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2021 Schedule

All Times Listed are Central Time

Monday, November 8

 

1:30 PM – 3:15 PM                             Interest Group Meetings (ALL)

                                                              LCA Women Owner’s Group – Kelly Early and Suzi Shands

                                                              IT Group Session – Jeff Ware

 

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM                             Registration Open

 

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM                             Interest Group Meetings (ALL)

                                                              LCA NextGen Forum – Anthony Lambatos

                                                              On Premise Caterers Group

                                                              Large Caterers Group

                                                              Medium Caterers Group

 

6:15 PM                                               Transport to Evening Party Begins

 

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM                           The Chef’s Showcase (ALL)

                                                              RK Group Complex

 

10:00 PM                                             Return to Marriott Rivercenter – Last Bus Leaves at 10:00 PM

 

 

 

Tuesday, November 9

 

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM                             Breakfast

 

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM                           Registration Open

 

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM                             Opening General Session – Welcome, New Member and Industry Partner Introductions (ALL)

 

9:30 AM – 10:45 AM                           Opening General Session - Open Forum (ALL)

                                                               Current Business Status in the Post-Covid Catering World

                                                               Update by Sector, Temporary and Permanent Changes, Staffing Strategies

 

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM                         AM Break

 

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM                         New Member and Industry Partner Introductions (ALL)

 

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM                        Marketing Strategies for Caterers – John Kiehle, RK Group (PNG, SEG)

                                                              Chef’s Round Table (CIG)

                                                              Preparing for Flawless Execution (MOG)

 

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM                          Buffet Lunch – Meet the New Members

 

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM                             Break

 

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM                             Group Breakout Sessions

                                                              The Hiring Process – (MOG)

                                                              Goal Setting – (SEG)

                                                              Pricing in an Inflationary Environment – (PNG)

 

1:15 PM – 4:45 PM                             Chef’s Tour – CIG        Specifics TBD

 

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM                             Are You a Manager or a Leader? (MOG)

                                                              Tracking & Accountability for Sales (SEG)

                                                              Principals’ Open Forum (PNG)

 

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM                             PM Break

 

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM                             Joint Sales & Management Session (SEG, MOG, PNG)

 

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM                             Individual Breakout Sessions (ALL)

                                                              Self-Insurance – Russ Morin

                                                              Food Manufacturing – The RK Group

                                                              Industry Advocacy – Jonathan Jennings

 

5:00 PM – 6:15 PM                             Break – On Own

 

6:30 PM                                              Transport to Evening Party at the Red Berry Estate

 

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM                           Evening Party 

 

10:00 PM                                             Return to Marriott Rivercenter – Last Bus Leaves at 10:15 PM

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 10

 

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM                             Breakfast

 

 

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM                             General Session – Housekeeping, New Member and Industry Partner Introductions (ALL)

 

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM                           Government Contract Opportunities - The RK Group (ALL)

                                       

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM                         AM Break

                       

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM                         Principals & Chefs Roundtable Therapy (PNG, MOG & CIG)

                                                               Complacency & Motivation (SEG)

                                   

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM                           Plated Lunch – Regional Roundtables

 

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM                             Closing Presentation

                                                              Catersource 2022

                                                              White Paper Topics for 2022

                                                              Open Forum

 

2:15 PM – 3:30 PM                             Steering Committee Meeting

 

 

*Schedule is Subject to Change

KEY

ALL – All Attendees

PNG – Principals Network Group

SEG – Sales Executive Group

CIG – Culinary Insight Group

MOG – Management Operations Group

WOG – Women Owner’s Group

LCASC – Steering Committee