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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Pop Up!

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

Location: Roman 2

Date: Sunday, February 18

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

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

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

Industry Partner: ICA

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!