Atlanta Foodservice Expo

Buffet Canteens

September 17-18, 2018

Cobb Galleria Centre

ATLANTA, GA

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Seminar Program

The 2017 Seminar Program is defined by primary topics. Therefore, each session has one or more primary topics designated for attendees to quickly find those sessions of relevance and importance to them. Click on the Primary Topic of interest or click on Filters to sort seminars based on individual needs.  All one-hour seminars are FREE and included with Expo Badge Registration.
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Monday, September 18, 2017
    • Financial
    • Spanish
    103
    Find out about traditional and untraditional financing options for your foodservice business including special programs for buying your own building.
    Speaker(s)
    • Menu
    • Operations
    105
    Culinary sustainability is the integration of culinary, foodservice, and hospitality management with the three E’s: Equity, Environment, Economics! These address both sustainability on the plate and s ...
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    • Marketing
    106
    Have you ever watched a Food TV show and thought, “I can cook that scallop far better than the chef contestant?” Food competition shows may turn a local chef into a national celebrity chef. Sadly, mos ...
    Moderator(s) Panelist(s)
    • Financial
    103
    Find out about traditional and untraditional financing options for your foodservice business including special programs for buying your own building.
    Speaker(s)
    • HR
    • Legal
    105
    Find out how your foodservice business can benefit by using WOTC, federal tax credits awarded to Georgia companies that hire individuals who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment. ...
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    • Marketing
    106
    In this session Manu Muraro, former Marketing and Social Media Director at King of Pops, will talk about how King of Pops' went beyond promotional posts to create a supportive community. The session w ...
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    • Menu
    103
    Mark will walk you through the steps to re-engineer your menu for success and profitability utilizing his proven methods, with accurate recipe costing as a base. Review with him the flaws of the tradi ...
    Speaker(s)
    • Marketing
    105
    Tap into open-source and proprietary data on population, spending patterns, demographics, and drive time analytics to help design marketing strategies, including site selection.
    Speaker(s)
    • HR
    106
    The speakers will share experiences with the audience on how working with interns can benefit a food service business.. 
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    • Technology
    103
    There’s a stereotype that tech hinders human interaction, but those in the industry know that’s not actually the case. In fact, the right tech can take away the less appealing aspects of human interac ...
    Moderator(s) Panelist(s)
    • Marketing
    105
    Increasing traffic into your restaurant is a challenge for all operators in today’s tough environment but with the right systems and strategies you can start building sales. Darren has successfully he ...
    Speaker(s)
    • Catering
    106
    How often have you heard from your customers - Do you cater?  Adding catering can increase your revenue without adding any seats and offers cross marketing opportunities. This session will discuss the ...
    Speaker(s)
    • Menu
    • Operations
    103
    Prior to the discovery of microbiology, all beers were sour. The IPA trend has been the top selling beer across the US for years now, yet trends change. Sour beers are the top contender as The Next Bi ...
    Speaker(s)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
    • Financial
    • Legal
    103
    This program will demonstrate that buying a restaurant can be far less risky and easier to finance than starting one. Topics covered include: the search process, assessing and valuing targets, due dil ...
    Speaker(s)
    • Marketing
    105
    Personal chefs, caterers, and restaurateurs know in the ultra-competitive culinary landscape it takes more than passion and talent for cooking great food to succeed. You must also provide exceptional ...
    Moderator(s) Panelist(s)
    • HR
    106
    This session covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide. Attendees will learn the risk and warning signs of suicide and how to help preven ...
    Speaker(s)
    • Operations
    103
    Whether you’re a novice starting out with a coffee shop, or a seasoned veteran restaurateur, you’ve likely heard the horror stories of health department inspections gone awry.  How can you prevent the ...
    Speaker(s)
    • Catering
    • Marketing
    105
    Have you always wondered how your foodservice business can become an approved vendor for government catering and events? Wonder no more. This session will shows you how to get register with SAM – Syst ...
    Speaker(s)
    • HR
    106
    The success of any good restaurant starts and stops with a strong management team. Creating an effective structure that focuses on required management skills, good communication and individual strengt ...
    Speaker(s)
    • Marketing
    • Technology
    103
    Learn some "tricks of the trade" that help your food business be found in online searches. From on-page structure, to off-page activities, discover the factors that rank your business listings. Many d ...
    Speaker(s)
    • Menu
    • Operations
    105
    Wine Trends: Did you know there is a significant rise in drinking trends for the past three years in sparkling wine and rose wine? How about the shift from Baby Boomer buyers to Millennial consumers? ...
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    • Legal
    106
    Now is your chance to get your questions answered by local legal, accounting and banking experts. Bring your questions on employment law and best practices, accounting and financing. Panelists include ...
    Moderator(s) Panelist(s)
    • Financial
    • HR
    • Legal
    • Operations
    103
    Most restaurant owners do not have the opportunity to share their problems with other restaurant professionals, thus learning from the experience of other business owners. According to Roy H. Williams ...
    Moderator(s) Panelist(s)
    • Catering
    105
    Learn from the experience of catering professionals best practices for catering including menu options, marketing strategies, closing the sale, staffing and much more. Panelists include Chef and Veter ...
    Moderator(s) Panelist(s)

Supported By

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