Atlanta Foodservice Expo

Apron

September 18-19, 2018

Cobb Galleria Centre

ATLANTA, GA

Fruits

Beer

2018 Seminar Schedule

The 2018 Seminar Program is brought to you by the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center at KSU. All one-hour seminars are FREE and included with Expo Badge Registration.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    • Staffing
    Room 104
    Company Culture is often discussed when employees leave, but seldom discussed until that happens. How can you establish a Company Culture where employees are engaged and are happy to be part of your b ...
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    • Operations
    Room 105
    How to deliver the absolute best service for your brand, your guests, and your bottom line - a step-by-step restaurant success seminar for greater guest experience. Open to Servers, Bartenders, Key Em ...
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    • Marketing
    Room 106
    Are sales a little stale? You know you need to increase your visibility in the community and attract new business, but how? It’s not like you have a ton of extra time or a huge budget to invest in mar ...
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    • Marketing
    Room 104
    Geofencing marketers send messages to smartphone users in a defined geographic area. Learn from restauranteurs who have used Geofencing for their business and find out how you can use it to increase s ...
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    • Financial
    Room 106
    Whether you are looking for financing to buy new equipment, open another location, buy a commercial property or open a new restaurant, SBDC business consultant and former loan officer, Antonio Barrios ...
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    • Financial
    Room 104
    Evaluating a company’s financial health is an essential skill. Learn the fundamentals of financial analysis, with instruction on reading financial statements, understanding financial ratios and cash f ...
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    • Financial
    • Spanish
    Room 106
    Whether you are looking for financing to buy new equipment, open another location, buy a commercial property or open a new restaurant, SBDC business consultant and former loan officer, Antonio Barrios ...
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    • Marketing
    Room 104
    Join Jessica Ludolph, former Facebook Client Partner and Owner of Aware Media Solutions, as she shares how social media has impacted the foodservice and restaurant industry from menu changes to photog ...
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    • Financial
    Room 105
    The Internal Revenue Service has spent the last few years developing new audit initiatives for the restaurant industry. Restaurants are viewed as problematic by the government due to underreporting of ...
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    • Catering
    Room 106
    Don’t let your catering career be just a flash in the pan. Come and learn about some of the biggest mistakes made by the average catering company and leave with the tools to make sure you are better p ...
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Wednesday, September 19, 2018
    • Financial
    • Menu
    Room 104
    In a volatile product costing market, are you set up to monitor and understand the effect of cost increases on menu profitability? Learn techniques and tools to dynamically understand cost increases a ...
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    • Staffing
    Room 105
    With the #Metoo movement, sexual harassment has been pushed or pulled to the forefront of the news in the United States. We have seen the devastating results of inappropriate behavior resulting in los ...
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    • Marketing
    Room 106
    This session features a panel discussion from restauranteurs on various efforts from pop up brunch to sales contests they have employed to attract more customers.
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    • Staffing
    Room 104
    Darren S. Denington, CFBE, has spent the last 35 years in the Hospitality industry helping restaurants across the country to understand their guest’s perspective, train restaurant staff and build winn ...
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    • Financial
    Room 105
    The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017 effective for 2018 brought the biggest tax law changes in nearly 50 years. The tax legislation created IRS Code § 199A, which impacts virtually every small business acr ...
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    • Operations
    Room 106
    Thinking of starting a Brewery? There are many things to consider. This talk will cover some of the things you’ll want to have clarity on when you’ve got brewing fever.
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    • Marketing
    Room 104
    Restaurants are alive with sights, sounds and stories, but the challenge is delivering that experience through email. Do you find yourself asking: “What the heck am I going to send my email list this ...
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    • Operations
    Room 105
    An additional revenue source may be hiding in your kitchen but if you don’t have the proper system in place, it can negatively affect the bottom line as well as the operation of your restaurant. Darre ...
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    • Operations
    Room 106
    The Georgia Food Service Rules and Regulations allows a food service establishment to remain open longer than 2 hours with an approved Emergency Operations Plan from the local health authority. This s ...
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    • Marketing
    Room 104
    This session will explore how to utilize digital tactics like Search Engine Optimization, Search Engine Marketing, Google Analytics and Google My Business to bring in more customers and increase sales ...
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Supported By

  • Georgia Restaurant Association
  • Georgia Hotel & Lodging Association
  • Alabama Restaurant & Hospitality Alliance
  • American Culinary Federation
  • SBDC
  • Restaurant Informer