RESTAURANT WORKSHOP SERIES
OPENING A RESTAURANT? THE HARD TRUTH BEFORE THE SOFT OPENING
An exclusive 4-Session workshop by leaders in the industry sharing key info and tips of the trade on how to open successfully.
9:00 – 10:00am
Session 1: Concept / Branding / Marketing / PR
Founder and CEO, Hedley & Bennett (Moderator)
President, Wagstaff Media & Marketing
Director of Communications, Tartine
CEO and Co-Founder, Coolhaus
President, Memo Productions
Founder + CEO/Curator, K2 Restaurants
10:10 – 11:10am
Session 2: Real Estate / Construction / Design
CEO, American Gonzo Food Corporation (Moderator)
Founder/Partner, Innovative Dining Group
President, Southern California Restaurant Design Group
Relativity Architects, Director of Interiors
The Marshall Group General Contractors, President 14 Cannons Brewing Co.
Founder + Principal Designer, Preen Inc.
11:20am – 12:20pm
Session 3: Financial: Business Plan / Financing / Investors / Budgets (food, labor other costs)
CEO/Founder, Mise En Place Restaurant Services, Inc. (Moderator)
Co-founder and CFO, Rustic Canyon Group
Founder SIMPLE, Simpleton #1
Vice President of Operations, Border Grill Restaurants
Gay L. Harwin, Esquire, Law Offices of Gay L. Harwin
1:30 – 2:30pm
Session 4: HR / Morale / Culture
President, Restaurant Project Development Team, Inc. (Moderator)
Chef-Owner, Manhattan Beach Post, Fishing with Dynamite, The Arthur J
President & Chief Operating Officer, Lawry’s Restaurants, Inc.
Partner, Zaller Law Group Employment Lawyers, PC.
Founder, Honest Hospitality Team
Chief Risk Officer of S&K Financial and Insurance