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 in January.
PLEASE NOTE: Using this schedule builder is for convenience only and does not register you or guarantee you a seat in the sessions. Only ticketed optional events guarantee availability.
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John Cohen, Owner, Total Party Planner
To take a Christmas present you made for your parents and turn it into an international company that has sold millions of dollars in software takes great talent and business savvy. John Cohen grew up in his parents' catering business but went to school to be a software programmer. Early in his career, the idea that captured his imagination was how computers could help his parents in catering. Christmas 1994, he gave them a software program to help them plan menus, create and track invoices, and more. Total Party Planner catering software was born. John saw there was a market for his catering software. With an insider's catering perspective and his talent for programming, John created Computica, Inc., in 1997 to produce, sell, and service Total Party Planner. As an innovator, John was the first to create web-based software for caterers on the go. As a manager, John attracts high quality staff with flexible schedules, bonus programs, and an atmosphere that promotes personal growth. Today, John leads Total Party Planner which sells the software internationally and is considered one of the top catering software programs in the world. John empowers his clients to grow their businesses and empowers his employees to be their best, without sacrificing product and business development. John's story is proof that nice guys do come out on top. His message to business owners is that they have the answers, and to always find the confidence to act on them.