provide anyone who purchases, recommends, or specifies foodservice equipment access to critical information coming directly from key players in the industry.

    Special Programming - All New for 2019

    Menu Forecast: 2021 and Beyond
    Menu trend guru Nancy Kruse gives one of the Show’s most popular session every year. This year, we’ve taken it up a few notches by adding the data and expertise of Technomic, the industry’s top research and insights firm, to Menu Forecast: 2021 and Beyond. This is a can’t miss presentation. Don’t forget your notebook.
     
    Digital Media Slam
    Digital tools are critical to build loyalty, manage online reviews, drive mobile orders, connect directly with customers and so much more. Join us at the Show’s new Digital Media Slam for rapid-fire presentations from great brands using digital media with great success.
      
    Women’s Leadership Panel
    Hear from women that have successfully tackled the challenges and opportunities thrown their way. Dive into a discussion with leading female chefs and restaurateurs on navigating the professional and personal paths to the top in the foodservice industry.

    Sponsorship

    As the 2019 schedule starts to take shape, we would like to thank our sponsors hosting sessions.

     

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    Culinary Education

    • Bellavita Food & Wine Theatre
    • World Culinary Showcase
    • Culinary Experience Center

    Bellavita Food & Wine Theatre

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

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    World Culinary Showcase

    Culinary Experience Center

    Stop by the Culinary Experience Center to learn applied techniques and the latest trends in culinary, featuring new products that inspire creative and unique dishes.

    Learn more about the culinary experience center
    2019 Sessions include:

    • Ethnic Mash Ups for Every Customer
    • Sysco Simply: Making the Choice Simple
    • Technology in the Kitchen: The Latest & Greatest Appliances
    • Knowing Your Audience – Data Driven
    • Plant Forward: Make Sure You’re Not Stuck in the Past
    • Pasta for all Cuisines
    • Food is Medicine: Spices and Flavors
    • Cutting Edge Solutions Power Hour
    • Better Breakfasts
    • Alternative Proteins
    • Build a Better Burger: How to Raise Your Price but Not Your Labor
    • The Seafood Landscape of Today
    • The Year of the Pork
    • Get to Know Your Menu: Nutrition & Menu Labeling
    • The Delivery Game

    Webinars