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The U.S. catering market is huge — Technomic puts it at over $60 billion. Learn how to "up" your share at the CaterUp! conference by ezCater. Come hear fellow restaurant industry leaders share learnings, challenges, and how they've upped their catering game. Leave with new insights and actionable strategies to grow your brand's catering business.
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Monday, April 29, 2019
- 5:30 PM
- 8:00 PM
- 7:30 PM
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
- 8:30 AM
- 9:00 AM
- 9:30 AM
We teamed up with Technomic to uncover new catering industry trends You’ll get the first look at this report, which covers how valuable operators expect catering to be to their overall business, the investments they plan to make, and the segments of catering they’ve seen the most success in.
- 10:15 AM
In the catering world, your most valuable customers are the office and sales pros who keep the business running and the sales flowing. You’ll hear directly from a panel of these pros who will share their catering experiences and expectations, and how you can keep your brand top of mind.
- 10:30 AM
- 11:00 AM
- 11:45 AM
Scott Davis has defined his career with innovative brand transformations. With a unique panoramic perspective on catering business needs, Davis reminds all of us that catering is much more than "putting sandwiches on a platter and getting them out the door.” From his time as the first Chief Concept Officer at Panera Bread to his current role as the President of CoreLife Eatery, Scott knows how to make great catering concepts thrive. Scott's former Panera Bread colleagues Jim Rand and Nicole Jackson will join him on stage following the keynote for a Q&A with the audience.
- 1:00 PM
- 1:40 PM
Executive buy-in is crucial for any business lines’ success. This session brings together C-suite executives from top brands where they’ll share what got them committed to catering and how they determined the level of investment and resources they put into it.
- 2:00 PM
- 2:45 PM
- 3:45 PM
Most restaurants were not built to run a full-scale catering business. You’ll learn from a panel of capacity experts on how to navigate and think creatively about your current space. You’ll hear how these leaders are shifting their approach on everything from food inventory and production to smart scheduling, equipment, and more.
- 4:00 PM
- 5:00 PM
ezCater’s co-founder’s, Stefania Mallett (CEO) and Briscoe Rodgers (CPO), take the stage. After 11 years, 70M+ people served, and 4M+ ratings and reviews it’s clear that catering is different. This keynote will combine insight on why ezCater is more obsessed than ever with customer experience and the latest product features designed to help partners grow their catering business.
- 6:30 PM
- 9:00 PM
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
- 9:00 AM
- 9:55 AM
How do you keep someone’s brain engaged so that you can increase the likelihood of being memorable? An intriguing approach to understanding engagement is to view it from the angle of its absence. Is it possible for the brain to disengage, especially in the age of overstimulation? The answer is yes. Cognitive scientist, Carmen Simon, will share evidence-based, practical guidelines, which you can use immediately to create meaningful engagement for your catering audiences.
- 10:00 AM
- 10:15 AM
- 11:00 AM
- 11:15 AM
- 12:00 PM
- 12:45 PM
Hubs, robots, and AI, oh my! New technologies are directly impacting the restaurant industry and will change how we do business. In this session, technology leaders in the restaurant industry will discuss how these innovations are changing consumer expectations, how you need to make changes to keep up, and which technologies require the most immediate attention.
- 1:00 PM
We’ll recap our top takeaways and say farewell until next year!
- 1:30 PM
*AGENDA IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Experts Taking The Stage
Destination: New Orleans
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Kitchen United provides restaurants a turnkey solution to accelerate growth and offload off-premise preparation and pickup. Currently operating locations in Pasadena and Chicago, KU is opening 15 facilities - each containing multiple restaurants - across the US in 2019, and more than 400 over the next five years.
AfterWords enables restaurant and retail industry operators to deliver actionable intelligent customer surveys in real time. We help operators understand the things that matter to their customers – improving retention & satisfaction. Intelligent surveys combine sales transaction detail with survey data to create more immediate and meaningful survey results. Intelligent surveys also deliver more personalized and relevant surveys to customers. We ask the right questions at the right time. Most survey systems are not timely enough to be valuable. They are often days or even weeks after the fact. At AfterWords, we realize the shift to cloud-based POS systems enables us to collect a customer’s sales transaction detail and post a survey almost instantaneously. We also realized that fast results, combined with alerts, make it possible for you to initiate fast customer recovery, often while your customer is still on the premises. Interested to learn how our team can help you improve customer satisfaction using survey data and sales transaction information? Give us a call or contact us online today.
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Headquartered in Corona, California, Sterno Products is the leading manufacturer and marketer of portable food warming products and creative table lighting solutions for the hospitality and consumer industries. The product line includes insulated food carriers, wick & gel chafing fuels, butane, butane stoves & accessories, liquid and traditional wax candles & lamps, catering equipment, as well as SpeedHeat-the award winning, flameless food warming system. For over 100 years, the iconic “Sterno” brand has been synonymous with quality canned heat. The heritage of reliability and innovation continues today, as Sterno Products continues to bring to market new products that give foodservice industry professionals and consumers greater control over food quality and décor. Sterno Products is a division of The Sterno Group, a subsidiary of Compass Diversified Holdings.
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WebbMason Marketing is the leading marketing services provider that helps marketing professionals execute on all aspects of their marketing initiatives. From brand journey development to sales/restaurant enablement platforms that distribute marketing collateral and branded merchandise, WebbMason Marketing is your execution partner. Our foundational services of print and promotional merchandising are now enhanced with omni-channel marketing services and solutions leveraging our in-house creative resources, digital ad placement platforms, plus web services. All aspects of your marketing efforts can be enhanced, and deliver measurable results when partnered with WebbMason Marketing.
We are a 30 year old technology driven thermal management company. Specializing in holding temperatures for extended periods of time using innovative custom solutions and patented products/technology in four industries; Pharmaceutical Shipping, Construction, Energy Storage, and Delivery/Catering Systems. Maintaining food temperature safety and quality of product is what we design our products to perform to along with including our customer’s needs and desires. We have been Chick-fil-A’s provider for thermal catering/delivery systems for over 15 fifteen years, along with others like PepsiCo, Papa John’s, Zaxby’s, to name a few.
Perfect the last mile: Onfleet is the leading last-mile delivery software platform for the food & beverage, grocery, pharmacy and parcel industries. Used by thousands of innovative businesses in 90 countries, Onfleet provides an end-to-end solution for launching, managing, and scaling a last-mile delivery program. Plan efficient routes: Onfleet’s advanced route optimization engine considers time, location, capacity & traffic to produce the most efficient routing solutions. Manage drivers effortlessly: Real-time driver location, status, and ETA ensure operations always run smoothly. Communicate instantly within a private, integrated chat platform. Delight your customers: Automatic SMS notifications, real-time driver tracking, and feedback collection ensure every delivery is an exceptional experience. Predict the future: Advanced machine-learning algorithms learn your business inside and out, predicting ETAs for every delivery. Finally, real-world changes equal real-time updates. Make better decisions: Access insights right in your dashboard, export or integrate to incorporate Onfleet data with your other metrics. Enterprise ready: Best-in-class APIs, unparalleled reliability and scalability, and a global reach make Onfleet the enterprise choice. Onfleet is based in San Francisco and maintains complete independence as a privately owned, sustainable corporation. Provide delightful customer experiences, increase on-time deliveries and scale operations efficiently with the world’s most advanced fleet management platform.
StickyPOS brand labels are a state of the art tool to improve speed and accuracy in fulfilling and delivering catering orders. With 4 US patents and over 7 billion tags sold to the food service industry, StickyPOS is a proven system to help your catering business fill orders quickly and accurately. StickyPOS brand labels are linerless and eco-friendly with no Silicone, BpA or BpS. Let us show you our simple but very effective tool to improve your catering business!
Regardless of your company’s size or outsourcing needs, Knoah Solutions’ agile, globally-deployed BPO services deliver award-winning results that enhance your brand and ﬁt your budget. Our RightENGAGE customer engagement model, OneKnoah process philosophy, and cutting-edge technology and analytics powered by our proprietary WFO tool, ARK360, ensure we can meet the needs and challenges of each of your customers through every channel: voice, chat, email, and social media. Knoah has the ﬂexibility that big BPO companies can’t provide and a global infrastructure and mature operational process that smaller BPO companies can’t deliver on. Knoah’s consultative approach to outsourcing has repeatedly earned us awards and recognition from independent review bodies like Gartner, Everest Group, and IAOP. For more information about Knoah Solutions, visit www.knoah.com.
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At Dinova, we make business meals count. As your B2B strategy partner, we bring you into the moments when corporate dining decisions are being made – at the who's who of Fortune 1000, government agencies, and small businesses. When you join our network of strategically-selected business-grade restaurants, we grow your sales without discounting your brand.