Speaking Engagements

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Presenter, 19th America’s Food & Beverage Conference, Miami, FL Oct 26-27, 2015

Presenter, Western Foodservice Expo, Los Angeles Convention Center, Anaheim, CA, August 24 & 25, 2015.

Presenter, Flavor Experience 2015. Newport Beach, CA. August 3-5th, 2015

Presenter, Foodservice at Retail Expo (FARE 2015). Nashville, TN. June 22-24th 2015

Presenter, California Grocers Association Education Foundation, CGAEF:  Wednesday, April 22nd, 10:00 a.m., Webinar.  http://www.cgaef.org/industry-education/webinars/

Food & Wine Immersion Tour Guide, CHART, Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers, 89th Hospitality Training Conference, Napa, CA, February 24, 2015
WATCH NOW: http://youtu.be/rCORjR12-DM

CEO Panel Moderator, Fast Casual Summit, New Orleans, LA, October 15, 2013.

Presenter, Western Foodservice Expo, Los Angeles Convention Center, Anaheim, CA, August 18th & 19th, 2013.

Tool Box Presenter, The Flavor Experience, Newport Beach, CA. August 6th, 2013

Innovation Forum Speaker, Restaurant Leadership Conference, Scottsdale, AZ, April 23rd, 2013.

Featured Speaker, UCLA Restaurant Industry Conference, UCLA Campus, Los Angeles, CA April 3rd, 2013.

Featured Speaker, Foodservice News Restaurant Business Summit, St. Paul, MN, February 25, 2013.

Speaker and Food Tour Leader, Fast Casual Executive Summit, San Diego, CA, October 21-23, 2012.

Master of Ceremonies, Fast Casual Trends & Directions, Dallas, TX, October 3rd, 2012.

Featured Presenter, Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA, August 12-14, 2012 “Marketing Executive Insights” Sunday, Aug 12th  and Local Store Marketing University, August 13th, 2012.

Guest Speaker, Texas Restaurant Association’s Southwest Food Expo, Dallas Texas, June 24-25th, 2012.

Guest Speaker, NAPICS, National Pizza & Ice Cream Show, Columbus, Ohio, January 30th, 2012.

Guest Speaker, Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, Marketing Bootcamp for ProStart Students, December 10, 2011.

Keynote Speaker, US Foodservice, Tools to Thrive event, Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA. October 12, 2011.

Panelist, Foodservice Social Media Universe, San Francisco, CA, September 20, 2011.

Keynote Speaker, Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, San Diego Convention Center—San Diego, CA.  Executive Marketing Insights and Debut of LSM-U, Local Store Marketing University, August 22nd & 23rd, 2011.

Keynote Speaker, US Foodservice, Tools to Thrive event, August 16th, 2011. Sacramento, CA.

Speaker, Toolbox Session “Smart Marketing with Flavor”, The Flavor Experience, Newport Beach, CA  August 3rd, 2011.

US Foodservice, Tools to Thrive keynote speaker.  July 20th, 2011. Newark, CA

Featured Speaker, FARE (foodservice at retail), Scottsdale, AZ, June 29th, 2011.

Featured Speaker, National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. May 21 – 24, 2011

Speaker/Moderator, Restaurant Leadership Conference. Scottsdale, AZ, March 29, 2011.

Keynote Speaker, Shamrock Foods, Denver, CO—October 13, 2010.  Denver, CO Over 200 attendees

Keynote Speaker, US Foodservice, food show, Pleasanton, CA.September 22, 2010

Guest Speaker, Western Foodservice Expo, Los Angeles, CA. Saturday August 14th, 2010.

Keynote Speaker, US Foodservice, Tools to Thrive event, July 14, 2010, San Ramon, CA.

Keynote Speaker, US Foodservice, Tools to Thrive event, June 22, 2010, Sacramento, CA.

Guest Speaker, Pizza Executive Summit—Chicago, IL, Brand Building, Monday, June 14th, 2010.

Keynote Speaker, May 26th, 2010, US Foodservice Sonoma, CA Tools to Thrive event.

Moderator, National Restaurant Association NRA Restaurant Show— Chicago, IL, Fast Casual Council panel, Monday May 24th, 2010

Keynote Speaker, Food Services of America, the nation’s fifth largest foodservice industry distributor, Food Expo 2010, May 12th, Billings, Montana, more than 325 people in attendance.

Moderator, CEO Panel, Restaurant Leadership, Scottsdale AZ, April 19th, 2010

Keynote Speaker, US Foodservice San Francisco, 195 attendees, January 16, 2010.

Guest Speaker, The Art Institute of California-Sacramento, Hospitality Management class, December 2009. 

Guest Speaker:  Haas Business School California State University Berkeley, PR@CAL group, October 2009.

Guest Speak and Moderator: IFEC International Foodservice Editorial Council’s Annual Convention San Diego Westin, California. October 13, 2009http://ifeconline.com/events_annual.cfm

Educational Session Speaker:  Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL. Marketing Recipes in Challenging Times and Turning your vendors into Partners. September 2009.

Moderator & FCA Board Member:  Fast Casual Executive Summit, Dallas, TX Sept. 14-15, 2009 www.fastcasualsummit.com

Educational Session Speaker:  Fast Casual Panel, Marketing Recipes in Challenging Times, and Turning your vendors into Partners.  Western Foodservice Show, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA August 2009.

Guest Speaker:  FARE:  Foodservice at Retail Expo, Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center, Schaumburg, IL. August 2009.

Keynote Speaker: August 11th, 2009, “Communicating the Sustainability Message” Northwest Sustainability Discovery Tour, Truitt Brothers, Portland, OR.

Guest Speaker and Moderator: June 28th-30th, 2009, Southwest Food Expo-Texas Restaurant Association, Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, TX

Guest Speaker: May 17th, 2009: National Restaurant Association Restaurant Show, McCormick Convention Center, Chicago, IL. www.restaurant.org/show/

Guest Speaker Panelist: March 26th, 2009: 13th Annual UCLA Extension Restaurant Industry Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
www.regonline.com/restaurant2009

Guest Speaker and Moderator: International Restaurant Show, March 1st-3rd, 2009, Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York.  Three educational sessions:  Fast Casual—Changing the Way Consumers Eat; Turning your Vendors into Partners; Four Star Marketing-Recipes for Restaurateurs.  www.internationalrestaurantny.com

Key Note Speaker: US Foodservice Denver Division 2009 Kick-Off Meeting, January 9, 2009, Denver, CO.  250 people in attendance.

Key Note Speaker: Expo La Comida Latina & All Asian Foods Show, October 13, 2008, Los Angeles California Convention Center.  Bringing mainstream customers to the ethnic food aisle. 

Seminar Key Note Speaker: 11th Annual Americas Food & Beverage Conference, at the Miami Beach Convention Center Linda Duke will present: Best Marketing Programs for Food Service Establishments. Friday, September 26th at 11:00 a.m. www.americasfoodandbeverage.com

Guest Speaker: Fast Casual Executive Summit 2008, September 15th-16th Ritz Carlton, Denver, Coloradowww.fastcasualsummit.com

Guest Speaker: Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show 2008, September 5th – 7th, 2008, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL www.flrestaurantandlodgingshow.com

Guest Speaker: Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo 2008, August 23rd – 25th , Los Angeles Convention Center www.westernfoodexpo.com

Guest Speaker:  EarthNow Expo, national trade show for the marketing and sales of eco-friendly consumer products and services. June 4-5th, Las Vegas Convention Center

Guest Speaker: International Restaurant & Hospitality Show,
Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas,
February 24-27th, 200
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Guest Speaker: International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York,
Jacob Javits Convention Center
March 9-11th 2008

Seminar Speaker & Moderator Executives Panel: Florida Restaurant Association Foodservice Expo, Orlando, FL, September 8, 2007

Seminar Presenter: Fast Casual Executive Summit, Dallas, TX, September 18th, 2007

Guest Speaker: Moe’s Southwest Grill national convention, Orlando, FL, August, 2007. Local store marketing for franchisees. 300 people in attendance.

Seminar Speaker & Moderator Executives Panel: Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, Los Angeles, August 19-20, 2007.

Seminar Key Note Speaker: National Restaurant Association annual conference, Chicago, May 19, 2007- TURN UP THE HEAT ON YOUR MARKETING PROGRAMS! Hot new ideas to Fire-up your Restaurant Sales with Marketing. Over 350 people in the audience. Second largest attendance of seminars at the show.

Seminar Presenter: The Wine Country Food and Beverage Symposium, April 3, 2007, at the Napa Valley College Hospitality Institute, Napa, CA. 130 people in attendance.

Seminar Key Note Speaker: World Trade Center-Miami-9th Annual Americas Food & Beverage Conference, November, 2006, Miami, FL. 80 people in attendance from North and South America, with English translation.

Seminar Key Note Speaker: Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, Los Angeles, August 26th, 2006. Over 150 people in attendance.

Guest Speaker, Training: Boston’s Gourmet Pizza, National Franchise conference, Dallas, TX, 2006. Local store marketing for franchisees. 100 people in attendance.

Seminar Speaker: Media Relations 2006-National Public Relations conference: New York City, April 9th – 11th 2006. How PR Can Take Control of Integrated Marketing. Over 80 people in attendance.

Key Note Speaker: Business Organization for United States expansion. Lima, Peru, December 2005. National V.I.P.’s in attendance and media, along with over 65 people, with English translation.

Seminar Key Note Speaker: World Trade Center-Miami-8th Annual Americas Food & Beverage Conference, November, 2005, Miami, FL. How to Assure the Success of Your Restaurant. 85 people in attendance from North and South America, with English translation.

Seminar Key Note Speaker: National Restaurant Association annual conference, Chicago, IL, 2005. Best Local Store Marketing Programs for Restaurant Organizations. 350 people in attendance.

Seminar Key Note Speaker: Franchise Times annual West Coast Conference, Las Vegas, NV, 2005. Marketing for franchise organizations. 400 people in attendance.

Guest Speaker: House of Bread, National Franchise conference, CA, 2005. Local store marketing for franchise organizations. 50 people in attendance.

Guest Speaker, Training: Arby’s Restaurants, Regional Franchise conference, MI, Wisconsin, 2005. General Managers training-Local store marketing. 2 sessions 60 people in attendance.

Seminar Key Note Sspeaker: Restaurant Hospitality Magazine’s Concepts of Tomorrow, 2004 Conference, Chicago, IL. New trends in marketing restaurants. 200 people in attendance.

Guest Speaker: American Marketing Association, San Diego State University chapter. 2004, 2005. 150 people in attendance.

Seminar Key Note Speaker: Expo La Comida Latina, the Hispanic Food & Beverage tradeshows in Los Angeles and New York World Congress, 2004. 60 people in attendance both locations.

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