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 and access it during the show via export or with the Mobile App, once live

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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

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.