Session Scheduler

View, browse and sort the 2018 Catersource sessions by track and session. With the CS2018 session scheduler, you can build your education schedule in advance from your laptop, desk top or the mobile app. Access your schedule during the show via export or with the Catersource conference mobile app. You may download the CS2018 mobile app now from your iTunes App Store if you have an iPhone or Google Play App Store if you have an Android smart phone.

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Feeding Your Community: Getting the Most From Your In-Kind Donations

Michael Stavros (Director of Business Development, M Culinary Concepts)

Location: Florentine 1

Date: Monday, February 19

Time: 1:45pm - 2:45pm

Track: Business & Operations, Sales & Marketing

Company Role: Catering Professionals: Operations, Sales, Marketing and Staff, Owners & Executives

Industry Partner: WIPA

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

We all are approached all the time… "Please support our event—just think of the exposure for your company." But exposure alone won't pay the bills! Learn how to make the most of your in-kind catering contributions. From identifying the right opportunities, to designing a winning proposal, to delivering that cost-effective "WOW" factor, finding the right recipe for success will ensure long-term return on your investments in your community. But the work continues after the event ends! Learn how to market your community support—tastefully, of course. From leveraging organizations' key relationships, to drawing impactful media attention, to fostering your team's community commitment, winning hearts and minds will yield meaningful goodwill and financial returns for years to come.