North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Expo

August 21-22, 2017

Raleigh Convention Center

RALEIGH, NC

Breakfast Tray

Seminars

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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August 21, 2017
    • Menu
    306A
    People with medical conditions, such as celiac disease and gluten sensitivities, are the primary reason gluten-free (GF) foods are necessary. However the GF diet has also become a mainstream lifestyle ...
    Speaker(s)
    • Financial
    • Operations
    305B
    This case study session will cover cloud POS systems and the progression Salsarita's went through in overhauling their POS system including hardware, software, gift card, loyalty card, online payment ...
    Speaker(s)
    • Financial
    • Operations
    305A
    This session will show attendees how to: Understand the importance of cost control systems and what to consider in the process; Understand the impact that the system can have on your business; Underst ...
    Speaker(s)
    • Menu
    • Operations
    305A
    In this interactive session you will learn the top ten violations that are cited during a health inspection and how to gain active managerial control over them. 
    Speaker(s)
    • Marketing
    305B
    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 S. Denington has su ...
    Speaker(s)
    • Financial
    • HR
    • Legal
    • Marketing
    • Operations
    306A
    Join these industry leaders for a discussion on some of the most important lessons they have learned over the collective courses of their careers.
    Moderator Panelist(s)
    • Menu
    • Operations
    305B
    Food safety has changed by leaps and bounds over the past 100 years, from the industrial age through to the age of hand held instant technology. Get a historical perspective of where we've come, to wh ...
    Speaker(s)
    • Menu
    • Operations
    306A
    Session in Development
    Moderator
    • Marketing
    305A
    Social Media can help you reach and win over more customers, but too often it’s not maximized to its full potential. There’s a huge difference between being “on" Social Media and being "engaged on" So ...
    Speaker(s)
    • Catering
    • Marketing
    305B
    Have you found yourself trying to connect with today's millennial client and felt like you're coming up short? This session will guide you through how to attract, communicate and wow the client of now ...
    Speaker(s)
    • HR
    305A
    One of the biggest challenges in the hospitality industry is finding and retaining great employees. The marketplace is competitive which makes it hard to find the right people. Turnover is expensive, ...
    Speaker(s)
    • Marketing
    306A
    In this session we bring together multiple aspects of the food search experience to create a lively discussion on the current and future trends, what owners and operators need to know, how the differe ...
    Moderator Panelist(s)
August 22, 2017
    • Operations
    306A
    For the last three years, The Cantina at Historic Biltmore Village has been working with MANNA FoodBank to eliminate hunger in Western North Carolina. Its Skip a Side program allows customers to opt o ...
    Speaker(s)
    • HR
    • Operations
    305B
    Having the right people in the right positions is critical for the success of any Restaurant. Once you have the right people, the next step is to develop them into strong leaders with very specific sk ...
    Speaker(s)
    • Financial
    • Legal
    • Operations
    305A
    Processing can be a daunting part of owning a restaurant. Add in the everchanging landscape of EMV and you've got yourself a confusing situation. This session will talk you through what to look for in ...
    Speaker(s)
    • HR
    306A
    Session in Development
    Moderator
    • Catering
    305B
    Session in Development
    • Menu
    305A
    Sweet potatoes come in many varieties and colors making it the perfect addition to a list of cocktail ingredients and allowing mixologists to truly exercise their craft. During this presentation, mixo ...
    Speaker(s)
    • Legal
    305A
    Learn knowledge and tools to protect personal and business assets from lawsuits, legitimately reduce tax liability, and cultivate an environment wherein you can thrive financially.
    Speaker(s)
    • HR
    • Operations
    306A
    Ok, so it might not be broken. But can it be better? In this session, Jim dives deep into the architecture of the training processes. He breaks training down into the 4 main components to help better ...
    Speaker(s)
    • Marketing
    305B
    If someone asks you to describe your business' Public Relations strategy and your answer is "We use Facebook" then you need to attend this workshop. This seminar will teach you why your competitors ar ...
    Speaker(s)
    • Financial
    • Operations
    306A
    Award-winning, local favorite food truck Chirba Chirba Dumpling's owner and operator Nate Adams will moderate a panel of food truck owners. Each owner brings their unique experience and background tha ...
    Moderator