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Catering Shark Tank: To Taste or Not To Taste?

Margaret Brower  (CEO & Founder, Rainmaker Sales & Marketing Group)

Roy Porter  (Activities Director, ENGAGE WORKS INC.)

Suzi McMerty Shands  (Co-President, Mintahoe Catering & Events)

Jonathan Jennings  (Executive VP/ COO, CT Wedding Group)

Lisa Ware  (President, Catering by Michaels)

Location: 340A

Date: Tuesday, March 28

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Culinary Business & Operations, CS-Sales

Associations & Accreditations: ICA-approved

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

International Caterers Association

5 Catering Experts. 5 Approaches to Food Tastings. 5 Markets.

Have you ever wished to sit in the millionaire chair on Shark Tank, listening to business plans and judging which ideas best fit your brand? As an attendee of this session, you will learn tried and true food tasting practices from the best in the business. Learn the best practices, secrets to tasting success, from venues to off-premise, social to corporate, and how to pitch the plan to clients. Just as important, learn how to tie these practices into your sales and marketing plan.

Flex your shark power by deciding which plan is the one for you, and walk away with everything you ever wanted to know about how to host the best food tastings.

The Pitch Panel

Margaret Brower, Rainmaker Sales & Marketing Group, & Your Host
Lisa Ware, Catering by Michaels
Jonathan Jennings, CT Wedding Group
Suzi Shands, Mintahoe Catering & Events
Roy Porter, Engage Works