Events

Restaurant Industry Summit

Date:

Mar 6, 2018

Location:

Houston Food Bank
535 Portwall St Houston, TX 77029

Time:

11:00am - 4:30pm

Join the Greater Houston Restaurant Association as we host our annual half-day conference for restaurateurs, managers, marketing teams, operations, finance and chief executives. We bring together an experienced group of restaurant professionals whose common interests and concerns are brought to the table for discussion. The Summit’s format allows the collective wisdom “in the room” to be distilled into concrete, actionable ideas that attendees take home.

 

Topic includes:

Allergens | Food Contamination, Guidelines, Laws and Regulation
Spread the Word | Promotions, Social Media, Public Relations, and Publicity
Concept Enhancements | Analysis, Creative resources and Strong Branding

 

 

 

 

 

An Overview of the Industry landscape: Where are we going?

Keynote Speaker

Chris Tripoli | President, A La Carte Food service Consulting Group

Panelist

Jerry Alexander | Gensler
Dawn Arcieri | Registered Interior Designer, Gensler
Chirag Bhatt | Director, Regulatory & Technical Services Food Safety | Quality Assurance, Sysco
Robin Blanchette | President & CEO, Norton Creative
Phaedra Cook |  Food Writer, Food Finder 
Eric Sandler |  Food Writer, Culture Map
Anna Tauzin | VP Marketing & Innovation, Texas Restaurant Association
Phil Willis | Director Of Training and Products, Texas Restaurant Association
and a few more...

Hot Plates

(15 minutes of Best Practices and Advice from experts in our industry)  

Audit Accounting Best Practices

Debbi Toh | CFO, Texas Restaurant Association

Nation Political Update

Richie Jackson | CEO, Texas Restaurant Association

State Political Update

Kenneth Besserman | General Counsel, Texas Restaurant Association

Real Estate Climate

Emily Durham | Partner & Director of Hospitality Services, Waterman Steele Real Estate Advisors

 


 

TICKETS

***Early Bird Discount ends September 1st***

 

GROUP SUPPORTING SPONSOR $1,500
($1,300 before September 1st)
General admission for 10 plus 5 sponsor ticket for an Educator or Student

GROUP TICKET $1,000
($900 before September 1st)
General admission for 10 plus 1 sponsor ticket for an Educator or Student

SUPPORTING SPONSOR $150
($135 before September 1st)
General admission for 1 plus 1 sponsor ticket for an Educator or Student

SINGLE TICKET $110
($99 before September 1st)
General admission for 1

EDUCATOR/STUDENT TICKET $75
($65 before September 1st)
General admission for 1

Proceeds benefit the GHRA Scholarship Funds, the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation, the GHRA, and other deserving local culinary institutions and charities.

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