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2017 Restaurant Takeout, Delivery, & Catering Symposium

The Catering Institute

Tuesday, 6 June 2017 from 7:45 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)

2017 Restaurant Takeout, Delivery, & Catering Symposium

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General Admission 5 Jun 2017 US$549.00 US$0.00
Group of 5 6 Jun 2017 US$499.00 US$0.00
Buy 9, get 10th free 6 Jun 2017 US$494.10 US$0.00

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The 2017 Restaurant Takeout, Delivery, and Catering Symposium will focus on solving for the future of restaurant off-premise.

  • Strategies for Restaurant Leadership, Centralized Services, Sales & Marketing, Operations and Delivery.
  • Experience interactive sessions and dive deeply into the complexity of off-premise and the many order and delivery channels available to customers
  • Networking opportunities that foster and enable an environment of idea exchange and actionable strategies that attendees can take back to their organizations


  • Opening Keynote: Building Scalable Off Premise Strategies for today - and tomorrow.
  • The Impact of 3rd party digital ordering channels on your Off-premise Operations.  
  • What’s the right Delivery Strategy for your Brand? 
  • The Art of Catering—Building a Professional Sales & Service Team.
  • The Future of Off-Premise - Deep Automation through Business Logic & Data Flow.


Hear what people had to say about our 2016 Restaurant Catering Leadership Conference in New Orleans:

Who the 2017 Restaurant Takeout, Delivery, and Catering Symposium for?

  • Directors of Restaurant Catering
  • VP's of Restaurant Off Premise
  • Restaurant CEO's, CMO's, COO's, and CFO's
  • Restaurant Marketing Executives  
  • Restaurant Operations Executives

 Whats included:

  • Full day interactive leadership level workshop
  • Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Beverages, Snacks

Here's what our previous attendees had to say:

“It’s a great opportunity for me to network with my peers and find out what other concepts are doing on their catering platforms.” Jackie Kurkjian, Potbelly Sandwich Shop


"This is the first time I've come to a conference that I felt was tailored to my needs and my wants in my position - also it was an inclusive, collaborative environment. I have never gathered so many tactics, tools, and strategies to take back that were this actionable before." Barbara Blackwell, Bruegger's Bagels

About our Sponsors:



At MonkeyMedia Software, we help restaurant operators grow sales and increase profits by educating them to become experts at feeding their customers where they live, work and play.

Our flagship software product, MONKEY is a seamless end-to-end, cloud-based platform. From order capture via online, mobile and phone, right through to order production and delivery management, it works with your existing restaurant systems to ensure flawless execution for takeout, delivery, and catering options.

Starting with one deli back in 1997, we’ve since grown to serve some of the Largest restaurant brands, with our software now operating in over 4000 locations.

To learn more, or to book a demo, please visit us online.

Call us at 1-877-666-6539

PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with a product portfolio that Includes 2 brands that generate more than$1 billion each in annual retail sales. Our main businesses – Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay, and Pepsi-Cola – make hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world.

Call us at 1-800-433-2652

Georgia Power works to be the best in energy generation, transmission and distribution. Our goal is outstanding customer service and customer satisfaction, while providing power for prices well below the national average.

To learn more, please visit us online.

Call us at 1-888-660-5890


The GRA’s mission is to serve as the voice for Georgia’s restaurants in advocacy, education and awareness.Representing over 17,900 foodservice and drinking places in the state of Georgia, the GRA helps make Georgia a better place for restaurants to do business and helps make restaurants better for Georgia.

To learn more, please visit us online.

Call us at 1-404-467-9000


The South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association represents over 1,300 member restaurant and lodging companies and industry-related services providers. It is these members that help make the hospitality industry South Carolina's largest employer and one of the state’s most politically active and public service oriented industries. Our members are the cornerstone of the South Carolina community and economy.

Call us at 803-765-9000


Inktel’s restaurant solutions help multi-unit operators increase same-store sales by upwards of 15% and increase customer retention rates by over 10%. Our proven model helps restaurant operators centralize communication channels thereby enabling them to increase operational efficiency at the store level.

To learn more, please visit us online.

Call us at 1-305-523-1100

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LBP Manufacturing serves customers in the foodservice industry and beyond that seek differentiation, innovation and sustainability in their businesses. LBP harnesses expertise in materials, equipment and converting technology to deliver packaging solutions. LBP’s distinctive, disposable, food and beverages packaging portfolio ranges from single serve to catering-sized packages.

Call us at 1-800-545-6200 or 1-708-652-5600


Voice Teleservices is a centralized call center provider, 100% based in  the U.S.A. We are ready to answer the call for your restaurants! Never miss another high value catering order or to-go call. Let us help increase your average order value and serve as the trusted Voice of your restaurant. 

To learn more, please visit us online.

Call us at 1-877-518-6423


WNA. We bring more to the table.®

WNA is a leading designer and domestic manufacturer of upscale disposable solutions in tableware, servingware and food packaging for the catering and foodservice industries. WNA’s broad stock offerings and customizable options combine style, quality and performance to optimize food presentations and elevate the customer experience.

Call us at 1-888-962-2877


Retail Data Systems is the largest provider of Point Of Sale Hardware and Software, in North America. Founded in 1950, RDS now operates over 25 offices serving customers across the nation providing complete Point Of Sale technology. Our team of over 400 professionals assure our customers of the best 24/7/365 service available. Our list of industry leading POS hardware and software products provide a variety of solutions for companies large and small.

Call us at (402) 553-6220

Primary Color is a global visual solutions company. But more than that, we’re a network of big thinkers, tech-savvy craftsmen and resourceful can-doers. We’ve been turning heads and getting results with next-level marketing products since 1984.

We’re setting the standard as an industry leader through print innovation, painstaking craftsmanship and expert service. All this while innovating traditional workflows and implementing the latest systems-driven print solutions.

Primary Color is also an FSC and 3M certified company, and we’re certified as a G7 Master Printer. So, whether it’s a project as small as a greeting card or colossal as a skyscraper, we’ve got you covered.

call us at 1-770-558-1437

Technomic is the "go-to" source for food and foodservice industry data, intelligence and commentary. Fact is, our staff finds answers to the industry's greatest business challenges and quandaries. Technomic's proprietary research, trend analysis, forecasts, common-interest studies and state-of-the-industry reports fuel client's' business and marketing plans. Clients frequently reference our findings and recommendations in presentations to customers, employees and boards of directors. Further, news, business and trade media routinely source Technomic data and commentary.

Call us at 1(312)876-0004 

Since 1927, Southern Champion Tray has been manufacturing quality paperboard packaging products. As a third generation, family-owned company, our reputation has been built through clear vision, constant innovation, and unwavering commitment to excellence and integrity in everything we do. These principles have been the backbone of our success. 


Call us at 1-800-468-2222



About our Speakers:
  • Mo Asgari

    Mo Asgari

    MonkeyMedia Software


  • Michael Atkinson

    Michael Atkinson


    Founder & CEO

  • Tracy Avolio

    Tracy Avolio

    The Catering Institute

    Vice President

  • Barbara Blackwell

    Barbara Blackwell

    Bruegger's Enterprises

    Director of Catering

  • Erle Dardick

    Erle Dardick

    MonkeyMedia Software & The Catering Institute

    Founder & CEO

  • Brian Farris

    Brian Farris

    FOCUS Brands

    VP, International Operations

  • Paul Hicks

    Paul Hicks

    Corner Bakery Cafe

    SVP Operations Services & Brand Development

  • Richard Hodges

    Richard Hodges

    La Madeleine

    VP, Operastions Services

  • Trudy Jones

    Trudy Jones

    Red Robin

    Director of Alternative Platforms, Catering

  • Ed Keller

    Ed Keller

    Which Wich Superior Sandwiches

    Director of Off Premise Sales

  • Tim Kimmel

    Tim Kimmel

    Fazoli's Restaurant Group

    Director of Off-Premise Business Development

  • Jackie Kurkjian

    Jackie Kurkjian

    Potbelly Sandwich Shop

    National Director of Catering and Backline Sales

  • Gracie Prasanson

    Gracie Prasanson

    Jason's Deli

    Director of Sales

  • Jim Rand

    Jim Rand

    P.F. Chang's China Bistro

    VP, Catering

  • Jason Schlenker

    Jason Schlenker

    Inktel Contact Center Solutions

    SVP, Business Development

Have questions about 2017 Restaurant Takeout, Delivery, & Catering Symposium? Contact The Catering Institute

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Atlanta, Georgia
241 Ralph McGill Blvd,
Atlanta, Georgia 30308

Tuesday, 6 June 2017 from 7:45 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)

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The Catering Institute

The Catering Institute is a leading educator in takeout, delivery and catering, providing training, certification and consulting to restaurant operators and their teams.

The Catering Institute is a private, independent academic institution. Led by Founder & CEO Erle Dardick, the faculty at the Catering Institute is passionate about helping brands excel at feeding their customers where they Live, Work & Play™

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