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Sunday | 8:15 am

Catersource Homeroom, Day 1: Welcome to Catersource & Art of Catering Food!

Speaker: Kathleen Stoehr (Catersource)

Location: Great Hall A

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect, Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Sunday | 9:00 am

A Culinary Tour Through Israel

Speakers: Paul Larson (Blue Plate Catering), Stewart Lane (Lane Partners Consulting)

Location: Great Hall B - AOCF

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect

Track: Art of Catering Food

Association: ICA

Building Your Beverage Program

Speaker: Jeremy Miner (Empyrean Events)

Location: R06

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Food & Beverage, Business & Operations

Hiring Your First Employee

Speaker: Greg Hicks (Impressions Catering)

Location: 217

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations, Staff Development

How to Kickstart Your Venue Sales & Marketing Plan

Speaker: Jonathan Jennings (CT Wedding Group)

Location: 220

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Hotels, Restaurants & On-Prem, Sales & Marketing

Association: LCA

Make It Better Everyday (MIBE) 101

Speakers: Anthony Lambatos (Footers Catering), Heather Carr (Footers Catering)

Location: Great Hall A

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Staff Development, Business & Operations

Marketing to Millennials When You're Not a Millennial

Speakers: Lauren Randolph (My Hotel Wedding), Anna Coats (Marry Me Tampa Bay), Christie Osborne (Mountainside Media)

Location: 211

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing

Association: WIPA

The Sky's the Limit! Best Practices in Large-Scale College Dining

Speakers: Becky Schilling (Food Management, Supermarket News), Hans Storrer (Brigham Young University)

Location: 228

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Colleges & Universities, Hotels, Restaurants & On-Prem

Understanding Your Financial Results

Speaker: Carl Sacks (Leading Caterers of America)

Location: 225

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations

Association: LCA

Your Personal Brand

Speakers: Jamie Quickert (Culinaire), Terrica (Cocktails and Details), Sasha Souza (Sasha Souza Events)

Location: R02

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations

Sunday | 10:00 am

2019 Global Wedding Trends

Speaker: Meghan Ely (OFD Consulting LLC)

Location: 208

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Trends & Design

Association: WIPA

Embracing Facebook Live for Marketing Mastery

Speaker: Kellie Daab (iDo Collective)

Location: 217

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing

Association: None

Family Succession Continuity Planning

Speakers: Joe Breslin, CFP (Armstrong Dixon Business & Family Advisors), Roy Dixon, CFP (Armstrong Dixon Business & Family Advisors)

Location: 228

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations

Association: ICA

From Homegrown to C-Level: Taking Care of Business

Speakers: Candice Wigfield (Hamby Catering), Wayne Culbertson (Hamby Catering)

Location: 220

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations, Staff Development

Association: None

Keeping Catering Costs Separate from Your Restaurant Costs

Speaker: David Scott Peters (TheRestaurantExpert.com)

Location: 211

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Hotels, Restaurants & On-Prem, Corporate Drop Off & Off-Prem

Association: None

Price Questions & Other Buying Signals

Speaker: Alan Berg, CSP (Wedding Business Solutions LLC)

Location: Great Hall A

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing, Business & Operations

Southern Food, Exclusive Events

Speaker: Bryan Clark (Joel Catering & Events)

Location: Great Hall B - AOCF

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect

Track: Art of Catering Food

Association: LCA

The Stars Aligned! Creating Cohesiveness Between Culinary and Event Design

Speakers: Michael Stavros (M Culinary Concepts), David Merrell (AOO Events, Inc.), Joe Mineo (Joe Mineo Creative), Kristin Banta (Kristin Banta Events Inc.), Nathaniel Neubauer (Contemporary Catering)

Location: R02

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations, Special Events

Three Tiers for Tea: Elevating and Incorporating Tea in Your Beverage Program

Speaker: Edward Morgan (Miraval Resorts Austin)

Location: R06

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Food & Beverage, Hotels, Restaurants & On-Prem

Sunday | 11:00 am

A Candid Conversation with Alan Berg, CSP

Speaker: Alan Berg, CSP (Wedding Business Solutions LLC)

Location: 214

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing, Staff Development

A Candid Conversation with Bill Hansen

Speaker: Bill Hansen (Bill Hansen Luxury Catering)

Location: 224

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations

A Year in the Life of a Director of Sales

Speaker: Jennifer Perna (Fulton Market Consulting)

Location: 228

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing, Staff Development

Association: ICA

Creating Equality-Minded Content for Your Event Business

Speaker: Brittny Drye (Love Inc.)

Location: 220

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing, Business & Operations

Association: None

Elevate Your Game! Propose, Design, and Deliver Award-Winning Events

Speakers: Denise Smith (Catering By Design), Brittany Dosdall (Catering By Design)

Location: 208

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing

Association: None

FIERCE. FEARLESS. FEMALE. A Discussion About What It Means to be a #Girlboss in Hospitality

Speakers: Jamie Quickert (Culinaire), Terrica (Cocktails and Details), Meryl Snow (SnowStorm Solutions / Certified Catering Consultants), April Lambatos (Footers Catering), Meghan Ely (OFD Consulting LLC)

Location: R02

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations, Staff Development

Full-Service Weekday Corporate Catering

Speaker: Neil Fuselier (The RK Group)

Location: 225

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Corporate Drop Off & Off-Prem, Food & Beverage

Meats and Sweets: Pastry Integration into Your Savory Kitchen

Speakers: Jason Sutton (Footers Catering), Shelby Anderson (Footers Catering)

Location: Great Hall B - AOCF

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect

Track: Art of Catering Food

Association: ICA

Plant Based for Everyone!

Speakers: Rob Morasco (Sodexo Culinary Solutions Team), Lisa Feldman, CRC (Sodexo Culinary Solutions Team)

Location: R06

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Food & Beverage, Hotels, Restaurants & On-Prem

Superpowers for Selling

Speaker: Rachel Sheerin (She Sells)

Location: 217

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing, Staff Development

Association: WIPA

Take Home Catering & How It'll Make Your Bottom Line Soar!

Speaker: Sandy Korem (The Festive Kitchen and The Catering Coach)

Location: 211

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Corporate Drop Off & Off-Prem, Hotels, Restaurants & On-Prem

This Aint Your Grandmas Buffet! The Hottest New Food Display Ideas Out There!

Speaker: Joe Mineo (Joe Mineo Creative)

Location: Great Hall A

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Special Events

Association: None

Sunday | 12:00 pm

AOCF Lunch & Learn: Photographable Stations

Speaker: Robin Selden (Marcia Selden Catering & Events)

Location: Great Hall D

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect

Track: Art of Catering Food

Association: ICA

Sunday | 1:30 pm

60 Seconds to Sell

Speaker: Jamie Quickert (Culinaire)

Location: 217

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing

Association: General

A Candid Conversation with Anthony Lambatos

Speaker: Anthony Lambatos (Footers Catering)

Location: 214

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations, Staff Development

Burgers, Bowls & Jars

Speaker: Eric LeVine (Epic Events)

Location: R06

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Food & Beverage, Hotels, Restaurants & On-Prem

Carrots Vs Sticks: Engaging Your Crew in a Positive Way

Speakers: Jeffrey Miller (JAM Catering Co.), Russell Morin (Russell Morin Catering and Events), Tom McDowell (Pavilion Catering Inc. & Connecticut Wedding Group)

Location: 228

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Staff Development, Business & Operations

Association: LCA

Catering to the Food-Allergy Community

Speakers: Michael Rosman (The Corporate Caterer), Erin Brazil (The Corporate Caterer)

Location: 225

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations, Corporate Drop Off & Off-Prem

Association: None

Clients, Contracts & Court Cases: Protecting Yourself & Your Business 2019

Speaker: Aaron Kaufman (Fifth Element Group)

Location: 220

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations, Special Events

Sales Methods Deep Dive in Four Parts: Parts 1 & 2

Speakers: Heidi Brice (Puff n' Stuff), Steve Sanchez (The JDK Group), Cory Gosik (Sensational Host Inc.), Timothy Seeberg (BG Events & Catering)

Location: 211

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing, Business & Operations

Association: ICA

The Honeymoon is Over.

Speakers: Sasha Souza (Sasha Souza Events), Mellysa Levy (Sasha Souza Events)

Location: 208

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations

The Intersection of Food Presentation & Instagram

Speakers: Kris Reinhard (Bold Catering & Design), Todd Annis (Bold Catering & Design), Brian Worley (Bold Catering & Design), Jim Robertson (Fifth Group Restaurants), Suzanne Reinhard (Suzanne Reinhard Events)

Location: R02

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Food & Beverage, Business & Operations

Association: None

When Fire at Your Event is a Good, Good Thing

Speaker: Christian Dortch (Curtis Stone Events)

Location: Great Hall B - AOCF

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect

Track: Art of Catering Food

Sunday | 3:15 pm

A Candid Conversation with Meryl & Eric

Speakers: Meryl Snow (SnowStorm Solutions / Certified Catering Consultants), Eric LeVine (Epic Events)

Location: 214

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Hotels, Restaurants & On-Prem, Sales & Marketing

A Candid Conversation with Michael Rosman

Speaker: Michael Rosman (The Corporate Caterer)

Location: 224

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Corporate Drop Off & Off-Prem

Breaking Down The Brigade

Speaker: Marissa Delgado (Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering)

Location: Great Hall B - AOCF

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect

Track: Art of Catering Food

Association: ICA

Diversify Your Catering Business by Creating Alternate Lines

Speakers: Tom Walter (Tasty Catering), Larry Walter (Tasty Catering)

Location: 225

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Corporate Drop Off & Off-Prem, Food & Beverage

Association: LCA

Infusing Hospitality into Off Premise

Speakers: Jenna Telesca (Nation's Restaurant News), Ti Adelaide Martin (Commander's Palace), Tory McPhail (Commander's Palace)

Location: R02

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Hotels, Restaurants & On-Prem, Staff Development

Pushing Boundaries: The Keys to Building a Culture of Creativity

Speakers: Renee Miner (Empyrean Events and Catering), Jeremy Miner (Empyrean Events)

Location: 217

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Staff Development, Sales & Marketing

Association: None

Sales Methods Deep Dive in Four Parts: Parts 3 & 4

Speakers: Heidi Brice (Puff n' Stuff), Steve Sanchez (The JDK Group), Cory Gosik (Sensational Host Inc.), Timothy Seeberg (BG Events & Catering)

Location: 211

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing, Staff Development

Association: ICA

Savory + Beverage, of Course!

Speaker: Nick Calias, CEC, CCA (The Colonnade Hotel & Brasserie Jo)

Location: R06

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Food & Beverage, Hotels, Restaurants & On-Prem

Association: None

The Productive Leader

Speaker: Anthony Lambatos (Footers Catering)

Location: 220

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations, Staff Development

Turning Trends into Spectacular Events

Speaker: Terrica (Cocktails & Details®)

Location: 208

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Trends & Design, Special Events

Association: None

Who Says Effective Pre-shift Meetings Can't Be Fun?

Speaker: Larry Frank (The Classic Catering People)

Location: 228

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Staff Development, Business & Operations

Association: LCA

Sunday | 3:50 pm

30 Hors D'oeuvres in 30 Minutes

Speakers: Jimmy Olang (24 Carrots), Jay Varga (The JDK Group), Paul Larson (Blue Plate Catering)

Location: Great Hall B - AOCF

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect

Track: Art of Catering Food

Association: ICA

Sunday | 4:30 pm

Opening General Session

Speakers: Paul Saginaw (Zingerman's), Sean Sherman (The Sioux Chef), Erle Dardick (Monkey Group)

Location: Great Hall A

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect, Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations, Food & Beverage

Sunday | 6:00 pm

Welcome Reception: Hooray for Hollywood

Speaker: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow (Catersource)

Location: Great Hall Pre-function

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect, Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect, Special Events, Tradeshow Pass (also included another passes)

Track: Special Events

Monday | 8:00 am

Catersource Homeroom, Day 2: It's a Big Day!

Speaker: Kathleen Stoehr (Catersource)

Location: Great Hall A

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect, Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Staff Development

Monday | 8:30 am

Building a Culture of Ownership Through Open Book Management, Part 1

Speakers: Paul Saginaw (Zingerman's), Tabitha Mason (Zingerman's Events at Cornman Farms)

Location: R02

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Hotels, Restaurants & On-Prem, Business & Operations

Even Cinderella had a Timeline

Speakers: Fausto Pifferrer (Blue Elephant Events and Catering), Reuben Bell (Blue Elephant Events and Catering)

Location: 225

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Special Events

Association: ICA

Finding Your Un-Comfort Zone

Speaker: Alan Berg, CSP (Wedding Business Solutions LLC)

Location: Great Hall A

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing

Leadership for All Generations

Speaker: Tom Walter (Tasty Catering)

Location: 220

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Staff Development, Corporate Drop Off & Off-Prem

Association: LCA

Original Superfood – The Native American Diet: A Nutritional Literacy Workshop & Demo, Part 1

Speaker: Sean Sherman (The Sioux Chef)

Location: Great Hall B – AOCF

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect

Track: Art of Catering Food

Picking Up—or Dropping—Drop Off

Speakers: Ingrid Nagy (Catering by Design), Cade Nagy (By Design Collective)

Location: 211

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Corporate Drop Off & Off-Prem, Business & Operations

Successful Sales: A Deliberate Strategy, Part 1 of 3

Speaker: Meryl Snow (SnowStorm Solutions / Certified Catering Consultants)

Location: 228

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing

Association: LCA

Systems, Systems, Systems... Reloaded

Speaker: Greg Hicks (Impressions Catering)

Location: 217

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations

Association: None

Tastings: The Show Must Go On, So Love It!

Speakers: Jennifer Perna (Fulton Market Consulting), Paul Larson (Blue Plate Catering)

Location: R06

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing, Staff Development

Association: ICA

The Rise of Micro Weddings

Speaker: Emily Sullivan (Emily Sullivan Events)

Location: 208

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Special Events, Trends & Design

Association: WIPA

Monday | 9:30 am

2019 Tech Game Changers in Catering & Events

Speaker: Sandy Hammer (AllSeated)

Location: 217

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Special Events, Business & Operations

Association: None

45 F&B Trends in 45 Minutes

Speaker: Shannon Boudreau (The Lazy Gourmet)

Location: R06

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Food & Beverage, Trends & Design

A Candid Conversation with Hugh Groman: Deeper Lessons Revealed From 32 Years in Business

Speaker: Hugh Groman (The Hugh Groman Group)

Location: 224

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations, Staff Development

Building a Culture of Ownership Through Open Book Management, Part 2

Speakers: Paul Saginaw (Zingerman's), Tabitha Mason (Zingerman's Events at Cornman Farms)

Location: R02

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Hotels, Restaurants & On-Prem, Business & Operations

Catering in an Academic Setting

Speaker: Bill Bolton (Bon Appetit / Oberlin)

Location: 225

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Colleges & Universities

Management is Not a Dirty Word!

Speaker: Syd Sexton (Catering by Design)

Location: 211

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations

Association: ICA

Orchestrating the Perfectly Organized Event

Speakers: Robin Selden (Marcia Selden Catering & Events), Jeffrey Selden (Marcia Selden Catering & Events)

Location: 208

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Special Events, Business & Operations

Association: ICA

Original Superfood – The Native American Diet: A Nutritional Literacy Workshop & Demo, Part 2

Speaker: Sean Sherman (The Sioux Chef)

Location: Great Hall B - AOCF

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect

Track: Art of Catering Food

Preparing Your Business for Sale

Speakers: Dan Berger (Social Tables), Mark Michael (Occasions Caterers)

Location: 220

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations

Association: LCA

Successful Sales: A Deliberate Strategy, Part 2 of 3

Speaker: Meryl Snow (SnowStorm Solutions / Certified Catering Consultants)

Location: 228

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing, Staff Development

Association: LCA

Monday | 10:30 am

A Candid Conversation with Bill Hansen

Speaker: Bill Hansen (Bill Hansen Luxury Catering)

Location: 224

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations

A Candid Conversation with Sasha Souza

Speaker: Sasha Souza (Sasha Souza Events)

Location: 214

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Special Events, Trends & Design

Are You Qualified to Qualify?

Speaker: Jonathan Jennings (CT Wedding Group)

Location: 220

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing, Staff Development

Association: ICA

Building a Commercial Kitchen—It Is a Journey!

Speakers: Adam Dove (Carrie Dove Catering & Events), Alicia Fabbri (Carrie Dove Catering)

Location: 225

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations, Food & Beverage

Building a Culture of Ownership Through Open Book Management, Part 3

Speakers: Paul Saginaw (Zingerman's), Tabitha Mason (Zingerman's Events at Cornman Farms)

Location: R02

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Hotels, Restaurants & On-Prem, Business & Operations

Forecast 2019: David Merrell's Top Catering & Event Trends

Speaker: David Merrell (AOO Events, Inc.)

Location: 208

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Trends & Design, Special Events

How Hotel Properties are Fighting Food Waste—& Winning!

Moderator: Alexei Rudolf (Foodservice Connections LLC)

Panelists: Monica McBride (World Wildlife Fund), Terry Jenkins (Hilton Hotels), Marc Osier (Hilton New Orleans Riverside)

Location: 211

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Hotels, Restaurants & On-Prem, Food & Beverage

Small Bites, Big Flavors – Retro! What's Old is Definitely New

Speaker: Eric LeVine (Epic Ideas)

Location: Great Hall B - AOCF

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect

Track: Art of Catering Food

Successful Sales: A Deliberate Strategy, Part 3 of 3

Speaker: Meryl Snow (SnowStorm Solutions / Certified Catering Consultants)

Location: 228

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing, Staff Development

Association: LCA

Under the Influence!

Speaker: Aleya Harris (Food & Beverage Media and Marketing)

Location: 217

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing, Business & Operations

Your Clients Will Want to Eat Your (Flexitarian) Veggies!

Speakers: Jennie Cook (Jennie Cook's Catering & Plant Based Parties), Joanne Purnell (Good Gracious! Events)

Location: R06

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Food & Beverage

Association: ICA

Monday | 11:35 am

Book signing: Chef Eric LeVine

Speaker: Eric LeVine (Epic Events)

Location: Catersource Bookstore

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect, Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Art of Catering Food, Food & Beverage

Book signing: Sean Sherman

Speaker: Sean Sherman (The Sioux Chef)

Location: Catersource Bookstore

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect, Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Art of Catering Food, Food & Beverage

Monday | 11:45 am

Catersource Lunch & Learn: A Conversation with Chef Curtis Stone

Speakers: Curtis Stone (Curtis Stone Events), Ingrid Nagy (Catering by Design)

Location: Great Hall A

Pass Type: Catersource Connect, Special Events

Track: Hotels, Restaurants & On-Prem, Corporate Drop Off & Off-Prem

Monday | 12:00 pm

On The Plating Line: Best Practices For Plating at Large Group Events!

Speaker: Roy Porter (Engage Works)

Location: Great Hall D

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect

Track: Art of Catering Food

Association: ICA

Monday | 1:30 pm

A Candid Conversation with Albert Manzo

Speaker: Albert Manzo (The Brownstone)

Location: 224

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Hotels, Restaurants & On-Prem, Business & Operations

Best Strategy – Best Year

Speaker: Greg Karl (Red Quill Hospitality Solutions)

Location: 220

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations, Staff Development

Association: LCA

Beyond Banquet Buffets

Speaker: Nick Calias, CEC, CCA (The Colonnade Hotel & Brasserie Jo)

Location: Great Hall B - AOCF

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect

Track: Art of Catering Food

Floral Impact! Hot & Happening Florals for Your 2019 Events

Speaker: Bron Hansboro (The Flower Guy Bron)

Location: 208

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Trends & Design, Special Events

Association: None

How to Create & Execute Effective Special Event Packing Lists!

Speaker: Roy Porter (Engage-Works Inc.)

Location: 228

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations, Special Events

Association: None

Is the Season Over? A Checklist & Guide to Catch Up on Your Marketing

Speaker: Ashley Oakes Scott (Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering)

Location: 211

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing

Takeout and Catering Insights: Looking at Off-Premise Data

Speaker: Erle Dardick (Monkey Group)

Location: R02

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Corporate Drop Off & Off-Prem, Business & Operations

The Economics of Working From Your Heart

Speakers: Karen O'Connor (Daniel et Daniel Catering and Event Planning), Heidi Brice (Puff n' Stuff), April Lambatos (Footers Catering)

Location: 217

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations

Association: ICA

Veg-Centric with Ancient Grains: Plate up Profit Fusing Two Macrotrends

Speakers: Michael Holleman (InHarvest, Inc.), Jason Ziobrowski, CEC (InHarvest, Inc.)

Location: R06

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Food & Beverage, Trends & Design

Win, Win, Win. Using Catering to Build Your University's Brand

Speakers: Nate Stevens (Sodexo), Brandon Williams (Sodexo), Michelle Watt (Sodexo)

Location: 225

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Colleges & Universities, Business & Operations

Association: None

Monday | 2:10 pm

Showtime! How to Make Pasta Perform & Present at its Best

Speaker: Kevin Felice (40NORTH Restaurant Group)

Location: Great Hall B - AOCF

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect

Track: Art of Catering Food

Monday | 2:30 pm

Book signing: Chef Curtis Stone

Speaker: Curtis Stone (Curtis Stone Events)

Location: Catersource Bookstore

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect, Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Monday | 3:15 pm

A Candid Conversation with Greg Karl

Speaker: Greg Karl (Red Quill Hospitality Solutions)

Location: 214

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations

A Candid Conversation with Roy Porter

Speaker: Roy Porter (Engage Works)

Location: 224

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations, Staff Development

Association: None

Branding: Build a Catering Company that Matters

Speakers: Erin Walter (nuphoriq), Michael Larson (Nuphoriq)

Location: 217

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing

Association: None

Don't Lose Your Margins to Grow Your Business

Speakers: Sean Willcoxon (Mazzone Hospitality), Cassie Burd (Mazzone Hospitality)

Location: 228

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations, Sales & Marketing

Association: ICA

Double-Dipping: “Recycling” Event Spaces to Deliver Value and Increase Profits

Speaker: Michael Stavros (M Culinary)

Location: 208

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Hotels, Restaurants & On-Prem, Sales & Marketing

Get a Grip. Depression, Anxiety—& Catering

Speaker: Vince Early, CSEP (Thomas Caterers of Distinction)

Location: 211

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Staff Development

Association: LCA

Industry Intervention: A Candid Discussion on the Business of Events

Speaker: Aaron Kaufman (Fifth Element Group)

Location: 220

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Special Events, Business & Operations

Mitzvah Menus: Conquer the Age Range

Speakers: Cara Weiss (SAVE The DATE, LLC events and promotions your way), Christine Ash (SAVE The DATE, LLC events and promotions your way)

Location: R06

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Special Events, Trends & Design

Association: General

Must See Event Technology Trends

Speaker: Scott Frankel (Animatic Media, LLC)

Location: 225

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Special Events, Trends & Design

Association: None

Team Growth & Culinary Succession Planning

Speaker: Jay Varga (The JDK Group)

Location: Great Hall B - AOCF

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect

Track: Art of Catering Food

Association: ICA

Monday | 3:50 pm

Exposing the Secrets of the Wedding Cakes Industry

Speaker: Ron Ben-Israel (Ron Ben-Israel Cakes)

Location: Great Hall B - AOCF

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect

Track: Art of Catering Food

Monday | 6:30 pm

Spark! Awards Gala

Speakers: Kathleen Stoehr (Catersource), Curtis Stone (Curtis Stone Events), Scott Dominguez (Catersource)

Location: Great Hall A

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food Connect, Catersource Connect, Special Events

Monday | 9:30 pm

Catersource in Partnership with The Foundation of NACE Present: Interfusion After Dark!

Facilitator: Catersource & The Foundation of NACE (Catersource / NACE)

Location: The Sugar Mill

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food Connect, Catersource Connect, Special Events

Tuesday | 9:15 am

Catersource Homeroom, Day 3: It's Show Time!

Speaker: Kathleen Stoehr (Catersource)

Location: Great Hall A

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect, Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Tuesday | 9:45 am

The Art of Being Unmistakable

Speaker: Srinivas Rao (The Unmistakable Creative)

Location: Great Hall A

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect, Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations, Special Events

Tuesday | 11:00 am

Catersource Tradeshow Floor

Speaker: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow (Catersource)

Location: Tradeshow floor adjacent to Great Hall A

Diced Competition

Moderator: Eric LeVine (Epic Events)

Location: Culinary Main Stage

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect, Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect, Special Events, Tradeshow Pass (also included another passes)

Track: Food & Beverage

Tuesday | 11:30 am

Hands On: Creating a Dessert "Art" Table

Speaker: Shannon Boudreau (The Lazy Gourmet)

Location: Hands-on Stage

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect, Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect, Tradeshow Pass (also included another passes)

Track: Food & Beverage, Trends & Design

Tuesday | 12:00 pm

Farm to Table Events: No Farm, No Problem!

Speakers: Steve DeAngelo (DeAngelo's Catering & Events), Mark Lopez (Crave Catering / Gather and Feast Farm)

Location: Recharge stage

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect, Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect, Tradeshow Pass (also included another passes)

Track: Trends & Design, Sales & Marketing

Association: None

Tuesday | 12:45 pm

Hands On: Raise Your Bar with Basic Skill Practice

Speaker: Roy Porter (Engage Works)

Location: Hands-on Stage

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect, Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect, Tradeshow Pass (also included another passes)

Track: Food & Beverage, Special Events

Association: None

Tuesday | 1:00 pm

You are Talking, but is Anyone Listening?

Speaker: Anthony Lambatos (Footers Catering)

Location: Recharge stage

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect, Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect, Tradeshow Pass (also included another passes)

Track: Business & Operations, Staff Development

Tuesday | 1:30 pm

Food Styling: From Plate to Picture

Speaker: Marlin Salazar (24 Carrots)

Location: Culinary Main Stage

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect, Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect, Tradeshow Pass (also included another passes)

Track: Food & Beverage, Sales & Marketing

Association: ICA

Tuesday | 2:00 pm

Hands-on: Raise Your Bar with Basic Skill Practice

Speaker: Roy Porter (Engage-Works Inc.)

Location: Hands-on Stage

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect, Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect, Tradeshow Pass (also included another passes)

Track: Food & Beverage

Review Revolution: The Good, the Bad & the—Are You Kidding?

Speaker: Alan Berg, CSP (Wedding Business Solutions LLC)

Location: Recharge stage

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect, Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect, Tradeshow Pass (also included another passes)

Track: Sales & Marketing

Tuesday | 2:45 pm

Plant Based for Everyone, Part 2!

Speakers: Rob Morasco (Sodexo Culinary Solutions Team), Lisa Feldman, CRC (Sodexo Culinary Solutions Team)

Location: Culinary Main Stage

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect, Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect, Tradeshow Pass (also included another passes)

Track: Food & Beverage

Tuesday | 3:00 pm

Menu Development: Software Solutions & Culinary Processes Together!

Speaker: John Reed (Customized Culinary Solutions)

Location: Recharge stage

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect, Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect, Tradeshow Pass (also included another passes)

Track: Food & Beverage, Staff Development

Association: WIPA

Tuesday | 3:30 pm

Happy Hour on the Tradeshow Floor

Speaker: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow (Catersource)

Location: Tradeshow floor

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect, Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect, Special Events, Tradeshow Pass (also included another passes)

Track: Special Events

Your Brand is Your Catering Service Experience

Speaker: Poncho Hernández (Sal de Nayar Studio)

Location: Culinary Main Stage

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect, Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect, Tradeshow Pass (also included another passes)

Track: Food & Beverage, Sales & Marketing

Tuesday | 7:30 pm

Tuesday Night Bar Crawl

Speaker: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow (Catersource)

Location: Various locations

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect, Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect, Special Events, Tradeshow Pass (also included another passes)

Track: Special Events

Wednesday | 8:00 am

Morning Meditation

Speaker: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow (Catersource)

Location: Rivergate Room

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect, Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect, Special Events, Tradeshow Pass (also included another passes)

Wednesday | 9:30 am

Beyond the Plate Contest

Moderator: Eric LeVine (Epic Events)

Judges: Robin Selden (Marcia Selden Catering & Events), Ron Ben-Israel (Ron Ben-Israel Cakes)

Location: Culinary Main Stage

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect, Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect, Special Events, Tradeshow Pass (also included another passes)

Track: Corporate Drop Off & Off-Prem, Food & Beverage

Catersource Tradeshow Floor

Speaker: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow (Catersource)

Location: Tradeshow floor adjacent to Great Hall A

Wednesday | 10:00 am

Delivering on Group Personalization

Speaker: Jacki Brown (Amadeus Software)

Location: Recharge stage

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect, Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect, Tradeshow Pass (also included another passes)

Track: Sales & Marketing, Hotels, Restaurants & On-Prem

Find My Favorite Things

Speaker: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow (Catersource)

Location: Meet at INFO desk

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect, Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect, Special Events, Tradeshow Pass (also included another passes)

Hands On: Tray Passing Hors D'oeuvre & Beverages for Events of All Sizes

Speaker: Roy Porter (Engage-Works Inc.)

Location: Hands-on Stage

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect, Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect, Tradeshow Pass (also included another passes)

Track: Food & Beverage, Staff Development

Association: None

Wednesday | 11:00 am

Grow with the 'Gram! A Modern Spin on Food Photography

Speaker: Andrew Bouley (Caterease)

Location: Recharge stage

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect, Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect, Tradeshow Pass (also included another passes)

Track: Sales & Marketing, Food & Beverage

Wednesday | 12:00 pm

How to Conduct a Pre-event Staff Meeting

Speaker: Roy Porter (Engage Works)

Location: Hands-on Stage

Track: Special Events, Business & Operations

Association: ICA

If I Get Hit by a Bus, You're in Charge!

Speaker: Greg Hicks (Impressions Catering)

Location: Recharge stage

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect, Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect, Tradeshow Pass (also included another passes)

Track: Business & Operations, Special Events

Association: ICA

Meet the Influencers

Speakers: Meryl Snow (SnowStorm Solutions / Certified Catering Consultants), Bill Hansen (Bill Hansen Luxury Catering), Carl Sacks (Leading Caterers of America), Ingrid Nagy (Catering by Design), Jennifer Perna (Fulton Market Consulting), Liese Gardner (Liese Gardner Communications), David Merrell (AOO Events, Inc.), Sasha Souza (Sasha Souza Events), Peter McCaffrey (Certified Catering Consultants)

Location: Cafe area

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect, Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect, Special Events, Tradeshow Pass (also included another passes)

Wednesday | 12:15 pm

Catersource Swizzle Competition

Panelist: Kathleen Stoehr (Catersource)

Speakers: Shannon Boudreau (The Lazy Gourmet), Jeremy Miner (Empyrean Events)

Facilitator: Jeffrey Selden (Marcia Selden Catering & Events)

Location: Culinary Main Stage

Pass Type: Special Events, Tradeshow Pass (also included another passes)

Track: Food & Beverage, Trends & Design

Association: ICA

Wednesday | 1:00 pm

Find My Favorite Things

Speaker: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow (Catersource)

Location: Meet at INFO desk

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect, Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect, Special Events, Tradeshow Pass (also included another passes)