seminars + demonstrations

2022 SEMINAR SCHEDULE 
Attendees of the Mid-America Restaurant Expo have full access to our dynamic and robust virtual exhibit hall, where exhibitor booths will be showcasing the latest equipment, products and services. We will also be presenting a full slate of incredible educational and business-building seminars. Expo programming will focus on the innovation, technology and trends transforming the food service industry.

Questions? Please contact Shoshanna Gross at [email protected] or call 614.246.0217.

Schedule: Monday, November 1s

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Time

Class

Track

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Food Fight: Secret Ingredient Competition
Hosted by Mario Rizzotti

Food & Beverage

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Women in Leadership Workshop

Strategic Leadership

10:30 a.m.

 Pork Side Breakdown    Featuring: Dr. Lyda Garcia, PhD 

Food & Beverage

10:30 a.m.

The Impact of Automation: Robotics and the Future of the Industry Emerging Tech

10:30 a.m. 

Employee Retention Tax Credit Featuring ERC App ORA Shareables Stage

11:00 a.m. 

The Other Pandemic: Addressing Substance Abuse in the Industry Workforce Solutions & Employee Wellness

11:30 a.m. & 2 p.m.

 Gluten-Free Cooking Demo Featuring Heather Zook Food & Beverage

11:30 a.m. 

Batched Cocktails Featuring Korey Comtess Food & Beverage

11:30 a.m. 

ORA Partner Introduction: IGS Energy ORA Shareables Stage

Noon

Patisserie Demo  Featuring Star Chef, Nacho Aguirre Food & Beverage

Noon

Meet Your Environmental, Social, & Governance Foodservice Goals in a Resource-Constrained Environment 

Strategic Leadership

1:00 p.m. 

Buy, Lease, Sell: A Restaurant Guide to Real Estate

Tools for Success

1:30 p.m. 

ORA Partner Introduction: ServSafe

ORA Shareables Stage

1:30 p.m. 

Beer Tasting Featuring Homestead Beer Company

Food & Beverage

1:30 p.m.

Wholesome Crave: Soup Tasting

Food & Beverage

1:30 p.m. 

Healthy Options Demo Featuring Chef Keith D. Jones

Food & Beverage

2:00 p.m. 

Recipes for Success: UseGamification to Motivate and Inspire Frontline Workers

Emerging Tech

2:00 p.m. 

H.O.P.E.S. Case Study: Fair-Chance Employment

Workforce Solutions & Employee Wellness

2:30 p.m. 

Navigating the Changing Media Landscape: Share Your Restaurant's Story ORA Shareables Stage

2:30 p.m. & 4 p.m.

Soul Food Cooking Demo Featuring Levatino Harris Food & Beverage

3:00 p.m.

Five-Star Industry Trends and Year-End Update Tools for Success

4:00 p.m. 

Become an Employer of Choice with 3 Key Ingredients Workforce Solutions & Employee Wellness

Monday, September 26, 2022

Time

Class
Track

9:00 a.m.

KEYNOTE: Felecia Hatcher

Strategic Leadership

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

Employees First: Creating a Positive Company Culture

Workforce Solutions & Employee Wellness

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Burger Battle Competition

Food & Beverage

10:15 a.m. 

The New Way of Working: Attracting Talent and Building Culture in Hybrid Work Models Workforce Solutions & Employee Wellness

10:15 a.m. 

How to Achieve Professional Success in the Culinary Industry Strategic Leadership

10:30 a.m. 

Employee Retention Tax Credit  Featuring ERC App ORA Shareables Stage

10:30 a.m. 

Ribeye Roll Meat-Cutting Demo Featuring Dr. Lyda Garcia, PhD Food & Beverage

11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Cooking Demo Featuring Tommy Walton Food & Beverage

11:00 a.m.

Anticipating the Future: Expecting the Unexpected Strategic Leadership/Emerging Tech

11:00 a.m.

Beyond Price: A Practical Guide to Creating Menu Profitability Tools for Success

11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.

Product Demo Featuring Mario Rizzotti Food & Beverage

11:30 a.m. 

Champagne Tasting Featuring Mary Horn Food & Beverage

11:30 a.m. 

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities: 
Let's Build a Partnership!

ORA Shareables Stage

Noon

Pivoting for Prosperity: Strategies to turn your current business into a thriving operating machine Strategic Leadership

Noon

The What, Why, and How of Managing Stress in a Stressful Industry Workforce Solutions & Employee Wellness

Noon & 2:00 p.m.

Pasta Demo Featuring Anthony Gargano Food & Beverage

12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. 

Cooking with CBD Featuring Linda Berry Food & Beverage

1:00 p.m.

The New Face of the Back of the House: How Technology is Changing Your Kitchen Operations  Emerging Tech 

1:00 p.m. 

Implementing and Marketing Food Waste Reduction in Your Business: Case Studies from Central Ohio Tools for Success

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Mixed Up! Cocktail Competition Finals Food & Beverage

1:30 p.m. 

Intro: Ohio Business for Immigration Solutions ORA Shareables Stage

2:00 p.m.

Awards Ceremony: Burger Battle, Creative Cakes  

2:00 p.m. 

Delivering the Digital Restaurant  Emerging Tech

3:00 p.m. 

Franchising for Beginners

Tools for Success

 

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