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QUICK BITE SESSIONS

Ask questions. Gain insight. Connect with peers.

Keep learning going inside the exhibit hall! Pop in for quick 15 minute presentations focused on workforce solutions, restaurant marketing and food safety. Each session is led by a peer in the industry.

Marketing Zone

Workforce Zone

Food Safety Zone

It's all about... taking advantage of laid-back learning.

Monday, March 11

Get Your Small Business Noticed on Social Media
Brian Weavel, Anna's Pizza & PastaNoon - 12:30 pm

Rock Your Social Posts with Photos that Pop

Kris Larson, Becket's12:30 - 1:00 pm

The Magic Ingredient: Driving a Marketing Strategy with Data

Mike Gotera, Upserve1:00 - 1:30 pm

It's a Beautiful Day in My Neighborhood: Ideas on How to Be Active in Your Community

Brian Weavel, Anna's Pizza & Pasta1:30 - 2:00 pm

How to Take Food Photos Like a Pro

Kris Larson, Becket's2:00 - 2:30 pm

Marketing & Diner Insights

Ilan Boico, Opentable2:30 - 3:00 pm

Food Photography and Styling Tips

Kris Larson, Becket's3:00 - 3:30 pm

 

Tuesday, March 12

Outside/Inside Marketing: Give Guests a Consistent Experience from the Outside to the Inside with Your Imaging, Voice and Identity
Ann Rakowiecki, Front of House Marketing11:30 am - Noon

Creating a Brand that Sticks: Pointers on How to Win the Online Game of Being Seen

Michael Powers, ToastNoon - 12:30 pm

Marketing Strategy: What is Your Identity?

Robert Prosser, Ishnala Supper Club12:30 - 1:00 pm

Build a Marketing Calendar That's Easy EASIER to Implement

Ann Rakowiecki, Front of House Marketing1:00 - 1:30 pm

Marketing & Diner Insights

Ilan Boico, Opentable1:30 - 2:00 pm

Marketing Strategy: What is Your Identity?

Robert Prosser, Ishnala Supper Club2:00 - 2:30 pm

The Magic Ingredient: Driving a Marketing Strategy with Data

Mike Gotera, Upserve2:30 - 3:00 pm

 

Wednesday, March 13

Creating a Brand that Sticks: Pointers on How to Win the Online Game of Being Seen
Michael Powers, Toast11:30 am - Noon

Build a Marketing Calendar That's Easy EASIER to Implement

Ann Rakowiecki, Front of House MarketingNoon - 12:30 pm

Marketing Strategy: What is Your Identity?

Robert Prosser, Ishnala Supper Club12:30 - 1:00 pm

The Magic Ingredient: Driving a Marketing Strategy with Data

Mike Gotera, Upserve1:00 - 1:30 pm

 

Monday, March 11

Growing on Purpose - The Formula to Strengthen Your Team and Improve Your Customer's Experience
Dave Molenda, Positive PolarityNoon - 12:30 pm

Retaining Staff in Small Independent Businesses

Luke Zahm, Driftless Cafe12:30 - 1:00 pm

Build Your Culture to Build Your Team

Jenny Krueger, US Foods1:00 - 1:30 pm

Creating Staff Culture that is Mission Driven in Restaurants

Luke Zahm, Driftless Cafe1:30 - 2:00 pm

Strategies to Overcome Labor Shortages 

Tracy Hall, US Foods2:00 - 2:30 pm

Staffing in a Rural Area - Problems & Concerns

Luke Zahm, Driftless Cafe2:30 - 3:00 pm

Attract and Retain the Ultimate Staff

Jenny Krueger, US Foods3:00 - 3:30 pm

 

Tuesday, March 12

How to Build a Stronger Team through Employee Engagement
Barkha Daily of the cheel / the baree11:30 am - Noon

Reducing Labor Costs Through Better Training

Tracy Hall, US FoodsNoon - 12:30 pm

Key Ingredients for Your Employee Value Proposition

Sarita Mannigel & Kevin Henry, Food Fight Restaurant Group12:30 - 1:00 pm

Build Your Culture to Build Your Team

Jenny Krueger, US Foods1:00 - 1:30 pm

Do You Have an Employee Branding Statement?

Sarita Mannigel & Kevin Henry, Food Fight Restaurant Group1:30 - 2:00 pm

Strategies to Overcome Labor Shortages

Tracy Hall, US Foods2:00 - 2:30 pm

Create a Back of House Culture that Helps Recruit and Retain Top Talent

Einav Gefen of Unilever Food Solutions North America2:30 - 3:00 pm

 

Wednesday, March 13

Strategies to Overcome Labor Shortages
Tracy Hall, US Foods11:30 am - Noon

Build Your Culture to Build Your Team

Jenny Krueger, US FoodsNoon - 12:30 pm

Reducing Labor Costs Through Better Training

Tracy Hall, US Foods12:30 - 1:00 pm

Growing on Purpose - The Formula to Strengthen Your Team and Improve Your Customer's Experience

Dave Molenda, Positive Polarity1:00 - 1:30 pm

 

Workforce Quick Bites sponsored by:

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Monday, March 11

Don't Let Pests Shut You Down: Tips & Tricks to Good Sanitation
Batzner Pest Control & Laura Temke, City of West Allis Health DeptNoon - 12:30 pm

Glove Use vs. Bare Hand Contact

Laura Temke, City of West Allis Health Dept12:30 - 1:00 pm

How to Pass an Inspection

Citlali Mendieta-Ramos of Antigua Latin Inspired Kitchen & Laura Temke, West Allis Health Dept1:00 - 1:30 pm

Ask the Food Safety Team Your Licensing Questions

Mark Lehman, Dept of Ag, Trade and Consumer Protection & Laura Temke, West Allis Health Dept1:30 - 2:00 pm

Active Managerial Control - What the Heck Is It?

Randy Treu of The Nash and Sara Gutche & Stacie Havron, City of Racine Health Dept2:00 - 2:30 pm

My Menu is Too Big! (and Common Violations as a Result)

Katie Matulis, Dept of Ag, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP)2:30 - 3:00 pm

Food on the Go: Mobile Restaurants, Temporary Stands & Catering

Dan Nowak, Tall Guy and a Grill Catering & Laura Temke, City of West Allis Health Dept3:00 - 3:30 pm

 

Tuesday, March 12

My Menu is Too Big! (and Common Violations as a Result)
Katie Matulis, Dept of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection (DATCP)11:30 am - Noon

Don't Let Pests Shut You Down: Tips & Tricks to Good Sanitation

Batzner Pest Control & Laura Temke, City of West Allis Health DeptNoon - 12:30 pm

Glove Use vs. Bare Hand Contact

Laura Temke, City of West Allis Health Dept12:30 - 1:00 pm

Food on the Go: Mobile Restaurants, Temporary Stands & Catering

Dan Nowak, Tall Guy and a Grill Catering & Laura Temke, City of West Allis Health Dept1:00 - 1:30 pm

The Do's and Don'ts of Date Marking

Caitlin Jehn, Waukesha County Environmental Health1:30 - 2:00 pm

How to Pass an Inspection

Citlali Mendieta-Ramos, Antigua Latin Inspired Kitchen & Laura Temke, West Allis Health Dept2:00 - 2:30 pm

Ask the Food Safety Team Your Licensing Questions

Mark Lehman, Dept of Ag, Trade and Consumer Protection & Laura Temke, West Allis Health Dept2:30 - 3:00 pm

 

Wednesday, March 13

Active Managerial Control - What the Heck Is It?
Randy Treu of The Nash and Stacie Gutche & Stacie Havron, Racine Health Dept11:30 am - Noon

The Do's and Don'ts of Date Marking

Caitlin Jehn, Waukesha County Environmental HealthNoon - 12:30 pm

Don't Let Pests Shut You Down: Tips & Tricks to Good Sanitation

Batzner Pest Control and Andy Budde & Meghan Spredemann, Wauwatosa Health Dept12:30 - 1:00 pm

Glove Use vs. Bare Hand Contact

Andy Budde & Meghan Spredemann, City of Wauwatosa Health Dept1:00 - 1:30 pm

 

Food Safety Quick Bites sponsored by:

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