Hungry for the latest trends facing the food business? Don’t miss the Business of Food event taking place Thursday, Oct. 5, 7:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at Emerson Auditorium in Knight Hall. It’s part of the St. Louis Leadership Perspectives in partnership with the St. Louis Business Journal and Olin’s Executive Education programs. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Click Here to Register!
7:15 a.m. – 8 a.m. Networking and Chick-fil-A Breakfast
8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Panel Discussion
The Business of Food Panelists:
Eric Benting, Owner/Operator, Chick-fil-A; EMBA Alumnus
Gail Kitsis, Owner and Founder, Crazy Bowls and Wraps
Oliver Kremer, Owner and Founder, Dos Toros Taqueria; BSBA Alumnus
Toby Warticovschi, Partner, Millstone Capital Advisors, LLC; Owner, Lion’s Choice Restaurants; EMBA Alumnus
Moderator: Lauren DeSantis-Then, Founder, Capital Cooking TV and Blog; Attorney, Polsinelli
Managing earnings and same-store revenue expectations, supply chain challenges, talent acquisition and retention, marketing, and reputation management in the age of social media – how single restaurants and regional and national chains operate is more complex than ever before.
Professionals involved in the business of food find themselves wrestling with a list of competing priorities. Emerging technologies and the demand for a better mobile experience is at the top of the list. Changes in consumer preferences and expectations, along with health movements, food safety and FDA requirements, are forcing a new dialogue and menu choices.
The fight for a larger share of stomach has never been greater! Join us as we cook up some lively discussion with owners, a franchisee and a food blogger – and engage in the business of food.
Photo: Oliver and Leo Kremer of Dos Toros taquerias in NYC.