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Education Sessions and 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.

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On-Floor Education

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:

  • Inside Out: Workplace Culture and the Guest Experience
  • How to Become an Employer of Choice
  • Top Five HR Legal & Compliance Tips for Preventing Your Greatest Strength - Your Workforce - From Becoming Your Greatest Vulnerability
  • ServSuccess - Develop Your Team, Win the Future
  • Apprenticeship

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Track: Culinary Insights

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

2019 Sessions include:

  • Menu Forecast: 2020 and Beyond
  • The Benefits of Waste Reduction and How to Achieve Them
    Sponsored by:
  • Understanding the Buzz of Cannabis in Foodservice
  • Attacking The Snacking Craze
  • A Fresh Taste of Foodservice Industry Trends and Innovative Food Safety Strategies to Power Your Performance
    Sponsored by
  • What's Next in Sustainability
  • Ethnic Mash Ups for Every Customer
  • Sysco Simply: Making the Choice Simple
  • Technology in the Kitchen: The Latest & Greatest Appliances
  • Data-Driven Diner Insights
  • The Plant Forward Boom
  • Pasta for all Cuisines
  • Food as Medicine: Spices and Flavors
  • Cutting Edge Solutions Power Hour
  • Better Breakfast
  • The Skinny on Alternative Proteins
  • Build a Better Burger: How to Raise Your Price Point But Not Your Labor
  • Today's Seafood Landscape
  • 2019: The Year of Pork
  • Get to Know Your Menu: Nutrition & Menu Labeling
  • The Delivery Game
*Includes all Culinary Experience Center Sessions

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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:


  • Harnessing Technology to Drive Off-Premise Sales
  • Manage Your Pricing Strategy Without Impacting Traffic
  • How Retailers Intend to Eat Your Lunch (and Breakfast, too)
  • How Well Do You Know Your Customers?
  • Your Brand has a Strategy: Are Your Team Members Part of it?
  • Leveraging P&G Marketing Expertise and Restaurant Operations to Attract and Retain Guests>
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  • Take Back the Lunch Break℠ with Tork
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  • What Diners Want Today And What They Will Be Seeking Tomorrow
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  • Engaging Today’s Customer Through Cultural Intelligence
  • What Can Chains Learn From Independents

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Track: Tech & Innovation

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
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  • Protecting Your Most Valuable Data
  • The New Era of Automation and Foodservice Tech: A Why-and-When Guide to Crucial Operational Investments
  • Assuring Safety and Transparency in Your Supply Chain
  • A Connected CNP/CP Future: How to Fight Fraud when Consumers Engage via Multiple Channels
    Sponsored by
  • The Key Characteristic of High Performing GMs - Forecasting Competency
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  • A Culture of Innovation: Key Engagement Tools to Attract Top Talent, Drive Growth, and Keep Guests Coming Back
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TECH Talks:
Whether it's shifting to a cloud-based system to modernize ordering and payment, turning your customers into viral advocates, or leveraging mobile, digital, and content strategies to create a unified brand, stop by TECH Talks for quick-hit sessions on taking your operation's technology to the next level.

  • The Cloud Shift: Line-busting Kiosks, and Tableside Ordering for Enterprises
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  • Small Cup, Big Data: Predicting Drink Trends
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  • Create a Consistent Brand with Modern, Mobile Technology
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  • Juiced up on Data – Why BI is the Secret Ingredient to Jamba Juice’s Success
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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: How to Make More Money by Focusing on Draft Beer Quality
  • 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
  • How to Hit a Home Run with Responsible Alcohol Service
  • Brunch is the Next Great Bar Night
  • Your Piece of the Craft Cocktail Movement

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KI Fireside Chats

Join the editors of Foodservice Equipment & Supplies and restaurant development + design magazines at KI Fireside Chats. They’ll spend time tackling some of the most pressing issues operators face not only today, but in the future. Foodservice operators, consultants, dealers, designers, and more will share their industry insights by offering a look at what’s to come for operators of all shapes and sizes.

Special Programming - All New for 2019

Menu Forecast: 2020 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: 2020 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 Leaders 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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Education Sessions

TECH Talks

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.

2019 Sessions include:

  • Ethnic Mashups for Every Customer
  • Sysco Simply: Making the Choice Simple
  • Technology in the Kitchen: The Latest and Greatest Appliances
  • Data-Driven Diner Insights
  • The Plant Forward Boom
  • Pasta for all Cuisines
  • Food as Medicine: Spices and Flavors
  • Cutting Edge Solutions Power Hour
  • Better Breakfast
  • The Skinny on Alternative Proteins
  • Build a Better Burger: How to Raise Your Price but Not Your Labor
  • Today’s Seafood Landscape
  • 2019: The Year of Pork
  • Get to Know Your Menu: Nutrition and Menu Labeling
  • The Delivery Game
Learn more about the Culinary Experience Center


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