Feb. 27 - Mar. 1, 2022

Enercare Centre, Toronto

2021 RC Show Speaker Lineup

Featured Speakers & Firesides

JIM TRELIVING<br><span>Chairman & Owner, Boston Pizza International & Dragon, Dragon’s Den</span>

Jim Treliving

Chairman & Owner,
Boston Pizza International
& Dragon, Dragon’s Den

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Ritch Allison<br><span>CEO, Domino's Pizza</span>

Ritch Allison

CEO, Domino's Pizza

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MASSIMO BOTTURA<br><span>Chef & Owner, Osteria Francescana</span>

Massimo Bottura

Chef & Owner, Osteria Francescana

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michael-smith

Michael Smith

Restaurateur, Innkeeper, Author, Food Network Host, Sustainability Advocate & Nutritional Activist

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CHRIS SHULTZ<br><span>CEO, Voodoo Doughnut</span>

Chris Shultz

CEO, Voodoo Doughnut

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CARL HEINRICH<br><span>Co-Owner, Richmond Station</span>

Carl Heinrich

Co-Owner, Richmond Station

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kate-boushel

Kate Boushel

Director of Beverage & Education, Barroco Group

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janet-zuccarini

Janet Zuccarini

CEO, Gusto 54 Restaurant Group

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2021 Breakfast With Champions Speakers

DANNY MEYER<br><span>Founder & CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group</span>

Danny Meyer

Founder & CEO, Union Square Hospitality Group

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MAEVE WEBSTER<br><span>President, Menu Matters</span>

Maeve Webster

President, Menu Matters

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david-henkes

David Henkes

Senior Principal, Technomic

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ryan-freeman

Ryan Freeman

Director of Enterprise Partnerships, DoorDash

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john-bunner

John Bunner

Operations Director, Alo Food Group

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david-bloom

David Bloom

President & Co-Owner, Sumac Restaurant

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susan

Susan Krashinsky Robertson

Retail Industry Reporter, The Globe and Mail

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Speaker Stage

PATRICK KRISS<br><span>Chef & Owner, Alo Food Group</span>

Patrick Kriss

Chef & Owner, Alo Food Group

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SCOTT BOATWRIGHT<br><span>Chief Restaurant Officer, Chipotle</span>

Scott Boatwright

Chief Restaurant Officer, Chipotle

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MELISSA WILSON<br><span>Principal, Technomic Inc.</span>

Melissa Wilson

Principal, Technomic Inc.

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DONNA DOOHER<br><span>Owner, Mildred's Temple Kitchen</span>

Donna Dooher

Owner, Mildred's Temple Kitchen

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patrick-saurette

Patrick Saurette

Co-Owner, The Marc Restaurant Group Ltd.

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OREN BOROVITCH<br><span>COO & Co-Founder, Kitchen Hub</span>

Oren Borovitch

COO & Co-Founder, Kitchen Hub

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andy-wiederhorn

Andy Wiederhorn

CEO & President, FAT Brands

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Chris Elliott (2)

Chris Elliott

Senior Economist, Restaurants Canada

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BRENDA O'REILLY<br><span>Co-Owner & President, YYT Foodservices</span>

Brenda O'Reilly

Co-Owner & President, YYT Foodservices

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BRENDA O'REILLY<br><span>Co-Owner & President, YYT Foodservices</span>

Jonathan Auger

President, Juiceworks Exhibits

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BRENDA O'REILLY<br><span>Co-Owner & President, YYT Foodservices</span>

Carl Segal

COO, REEF Technology

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roger-mooking-1

Roger Mooking

Chef & Host, Food Network & Cooking Channel

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

Asad Amin

Vice President, Ipsos

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nick-goddard

Nick Goddard

President, Portage Design Group Inc.

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vince-sgabellone

Vince Sgabellone

Foodservice Industry Analyst, The NPD Group

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joseph-shawana

Joseph Shawana

Chair of Indigenous Culinary of Associated Nations & Professor at Centennial College

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david-hopkins

David Hopkins

President, The Fifteen Group

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NIVERA WALLANI<br><span>President & General Manager, KFC Canada (Yum! Brands)</span>

Nivera Wallani

President & General Manager, KFC Canada (Yum! Brands)

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LYN LITTLE<br><span>Partner, National Franchise Leader, BDO Canada LLP</span>

Lyn Little

Partner, National Franchise Leader, BDO Canada LLP

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ALAN BEKERMAN<br><span>CEO, iQ</span>

Alan Bekerman

CEO, iQ Food Co.

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jp-gervais

J.P. Gervais

VP & Chief Economist, Farm Credit Canada

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SUZANNE BARR<br><span>Chef, Social Advocate, Author, Suzanne Barr Food</span>

Suzanne Barr

Chef, Social Advocate, Author, Suzanne Barr Food

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DAN GUNAM<br><span>Founder & CEO, Calii Love</span>

Dan Gunam

Founder & CEO, Calii Love

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robert-cifarelli

Robert Cifarelli

Director, Mobile Consumer Success, A&W Food Services of Canada Inc.

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<b>Frank Hennessey</b><br>CEO, Recipe Unlimited<br>Corporation

Frank Hennessey

CEO, Recipe Unlimited Corporation

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mark-findlay

Mark Findlay

CEO, Lone Star Texas Grill

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philip-mondor

Philip Mondor

President & CEO, Tourism HR Canada

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andy-deonarine

Andy Deonarine

President & Director, CannSell

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robert-phelps

Robert Phelps

President, SilverChef Canada

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tami-coughlan

Tami Coughlan

Head of Sales and Partnerships, Pelmorex Corp.

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damon-horn

Damon Horn

Research Analyst, Technomic

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jenn-juby

Jenn Juby

Vice President, Retail, Hemisphere Cannabis Co.

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adam-morrison

Adam Morrison

President & CEO, Ontario Tourism Education Corporation

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lauren-van-den-berg

Lauren van den Berg

Executive Vice President, Government Relations, Restaurants Canada

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josh-prigge

Josh Prigge

Founder, Sustridge

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glenda-ann-robertson

Glenda Ann Robertson

Co-Founder, Kitchens 4 Missions

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andrew-harkness

Andrew Harkness

Strategy Advisor, Organizational Health Initiatives, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services

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alan-howie

Alan Howie

President & COO, Northland Restaurant Group

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sylvain-charlebois

Dr. Sylvain Charlebois

Senior Director, Agri-Food Analytics Lab, Dalhousie University

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lucky-thalos

Lucky Thalas

Executive Vice-President, Silverware POS Inc.

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rob-edwards

Rob Edwards

Business Advisor, Private Sector, IESO

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richard-cazeau

Richard Cazeau

Television Broadcaster & Content Producer, Richardcazeau.com

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leslie-echino

Leslie Echino

Owner, Annabelle's Kitchen & Bar

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alexandra-gill

Alexandra Gill

BC Restaurant Critic, The Globe and Mail

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darren-cheverie

Darren Cheverie

Owner, Chartier & Board Member, In the Weeds

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shoel-davidson

Shoel Davidson

Founder & President, Mind The Bar Foundation

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toben-kochman

Toben Kochman

Chief Culinary Consultant & Owner, Toben Food by Design Inc.

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todd-barclay

Todd Barclay

President & CEO, Restaurants Canada

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nicole-wharry

Nicole Wharry

Sales Manager, Uber Eats

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hassel-aviles

Hassel Aviles

Executive Director, Not 9 to 5 Organization

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loris-wilson

Lori Wilson

Manager, People & Change, BDO Consulting, BDO Canada LLP

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eden-hagos

Eden Hagos

Founder, Black Foodie

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duncan-fulton

Duncan Fulton

Chief Corporate Officer, Restaurant Brands International

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bruce-miller

Bruce Miller

President, The WORKS Craft Burgers & Beer, South St Burger, Big Smoke Burger & Tosto Quickfire Pizza & Pasta

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jody-palubiski

Jody Palubiski

CEO, Charcoal Group of Restaurants

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shauna-houlton

Shauna Houlton

Director, Consumer Insights, ‎Corus Entertainment

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chad-finkelstein

Chad Finkelstein

Partner, Dale & Lessmann LLP

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sean-kavanagh

Sean Kavanagh

Board Director, LEAF

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Bar & Beverage Stage

FRED LANDTMETERS<br><span>President, Molson Coors Canada</span>

Fred Landtmeters

President, Molson Coors Canada

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kyle-norrington

Kyle Norrington

President, Labatt Breweries of Canada

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gregory-smith

Gregory Smith

Certified Sommelier & Commercial Director, Abever

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DONNA CRECCA<br><span>Principal, Technomic</span>

Donna Crecca

Principal, Technomic

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jay-wright

Jay Wright

President & CEO, Arterra Wines Canada

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scott-walton

Scott Walton

President, Mark Anthony Wine & Spirits

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martin-hudak

Martin Hudak

Co-Founder & Owner, Maybe Sammy

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bannie-kang

Bannie Kang

Co-Owner of Mu Taipei, 2020 Diageo World Class Winner & Bartender of the Year 2020

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shawn-soole

Shawn Soole

Owner & Principal, Soole Hospitality Concepts

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sly-augustin

Sly Augustin

Owner, Trailer Happiness

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paul-cirka

Paul Cirka

Founder & President, Cirka Distilleries

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melanie-martel

Melanie Martel

Product Marketing Manager, Lightspeed

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gord-hannah

Gord Hannah

Head Bartender, Drake Properties

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michelle-tham

Michelle Tham

Head of Education, Labatt Breweries of Canada

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casey-ferrell

Casey Ferrell

Vice President, Head of U.S. MONITOR & Canada MONITOR, Kantar Consulting

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oliver-guillard

Olivier Guillard

National Category Manager, On-Premise, Labatt Breweries of Canada

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jan-wescott

Jan Wescott

President & CEO, Spirits Canada

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megan-harris

Megan Harris

Director of Insights & Strategy, Labatt Breweries of Canada

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robert-carter

Robert Carter

Managing Partner, StratonHunter Group

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blair-macneil

Blair MacNeil

General Manager, Bacardi Canada

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neale-graham

Neale Graham

Managing Director, Canada and Canadian Brands, Beam Suntory Canada

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catherine-crozier

Catherine Crozier

Senior Director, Strategy, Marketing and Brand Innovation, McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada

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sam-heath

Samuel Heath

Head of Retail, Tim Hortons

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david-beaudoin

David Beaudoin

Canadian Cheese Ambassador, Squeaky Cheese Inc.

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ted-moroz

Ted Moroz

President, Brewers' Distributor Limited and The Beer Store

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evelyn-chick

Evelyn Chick

Founder, Evelyn Chick Projects and Designer & Operator, SALTY, Stay at Home Cocktail Club

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steve-puchala

Steve Puchala

Senior Vice President, Restaurants, SkipTheDishes

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flavio

Flavio Geretto

Global Export Director, Villa Sandi Spa

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jason-greyerbiehl

Jason Greyerbiehl

VP Key Accounts, Labatt Breweries of Canada

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nathan-cameron

Nathan Cameron

National Beverage Director, Recipe Unlimited

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kyle-brown

Kyle Brown

Co-Founder, Unified Data Labs

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natasha-mytnowych

Natasha Mytnowych

Director, Globe and Mail Centre

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gregory-taylor

Gregory Taylor

CEO, Steam Whistle Brewing

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david-rudman

David Rudman

Executive Director, WSET Americas

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Christina Veira

Spirits Educator, Founder, Side Duties & General Manager, Bar Mordecai

Culinary Stage

jorge-munoz

Jorge Muñoz

Executive Chef, Astrid & Gaston

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peter-napathalung

Peter Napathalung

Director, Syndicated Research, Technomic

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nancy-hewitt

Nancy Hewitt

EFO Foodservice Program Consultant & IntoGREAT President

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afrim-pristine

Afrim Pristine

Maître Fromager & Co-Owner, Cheese Boutique

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vijaya-selvaraju

Vijaya Selvaraju

Food Media Producer & Cooking Expert, Vijaya Selvaraju

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ralph-carlone

Ralph Carlone

Bakery & Pizzeria Consultant, PizzaPerPassione Academy

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shawn-adler

Shawn Adler

Chef, Pow Wow Cafe and The Flying Chestnut Kitchen

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rachel-plett

Rachel Plett

Canadian Chicken Farmer

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ned-bell

Ned Bell

Partner, General Manager & Executive Chef, Naramata Inn

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lisa-bishop-spencer

Lisa Bishop-Spencer

Director, Brand & Communications, Chicken Farmers of Canada

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victor-barry

Victor Barry

Chef & Owner, Piano Piano

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bill-dimento

Bill DiMento

Corporate VP of Sustainability & Government Affairs, High Liner Foods

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philman-george

Philman George

Chef, High Liner Foodservice

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agatha-podgorski

Agatha Podgorski

Director, Communications, Culinary Tourism Alliance

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graham-schave

Graham Schave

Chef, High Liner Foods

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charlotte-langley

Charlotte Langley

Chief Culinary Officer & Co-Founder, Scout Canning and MSC Ambassador

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omar-omran

Omar Jacques Omran

Sr. Director, KitchenConnect, Welbilt Inc.

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rick-caron

Rick Caron

Executive Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer, Welbilt, Inc.

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cameron-p

Cameron Pappel

Culinary & Innovation Manager, Canada Beef Centre of Excellence

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mathieu-pare

Mathieu Paré

Executive Director, Canada Beef Centre of Excellence

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paul-natrall

Paul Natrall

Executive Chef, Mr Bannock Indigenous Cuisine

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Explore the 2021 Schedule

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