10:15 AM-11:00 AM
Room: Independent Summit Theater, Booth 1956
Format: Single Presenter

For far too long, the livelihood of small restaurant owners has been shackled to review sites, third-party delivery apps, discount promotions and “loyalty” clubs. We try to compete with the big chain restaurants in an uphill Read More

Speaker
Loycent Gordon
Owner/CEO
Historic Neir’s Tavern est. 1829
United States

10:15 AM-11:00 AM
Room: TechBytes Summit Theater, Booth 2175
Format: Single Presenter
In this session, you'll discover how to create a perfect marketing machine that will have you rolling in new guests and get your current guests to happily spend Read More
Speaker
Rev Ciancio
Handcraft Burgers and Brew
United States

10:15 AM-11:00 AM
Room: Multi Unit & Chain Summit Theater, Booth 1644
Format: Single Presenter

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Advisory Board
Darren Denington
Service with Style
United States

10:15 AM-11:00 AM
Room: Foodservice Summit Theater, Booth 1630
Format: Single Presenter
Find out why the demand for 100% plant-based options is increasing so dramatically and don’t be left behind! Find out why there is so much more demand for plant-based options and concepts for providing what your customers Read More
Speaker
Amie Hamlin
Executive Director
The Coalition for Healthy School Food
United States

10:30 AM-11:15 AM
Room: Center Stage, Booth 1765
Format: Culinary Demonstration

10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Room: Room 1C03
Format: Single Presenter



The hardest thing for a leader to do is build a team of people who show up motivated and ready to work.  Contests and incentives will only get you so far, and there are only so many pizza parties a person can Read More

Speaker
Julia Bernstein
JC Bernstein
United States

11:15 AM-12:00 PM
Room: Foodservice Summit Theater, Booth 1630
Format: Single Presenter
Today meeting all the requirements of the pandemic can be overwhelming.  Operations juggle with limited help, social distancing, masks, lower customer counts, reduced menu options and more.  These changes it makes it difficult for Read More
Speaker
Marlisa Brown
Registered Dietitian-Certified Diabetes Educator-Chef-Author-Speaker
Total Wellness Inc.
United States

11:15 AM-12:00 PM
Room: Independent Summit Theater, Booth 1956
Format: Single Presenter

Tough times never last, but with the right tools in hand, entrepreneurs do. The pandemic exposed the importance of preparation and adaptability. As a CPA who specializes in serving the restaurant business, Anne Gannon had a unique vantage point to what was really happening during the most Read More

Speaker
Anne Gannon
The Largo Group
United States

11:15 AM-12:00 PM
Room: Multi Unit & Chain Summit Theater, Booth 1644
Format: Single Presenter
You have tons of great ideas. Employee culture! Marketing! New brand initiatives! But who the heck can find the time Read More
Speaker
Alison Anne
Leader of the #RestaurantRevolution
United States

11:15 AM-12:00 PM
Room: TechBytes Summit Theater, Booth 2175
Format: Single Presenter
Food and beverage operations have gone through quite possibly the most challenging year the industry has ever experienced. Technology acceleration, quick pivots, and sweeping changes to numerous businesses have upended the industry. In this session, you’ll hear Read More
Advisory Board
Robert Grimes
United States

11:45 AM-12:45 PM
Room: Room 1C03
Format: Single Presenter

Restaurant tenants beware, selling your restaurant also involves your landlord and the space you lease.  What if the landlord refuses to co-operate on a lease assignment or transfer to the buyer of your restaurant?  Learn the 7 Read More

Speaker
Dale Willerton
Lease Consultant
The Lease Coach
United States

11:45 AM-12:45 PM
Room: Center Stage, Booth 1765
Format: Award Presentation

We are honored and excited to present the 2022 Torch Award to Chef Anita Lo.



The word Torch symbolizes many things, including illumination, energy, joy, victory, enlightenment, hope, and education. The Torch Award, presented by The International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York and The New York State Restaurant Association Read More


1:15 PM-2:00 PM
Room: Center Stage, Booth 1765
Format: Award Presentation

We are honored to present the inaugural 2022 Humanitarian Spotlight Award to Nate Mook, CEO of World Central Kitchen.



The Humanitarian Spotlight Award is presented to a company or individual who exemplifies philanthropy and gives back to the foodservice and hospitality Read More


2:00 PM-2:45 PM
Room: Independent Summit Theater, Booth 1956
Format: Single Presenter
This is a must attend session for both existing restaurant owners facing a lease renewal negotiation and new startup restaurant tenants.  Learn the 13 costly mistakes Tenants make in the leasing process.  Find out how to negotiate Read More
Speaker
Dale Willerton
Lease Consultant
The Lease Coach
United States

2:00 PM-2:45 PM
Room: Multi Unit & Chain Summit Theater, Booth 1644
Format: Single Presenter
In 1984 Gotham Bar & Grill opened in the heart of Greenwich Village and helped launch a new era in American dining. The recipient of a Michelin Star, six 3-star reviews in the NY Times, and a Read More
Speaker
Bret Csencsitz
Managing Partner
Gotham Restaurant
United States
Speaker
Chip Klose
Restaurant Coach & Host of the Restaurant Strategy Podcast
Chip Klose Creative
United States

2:00 PM-2:45 PM
Room: Foodservice Summit Theater, Booth 1630
Format: Single Presenter
Coffee doesn’t Have to be complicated or expensive! You don’t need a full-time barista making complicated espresso drinks to create a memorable coffee experience. Join us as we explore some simple, fun, cost effective ways to enhance Read More
Speaker
Mike Miller
Culture & Community Ambassador
Dillanos
United States

2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Room: Room 1C03
Format: Single Presenter
This pandemic makes it difficult for operators to make a profit.  With so many customers on gluten-free diets finding a way to accommodate them using your existing menu can drive extra business your way.  Read More
Speaker
Marlisa Brown
Registered Dietitian-Certified Diabetes Educator-Chef-Author-Speaker
Total Wellness Inc.
United States

2:15 PM-3:00 PM
Room: Center Stage, Booth 1765
Format: Culinary Demonstration

This must-attend seminar will include discussion, demonstrations, and deep dives into menu creation from top experts in the hospitality industry. These experts will walk you through the essential components that are needed Read More

Speaker
Art Sutley
Director of Strategic Accounts
Director of Strategic Accounts
United States
Speaker
Mia Mastroianni
Celebrity Mixologist
Consultant as seen on Bar Rescue
United States
Speaker
Phil Wills
Owner/Partner, The Spirits In Motion
Consultant as seen on Bar Rescue
United States

3:30 PM-4:15 PM
Room: Multi Unit & Chain Summit Theater, Booth 1644
Format: Single Presenter

Restaurants all over the country are struggling to support their managers in a world where we have no way to predict what is coming next.  There are no warning signs, and no resources available to help them overcome the unpredictable.  As they put out one fire, another Read More

Speaker
Julia Bernstein
JC Bernstein
United States

3:30 PM-4:15 PM
Room: Foodservice Summit Theater, Booth 1630
Format: Single Presenter
Want to add easy, innovative and affordable plant-based options to your menu for foodservice? Hear from a Read More
Speaker
Safiya Carter
Mashugana Sisters
United States

3:30 PM-4:15 PM
Room: Independent Summit Theater, Booth 1956
Format: Panel Presentation
Do you find yourself getting stuck in your marketing wondering how to increase new guest acquisition or how to increase guest frequency and spend?




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Speaker
Gary Barnes
VP of Tech and Innovation
Gregorys Coffee
United States
Speaker
Rev Ciancio
Handcraft Burgers and Brew
United States
Speaker
Robby Hoyt
Director of Marketing
Sticky's Finger Joint
United States
Speaker
Robert Guarino
5 Napkin Burger
United States

3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Room: Center Stage, Booth 1765
Format: Culinary Demonstration

Are you a coffee lover? This year’s Hip Sip’s Battle of the Modern Bartender returns and coffee is the name of the game. 

Bartenders Read More

Speaker
Art Sutley
Director of Strategic Accounts
Director of Strategic Accounts
United States
Speaker
Mia Mastroianni
Celebrity Mixologist
Consultant as seen on Bar Rescue
United States
Speaker
Phil Wills
Owner/Partner, The Spirits In Motion
Consultant as seen on Bar Rescue
United States

10:15 AM-11:00 AM
Room: TechBytes Summit Theater, Booth 2175
Format: Single Presenter
The accelerated tech wave is here to stay, but how do you know what is essential to your business and what can be optimized elsewhere? Read More
Speaker
Solomon Choi
Founder/CE-Yo!
16 Handles
United States

10:15 AM-11:00 AM
Room: Independent Summit Theater, Booth 1956
Format: Single Presenter
A candid one-on-one conversation about the previous normal, adaptation during the pandemic, and the elements of a new normal in 2022 from the lens of an operator with a focus on profit margins, guest experiences, culture, Read More
Speaker
Doug Radkey
President + Project Manager
KRG Hospitality Inc.
United States
Speaker
Katherine Fuchs
CEO & Executive Chef
The Thirsty Koala
United States

10:15 AM-11:00 AM
Room: Multi Unit & Chain Summit Theater, Booth 1644
Format: Single Presenter
The past few years have been very difficult for us all.  The pandemic has lowered customer counts and lead to big increases in meals to go and deliveries.  Do you have a system in Read More
Speaker
Marlisa Brown
Registered Dietitian-Certified Diabetes Educator-Chef-Author-Speaker
Total Wellness Inc.
United States

10:25 AM-11:00 AM
Room: Foodservice Summit Theater, Booth 1630
Format: Single Presenter
Expand your menu to capitalize on the growing demand for cold brew! Join the experts from Toddy to gain menu inspiration using cold brew coffee and tea as a core ingredient in cocktails, mocktails, as well as Read More
Speaker
Julia Leach
President
Toddy LLC
United States

10:30 AM-11:15 AM
Room: Center Stage, Booth 1765
Format: Culinary Demonstration

10:30 AM-12:45 PM
Room: Room 1C03
Format: Single Presenter

Most restaurant owners don’t go into the restaurant business because they love numbers! Yet knowing and understanding the financial numbers for a restaurant is essential to being successful. While you don’t have to be an accountant to run a restaurant, it sure helps to Read More

Speaker
Anne Gannon
The Largo Group
United States

11:15 AM-12:00 PM
Room: Foodservice Summit Theater, Booth 1630
Format: Single Presenter
Speaker
Stephen Lupo
Principal
Sam A Lupo and Sons, Inc.
United States

11:15 AM-12:00 PM
Room: TechBytes Summit Theater, Booth 2175
Format: Single Presenter
Speaker
Robert Guarino
5 Napkin Burger
United States

11:15 AM-12:00 PM
Room: Multi Unit & Chain Summit Theater, Booth 1644
Format: Single Presenter
Oftentimes, operators think about growing their business and the best way to scale their concept. How do you know whether to franchise or raise capital and open company owned locations? Learn how 1 entrepreneur double downed on building Read More
Speaker
Solomon Choi
Founder/CE-Yo!
16 Handles
United States

11:15 AM-12:00 PM
Room: Independent Summit Theater, Booth 1956
Format: Single Presenter

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Speaker
Darren Denington
Service with Style
United States

11:45 AM-12:30 PM
Room: Center Stage
Format: Panel Presentation

Restaurant operators faced forced closures, ever-changing regulations, crippling staff shortages, and supply chain issues during the last two years of the pandemic. How do we now take the lessons learned and innovations implemented to survive during this time and use them Read More

Speaker
Loycent Gordon
Owner/CEO
Historic Neir’s Tavern est. 1829
United States
Speaker
Luca Di Pietro
Founder and CEO, Tarallucci e Vino Restaurant Group
Co-Founder of Feed the Frontlines NYC
United States
Speaker
Melissa Fleischut
CEO
NYSRA
United States
Speaker
Sarah Saracino
Sr. VP of Human Resources
Meyer Jabara Hotels
United States

12:45 PM-1:45 PM
Room: Center Stage, Booth 1765
Format: Culinary Demonstration

We are honored to present the 2022 Beacon Award to Chef Millie Peartree. 



The word Beacon symbolizes many things, including a person who illuminates or inspires. The Beacon Award, presented on behalf of The International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York, was created to recognize a female leader(s) who has Read More


1:00 PM-1:45 PM
Room: Multi Unit & Chain Summit Theater, Booth 1644
Format: Single Presenter
"Incentives for Foodservice, Reimagined” provides an overview of the innovative rebate program available for Con Edison and National Grid customers when purchasing qualifying energy efficient equipment. Foodservice organizations benefit by receiving rebates instantly at the point-of-sale and Read More
Speaker
Carlos Infante
Con Edison, Small or Medium Business Program
United States
Speaker
Sam Chussid
Project Manager II
Energy Solutions
United States
Sponsored byEnergy Solutions

1:00 PM-1:45 PM
Format: Single Presenter

The restaurant industry is rapidly changing. Whether Read More

Speaker
Noah Hayes
General Manager of North America
Deliverect
United States
Speaker
Zhong Xu
Co-founder & CEO
Deliverect
United States
Sponsored byDeliverect

2:00 PM-2:45 PM
Room: TechBytes Summit Theater, Booth 2175
Format: Single Presenter
Speaker
Zack Oates
Founder & CEO
Ovation
United States
Sponsored byOvation

2:00 PM-2:45 PM
Room: Multi Unit & Chain Summit Theater, Booth 1644
Format: Single Presenter
The importance of creating a positive workplace culture to attract and retain quality employees in an employee driven job Read More
Speaker
James King
CEO
Titan Hospitality Group
United States

2:00 PM-2:45 PM
Room: Independent Summit Theater, Booth 1956
Format: Single Presenter
Speaker
Oron Franco
Co-Founder
Prime 6
United States

2:00 PM-2:45 PM
Room: Foodservice Summit Theater, Booth 1630
Format: Single Presenter

“What we eat directly impacts our well-being, our communities, and our planet.”  – Anne Marie Colbin, Founder of the Natural Gourmet Institute





The next wave of healthy diets will be those that Read More

Speaker
Robert Graham
Co-Founder
FRESH Med
United States

2:00 PM-5:00 PM
Room: Room 1C03
Format: Single Presenter

NY Seafood Summit is where a group of enthusiastic professionals with a vested interest in seafood will meet to foster active communications Read More


2:15 PM-3:00 PM
Room: Center Stage, Booth 1765
Format: Culinary Demonstration

3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Room: Independent Summit Theater, Booth 1956
Format: Single Presenter

Why Independent Restaurant Business Basics are On-Trend Post Pandemic



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Speaker
Barry Shuster
Founding Executive Editor and Associate Publisher
Restaurant Startup & Growth magazine and RestaurantOwner.com
United States

3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Room: Center Stage, Booth 1765
Format: Culinary Demonstration
Let's get meatless! Are you ready to bring on the veggies for a chance to win $1,000?!

This year's Rapid Fire Challenge Read More
Speaker
Gennaro Pecchia
Chef
United States
Speaker
Maria Loi
Corporate Executive Chef
Loi Estiatorio and the Loi Brand
United States
Speaker
Stephen Yen
Executive Chef
TAO Group
United States

10:30 AM-11:15 AM
Room: TechBytes Summit Theater, Booth 2175
Format: Single Presenter

Data. Data. Data. Everyone has it, many sell it, few use it. Applying a strategic approach, data will reveal insights to drive differentiated experiences that build revenue, improve efficiencies, and shape your brand. We’ll dive into the pool of a Read More

Speaker
James Boushka
Director, Digital Growth Strategy | Global Sales and Marketing
Emerge by Aramark
United States

10:30 AM-11:15 AM
Room: Center Stage, Booth 1765
Format: Culinary Demonstration

10:30 AM-11:15 AM
Room: Multi Unit & Chain Summit Theater, Booth 1644
Format: Single Presenter
Will some ways of life in this industry change for the better? Will perhaps this industry come out of this pandemic even stronger? The pandemic may have provided us with that once in a lifetime opportunity Read More
Speaker
Doug Radkey
President + Project Manager
KRG Hospitality Inc.
United States

10:30 AM-11:15 AM
Room: Foodservice Summit Theater, Booth 1630
Format: Single Presenter
Pantries are an integral part of the culture at Bloomberg LP. They are spaces for employees, clients, guests, etc. to come together, collaborate and meet outside of regular business activities. The spaces are thoughtfully designed Read More
Speaker
Samantha Winnick
Food Operations North America
Bloomberg LP
United States

10:30 AM-11:15 AM
Room: Independent Summit Theater, Booth 1956
Format: Single Presenter

Technology is reshaping every aspect of our lives including retail, education, travel, healthcare, and more, yet restaurants continue to resist the pull. Why, as an industry, do we continue to ignore the solutions that technology can provide? Read More

Speaker
Chip Klose
Restaurant Coach & Host of the Restaurant Strategy Podcast
Chip Klose Creative
United States

10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Room: Room 1C03
Format: Single Presenter

The MUST-HAVE Strategies for Managing Labor and Staffing Issues in a Changing Market 



Operating a successful Restaurant, Bar, Café, Resort or Hotel is only possible with an incredible team, but our industry is struggling with ways to attract, Read More

Speaker
Darren Denington
Service with Style
United States

12:45 PM-1:30 PM
Room: Foodservice Summit Theater, Booth 1630
Format: Single Presenter

Brothers Mohammed and Rahim Diallo came to America as teenagers, while their family stayed back in Guinea, West Africa. 



Life wasn’t easy in the first years of American life — Mohammed was working below minimum wage jobs while Rahim spent a year in immigration custody with his only crime being born in a different Read More

Speaker
Mohammad Diallo
Ginjan Bros
United States
Speaker
Rahim Diallo
Ginjan Bros
United States

12:45 PM-1:30 PM
Room: Independent Summit Theater, Booth 1956
Format: Single Presenter

Breakfast and brunch has become an indulgent experience. We've gone from menu items like scrambled tofu to gourmet level omelets featuring vegan proteins  and gooey melted cheeses using the newest Read More
Speaker
Safiya Carter
Mashugana Sisters
United States

12:45 PM-1:30 PM
Room: Multi Unit & Chain Summit Theater, Booth 1644
Format: Single Presenter
Speaker
B. Allan Kurtz
Managing Director
Gotham Hall and Ziegfeld Ballroom
United States

1:00 PM-1:45 PM
Room: Center Stage, Booth 1765
Format: Culinary Demonstration

2:00 PM-2:45 PM
Room: Multi Unit & Chain Summit Theater, Booth 1644
Format: Single Presenter
In this session, Payal Saha of the Kati Roll Company will discuss all the crises in her 20-years in the industry, especially the biggest one, COVID-19, in all its avatars! Attendees will learn what it’s means to survive Read More
Speaker
Payal Saha
Kati Roll Company
United States

2:00 PM-2:45 PM
Room: Foodservice Summit Theater, Booth 1630
Format: Single Presenter
Speaker
Oron Franco
Co-Founder
Prime 6
United States