Mon, April 10 - Wed, April 12, 2023

Enercare Centre, Toronto & VIRTUAL

2022 Speaker Lineup

Breakfast With Champions

jeremy-gutsche

Jeremy Gutsche

Founder & CEO, Trend Hunter

david-uk

David U.K.

CEO, Pros and Content

donna-dooher

Donna Dooher

Chef & Owner, Mildred’s Temple Kitchen

lara-s

LARA SKRIPITSKY

VP, Chief Technology & Operations Support Officer, McDonald's

jp-gervais-1

JEAN-PHILIPPE GERVAIS

Vice President & Chief Economist, Farm Credit Canada

chris-elliott

CHRIS EILLOTT

Senior Economist, Restaurants Canada

Hosts & Curators

trevor-lui

Trevor Lui

RC Show Pop UP Experience Curator, Co-Founder, Quell Now Inc & Principal, Highbell Group

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christina-veira

Christina Veira

RC Show Bar & Beverage Curator, Owner, Bar Mordecai, Damigiana Academy

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evelyn-chick

Evelyn Chick

RC Show Bar & Beverage Curator, Owner, Ahma & Love of Cocktails

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cristina-carpio

Cristina Carpio

Host, Culinary Stage & Founder/Editor-in-Chief, Evolve Magazine

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gord-hannah

Gord Hannah

Host, Bar & Beverage Stage & Bar Director, Drake Hotel Properties

azalea-hart

Azalea Hart

Host, Pop UP Experience, Trend Reporter & Associate Producer, CHUM Morning Show

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richard-cazeau

Richard Cazeau

Host, Speaker Stage
Content Writer, Producer, Host of Award-winning Alternative and Digital Programming

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philman-george

Philman George

Host & Corporate Chef, High Liner Foodservice 

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Speaker Stage

domenic-primucci

Domenic Primucci

President, Pizza Nova

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adenah

Adenah Bayoh

Co-Founder, Cornbread

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matt-rubinoff

Matt Rubinoff

Founder, stackt Market

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ali-khan-lanai

Ali Khan Lalani

Founder & CEO, General Assembly Pizza

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v-gaik

Vanessa Gaik

Head of Industry, TikTok

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adam-teolis

Adam Teolis

Founder & CEO, Chefdrop

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andy-deonarine

Andy Deonarine

Co-CEO, CannSell

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ASAD AMIN<br><span>Vice President, Ipsos</span>

Asad Amin

Senior Vice President, Ipsos

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chad-finkelstein

Chad Finkelstein

Partner, Dale & Lessmann LLP

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cheryl-appleton

Cheryl Appleton

Founder, Canadian Women In Food

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chris-barrett

Chris Barrett

CEO, Operatic Agency

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dana-mccauley

Dana McCauley

Chief Experience Officer, Canadian Food Innovation Network

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DOUGLAS MCMASTER<br><span>Founder, Silo - London</span>

Douglas McMaster

Founder, Silo - London

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duncan-fulton

Duncan Fulton

Chief Corporate Officer, Restaurant Brands International Inc.

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ERIK JOYAL<br><span>President, Ascari Hospitality Group</span>

Erik Joyal

President, Ascari Hospitality Group

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michel-falcon

Michel Falcon

Owner, Brasa Peruvian Kitchen

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esther-fleurimond

Esther Fleurimond

Specialized Consultant, Healthy Workplaces, Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS)

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hassel-aviles

Hassel Aviles

Executive Director, Not 9 to 5 Org

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james-watson

James Watson

Merchandising Manager (Canada), Gordon Food Service

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jason-giagrande

Jason Giagrande

Head of Business, XTM Inc.

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jennifer-menard-shand

Jennifer Ménard-Shand

Founder & CEO, Staff Shop Inc.

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jim-taylor

Jim Taylor

Founder & CEO, BenchmarkSixty

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jo-ann-mcarthur

Jo-Ann McArthur

President & Founder, Nourish Food Marketing

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JUANITA DICKSON<br><span>President & CFO, Gusto 54 Restaurant Group</span>

Juanita Dickson

President & CFO, Gusto 54 Restaurant Group

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JULIE DENTON<br><span>Chief People Officer, Recipe Unlimited</span>

Julie Denton

Chief People Officer, Recipe Unlimited

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ROGER MOOKING<br><span>Chef, Television Host & Restaurateur</span>

Roger Mooking

Chef, Television Host & Restaurateur

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kyla-tuori

Kyla Tuori

Corporate Chef, Unilever Food Solutions & #FairKitchens Ambassador

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MATT DEAN PETTIT<br><span>Chef, Television Personality & Entrepreneur</span>

Matt Dean Pettit

Chef, Television Personality & Entrepreneur

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matt-johnston

Matt Johnston

Co-Founder & CEO, Collective Arts Brewing

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MEERU DHALWALA<br><span>Co-owner & Chef, Vij's Restaurant</span>

Meeru Dhalwala

Co-owner & Chef, Vij's Restaurant

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michelle-caine

Michelle Caine

Chair, Hospitality Management, School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts at Centennial College

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PAUL TAYLOR<br><span>Executive Director, FoodShare</span>

Paul Taylor

Executive Director, FoodShare

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rahil-hoque

Rahil Hoque

Partner & Director of Operations, Ascari Hospitality Group

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REN NAVARRO<br><span>Owner & Operator, Beer. Diversity.</span>

Ren Navarro

Owner & Operator, Beer. Diversity.

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stephanie-lui-valentim

Stephanie Lui-Valentim

Co-founder, ​​Quell Now Inc.

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sylvain-charlebois

Sylvain Charlebois

Scientific Director, Agri-Food Analytics Lab, Dalhousie University

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trang-trinh

Trang Trinh

CEO, TREC Brands

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vince-sgabellone

Vince Sgabellone

Industry Analyst, Canada Foodservice, NPD Group

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yianni-fountas

Yianni Fountas

Senior Director, Emerging Brands & Partnerships, Strategic Projects & Business Insights, Recipe Unlimited

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Tabassum-Zalotrawala

Tabassum Zalotrawala

Chief Development Officer, Chipotle Mexican Grill

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jean-francois-archambault

Jean-François Archambault

General Director & Founder, La Tablée des Chefs

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celeste-mussio

Celeste Mussio

Head of Sales, Data and AdTech, Pelmorex Corp.

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greg-baumken

Greg Baumken

Vice President, VIBRANT Marketing

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vasiliki-mcinnes

Vasiliki McInnes

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Odd Burger

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brenda-oreily

Brenda O'Reilly

Restauranteur & Consultant

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stephanie-donnan

Stephanie Donnan

City Manager, Uber Eats

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yanick-morin

Yanick Morin

General Manager, A&W

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colleen-nolan

Colleen Nolan

HR Development, Training & Community Engagement Specialist, Indigenous Tourism Ontario

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david-coulter

David Coulter

Director of Corporate Sales, Diversey Canada

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patricia-ghamami2

Patricia Ghamami

General Manager, Drake Devonshire

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patti-thompson

Patti Thompson

VP, Sales and Marketing, King Cole Ducks Ltd

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kimberly-kuzmak

Kimberly Kuzmak

VP Client Management, Global Merchant Services, American Express

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karen-davidson

Karen Davidson

General Manager, Marben & The Cloak Bar

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cara-piggot

Cara Piggot

Senior Vice President, Operations and Food Services, Boston Pizza

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jonathon-brown

Jonathan Brown

Chief Sales Officer, Trend Hunter

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jay-ashton

Jay Ashton

Business Resources & Brand Activation Manager, Sysco

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chris-klugman

Chris Klugman

President & Owner, Paintbox Catering and Bistro

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david-henkes

David Henkes

Senior Principal, Technomic

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elle-asiedu

Elle Asiedu

Co-Founder, The Re-Seasoning Coalition

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mike-juska

Mike Juska

Manager of Sales & Operations, Beam Suntory Canada

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Culinary Stage

joseph-shawana

Joseph Shawana

Chef & Chair, Indigenous Culinary of Associated Nations

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elia-herrera

Elia Herrera

Chef & Owner, Colibrí

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gianluigi

Gianluigi Griguzzo

Master Pizza Chef, Molino Vigevano

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philman-george

Philman George

Corporate Chef, High Liner Foodservice

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latoya-fagon

La-Toya Fagon

Chef & Owner, Twist Catering

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andre-mondor

André Mondor

Vice President, Restogreen

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gracen-chungath

Gracen Chungath

Senior Vice President, Destination Development, Destination Canada

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graham-schave

Graham Schave

Corporate Chef, High Liner Foodservice

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aman-dosanj

Aman Dosanj

Edible Storyteller, The Paisley Notebook

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sam-kashani

Sam Kashani

Country Manager, Too Good To Go

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roberto-smeraldi

Roberto Smeraldi

Chef de Cuisine & Journalist, Atá Institute / ArteSã / O Estado de São Paulo

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domenic-pedulla

Domenic Pedulla

President, Canadian Food Safety Group / SafeCheck Training

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victoria-clarke

Victoria Clarke

CEO, Tourism Mississauga

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charlotte-langley

Charlotte Langley

CCO & Co-Founder, Scout Canning

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chef billy alexander

Billy Alexander

Director of Programs, Culinary Tourism Alliance

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craig-mcintosh

Craig McIntosh

CEO, Trendi

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karen-mcathy

Karen McAthy

CEO & Co-founder, Lumi Foods

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adolfo-perret

Adolfo Perret

Executive Chef, Punta Sal Restaurants

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daniela-manrique

Daniela Manrique

Chef & Owner, The Soca Kitchen

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paolo-dimanno

Paolo DiManno

Senior Director, Strategic Sourcing, Recipe Unlimited

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chris-locke

Chris Locke

Executive Chef, Marben

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blair-bullus

Blair Bullus

Founder & President, Wamame Foods Inc

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chris-bryson

Chris Bryson

Founder & CEO, New School Foods

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haruna-suzuki

Haruna Suzuki

Chef, Consulate-General of Japan - Toronto

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yuta-makino

Yuta Makino

Chef, Consulate-General of Japan - Honolulu

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trevor-lui

Trevor Lui

Chef & Co-Founder, Quell

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owen-miller-white

Owen Miller-White

Manager, Restaurant Food Safety & Environment, A&W

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lisa-bishop

Lisa Bishop-Spencer

Director, Brand & Communications, Chicken Farmers of Canada

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shane-vasquez

Shane Vasquez

Health & Safety Specialist, Oliver & Bonacini Hospitality

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kyle-andreason

Kyle Andreasen

Research Coordinator, Red River College

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Bar & Beverage Stage

SAM LE<br><span>National Coordinator, SCA Canada</span>

Sam Le

National Coordinator, SCA Canada

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robert-carter-headshot

Robert Carter

President, Coffee Association of Canada

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VICTORIA STEWART<br><span>Director of Beverage Innovation, Restaurant Brands International</span>

Victoria Stewart

Director of Beverage Innovation, Restaurant Brands International

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max-roemer

Max Roemer

Territory Manager, Breakthru Beverage Canada

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christine-cruz

Christine Cruz-Clarke

CEO, Balzac’s Coffee Roasters

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matthew-crompton

Matthew Crompton

Client Solutions Director, CGA Strategy

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mitch-stefani

Mitch Stefani

Client Solutions Manager, CGA Strategy

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jordan-lesso

Jordan Lesso

Head Sommelier, Osteria Rialto, Bar Biltmore & Blue Door Wine Shop

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lorie-osullivan

Lorie O'Sullivan

Sommelier, Sash Restaurant

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farzam-fallah

Farzam Fallah

Bar Manager, The Cloak Bar

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jeff-osborne

Jeff Osborne

Territory Manager, Wine & Craft Spirits, Breakthru Beverage Canada

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evelyn-chick

Evelyn Chick

Founder & President, Evelyn Chick Projects

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david-beaudoin

David Beaudoin

Canadian Cheese Ambassador, Dairy Farmers of Canada

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ryan-keery

Ryan Keery

Sales Director, Eastern Canada & National Accounts, Beam Suntory

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mike-mclean

Mike McLean

Program Coordinator & Lead Trainer, MixxIt Canada

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beth-anne-perry

Beth-Anne Perry

Country Marketing Director, William Grants & Sons

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craig-de-blois

Craig de Blois

Owner, Noble Estates Wine & Spirits

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darren-kohl

Darren Kohl

 Director of Innovation, Labatt Breweries of Canada

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justin-lamontagne

Justin Lamontagne

National Sr. Sales Manager, Six Pints Specialty Beer Company, Certified Beer Cicerone

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elsa-macdonald

Elsa Macdonald

Master of Wine, Freelance Wine Educator & Consultant

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emma-barrett

Emma Barrett

Head of Marketing, Mill Street Brewery

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ezra-star

Ezra Star

Bar & Beverage Consultant

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grant-sceney

Grant Sceney

Beverage Director, Fairmont Pacific Rim

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kate-boushel

Kate Boushel

Director of Beverage & Education, Barocco Group

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kelsey-ramage

Kelsey Ramage

Owner & Operator, The Trash Collective

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lauren-paylor

Lauren Paylor

R&D Production Chef, Silver Lyan

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miranda-breedlove

Miranda Breedlove

National Director of Bars, Hyatt America

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nan-eskenazi

Nan Eskenazi

Founder, Good Earth Coffeehouse

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juliana-wolkowski

Ana Wolkowski

Educational Consultant, CJMW Consulting

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rus-yessenov

Rus Yessenov

Director of Beverage, Fairmont Royal York Toronto, Clockwork & Library Bar

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Ryan Profile 1

Ryan Powell

Director, Reserve Portfolio, Breakthru Beverage Canada

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sabrine-dhaliwal

Sabrine Dhaliwal

Bar Manager, The Chickadee Room in Juke

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samantha-bitty

Samantha Bitty

Sexual Health & Consent Educator

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steve-puchala

Steve Puchala

Senior Vice President - Restaurants, Skip the Dishes

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vicki-samaras

Vasiliki Samaras

President & Founder, Hinterland Wine Co.

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Learning Lounge

jason-martin

Jason Martin

Vice-President, QZN Solutions Inc.

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brian-green1

Brian Green

Country Head, Canada, Clover - Fiserv

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brian-yee

Brian Yee

Director, Innovation, Ravel by Cadillac Fairview

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jordan-ekers

Jordan Ekers

COO & Co-Founder, Nudge

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kristin-light

Kristin Light

Creative Strategist & Speaker, K•Light Digital Charisma

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sara-nancoo

Sara Nancoo

Innovation Lead, Ravel by Cadillac Fairview

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nader-tehrani

Nader Tehrani

President, NHT Associates Inc.

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andrew-zimbel

Andrew Zimbel

Venue Manager, Event Planner, Caterer and Event Rental Specialist, Higgins Event Rentals

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Marie-Marineau

Marie Marineau

Assistant Manager, Guest Responses & Social Engagement, A&W Food Services of Canada Inc.

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justin-holmes

Justin Holmes

Chief Revenue Officer, 7shifts

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r-p-plourde

R-P Plourde

Head of the UEAT University, UEAT

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andrew-cudmore

Andrew Cudmore

AVP Sales, Medallia Inc.

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dan-vigderhous

Dan Vigderhous

President, QZN Solutions Inc.

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dylan-james-erlendson

Dylan James Erlendson

VP Sales, Hospitality, XTM Inc. (Tipstoday)

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dan-amzallag

Dan Amzallag

Senior Sales Executive, Hospitality, XTM Inc. (Tipstoday)

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christine-de-wendel

Christine de Wendel

CEO, North America - sunday

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natalie-goldenberg-fife

Natalie Goldenberg-Fife

Culinary Experience Conductor, Event Planner & Restaurant Events Specialist

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noah-hayes

Noah Hayes

GM North America, Deliverect

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StudioEx

anna-pham

Anna Pham

Executive Director, LEAF

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mike-lee

Mike Lee

Co-Founder, Alpha Food Labs

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kyle-brown

Kyle Brown

Vice President, Unified Data

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shane-harker

Shane Harker

Founder & President, Rethink Resource

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DAVID HOPKINS<br><span>President, The Fifteen Group</span>

David Hopkins

President, The Fifteen Group

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tony-hunter

Tony Hunter

Global Food Futurist

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cher-mereweather

Cher Mereweather

CEO, Antithesis Provision

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suresh-p

Suresh Parmachand

Chief Marketing Officer, Trend Hunter

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martha-carman

Serene Martin

New Business Development Lead, Tree of Life Canada

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sima-gandhi

Sima Gandhi

Co-Founder, Food Venture Program

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kiran-bains

Kiran Enns

Co-Founder, Food Venture Program

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peter-hand

Peter Hand

Brand Strategy Lead, Google

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christina-kavalauskas

Christina Kavalauskas

Director, Creative Strategy, Creative Lab

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mukul-goyal

Mukul Goyal

Client Partner, Meta Inc

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ran-goel

Ran Goel

CEO, Fresh City Farms Inc.

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erin-ann-chauvin

Erin-Ann Chauvin

International Market Research Analyst, Global Analysis, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

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colin-swala

Colin Swala

Owner, BARE Creations

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martha-carman1

Martha Carman

Principal, Carman Consulting Inc.

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brent-wennekes

Brent Wennekes

Director, Member Relations, Protein Industries Canada

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tricia-ryan

Tricia Ryan

Board President, LEAF

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amna-khan

Amna Khan

Trade Commissioner, Global Affairs Canada, Ontario Regional Office

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christine-couvelier

Christine Couvelier

Global Culinary Trendologist & Chief Culinary Innovation Officer, Trendi

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larry-weinberg

Larry Weinberg

Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

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marietta-s

Marietta Snetsinger

Franchise Growth Expert, CFE Candidate

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michael-skaljin

Michael Skaljin

Manager, Policy and Planning, City of Toronto

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