Are you an aspiring restaurant owner or chef? Either way, your business is built around the idea of serving great food and drinks at the highest level of customer satisfaction! During this panel discussion, learn from some top-notch hospitality industry entrepreneurs on how they grew their successful ventures, the steps they took to get them where they are and keep their customers full and happy.
After attending, you’ll have insights on:
â— Where to begin
â— Gaining customers at the right locations
â— What’s the right price
â— Marketing your brand and integrating social media
Matt Matros, founder of Protein Bar (www.theproteinbar(dot)com), created the go-to destination for individuals seeking quick and delicious menu options they need to live a healthy, active lifestyle. He developed his concept after practicing a high-protein diet himself that resulted in a 60-lb weight loss. After spending three and a half years in brand management for Kraft Foods, Matt decided to venture out on his own, applying his own personal health achievements and food industry expertise to this original business concept. Find out what gave him the spark to finally embark on his nutritional journey.
, President and CEO of GoPicnic® Brands Inc. In 2006, Julia founded GoPicnic to bring her concept of nutritionally balanced, readyâ€toâ€eat meals to new markets. The company has experienced significant growth to date with airlines, hotels, events, foodservice, and online retail. Under her leadership, GoPicnic was honored with the Illinois Innovation award in 2007 as one of the up and coming new businesses in the state.
, Executive Chef & President of Bespoke Cuisine, a cooking party and catering business in Chicago. She and co-owner, Jeannie Lukow started Bespoke Cuisine in 2002 and have grown the business over the past ten years into Chicago’s premier cooking party company.
, President of Campus Cooks, the leader in fraternity and sorority kitchen management. Campus Cooks is at 20 college campuses and over 70 houses. Bill expects this number to grow and is already projecting several new campuses, as well as still developing current campuses.
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