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Earn CMP credits!

ALL education sessions at this year's conference are approved by The Events Industry Council to count toward your CMP certification. Keep your professional status up-to-date while enjoying and learning from this incredible lineup of speakers.

Eating My First "Mil"

Christopher Taylor  (Owner/Executive Chef, Chris Evans Events and Catering)

Enjolik Bailey  (CEO/Executive Chef, Low Country Quisine)

Jamie Lee Quickert  (Senior Director of Sales and Marketing, Mills James)

Hugh Groman  (Owner, Hugh Groman Group)

Fausto Pifferrer  (Vice President, Blue Elephant Events and Catering)

Location: Ignite Stage 2 (in Exhibit Hall)

Date: Thursday, February 15

Time: 11:45 am - 12:30 pm

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, Exhibit Hall Only, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass - Get your pass now!

Track: CS-Culinary Business & Operations, CS-Business & Professional Development

Theme: LCA member

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Let's have a fireside chat with Catering industry professionals who have catered and ate their first mil…. Yes, their first million. Glean from these industry professionals as they walk through how they built a business to hit their first projected goal of 1 million in sales. We will chit chat about processes, networking, booking the client, various clientele, venue list, financial tracking, knowing your numbers, and much much more. Scale up, glow up, and sit down and eat a "mil!"