Videos from 2016 NWFSS

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EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS – VIDEOS

At this year’s Northwest Foodservice Show, our educational program brings you information and training you need to stay ahead in our fast-paced, competitive industry. Hospitality experts and leading restaurant consultants take on the big topics and introduce you to practical tools and effective strategies for building winning teams, increasing sales and improving your bottom line.

SUNDAY, MARCH 20

NINE LEADERSHIP TRAITS FOR SUCCESS IN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

Darren S. Denington, CFBE, Service with Style Hospitality Group

Strong leaders have very specific skills and goals when leading their teams to success, and Darren Denington will share what he’s discovered helping restaurants owners and managers develop the leadership skills they need to succeed in today’s hospitality business.

THE MINIMUM WAGE: WHAT 2016 MEANS FOR EMPLOYERS 

Bruce Beckett, Washington Restaurant Association

Get a real-time update on where our industry and Washington state are headed in meeting the demand for a higher minimum wage.

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FORGING A NEW RESTAURANT MODEL IN 2016

Anthony Anton, Washington Restaurant Association

With mandated health care, local labor laws and an increasingly tight labor market, the classic business model for restaurant profitability is becoming outdated. It’s time to forge new ways of doing business, and Anthony Anton will shed light on the political, operations and consumer trends that savvy restaurateurs are leveraging to sustain their success.

CHECKING YOUR VITAL SIGNS, POLITICS IS THE PULSE

Sheri D. Nelson, Association of Washington Business

Join a discussion of how health care policies and reform are impacting Washington businesses and our state’s health care system, and learn what the 2016 elections may do to your blood pressure.

THE NEW RESTAURANT TECH

Anna Tauzin, National Restaurant Association Innovation and Entrepreneurial Services

Find out what the restaurant of the future will look like and learn what you can do now to successfully ride the wave of technological change that is quickly heading your way.

SEVEN SIMPLE SYSTEMS TO CONTROL YOUR FOOD COST AND EXPLODE YOUR PROFITS

David Scott Peters, TheRestaurantExpert.com

A profitable restaurant requires a top-line mentality with bottom-line efficiency, and David Scott Peters will help you acquire both.


 

MONDAY, MARCH 21

ADOPTING NEW RESTAURANT TECHNOLOGY TO EXPAND YOUR CLIENTELE

with Anna Tauzin, National Restaurant Association Innovation and Entrepreneurial Services

and Doug Hunter, The Plant Cafe Organic

Hear a conversation with industry experts about how restaurants are successfully using customer data to inform their marketing and product decisions.

PARTNERING FOR PROFIT: FUNDAMENTALS IN TABLESIDE ENGAGEMENT

Paul Paz, Waitersworld.com

How your staff treats customers is key to your reputation and your revenue, and Paul Paz will share techniques for engaging customers with genuine hospitality to increase tableside sales and drive repeat business.

DESIGN A MENU THAT PUTS MONEY IN YOUR POCKET

David Scott Peters, TheRestaurantExpert.com

Your menu is the single most important tool your restaurant has to make sales. David Scott Peters will share the dos and don’ts of menu design and show you how to use your information you already have to in designing a menu that sells.

GET READY FOR HIGHER LABOR COSTS WITH MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES TO MAXIMIZE YOUR HR INVESTMENT

Rick Braa, AMP Services

With higher minimum wages very likely on the horizon, now is the time to focus on productivity so everyone wins. Rick Braa will train you in how to achieve the focus, speed and positive guest experience you need to stay ahead of wage inflation.

TOP TALENT: RECRUITING, DEVELOPING AND RETAINING HIGH ACHIEVERS IN A TIGHT JOB MARKET

with Mike Sotelo, Consolidar Network

Patrick Yearout, Ivar’s & Kidd Valley Restaurants and Devony Boyle, Tom Douglas Restaurants

Learn how savvy HR professionals build successful and talented, stable teams by understanding what applicants and employees care about and by providing opportunities for career growth.