Monday Session Details
T101 - Building a Winning Hospitality Team in 8 Simple Steps
Building a Winning Hospitality Team starts with the interview process and continues through training, which is where a lot of restaurants stop with new employees. Darren S. Denington will show you that with 8 steps you can build a team that truly cares about your business and the ways to involve your team so that they grow with you.
T103 - Utilizing Recipes for Just-In-Time Practices & Performance Benchmarking
Recipes are used for many aspects of the typical restaurant operator and their accuracy is paramount. Recipes can assist in the calculation or our daily production and order practices. See how dynamic pars for each can assist greatly in the overall efficiency of the company. Learn how to utilize recipes to benchmark the performance of the company in ingredients, labor and overall. Apply various techniques to create unique benchmarks to assist in problems you want to focus on. The area of dynamic pars and performance benchmarking can have a huge impact on your business. Leave with the skills you need to implement some of these best practices.
T104 - Health Care Reform - NOW is the time. You need a plan. You must take action.
Learn what actions you must take NOW to make sure you are in compliance with the latest Health Care Reform regulations. This session will cover specific strategies and tactics to help restaurateurs and hoteliers comply with the regulations and minimize the impact on your business.
T105 - Food Safety Legislation Act
T106 - Trend-Forward Food and Beverage Insights
What are today’s leading food and beverage trends, and how are they showing up on menus? This session will explore innovative flavors, ingredients and preparation methods, and discuss why they are important in understanding changing consumer tastes.
T107 - Is your marketing snackable?
Snackable content is the new marketing. Content, whether it’s a tweet, a blog post, a news article, or website feature, must be snackable – easy to consume in small amounts. Your customers want quick, enticing content they can read on their smart phones and tablets.
What you’ll learn at “Is your marketing snackable?”:
• What is content marketing? – including statistics and case studies within the food and travel industry
T108 - Keys to Effective Communication and Documentation of Employees
Mark L. Bonfanti, Esq., Allen, Norton & Blue, P.A.
T109 - MOBILE MARKETING - Is there an App for that?
In this powerful lesson, Kyle Taylor will demonstrate how restaurants can implement a mobile marketing strategy, with a review of the top 10 apps restaurants can use to boost traffic and improve profits NOW!
Discussion topics include:
• Mobile sites and HMTL5 responsive designs
T110 - The Secrets to Holding Your Management Team Accountable
Many restaurant owners suffer from a common but relatively unknown condition called “commonsense-it-is”. Session speaker David Scott Peters, restaurant coach and founder of TheRestaurantExpert.com, diagnoses restaurant owners with “commonsense-it-is” when they think their managers should just know how to do things because it’s “common sense.” But the definition of common sense clearly states that it’s a shared understanding based on experience. Restaurant managers don’t share the owner’s experiences and don’t possess their same core values. They will not automatically do things the way a restaurant owner wants. But the good news is, there is a way to teach them. Attend this session to learn:
T112 - Negotiating Commercial Leases & Renewals FOR DUMMIES
Meet the Author and learn the 10 commandments of leasing commercial space for restaurant tenants … direct from the expert! Whatever you do, don’t sign a new commercial lease or renewal before attending this session. Free leasing CD for all attendees.
Dale Willerton, The Lease Coach