March 30-31, 2025

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

Boston, MA

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Education Program

Education Program

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10:30 AM
  1. Ed-Quarters |
    Spend time with experts Nichlos Belsito and Bryan Solar as they discuss how AI and Technology continue to significantly impact the restaurant industry, transforming various aspects of operations, the ...
11:00 AM
  1. Culinary Stage |
    Classically trained at the French Culinary Institute in New York, Chef Erin Miller started her career at Michelin-starred Blue Hill. Lauded as Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston Farm to Table Restaurant ...
11:30 AM
  1. Ed-Quarters |
    Join Kelly Caralis, Alex Weiss, and Paul Turano, as they detail how opening, operating, and exiting a restaurant involves various factors that contribute to success in each phase of the restaurant’s l ...
12:00 PM
  1. Culinary Stage |
    Puritan & Company’s Chef/Owner Will Gilson’s appreciation for farm fresh produce and the merit of seasonal cooking have made him a local favorite on the Boston culinary scene. At Puritan & Company, gu ...
12:30 PM
  1. Ed-Quarters |
    Boost your profitability with a Profit First Master & published, best-selling author, Kasey Anton. She will detail her journey to success as a former restaurateur in Boston turned bookkeeper and consu ...
1:00 PM
  1. Culinary Stage |
    Dan Sousa is editor in chief of Cook’s Illustrated, as well as an on-screen test cook chef and science expert for America’s Test Kitchen and the host of the popular YouTube series What’s Eating Dan? H ...
1:30 PM
  1. Ed-Quarters |
    After an All-American career at The University of Michigan, Ty Law was the Patriots 1st round draft pick in 1995. He spent the next 10 seasons with the Patriots and was an integral member of 3 Super B ...
2:00 PM
  1. Culinary Stage |
    Join Emmy Award winning Lifestyle Host and TV Personality, Anna Rossi as she prepares one of her favorite recipes. From an early kick off on reality TV on MasterChef USA, she is now a decorated home c ...
2:30 PM
  1. Ed-Quarters |
    Dr. Jenn Staples is a Clinical Psychologist, Associate Professor and Founder of Work Wiser, a nationwide company that provides preventative, team-focused mental health training and assessment for the ...
3:00 PM
  1. Culinary Stage |
    The A Team for BBQ and Whiskey join forces on the culinary stage to prepare mouth-watering BBQ and pair it with purposely distilled whiskey to wash it down. This is a do not miss session for anyone lo ...
3:30 PM
  1. Ed-Quarters |
    Spend time with the facilitators of the most cost effective, impactful, and cutting-edge workforce development programs to muscle build a great team of restaurant employees. Each of these programs pro ...
4:00 PM
  1. Culinary Stage |
    ITALIAN LIQUORS & THEIR TAKEOVER OF THE COCKTAIL WORLD The Apertivo is a beloved ritual that has been deep rooted in Italian culture for centuries If there is an occasion there is an apertivo. Typical ...
10:30 AM
  1. Ed-Quarters |
    We bring back our panel of experts for the 2nd Annual Social Media Bootcamp to have a conversation regarding how social media and social media influencers play a significant role in the restaurant ind ...
11:00 AM
  1. Culinary Stage |
    Please join Chef Andrew Wilkinson, CIA Graduate with extensive international and local experience as he demonstrates cutting-edge seafood preparation.  Chef Andrew has spearheaded “Real Food for Healt ...
11:30 AM
  1. Ed-Quarters |
    Incorporating local art and murals into a restaurant offer benefits, both from a business and community standpoint. Choosing art and murals that align with your restaurant's theme and ambiance and wor ...
12:00 PM
  1. Culinary Stage |
    Chef Kevin O’Donnell opened his first restaurant SRV in January 2016 with co-chef Michael Lombardi. The Venetian-style Bacaro and wine bar was an immediate success, earning a 4-star review from Boston ...
12:30 PM
  1. Ed-Quarters |
    Co-Owner Randy Greenstein brings innate knowledge and years of industry experience to Big Night, a first-of-its-kind entertainment, hospitality, creative, marketing, music, and media company. Greenste ...
1:00 PM
  1. Culinary Stage |
    From Thailand, to Paris, to New York City, Chef Douglass Williams used his experiences to start a private chef and cooking class company, Culinary Breakdown, at the age of 24. He is now the owner and ...
1:30 PM
  1. Ed-Quarters |
    Joanna James is a multi-award-winning filmmaker and founder and CEO of AMZ Productions, which has produced Vanity Fair's Best Documentary by a first-time filmmaker A Fine Line, a short series and multiple corporate productions. She is a women’s rights activist who founded the not-for-profit 501c3 MAPP...
2:00 PM
  1. Culinary Stage |
    Chef David Vargas has been honored by the James Beard Foundation as Outstanding Chef America, 2023, semi-finalist and awarded “Chef of the Year, 2022” by the New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Associa ...
2:30 PM
  1. Ed-Quarters |
    With the Boston and Massachusetts restaurant scene on fire, we gather with a panel of the next generation of restaurant leaders to discuss the future of restaurants and how generation leaders can impa ...
3:00 PM
  1. Culinary Stage |
    Director of Food and Beverage for the Nationally Renowned Colonnade Hotel in Boston, Chef Nick Calais has always been at the center of the culinary scene in Boston. His summer roof chef series brings ...
3:30 PM
  1. Ed-Quarters |

    Staying Compliant: A Conversation With Regulators to Avoid Common Missteps

    Moderator: Ralph Sacramone, Executive Director, Alcohol Beverage Control Commission
    Speaker(s): Jean M. Lorizio, Chair Alcohol Beverages Control Commission (ABCC); Ryan Melville, Deputy Executive Director Alcohol Beverages Control Commission (ABCC); Kyle E. Gill, General Counsel, Alcohol Beverage Control Commission; Thomas Carroll, Community Outreach & Resource Planning Specialist US Department of Wage & Hour Division

4:00 PM
  1. Culinary Stage |
    Award-winning mixologist and Director of Mixology and Education for Martignetti Companies, Troy Clarke, leads the Martignetti spirits education and consultation program that helps design bars, inspire ...