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Sunday | 8:15 am

Catersource Homeroom, Day 1: Welcome to Catersource & Art of Catering Food!

Speaker: Kathleen Stoehr (Catersource)

Location: Great Hall A

Pass Type: All Pass Holding Attendees

Track: Staff Development

Sunday | 9:00 am

A Culinary Tour Through Israel

Speakers: Paul Larson (Blue Plate Catering), Stewart Lane (Lane Partners Consulting)

Location: Great Hall B - AOCF

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect

Track: Art of Catering Food, Food & Beverage

Association: ICA

Building Your Beverage Program

Speaker: Jeremy Miner (Empyrean Events)

Location: R06

Track: Food & Beverage, Business & Operations

Hiring Your First Employee

Speaker: Greg Hicks (Impressions Catering)

Location: 217

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations, Staff Development

How to Kickstart Your Venue Sales & Marketing Plan

Speaker: Jonathan Jennings (CT Wedding Group)

Location: 220

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Hotels, Restaurants & On-Prem, Sales & Marketing

Make It Better Everyday (MIBE) 101

Speakers: Anthony Lambatos (Footers Catering), Heather Carr (Footers Catering)

Location: Great Hall A

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Staff Development, Business & Operations

Marketing to Millennials When You're Not a Millennial

Speakers: Lauren Randolph (My Hotel Wedding), Anna Coasts (Marry Me Tampa Bay), Christie Osborne (Mountainside Media)

Location: 211

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing

Association: WIPA

Your Personal Brand

Speakers: Jamie Quickert (Culinaire), Terrica . (Cocktails and Details), Sasha Souza (Sasha Souza Events)

Location: R02

Track: Business & Operations

Sunday | 10:00 am

2019 Global Wedding Trends

Speaker: Meghan Ely (OFD Consulting LLC)

Location: 208

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Trends & Design

Association: WIPA

Building a Commercial Kitchen—It Is a Journey!

Speakers: Adam Dove (Carrie Dove Catering & Events), Alicia Fabbri (Carrie Dove Catering)

Location: R06

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations, Food & Beverage

Embracing Facebook Live for Marketing Mastery

Speaker: Kellie Daab (iDo Collective)

Location: 217

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing

Association: None

Family Succession Continuity Planning

Speakers: Joe Breslin, CFP (Armstrong Dixon Business & Family Advisors), Roy Dixon, CFP (Armstrong Dixon Business & Family Advisors)

Location: 228

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations

From Homegrown to C-Level: Taking Care of Business

Speakers: Candice Wigfield (Hamby Catering), Wayne Culbertson (Hamby Catering)

Location: 220

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations, Staff Development

Association: None

Keeping Catering Costs Separate from Your Restaurant Costs

Speaker: David Scott Peters (PR Consultant)

Location: 211

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Hotels, Restaurants & On-Prem, Corporate Drop Off & Off-Prem

Association: None

Picking Up—or Dropping—Drop Off

Speakers: Ingrid Nagy (Catering by Design), Cade Nagy (By Design Collective)

Location: 225

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Corporate Drop Off & Off-Prem, Business & Operations

Price Questions & Other Buying Signals

Speaker: Alan Berg, CSP (AlanBerg.com)

Location: Great Hall A

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing, Business & Operations

Southern Food, Exclusive Events

Speaker: Bryan Clark (Joel Catering & Events)

Location: Great Hall B - AOCF

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect

Track: Art of Catering Food

The Stars Aligned! Creating Cohesiveness Between Culinary and Event Design

Speakers: Michael Stavros (M Culinary Concepts), David Merrell (AOO Events, Inc.), Joe Mineo (Joe Mineo Creative), Kristin Banta (Kristin Banta Events Inc.), Nathaniel Neubauer (Contemporary Catering)

Location: R02

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations, Special Events

Sunday | 11:00 am

A Candid Conversation with Alan Berg, CSP

Speaker: Alan Berg, CSP (AlanBerg.com)

Location: 214

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing, Staff Development

A Candid Conversation with Bill Hansen

Speaker: Bill Hansen (Bill Hansen Luxury Catering)

Location: 224

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations

A Year in the Life of a Director of Sales

Speaker: Jennifer Perna (Fulton Market Consulting)

Location: 228

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing, Staff Development

Creating Equality-Minded Content for Your Event Business

Speaker: Brittny Drye (Love Inc.)

Location: 220

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing, Business & Operations

Association: None

Elevate Your Game! Propose, Design, and Deliver Award-Winning Events

Speakers: Denise Smith (Catering By Design), Brittany Dosdall (Catering By Design)

Location: 208

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing

Association: None

FIERCE. FEARLESS. FEMALE. A Discussion About What It Means to be a #Girlboss in Hospitality

Speaker: Jamie Quickert (Culinaire)

Location: R02

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations, Staff Development

Full-Service Weekday Corporate Catering

Speaker: Neil Fuselier (The RK Group)

Location: 225

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Corporate Drop Off & Off-Prem, Food & Beverage

Meats and Sweets: Pastry Integration into Your Savory Kitchen

Speakers: Jason Sutton (Footers Catering), Shelby Anderson (Footers Catering)

Location: Great Hall B - AOCF

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect

Track: Art of Catering Food, Food & Beverage

Association: ICA

Savory + Beverage, of Course!

Speaker: Nick Calias, CEC, CCA (The Colonnade Hotel & Brasserie Jo)

Location: R06

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Food & Beverage, Hotels, Restaurants & On-Prem

Association: None

Superpowers for Selling

Speaker: Rachel Sheerin (She Sells)

Location: 217

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing, Staff Development

Association: None

Take Home Catering & How It'll Make Your Bottom Line Soar!

Speaker: Sandy Korem (The Festive Kitchen)

Location: 211

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Corporate Drop Off & Off-Prem, Hotels, Restaurants & On-Prem

This Aint Your Grandmas Buffet! The Hottest New Food Display Ideas Out There!

Speaker: Joe Mineo (Joe Mineo Creative)

Location: Great Hall A

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Special Events

Association: None

Sunday | 12:00 pm

AOCF Lunch & Learn: Photographable Stations

Speaker: Robin Selden (Marcia Selden Catering & Events)

Location: Great Hall D

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect

Track: Art of Catering Food

Sunday | 1:30 pm

60 Seconds to Sell

Speaker: Jamie Quickert (Culinaire)

Location: 217

Track: Sales & Marketing

Association: ILEA

Breaking Down The Brigade

Speaker: Marissa Delgado (Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering)

Location: Great Hall B - AOCF

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect

Track: Art of Catering Food, Staff Development

Association: ICA

Burgers, Bowls & Jars

Speaker: Eric LeVine (Epic Events)

Location: R06

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Food & Beverage, Hotels, Restaurants & On-Prem

Carrots Vs Sticks: Engaging Your Crew in a Positive Way

Speakers: Jeffrey Miller (JAM Catering Co.), Russell Morin (Russell Morin Catering and Events), Tom McDowell (Pavilion Catering Inc. & Connecticut Wedding Group)

Location: 228

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Staff Development, Business & Operations

Catering to the Food-Allergy Community

Speakers: Michael Rosman (The Corporate Caterer), Erin Brazil (The Corporate Caterer)

Location: 225

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations, Corporate Drop Off & Off-Prem

Association: None

Clients, Contracts & Court Cases: Protecting Yourself & Your Business 2019

Speaker: Aaron Kaufman (Fifth Element Group)

Location: 220

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations, Special Events

Sales Methods Deep Dive in Four Parts: Parts 1 & 2

Speakers: Heidi Brice (Puff n' Stuff), Steve Sanchez (The JDK Group), Cory Gosik (Sensational Host Inc.), Timothy Seeberg (BG Events & Catering)

Location: 211

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing, Business & Operations

The Honeymoon is Over.

Speakers: Sasha Souza (Sasha Souza Events), Mellysa Levy (Sasha Souza Events)

Location: 208

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations

The Intersection of Food Presentation & Instagram

Speakers: Kris Reinhard (Bold Catering & Design), Todd Annis (Bold Catering & Design), Brian Worley (Bold Catering & Design), Jim Robertson (Fifth Group Restaurants), Suzanne Reinhard (Suzanne Reinhard Events)

Location: R02

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Food & Beverage, Business & Operations

Association: None

Sunday | 3:15 pm

30 Hors D'oeuvres in 30 Minutes

Speakers: Jimmy Olang (24 Carrots), Jay Varga (The JDK Group), Paul Larson (Blue Plate Catering)

Location: Great Hall B - AOCF

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect

Track: Art of Catering Food, Food & Beverage

Diversify Your Catering Business by Creating Alternate Lines

Speakers: Tom Walter (Tasty Catering), Larry Walter (Tasty Catering)

Location: 225

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Corporate Drop Off & Off-Prem, Food & Beverage

Association: None

Pushing Boundaries: The Keys to Building a Culture of Creativity

Speakers: Renee Miner (Empyrean Events and Catering), Jeremy Miner (Empyrean Events)

Location: 217

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Staff Development, Sales & Marketing

Association: None

Sales Methods Deep Dive in Four Parts: Parts 3 & 4

Speakers: Heidi Brice (Puff n' Stuff), Steve Sanchez (The JDK Group), Cory Gosik (Sensational Host Inc.), Timothy Seeberg (BG Events & Catering)

Location: 211

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing, Staff Development

The Productive Leader

Speaker: Anthony Lambatos (Footers Catering)

Location: R02

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations, Staff Development

Turning Trends into Spectacular Events

Speaker: Terrica . (Cocktails & Details®)

Location: 208

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Trends & Design, Special Events

Association: None

Who Says Effective Pre-shift Meetings Can't Be Fun?

Speaker: Larry Frank (The Classic Catering People)

Location: 228

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Staff Development, Business & Operations

Sunday | 4:45 pm

A View from Above: The Concept of Open Book Management & Workplace Culture

Speaker: Paul Saginaw (Zingerman's)

Location: Great Hall A

Pass Type: All Pass Holding Attendees

Track: Business & Operations, Staff Development

Sunday | 5:05 pm

Future Vision: The Off-Premise Paradigm Shift

Speaker: Erle Dardick (Catering Institute/Monkey Media)

Location: Great Hall A

Pass Type: All Pass Holding Attendees

Track: Corporate Drop Off & Off-Prem, Business & Operations

Sunday | 5:25 pm

Ancestral Experiences and Indigenous Flavors: Native American Cooking

Speaker: Sean Sherman (The Sioux Chef)

Location: Great Hall A

Pass Type: All Pass Holding Attendees, Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect

Track: Food & Beverage, Business & Operations

Sunday | 6:00 pm

Welcome Reception

Speaker: Kathleen Stoehr (Catersource)

Location: E. Morial Convention Center, 1st Floor

Pass Type: All Pass Holding Attendees

Monday | 8:00 am

Catersource Homeroom, Day 2: It's a Big Day!

Speaker: Kathleen Stoehr (Catersource)

Location: Great Hall A

Pass Type: All Pass Holding Attendees

Track: Staff Development

Monday | 8:30 am

Building a Culture of Ownership Through Open Book Management

Speakers: Paul Saginaw (Zingerman's), Tabitha Mason (Zingerman's Events at Cornman Farms)

Location: R02

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations, Staff Development

Even Cinderella had a Timeline

Speakers: Fausto Pifferrer (Blue Elephant Events and Catering), Reuben Bell (Blue Elephant Events and Catering)

Location: 225

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Special Events

Association: ICA

Finding Your Un-Comfort Zone

Speaker: Alan Berg, CSP (AlanBerg.com)

Location: Great Hall A

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing

Leadership for All Generations

Speaker: Tom Walter (Tasty Catering)

Location: 220

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Staff Development, Corporate Drop Off & Off-Prem

Association: None

Location, Location, Location! Venue Development, Design and Ownership

Speakers: Vince Early, CSEP (Thomas Caterers of Distinction), Kelly Early, CSEP (Thomas Caterers of Distinction)

Location: 211

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Hotels, Restaurants & On-Prem, Business & Operations

Original Superfood – The Native American Diet: A Nutritional Literacy Workshop & Demo

Speaker: Sean Sherman (The Sioux Chef)

Location: Great Hall B – AOCF

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect

Track: Art of Catering Food, Food & Beverage

Successful Sales: A Deliberate Strategy, Part 1 of 3

Speaker: Meryl Snow (SnowStorm Solutions / Certified Catering Consultants)

Location: 228

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing

Systems, Systems, Systems... Reloaded

Speaker: Greg Hicks (Impressions Catering)

Location: 217

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations

Association: None

Tastings: The Show Must Go On, So Love It!

Speakers: Jennifer Perna (Fulton Market Consulting), Paul Larson (Blue Plate Catering)

Location: R06

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing, Staff Development

Association: ICA

The Rise of Micro Weddings

Speaker: Emily Sullivan (Emily Sullivan Events)

Location: 208

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Special Events, Trends & Design

Association: WIPA

Monday | 9:30 am

2019 Tech Game Changers in Catering & Events

Speaker: Sandy Hammer (AllSeated)

Location: 217

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Special Events, Business & Operations

Association: None

45 F&B Trends in 45 Minutes

Speaker: Shannon Boudreau (The Lazy Gourmet)

Location: R06

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Food & Beverage, Trends & Design

A Candid Conversation with Hugh Groman: Deeper Lessons Revealed From 32 Years in Business

Speaker: Hugh Groman (The Hugh Groman Group)

Location: 224

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations, Staff Development

Catering in an Academic Setting

Speaker: Bill Bolton (Bon Appetit / Oberlin)

Location: 225

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Colleges & Universities

Management is Not a Dirty Word!

Speaker: Syd Sexton (Catering by Design)

Location: 228

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations

Association: ICA

Orchestrating the Perfectly Organized Event

Speakers: Robin Selden (Marcia Selden Catering & Events), Jeffrey Selden (Marcia Selden Catering & Events)

Location: 208

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Special Events, Business & Operations

Association: None

Preparing Your Business for Sale

Speakers: Dan Berger (Social Tables), Mark Michael (Occasions Caterers)

Location: 220

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations

Successful Sales: A Deliberate Strategy, Part 2 of 3

Speaker: Meryl Snow (SnowStorm Solutions / Certified Catering Consultants)

Location: 228

Track: Sales & Marketing, Staff Development

Monday | 10:30 am

A Candid Conversation with Bill Hansen

Speaker: Bill Hansen (Bill Hansen Luxury Catering)

Location: 224

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations

Are You Qualified to Qualify?

Speaker: Jonathan Jennings (CT Wedding Group)

Location: 220

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing, Staff Development

Association: ICA

Forecast 2019: David Merrell's Top Catering & Event Trends

Speaker: David Merrell (AOO Events, Inc.)

Location: 208

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Trends & Design, Special Events

How Hotel Properties are Fighting Food Waste—& Winning!

Speaker: Alexei Rudolf (Foodservice Connections LLC)

Location: 211

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Hotels, Restaurants & On-Prem, Food & Beverage

Small Bites, Big Flavors – Retro! What's Old is Definitely New

Speaker: Eric LeVine (Epic Ideas)

Location: Great Hall B - AOCF

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect

Track: Art of Catering Food, Food & Beverage

Successful Sales: A Deliberate Strategy, Part 3 of 3

Speaker: Meryl Snow (SnowStorm Solutions / Certified Catering Consultants)

Location: 228

Track: Sales & Marketing, Staff Development

Under the Influence!

Speaker: Aleya Harris (Food & Beverage Media and Marketing)

Location: 217

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing, Business & Operations

Your Clients Will Want to Eat Your (Flexitarian) Veggies!

Speakers: Jennie Cook (Jennie Cook's Catering & Plant Based Parties), Joanne Purnell (Good Gracious)

Location: R06

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Food & Beverage

Association: ICA

Monday | 11:35 am

Book signing: Chef Eric LeVine

Speaker: Eric LeVine (Epic Events)

Location: Catersource Bookstore

Pass Type: All Pass Holding Attendees

Track: Art of Catering Food, Food & Beverage

Book signing: Sean Sherman

Speaker: Sean Sherman (The Sioux Chef)

Location: Catersource Bookstore

Pass Type: All Pass Holding Attendees

Track: Art of Catering Food, Food & Beverage

Monday | 11:45 am

Catersource Lunch & Learn: A Conversation with Chef Curtis Stone

Speakers: Curtis Stone (Curtis Stone Events), Ingrid Nagy (Catering by Design)

Location: Great Hall A

Pass Type: Available to purchase separately, Catersource Connect

Track: Hotels, Restaurants & On-Prem, Corporate Drop Off & Off-Prem

Monday | 1:15 pm

Book signing: Chef Curtis Stone

Speaker: Curtis Stone (Curtis Stone Events)

Location: Catersource Bookstore

Monday | 1:30 pm

A Candid Conversation with Anthony Lambatos

Speaker: Anthony Lambatos (Footers Catering)

Location: 224

Track: Business & Operations, Staff Development

Best Strategy – Best Year

Speaker: Greg Karl (GJKarl)

Location: 220

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations, Staff Development

Association: LCA

Beyond Banquet Buffets

Speaker: Nick Calias, CEC, CCA (The Colonnade Hotel & Brasserie Jo)

Location: Great Hall B - AOCF

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect

Track: Art of Catering Food, Hotels, Restaurants & On-Prem

Floral Impact! Hot & Happening Florals for Your 2019 Events

Speaker: Bron Hansboro (Chief Creative)

Location: 208

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Trends & Design, Special Events

Association: None

How to Create & Execute Effective Special Event Packing Lists!

Speaker: Roy Porter (Engage-Works Inc.)

Location: 228

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations, Special Events

Association: None

Is the Season Over? A Checklist & Guide to Catch Up on Your Marketing

Speaker: Ashley Oakes Scott (Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering)

Location: 211

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing

Takeout and Catering Insights: Looking at Off-Premise Data

Speaker: Erle Dardick (Catering Institute/Monkey Media)

Location: R02

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Corporate Drop Off & Off-Prem, Business & Operations

The Economics of Working From Your Heart

Speakers: Karen O'Connor (Daniel et Daniel Catering and Event Planning), Heidi Brice (Puff n' Stuff), April Lambatos (Footers Catering)

Location: 217

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations

Association: ICA

Veg-Centric with Ancient Grains: Plate up Profit Fusing Two Macrotrends

Speakers: Michael Holleman (InHarvest, Inc.), Jason Ziobrowski, CEC (InHarvest, Inc.)

Location: R06

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Food & Beverage, Trends & Design

Win, Win, Win. Using Catering to Build Your University's Brand

Speakers: Nate Stevens (Sodexo), Brandon Williams (Sodexo), Michelle Watt (Sodexo)

Location: 225

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Colleges & Universities, Business & Operations

Association: None

Monday | 3:15 pm

Branding: Build a Catering Company that Matters

Speakers: Erin Walter (nuphoriq), Michael Larson (Nuphoriq)

Location: 217

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Sales & Marketing

Association: None

Chat with Roy Porter

Speaker: Roy Porter (Engage Works)

Location: 224

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations, Staff Development

Association: None

Don't Lose Your Margins to Grow Your Business

Speakers: Sean Willcoxon (Mazzone Hospitality), Cassie Burd (Mazzone Hospitality)

Location: 228

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations, Sales & Marketing

Association: ICA

Get a Grip. Depression, Anxiety—& Catering

Speaker: Vince Early, CSEP (Thomas Caterers of Distinction)

Location: 211

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Staff Development

Industry Intervention: A Candid Discussion on the Business of Events

Speaker: Aaron Kaufman (Fifth Element Group)

Location: 220

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Special Events, Business & Operations

Mitzvah Menus: Conquer the Age Range

Speakers: Cara Weiss (SAVE The DATE, LLC events and promotions your way), Christine Ash (SAVE The DATE, LLC events and promotions your way)

Location: R06

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Special Events, Trends & Design

Association: ILEA

Must See Event Technology Trends

Speaker: Scott Frankel (Animatic Media, LLC)

Location: 225

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Special Events, Trends & Design

Association: None

Restaurants & Corporate Catering – It's a Business Opportunity

Speaker: Jim Rand (ezCater)

Location: R02

Pass Type: Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Corporate Drop Off & Off-Prem, Hotels, Restaurants & On-Prem

Team Growth & Culinary Succession Planning

Speaker: Jay Varga (The JDK Group)

Location: Great Hall B - AOCF

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect

Track: Art of Catering Food, Staff Development

Monday | 6:30 pm

Spark! Awards Gala

Speakers: Kathleen Stoehr (Catersource), Curtis Stone (Curtis Stone Events), Ken Barrett-Sweet (The Catered Affair)

Location: Great Hall A

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food Connect, Available to purchase separately, Catersource Connect

Monday | 9:30 pm

Catersource in Partnership with The NACE Foundation Present: Interfusion After Dark!

Facilitator: Catersource & The NACE Foundation (Catersource / NACE)

Location: The Sugar Mill

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food Connect, Available to purchase separately, Catersource Connect

Tuesday | 9:15 am

Catersource Homeroom, Day 3: It's Show Time!

Speaker: Kathleen Stoehr (Catersource)

Location: Great Hall A

Tuesday | 9:45 am

The Art of Being Unmistakable

Speaker: Srinivas Rao (The Unmistakable Creative)

Location: Great Hall A

Pass Type: Art of Catering Food, Art of Catering Food Connect, Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, Catersource Connect

Track: Business & Operations, Special Events

Tuesday | 11:00 am

Diced Competition

Speaker: Eric LeVine (Epic Events)

Location: Culinary Main Stage

Pass Type: All Pass Holding Attendees

Track: Food & Beverage

Tuesday | 12:45 pm

Hands On: Up Your Bar with Basic Skill Practice

Speaker: Roy Porter (Engage Works)

Location: Hands-on Stage

Pass Type: All Pass Holding Attendees

Track: Food & Beverage, Special Events

Association: None

Tuesday | 1:00 pm

If I Get Hit by a Bus, You're in Charge!

Speaker: Greg Hicks (Impressions Catering)

Location: Recharge stage

Pass Type: All Pass Holding Attendees

Track: Business & Operations, Special Events

Association: ICA

Tuesday | 1:30 pm

Food Styling: From Plate to Picture

Speaker: Marlin Salazar (24 Carrots)

Location: Culinary Main Stage

Pass Type: All Pass Holding Attendees

Track: Food & Beverage, Sales & Marketing

Association: ICA

Tuesday | 2:00 pm

Review Revolution: The Good, the Bad & the—Are You Kidding?

Speaker: Alan Berg, CSP (AlanBerg.com)

Location: Recharge stage

Pass Type: All Pass Holding Attendees

Track: Sales & Marketing

Wednesday | 9:30 am

Beyond the Plate Contest

Speaker: Eric LeVine (Epic Events)

Location: Culinary Main Stage

Pass Type: All Pass Holding Attendees

Wednesday | 10:00 am

Hands On: Tray Passing Hors D'oeuvre & Beverages for Events of All Sizes

Speaker: Roy Porter (Engage-Works Inc.)

Location: Hands-on Stage

Pass Type: All Pass Holding Attendees

Track: Food & Beverage, Staff Development

Association: None

Wednesday | 12:00 pm

Meet the Influencers

Speaker: Kathleen Stoehr (Catersource)

Location: Hands-on Stage

Pass Type: All Pass Holding Attendees

Wednesday | 1:00 pm

Catersource Swizzle Competition

Facilitator: Jeffrey Selden (Marcia Selden Catering & Events)

Location: Culinary Main Stage

Pass Type: All Pass Holding Attendees

Track: Food & Beverage, Trends & Design

Association: ICA