august, 2019

19aug11:00 am4:00 pmChef Conference11:00 am - 4:00 pm Category:Panels & Talks

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(Monday) 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

12 S. Michigan Ave


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Join FOOD BOWL for an afternoon of dynamic panel discussions on topics affecting the food and beverage industry. The panels will cover expansive issues from compensation and benefits, long-standing restaurants of Chicago and more.

11:15 AM: Balance & Benefits
Monica Eng (WBEZ) will host panelists Christine Cikowski, Josh Kulp, and Tony Bezsylko from in a discussion highlighting how restaurants are addressing staff retention, prioritizing benefits and creating opportunities for competitive pay.

12:30PM: Lunch provided by Dos Toros

1:00 PM: Legends
Louisa Chu (Chicago Tribune) hosts leaders from some of Chicago’s mainstays restaurants. How have they survived in such a competitive market? In what ways have they chosen to (or not to) adapt to stay alive. What do they think of Chicago’s hospitality trends? What’s next for them?

3:00 PM: The Road to Ever
Phil Vettel hosts Michael Muser and Curtis Duffy as they share the story of the road to opening their highly anticipated restaurant, Ever.

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