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February 21-23, 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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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 420 Chef 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 ...
2:30 PM
  1. Center Stage
    45 mins
    Kelsey Barnard Clark is a born and raised southerner from Dothan, Alabama. She got her start in the food industry as a mere middle schooler with a baking obsession and did her first catering gig at 16 ...
    Rachel Holt is a lifestyle reporter for WBZ-TV.  Holt joined WBZ-TV in October 2019 from New England Sports Network (NESN), where she was a video host. While there, she covered two Super Bowls and the 2019 Stanley Cup Final. Prior to NESN, Holt was a weekend anchor and reporter for KMVT-TV in Twin Falls, Idaho.  Holt graduated magna cum laude from Northeastern University with a B.A. in communications and production minor.
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 ...
10:45 AM
  1. Center Stage
    45 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 ...
11:30 AM
  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 ...
12:00 PM
  1. Center Stage
    60 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
    45 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
    With Gluten and Allergen related concerns rising from the consumer base, learn how creating a certified and transparent menu can drive brand loyalty and profits to your restaurant. 
2:15 PM
  1. Center Stage
    45 mins
    Chef Tyler Stout grew up around the farms and garden of North Carolina prior to attending L’Academie de Cuisine in Maryland.  In Washington, DC, Tyler worked with some of the great chefs, including De ...