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

BREAKOUT SESSION / WEDNESDAY / MARCH 13, 2019 / 12:45 PM

How to Become a Master Caterer

Offering a solid catering menu used to be a sure-fire way for a brand to stand out from its competitors. Today, though, it’s become a “must-have” on the journey to success and profitability.

This session will not only identify what it takes to implement and grow a thriving catering business, but will also explore the types of technology and software now available to make operations simple and efficient.

Importantly, too, our experts will discuss what an expanding catering business can mean for a restaurant brand’s labor force.

PANELISTS

Sunny Ilyas | Founder/CEO | Vale Food Co.

Sunny Ilyas is Founder & CEO for Vale Food Co, a rapidly growing healthy fast casual restaurant in Florida that offers build your own bowls; açaí bowls, and also provides meal plan delivery services. A true entrepreneur, he set out in 2014 to create a meal plan delivery company to provide people with healthy food that is delicious, convenient, affordable and has variety. In 2016, he was able to grow from a meal plan delivery business to opening up as a restaurant as well. As a dual revenue stream company, Vale Food Co in a year has been able to grow into 3 locations in prime real estate and thrive.

Larry D. Kruguer | President of International | Wingstop

Larry D. Kruguer joined the company as President of International on June 11, 2015. Prior to joining Wingstop, Larry was at Wendy’s International, where he served as Vice President, International Joint Ventures and Key Markets from October 2014 to June 2015, Vice President, International Business Development and Finance from January 2010 to October 2014 and Vice President, International Marketing from October 2007 to January 2010. Prior to that, he was the President and Managing Partner of Prontowash USA, a global car wash services company, from January 2002 to October 2007. From October 1998 to August 2001, he served as Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Alliances for SportsLine.com, a CBS Sports affiliate. Larry has also held management positions with Alamo-Autonation and American Express. He received an MBA in Business Management from University of Miami School of Business Administration in 1992.

MODERATOR

Daniel Brookes | Visual Retail Segment Marketing Manager | Intel Corporation

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