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March 22-24, 2020

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Boston, MA

2020 Education Program

2020 Education Program

Please note that the interactive Education Program is sorted by days.  Please select the day(s) of interest below to see all programming available for that day.
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10:30 AM
  1. Ed-Quarters
    45 mins
    Ever Wonder how the legalization of Cannabis will impact your ability to safely serve alcohol?  
    Speaker(s)
    Moderator
11:15 AM
  1. Center Stage
    60 mins
    Michaela Ivri Mendelsohn is a transgender activist, public speaker, and businesswoman with over forty years of entrepreneurial leadership experience. She is currently the CEO of Pollo West Corp, a fra ...
12:00 PM
  1. Ed-Quarters
    45 mins
    The Incredible Cannabis Culinary product development evolution and how it will impact your future business – Join California Chef 420 and local Cannabis guru to learn about the innovation of cannabis. ...
1:00 PM
  1. Center Stage
    60 mins
    Chef Paul Wahlberg was born in Dorchester, MA one of nine siblings, which includes his famous younger brothers, actor Mark Wahlberg and musician/actor Donnie Wahlberg. While Mark and Donnie spent chil ...
1:30 PM
  1. Ed-Quarters
    45 mins
    What are the key Internal Tech Developments that will shape your business in the next 5 years? – Hear from a panel of tech experts and restaurateurs who are ahead of the curve.  Hear about different n ...
    Moderator
2:30 PM
  1. Center Stage
    30 mins
    Chef Colton Coburn-Wood is the chef of one of the newest restaurants to hit the Boston restaurant scene located in the Revolution hotel. "Cosmica restaurant is the third restaurant from the Wildlife H ...
    Moderator
3:00 PM
  1. Ed-Quarters
    45 mins
    What are the key External Tech Developments that will shape your business in the next 5 years? – Hear from a panel of tech experts and restaurateurs who are ahead of the curve.  Hear about different n ...
3:30 PM
  1. Center Stage
    45 mins
    Dedicated to improving the lives of other people, JeffThe420Chef, author of The 420 Gourmet: The Art of Elevated Cannabis Cuisine (Harper Wave, 2016) and the Executive Chef of the BudBerry Cannabis Ed ...
10:30 AM
  1. Ed-Quarters
    45 mins
    Have a love/hate relationship with your P&L? Hear from industry experts and restaurateurs on their tried and true methods to create a love/love relationship with their P&L. Learn what restaurants are ...
11:00 AM
  1. Center Stage
    30 mins
    Chef Carl Dooley is a Top Chef Alum and the Executive Chef at the award-winning Table at Season to Taste in Cambridge, MA. Chef Dooley is James Beard semifinalist for Best Chef: Northeast, and The Tab ...
12:00 PM
  1. Ed-Quarters
    45 mins
    The labor shortage is one of the major crises facing the restaurant industry.  With the un-employment rate at an all-time low, hear from a panel of industry professionals on tapping into a different p ...
12:30 PM
  1. Center Stage
    45 mins
    Richard Blais is a successful chef, restaurateur, James Beard-nominated cookbook author, and television personality. Perhaps most recognizable as the winner of Bravo’s Top Chef All-Stars, Blais went o ...
1:15 PM
  1. Ed-Quarters
    45 mins
    Alcohol service is changing.  Millennials no longer want traditional beverages but health conscious and Instagram worthy drinks.   Join us to determine exactly what makes millennials satisfied and how ...
1:45 PM
  1. Center Stage
    30 mins
    Session in Development
    Speaker(s)
    Moderator
2:30 PM
  1. Ed-Quarters
    45 mins
    Join well known Boston chef and author David Becker for a demonstration and discussion about butchering your own meats and fish.  Learn from one of the best the benefits of using the whole animal and ...
    Moderator
3:00 PM
  1. Center Stage
    45 mins
    Dedicated to improving the lives of other people, JeffThe420Chef, author of The 420 Gourmet: The Art of Elevated Cannabis Cuisine (Harper Wave, 2016) and the Executive Chef of the BudBerry Cannabis Ed ...
10:15 AM
  1. Ed-Quarters
    45 mins
    The green movement is in full swing.  Reducing your foot not only helps the environment but may also help your profit margin.  Hear from New England based organizations that have created methods to he ...
    Moderator
11:00 AM
  1. Center Stage
    60 mins
    Marian Leitner-Waldman is an entrepreneur and the CEO & Co-Founder of Archer Roose Collective, a wine company dedicated to uniting world-class winemaking with sustainable packaging. Since launching in ...
11:15 AM
  1. Ed-Quarters
    45 mins
    It is not the size of the kitchen that matters, but the ambiance you create.  Art and design can make or break your restaurant. Hear from some of Boston’s premier artists and learn how their skills ca ...
12:15 PM
  1. Ed-Quarters
    45 mins
    Just finished another 60 hour work week? Feeling burnt out? What can we do as an industry to prevent burnout? Hear from local restaurants and organizations on their practices used to keep all healthy ...
    Moderator
12:45 PM
  1. Center Stage
    60 mins
     Shaun O’Neale is a world-recognized chef currently residing in Las Vegas, NV.  A former DJ, Shaun was crowned Season 7 Champion of MasterChef on FOX in 2016 and completed his first cookbook in 2017 t ...
1:30 PM
  1. Ed-Quarters
    45 mins
    Dessert, the final portion of a meal. The final to your great performance. Using pre-frozen desserts is equivalent to a performer lip-syncing at the Superbowl halftime show! Learn how to create delici ...
    Speaker(s)
    Moderator
2:15 PM
  1. Center Stage
    30 mins
    Session in Development
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