11:00 AM

Chef Innovator Series

Track: Culinary

Guest: Mark Hellyar, Executive & Chef/Partner of Momotaro 


11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Future Food Trends

Track: Trends

Host: Shannon Allen

Guests:

  • Jen Johnson, Co-Founder of Hip Chick Farms
  • Scott Davis, President of Corelife
  • Erik Oberholtzer, CEO of Tender Greens

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Building the Next Generation Brand

Track: Brand

Host: Bill Bender

Guests:

  • Kabagge (sponsor)
  • Jonathan Christensen, VP of Brand development of Freshii

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Diets Driving Trends of Future Restaurants?

Track: Trends

Host: Yarelie

Guest: Melissa Gallagher, Director of Marketing of Freshii


11:30 AM

Emerging Brand: Hip City Veg

Track: Brand

Guest: Nicole Marquis, Founder of Hip City Veg


12:00 PM

Chef Innovator Series

Track: Culinary

Guest: Eileen Andrade, Co-Owner & Chef of Finka Table & Tap


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Restaurants Are Actually Tech Companies

Track: Tech

Host: Donald Burns

Guest: Henry Hu, Co-Founder & CEO of Cafe X


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lifestyle Brands

Track: Brand

Host: Yareli Quintana

Guests:

  • Michelle Gauthier, Founder of Mulberry & Vine
  • Rachel McLaughlin, Director of Marketing of &Pizza
  • Bret from Cava (potential)

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Wine, Craft and Artisan Bev Trends

Track: Trends

Host: Paul Barron

Guests:

  • Emily Wines, Master Somm of Coopers Hawk Winery & Restaurant
  • Phillip Walters, Owner of The Bristol & Balena
  • Daniel Pilkey, Head Somm & Director of Maple & Ash

12:30 PM

Beverage Masters Changing the Landscape

Track: Demo

Host: Oscar Castaneda


12:30 PM

Chef Innovator Series

Track: Culinary

Guest: John Manion, El Che and La Sirena Clandestina


1:00 PM

Chef Innovator Series

Track: Brand

Guests: Serafina Palandech & Jennifer Johnson, Co-founders of Hip Chick Farms


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Food Tech & Incubators Are All The Rage

Track: Tech

Host: Bill Bender

Guests:

  • Dale Easdon, CEO of Snap Kitchen
  • Stan Chia, COO of Grubhub
  • Natalie Shmulik, CEO of The Hatchery, IFMA Board Member

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The New Business of Artisan Beverage

Track: Trends

Host: Yareli Quintana


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

CEOs of The Future

Track: Leadership

Host: Paul Barron

Guests:

  • Jeff Drake, CEO & President of Protein Bar & Kitchen
  • Andy Duddleston, CEO of The Little Beet
  • Nicole Marquis, CEO of Hip City Veg

1:30 PM

Beverage Masters Changing the Landscape

Track: Demo

Host: Oscar Castaneda


1:30 PM

Chef Innovator Series

Track: Culinary

Guest: Cory Morris, Chef de Cuisine of Boleo


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Off-Premise Challenges Podcast

Track: Trends

Host: Erle & Valerie

Monkey Media (sponsor)


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Gen Z is the Real Market that Matters Podcast

Track: Trends

Host: Donald Burns

Guests:

  • Sam Stanovich, Firehouse Subs
  • Kevin Blesy, Head of Strategy of &Pizza

2:00 PM

Leadership Series

Track: Leadership

Guest: Rick Vanzura, CEO of Wahlburgers


2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Alt Food Trends

Host: Paul Barron

Guests:

  • Carmel Hagen, Founder of Supernatural Kitchen
  • Serafina Palandech, Co-Founder of Hip Chick Farms
  • Steve Schulze, CEO of Nekter Juice Bar

2:30 PM

Chef Innovator Series

Tack: Culinary

Guest: Mark Garcia, Director of Food Service for Avocados from Mexico


2:30 PM

Beverage Masters Changing the Landscape

Track: Demo

Host: Oscar Castaneda


3:00 PM

Emerging Brand

Track: Brand

Guest: Geoff Watts, Co-founder of Intelligentsia


3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

The Female Artisans Making a Difference

Track: Leadership

Host: Shannon Allen

Guest:

  • Sandra Holl, Pastry Chef & Owner of Floriole Cafe & Bakery
  • Sarah Stegner, Chef & Owner of Prairie Grass Cafe
  • Founder of Pineapple Collaborative

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Do Food Manufacturers Have a Place at the Chef's Table?

Track: Leadership

Host: Paul Barron

Guest: Mike Schwartz and IFMA member CONFIRMED


3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Front Of House

Track: Brand

Host: Carrie White

Guest: Dave Shula


3:30 PM

Leadership Series

Track: Leadership

Guest: Kyle Noonan, Co-founder of FreeRange Concepts


3:30 PM

Beverage Masters Changing the Landscape

Track: Demo

Host: Oscar Castaneda


4:00 PM

Leadership Series

Track: Brand

Guest: Paul Damico, CEO of Naf Naf Grill


4:30 PM

Emerging Brand

Track: Brand

Guest: Allen Wang, Founder & Partner of Kung Fu Tea


4:45 PM

Chef Innovator Series

Track: Brand

Guest: Giuseppe Tentori, Chef & Owner GT Fish & Oyster, GT Prime and BOKA Catering Group


5:00 PM

Mix-Off

Cocktail Hour / Bartending Competition


6:00 PM

Event Ends