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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John Cohen (Owner, Total Party Planner)

Location: Florentine 1

Date: Sunday, February 18

Time: 9:30am - 10:30am

Track: Business & Operations, Staff Development

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

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Total Party Planner

Ever been to a poetry slam? A story slam? Our first annual CaterSlam, emceed by Total Party Planner's John Cohen, is a unique spin on this popular concept—because what could be better than educational takeaways coupled with high energy storytelling? Eight pre-selected storytellers will have five minutes each to slam out a story related to the theme, "Panic Button!"—how a particular stressful catering situation was resolved through quick thinking and resourcefulness. No notes are allowed: stories must be told and not read.
Participants will be judged by a team of industry experts and a $250 prize will be awarded for the best story; audience favorite will receive $100, both via Total Party Planner. Come and laugh, learn, and enjoy true stories of catering cunning! You never know when it will happen to you—so join in the fun and gain some takeaways for the next time your business has to hit the Panic Button!