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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, Food & Beverage

Association: ICA

How to Kickstart Your Venue Sales & Marketing Plan

Speaker: Jonathan Jennings (CT Wedding Group)

Location: R02

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

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

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

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

Building a Commercial Kitchen—It Is a Journey!

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

Location: R06

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations, Food & Beverage

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

Price Questions & Other Buying Signals

Speaker: Alan Berg, CSP (AlanBerg.com)

Location: Great Hall A

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing, Business & Operations

Sunday | 11:00 am

A Candid Conversation with Alan Berg, CSP

Speaker: Alan Berg, CSP (AlanBerg.com)

Location: 214

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing, Staff Development

A Year in the Life of a Director of Sales

Speaker: Jennifer Perna (Fulton Market Consulting)

Location: R02

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing, Staff Development

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

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

Speaker: Jamie Quickert (Culinaire)

Location: 208

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations, Staff Development

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, Food & Beverage

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

Superpowers for Selling

Speaker: Rachel Sheerin (She Sells)

Location: 217

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing, Staff Development

Association: None

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 | 1:30 pm

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

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

Sunday | 3:15 pm

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: None

The Productive Leader

Speaker: Anthony Lambatos (Footers Catering)

Location: R02

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations, Staff Development

Sunday | 4:45 pm

A View from Above: The Concept of Open Book Management & Workplace Culture

Speaker: Paul Saginaw (Zingerman's)

Location: Great Hall A

Pass Type: All Pass Holding Attendees, Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations, Staff Development

Sunday | 5:05 pm

Future Vision: The Off-Premise Paradigm Shift

Speaker: Erle Dardick (Catering Institute/Monkey Media)

Location: Great Hall A

Pass Type: All Pass Holding Attendees, Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

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

Sunday | 5:25 pm

Ancestral Experiences and Indigenous Flavors: Native American Cooking

Speaker: Sean Sherman (The Sioux Chef)

Location: Great Hall A

Pass Type: All Pass Holding Attendees, Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect

Track: Food & Beverage, Business & Operations

Monday | 8:30 am

Building a Culture of Ownership Through Open Book Management

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

Location: R02

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations, Staff Development

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 (AlanBerg.com)

Location: Great Hall A

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing

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

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, Food & Beverage

Successful Sales: A Deliberate Strategy

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

Location: 217

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing

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

Monday | 9:30 am

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

Catering in an Academic Setting

Speaker: Bill Bolton (Bon Appetit / Oberlin)

Location: 225

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Colleges & Universities

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: None

Successful Sales: A Deliberate Strategy

Location: 217

Track: Sales & Marketing

Monday | 10:30 am

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!

Speaker: Alexei Rudolf (Foodservice Connections LLC)

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, Food & Beverage

Successful Sales: A Deliberate Strategy

Location: 217

Track: Sales & Marketing

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: Available to purchase separately, Catersource Connect

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

Monday | 1:30 pm

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, Hotels, Restaurants & On-Prem

Floral Impact! Hot & Happening Florals for Your 2019 Events

Speaker: Bron Hansboro (Chief Creative)

Location: 208

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Trends & Design, Special Events

Association: None

Takeout and Catering Insights: Looking at Off-Premise Data

Speaker: Erle Dardick (Catering Institute/Monkey Media)

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 | 3:15 pm

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

Restaurants & Corporate Catering – It's a Business Opportunity

Speaker: Jim Rand (ezCater)

Location: R02

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

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

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 | 2:00 pm

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

Speaker: Alan Berg, CSP (AlanBerg.com)

Location: Recharge stage

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing

Unscheduled

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

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

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing

Team Growth & Culinary Succession Planning

Speaker: Jay Varga (The JDK Group)

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

Track: Art of Catering Food, Staff Development