Education & EPPS Programs
Monday, April 11, 2016
Kitchen Tours
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Chef Marc will lead buyers around the on-site kitchen facility tour of the Sheraton Atlanta.

Limited amount of spaces available.
Kitchen Tours
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Executive Chef will lead buyers around the kitchen at Cuts Steakhouse, an upscale-casual, southern-style restaurant.

Limited amount of spaces available.
Increasing The Accuracy of Your Recipe Costs In Your Foodservice Operations
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Mark Kelnhofer is dedicated to reducing the failure rate of the restaurant and foodservice industries.  After a quick review of industry and economic data, Mark will take you on a journey of combining his passion for the numbers and data with your passion for the food, beverage and superior service.  Learn how to apply his unique methodology to discover what producing the menu items for the guest experience really costs you and how to engineer your product for maximum profitability.

Mark Kelnhofer, President & CEO
Return On Ingredients® LLC
ECRM Welcome Reception/Panel Discussion
6:15 PM - 6:45 PM
Join fellow industry peers for a demonstration of ECRM Connect and the ECRM event follow-up site. These demos will be followed by a panel discussion with past buyer and seller event participants. This panel discussion will help attendees gain insight into how to best prepare for meetings and how to maximize your time at the event and when following up with clients.
Sarah Davidson, Senior Vice President of Grocery
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
University & College Roundtable
7:50 AM - 9:50 AM
University/College/School Buyers Only 

Join today’s thought-leaders in the college & university foodservices marketplace as they explore food, equipment, service, and marketing trends that are shaping the landscape. This interactive session, moderated by Plate magazine’s Gerald White, will delve into food & equipment trends, social media, sustainability, technology and other challenges. You won’t want to miss this exciting and relevant exchange of ideas.
Gerald White, Associate Publisher
Plate Magazine
Co-Creation: Developing Innovative Product Partnerships
8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
Organizations continue to stress the importance of innovation for future success. Chef Mark will share lessons learned creating new products with manufacturer, distributor and operator teamwork as best practice. Audience engagement will be encouraged with the hope of sparking a discussion on better serving each other's needs.
Mark Emery, North American Brands Product Development Chef
Gordon Food Service
The Culinary Awards
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Suppliers will prepare their signature dish which will be tasted by Chef Sam Morgante, Former White House Chef, who will then judge each dish and select a winner. For those suppliers interested in participating, please contact your account manager.
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Presentations - Panel Discussions - Round Tables

For more information, contact Rachel Mayfield at 440-528-3603