Mon, April 10 - Wed, April 12, 2023

Enercare Centre, Toronto

2023 Speaker Lineup

Alex Black

Cocktail Director & Managing Partner, Three Kingdoms Hospitality

Alida Solomon

Chef/Owner, Tutti Matti

Angela Doyle

Manager, Solid Waste Policy & Planning, City of Toronto

Anthonia Iveren Gom

Chief Operating Officer, Street Food World Inc.

Asad Amin

Senior Vice President, Ipsos

Bethany Zak

General Manager,

Brandon Olsen

Director of Culinary, Chefs Hall

Cam Harold

VP of Revenue, Push Operations

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

Christine Hamilton

Global Innovation Manager, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Christopher McFadden

Founder & Partner, The McFadden Group & RL101

Cindy Fung

Founder & Event Designer, Preserve Indulgence

Damian Herrera Li

Head Bartender, Atwater Cocktail Club

Darren Kohl

Director, Innovation, Labatt Breweries of Canada

David Beaudoin

Canadian Cheese Ambassador, Dairy Farmers of Canada

David Hopkins

President, The Fifteen Group

Dre Pao

Food Influencer & CEO, Xrozs Group

Dwania Peele

Founder, Canadian Small Business Women

Emily Robinson

Food Education Manager, University of Guelph

Emma Balment

Senior Account Manager, Ipsos

Eva Chin

Executive Chef, Avling Kitchen

Gord Hannah

Corporate Beverage Manager, The Drake Hotel

Heather Wilkie

SVP, Innovation & Sustainability, Compass Group

Ian Graham

Creative Technologist, MOD

Imrun Texeira

Chef/Owner, Wanderlust

Inez Cook

Owner, Salmon n’Bannock Bistro

James Peden

Director of Operations, Liberty Entertainment Group

James Szumski

Partner, Owens Wright LLP

Jamie Boaden

President, BDN Construction Inc.

Janice Bartley

Founder & Executive Director, Foodpreneur Lab

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

Jim Lisser

Executive Director, Drinks Ontario

Jim Taylor

Founder/CEO, Benchmark Sixty Restaurant Services

Joe Pawlak

Managing Principal, Technomic

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

Julie Denton

CPO, Recipe Unlimited

Kate Boushel

Partner, Beverage & Education Director, Barroco Group

Kate Longmire

VP Foodservice Marketing & Innovation, Maple Leaf Foods

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

Manjit Minhas

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

Margot Swindall

Director, Business Development, Technomic Inc.

Matt Jumper

Brand & UX Designer, MOD

Mel Tiruneh

Sr. Director, 7-Eleven Canada

Michael P. LaMarca

Owner/CEO, Master Pizza

Michelle Jobin

Host, Michelle Jobin

Michelle Tham

Head of Education, Labatt Breweries of Canada

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

Natalie Lucas

Director, Beyond Beer, Labatt Breweries of Canada

Nav Sangha

Founder/CEO, Ambassador

Nicola McHughen

Product Manager, Moneris

Paul Methot

President & CEO, Groupex Canada

Philman George

Corp Chef, High Liner Foods

Rachel Wong

Senior City Manager, Uber Eats

Raia ‘Coach’ Carey

Founder, Coach Carey Inc.

Renée Suen

Food & Travel Editor, blogTO

Rhiannon Rosalind

Founder & CEO, Conscious Economics

Rocco Agostino

Executive Chef & Partner, Pizzeria Libretto

Roger Francis

President, Sysco Canada

Ron Lemaire

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

Ryan Hinkson

Food Culturalist, @EatFamous

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

Sharon Hapton

Founder & CEO, Soup Sisters

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

Tre Sanderson

Top Chef Canada - Season X Winner

Val Upfold

Hospitality Executive Recruiter & HR Consultant

Venice Vallega

Brand Ambassador, Califia Farms

Vince Sgabellone

Foodservice Industry Analyst, Circana

Wallace Wong

CEO & Founder, SixPackChef

William Guidara

Founder, Make It Nice Hospitality Group

- Stay Tuned For New Speakers To Be Announced -

Explore the 2023 Schedule

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