Save the Date: April 8-10, 2024

Enercare Centre, Toronto

2023 Speaker Lineup

Adam Mandell

Vice President, Sales, TouchBistro

Adam Morrison

CEO & President, OTEC

Alex Black

Cocktail Director & Managing Partner, Three Kingdoms Hospitality

Alex Chen

Executive Chef, Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar

Alida Solomon

Chef/Owner, Tutti Matti

Alvin Leung

Double Michelin Star Chef, MasterChef Canada Judge

Amrit Sagoo

Founder & CEO, Oongalee

Amrita Bhalla

Managing Director, A.B Consulting

Anant Ravichandra

Business Development Manager, Foodtastic

Andrew Toplack

Host, The Toplack Sessions

Andrew Whibley

Owner, Cloakroom Bar

Angela Doyle

Manager, Solid Waste Policy & Planning, City of Toronto

Anne Le Quéré

Sales Manager Canada, Valrhona Selection

Anthonia Iveren Gom

Chief Operating Officer, Street Food World Inc.

Anthony Hopkins

Managing Principal, Anthony Hopkins & Associates

Asad Amin

Senior Vice President, Ipsos

Azalea Hart

Media Host

Bellen Tong

Co-founder, Acidity & Water Group Inc.

Bethany Zak

General Manager,

Brandon Olsen

Director of Culinary, Chefs Hall

Brian Butler

Owner/Chef, Bless’ed Catering

Cam Harold

VP of Revenue, Push Operations

Charlotte Langley

Chief Culinary Officer & Co-Founder, Scout Canning

Chef Juriaan Snellen

Executive Corporate Chef, Club House For Chefs

Chelsea Kellock

COO - Fresh Kitchen + Juice Bar, Recipe Unlimited

Cheryl Donnelly

Senior Market Development Officer, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Chieff Bosompra

Owner, Aunty Lucy's Burgers

Chris Anderson

Bar & Beverage Director, Freehouse Collective

Chris Elliott

Chief Economist & Vice President, Research, Restaurants Canada

Christina Veira

Owner, Bar Mordecai & STAVE

Christine Couvelier

President, TRENDI

Christine Hamilton

Global Innovation Manager, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Christopher McFadden

Founder & Partner, The McFadden Group & RL101

Cindy Fung

Founder & Event Designer, Preserve Indulgence

Cole Baldwin

Sales Leader, Square

Conley Rollins

VP, Chief Revenue Officer, American Express - Resy

Cristina Carpio

Host, CTV Morning Live & Entrepreneur

Damian Herrera Li

Head Bartender, Atwater Cocktail Club

Daniel Garcia

Team President, World Pastry Cup, Team Canada

Darren Kohl

Director, Innovation, Labatt Breweries of Canada

Dave Stratton

Managing Partner, Daniel et Daniel Catering & Events

David Beaudoin

Canadian Cheese Ambassador, Dairy Farmers of Canada

David Everitt

Owner/Winemaker, Paradise Grapevine

David Hopkins

President, The Fifteen Group

David Thorek

Director, Founder, Our House Hospitality Company

Donald Drouin

Owner/Director, Isaan Der

Dre Pao

Food Influencer & CEO, Xrozs Group

Dwania Peele

Founder, Canadian Small Business Women

Elle Asiedu

Co-founder, The Re-Seasoning Coalition

Emily Robinson

Food Education Manager, University of Guelph

Emma Balment

Senior Account Manager, Ipsos

Eric Robertson

Chef/Owner, Restaurant Pearl Morissette & RPM Bakehouse

Eva Chin

Executive Chef, Avling Kitchen

Evelyn Chick

Owner, Evelyn Chick Projects, Ahma, Simpl Things, Love of Cocktails (LOC)

Gord Hannah

Corporate Beverage Manager, The Drake Hotel

Hannes Braun

Head of International Sales, MEIKO GREEN Waste Solutions GmbH

Heather Wilkie

SVP, Innovation & Sustainability, Compass Group Canada

Huy Tran

National Director, Marketing, Aburi Restaurants Canada

Ian Graham

Creative Technologist, MOD

Imrun Texeira

Chef/Owner, Wanderlust

Inez Cook

Owner, Salmon n’Bannock Bistro

Jacquie Hutchings

Chief Operations Officer, Friendlier

James Peden

Director of Operations, Liberty Entertainment Group

James Rhodes

Principal Lawyer, Taxation Lawyers

James Szumski

Partner, Owens Wright LLP

Jamie Boaden

President, BDN Construction Inc.

Janice Bartley

Founder & Executive Director, Foodpreneur Lab

Jason Bangerter

Author & Executive Chef, Langdon Hall

Jeff Jamieson

President, Hangry Panda Hospitality

Jeff Osborne

Consignment Wine Team Manager, Breakthru Beverage

Jenni Lessard

Interim Executive Director, Indigenous Culinary of Associated Nations

Jenny Companion

VP Consulting Operations, The Fifteen Group

Jessica Blaine Smith

Co-creator, Bartender Atlas

Jim Lisser

Executive Director, Drinks Ontario

Jim Taylor

Founder/CEO, Benchmark Sixty Restaurant Services

Joe Pawlak

Managing Principal, Technomic

Joe Turner

Economic & Business Advisor, Trade, Labour and Economic Development Branch, OMAFRA

John Higgins

Chef in Residence, George Brown College Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts

Jordan Bortolotti

CEO, Nectar First

Juanita Dickson

President, Gusto 54 Restaurant Group

Juliana Wolkowski

Beverage Consultant, CJMW Drinks

Julie Denton

CPO, Recipe Unlimited

Kate Boushel

Partner, Beverage & Education Director, Barroco Group

Kate Longmire

VP Foodservice Marketing & Innovation, Maple Leaf Foods

Katie Bridges

Editor, Twenty Two Media (Foodism & Escapism)

Kelsea Russell

Brand Manager, Beyond Beer, Labatt Breweries of Canada

Kelsey Ramage

Director, Mount Pleasant Vintage & The Trash Collective

Kim Wheatley

Anishinaabe Cultural Consultant

Kris Hall

CEO/Founder, The Burnt Chef Project

Krista Krziyzek

Vice President of Human Resources, Keg Restaurants Ltd.

Kristy Cork

Specialized Consultant – Healthy Workplaces, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services

Liam McNaul

Associate Brand Manager, Delivery, Starbucks Canada

Lindsay Wilson

Director of Marketing & Innovation, Molson Coors Beverage Company

Luanne Ronquillo

Founder, Ruru Baked Inc.

Madiha Vaid

Founder, Nani's Achar

Maggie Frith

Owner & Founder, The Magpie Cakery

Manjit Minhas

Co-owner & Founder, Minhas Breweries, Distilleries and Wineries

Margot Swindall

Director, Business Development, Technomic Inc.

Massimo Capra

Restaurant Owner & Consultant, Food Network Judge

Mat Beausoleil

Food Critic & Advisor

Matt Dean Pettit

Chef, Author & Entrepreneur

Matt Jumper

Brand & UX Designer, MOD

Max Meighen

Director, Avling

Maximilien Jean

Bartender, The Cloakroom Bar

Michael P. LaMarca

Owner/CEO, Master Pizza

Michael Tremblay

Beverage Director, ki modern Japanese + bar

Michelle Jobin

Host, Michelle Jobin

Michelle Tham

Head of Education, Labatt Breweries of Canada

Mijune Pak

Top Chef Canada & Iron Chef Canada Judge

Mike Croza

Managing Principal & Founder, Supply Chain Alliance

Mike Laba

Beer & Spirits Entrepreneur, The Craft Brand Company

Mike McLean

Program Coordinator, Mixxit Canada - Beam Suntory

Mitch Stefani

Client Solutions Director, CGA by NIQ

Morley Ivers

CEO & Co-Founder, Cookin

Nadège Nourian

Chef & Owner, Nadège Patisserie

Natalie Lucas

Director, Beyond Beer, Labatt Breweries of Canada

Nav Sangha

Founder/CEO, Ambassador

Nick Kennedy

Owner, Civil Liberties Bar

Nicola McHughen

Product Manager, Moneris

Patrick McMurray

SeaEO, Director of Oysterlicious, World Champ Shucker, ShuckerPaddy OysterCo.

Paul Methot

President & CEO, Groupex Canada

Philman George

Corp Chef, High Liner Foods

Priya Shah

Trade Engagement & Campari Academy, Campari Canada

Rachel Wong

Senior City Manager, Uber Eats

Rae Gibson

Director, On Premise Channel Development, Corby Spirit & Wine

Rae Schneider

Account Manager, Circana

Raia ‘Coach’ Carey

Founder, Coach Carey Inc.

Rebecca Mackenzie

President, Culinary Tourism Alliance

René-Pier Plourde

Head of the UEAT University, UEAT

Renée Suen

Food & Travel Editor, blogTO

Rhiannon Rosalind

Founder & CEO, Conscious Economics

Richard Cazeau

Content Writer, Producer & Host

Robert Carter

President, Coffee Association of Canada

Rocco Agostino

Executive Chef & Partner, Pizzeria Libretto

Rodell Bautista

Manager, Virtual Kitchen Strategy, SkipTheDishes

Rodney Alleguede

Chef & Owner, Goûter

Roger Francis

President, Sysco Canada

Ron Lemaire

President, Canadian Produce Marketing Association & Chair, Global Coalition for Fresh Fruit & Vegetables

Ryan Donovan

Co-Owner, Richmond Station

Ryan Hinkson

Food Culturalist, @EatFamous

Ryan Keery

Sr Commercial Director – Canada Sales Strategy & Eastern Canada Sales, Beam Suntory

Sam Kashani

Country Director, Too Good To Go

Sarah Kate

Non-Alcoholic Drinks Expert, Some Good Clean Fun

Sasilka Shallangwa

Restaurant Director, SKCOOKKS

Saverio Gennuso

Merchandising Manager, Canada - Grocery & Bakery, Gordon Food Service

Scott Iserhoff

Founder & Chef, Pei Pei Chei Ow

Scott Wiener

President, Scott's Pizza Tours

Shane Harker

Founder & President, Rethink Resource

Sharon Hapton

Founder & CEO, Soup Sisters

Shenela Tavarayan

Director, Product Development, Interac Corp.

Sheri Evans

Local Development Manager, Sobeys & Foodland Ontario

Stacy Di Carlo

Principal, Yellowbird Design Studio

Stuart Lachovsky

Vice President Sales & Strategic Partnerships, Libro

Susan Christensen

Senior Manager, Learning Consulting, OTEC

Tawnya Brant

Chef & Owner, Yawékon Foods

Thomas Delannoy

President, Chefs Canada

Tre Sanderson

Top Chef Canada - Season X Winner

Trevor Lui

Co-Founder, Quell Now Inc. & Highbell Group

Val Upfold

Hospitality Executive Recruiter & HR Consultant

Vanessa Crooker

VP of Advertising, Enterprise Loyalty and Partnerships, American Express Canada

Venice Vallega

Brand Ambassador, Califia Farms

Victor Plange

Head of Marketing, US & Canada, Too Good To Go

Vince Sgabellone

Foodservice Industry Analyst, Circana

Wallace Wong

CEO & Founder, SixPackChef

William Guidara

Founder, Make It Nice Hospitality Group

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Explore the 2023 Schedule

Check out our schedule for more details on our educational sessions and solution-based content.