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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PLEASE NOTE: Using this schedule builder is for your convenience and doesn't register you or guarantee you a seat in the sessions. You must purchase a conference and/or tradeshow pass or tickets for optional events in order to gain access. A friendly reminder that seating is first come, first served and it is possible that some classes or events may be sold out or filled. Don't miss out, be on time to sessions and purchase your tickets early to fully enjoy the Catersource experience.

Pop Up!

Mary Crafts-Homer (CEO & President, Culinary Crafts)

Location: Roman 2

Date: Sunday, February 18

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Track: Trends & Design, On-Premise, Hotels, Banquet Centers, Restaurants

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

Vault Recording: TBD

To us, it is off-premises catering. To the outside world, however, it is a meaningful and unique, secret food experience. Welcome to one of the fastest growing F&B trends, the pop-up dining/restaurant experience! For established chefs, it’s a way to audition a new concept; for catering companies, it’s a way to extend the reach of a brand and augment less lucrative weeknights with a solid cash infusion. Join Mary Crafts-Homer of Culinary Crafts, who has been executing top notch catered events for over 34 years, as she walks you through the pros and cons of her now three-year-old pop up venture along with her step by step marketing plan, tons of themes and recipe ideas, how to obtain a liquor permit for the event, and many other secrets of her success. Don’t wait for the phone to ring—create your own series of pop up events and watch your company thrive!