March 11-13 | Louisville, KY  —  Early Bird registration ends December 21. Sign up today!

BREAKOUT SESSION / TUESDAY / MARCH 12, 2019 / 4:00 PM

Ask a Chef

If you want to know what’s on the cusp of menu and foodservice trends, the people to ask are the adventurous and inspired restaurant chefs who are cooking and creating new and exciting dishes every day.

This session will bring together talented fast casual chefs and news-making chefs outside the segment to discuss what’s coming next on the restaurant scene.

PANELISTS

Ciarán Duffy | Corporate Executive Chef | Moe’s Southwest Grill

Ciarán Duffy joins Moe’s Southwest Grill, a brand within the FOCUS Brands portfolio, as Vice President and Corporate Executive Chef. His previous role was Director of Research & Development for FOCUS Brands Channels Group, where he developed licensed products for the consumer-packaged goods and foodservice divisions, for each of the FOCUS Brands snack and restaurant brands. In his new role, Ciarán works with the Moe’s leadership team and franchise community on menu innovation to create new platforms, flavor profiles and ingredients to continue the bold and unique dining experience at Moe’s Southwest Grill. Chef Ciarán brings more than 20 years of professional culinary experience to the table.

Janene Holig | Executive Chef | Hot Indian Foods

Speaker bio coming soon!

Jason Moore | Corporate Executive Chef | Schlotzsky’s

Jason Moore first fell in love with cooking while growing up with his maternal grandfather who taught him that thoughtful preparation of good food was meant to be shared with family and friends. Adopting that same passion for cooking, he went on to receive his culinary certification and training with the American Culinary Federation in Nashville, TN. Post professional training, Jason gained real-world experience learning classic techniques used in fine-dining restaurants. By 2017, Jason was the culinary innovation chef at Buffalo Wild Wings, leading all culinary development projects including a complete revamp of the core menu. Most recently, Jason joined Focus Brands as executive chef for Schlotzsky’s.

MODERATOR

Daniel Brookes | Visual Retail Segment Marketing Manager | Intel Corporation

Speaker bio coming soon!

session sponsor