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Tuesday, March 26 • 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Coaching Chalk Talks - Booth 1434

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This is expert level consults, delivered in one-on-one, 15-minute coaching sessions to jumpstart your business and quickly and efficiently tackle your biggest challenge. Bring your menu, your marketing plan, your P&L, or whatever area you think needs the most work. Find the topic and choose the expert that best meets what you are looking for.  Spots are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tuesday's experts will cover Management/Operations, Technology, Culinary, and Marketing/Social Media.

Coaching schedule below!

12-1pm Jayne Portnoy and Jay Mitchell
1-2 pm Donald Burns and Pablo Agular
2-3 pm Erik Shellenberger & Louie La Vella
3-4 pm Donald Burns & Frank Besednjak
4-5 pm Darren Denington & David Scott Peters

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Donald Burns

Founder & CEO, The Restaurant Coach
Donald Burns is The Restaurant Coach™, named one of The Top 50 Restaurant Experts to Follow in 2018 and one of 23 Inspiring Hospitality Experts to Follow on Twitter. He is the leading authority, speaker, and international coach on how restaurant owners, operators, and culinary professionals go from just good to becoming... Read More →
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Frank Besednjak

President & CEO, The Training Source, Inc.
Frank Besednjak is President of The Training Source Inc., a diversified company that offers business training, coaching, and consulting services. He is also a motivational speaker, and business coach. A US Navy veteran with a Bachelor of Business Administration and Marketing degree... Read More →
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Jayne Portnoy

Founder, JP Consulting
Jayne Portnoy is a seasoned marketing executive within the entertainment, hospitality and beverage industries and has driven the development and execution for brands such as The Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League, Outback Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill, and Roy's Hawaiian... Read More →
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Erik Shellenberger

Owner, Bar Marketing Basics
Erik Shellenberger has been in the restaurant and bar industry since he was 13 years old working for his mother in the food & beverage dept. at a local ski resort in Park City UT where he grew up. He has held every position from dishwasher to bartender to marketing director and everything... Read More →
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Louie La Vella

President, La Vella Nightlife
Nightclub and Bar marketing expert and author Louie La Vella has worked with brands such as Skyy Vodka, Red Bull, Bacardi, television networks such as BPMTV Canada and hundreds of nightclub and bars. La Vella has produced and marketed over 30 live music concerts and thousands of weekly... Read More →
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Darren Denington

President, Service With Style
Darren Dennington has over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry and has an extensive background as a Food and Beverage Director, Executive Chef, General Manager, Restaurant Owner, Staff Trainer and Consultant. Nowadays, you can find Darren serving as founder of Ser... Read More →
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Jason "Boston Jay" Mitchell

Director of Consulting Services, Managing Partner, RMD Consulting Group
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Pablo Aguilar

VP of Nightlife Operations, RMD Group
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David Scott Peters

Founder, TheRestaurantExpert.com
David Scott Peters is a restaurant consultant, coach, speaker and founder of TheRestaurantExpert.com, a company committed to the success of independent restaurants. Peters is a restaurant industry-recognized blogger and his writing is regularly published in restaurant industry publications... Read More →

Tuesday March 26, 2019 12:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Booth 1434