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Operations Solutions for Your Business

Discover strategies and tools for ops efficiencies and adapting to new business realities. You’ll hear from from industry leaders on trending topics like AI, tech, THC and more.

Super Session

THC in the Restaurant Industry: Legal Compliance and Best Practices
12:30 pm

Presented by:

  • Stefan Boerboom, Manufactured Food Specialist – Division of Food and Recreational Safety, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
  • Casey Kaiser, Attorney at Law, Littler
  • Colin Plant, Owner, Canni MKE

The use of THC as a product for sale in restaurants and bars is becoming very popular with a rise in THC infused non-alcoholic beverages.  What’s legal and which regulatory department governs THC in Wisconsin can be challenging to understand, though.  Did you know that where the product is manufactured is one key factor in determining if you’re legally serving?

In addition to being in legal compliance with what you’re selling, there are concerns to consider regarding the safety and efficacy of THC, as well as potential legal and reputational risks for businesses operating in this space.

This expert panel will provide you with answers to your THC & CBD questions.  They will cover:

  • A review of state law and what you can legally serve.
  • Employment policies and liabilities…like employees drinking n/a THC beverages while on the clock.
  • The business benefits of adding THC products to your offerings, as well as the possible reputational risks.

Quick Bites

9:45 – 10:00 am 

What to Know to Optimize Your Kitchen Efficiencies
A single loss of efficiency has a ripple effect on operations. Review best practices related to kitchen equipment, design, and your next health inspection!

Presenter: Rachael Schneider, Sales Executive, Kessenich’s

11:15 – 11:30 am 

Trending with Sustainability
This session will cover how the food service and manufacturing industry has aligned with the trend of focusing on sustainability. Additionally, Sysco will highlight how sourcing local and nationally sustainable products can help your business.

Presenter: Sysco

12:15 – 12:30 pm 

Crafting the Ultimate Summer Dining Experience
Join us for an exploration of elevating the summer guest experience. Discover cutting-edge tools to enhance efficiency and convenience without sacrificing personal touch. Learn strategies for attracting and retaining guests through tailored service and ambiance, ensuring a memorable dining journey that keeps them coming back for more.

Presenter: Toast

12:45 – 1:00 pm 

Drive Sales and Maximize Profits with Strategic Menu Implementation
By implementing specific strategies and continuously optimizing your menu based on data-driven insights and customer feedback, you can drive sales, increase profitability, and enhance the overall dining experience for your customers

Presenter: Jim Doak, Innovation Leader, JWD Consultancy LLC

1:30 – 1:45 pm 

Optimizing Operations: The Power of Online Ordering
This session will explore how businesses can leverage online ordering systems to enhance operations, streamline processes, and improve efficiency. From reducing costs to increasing customer satisfaction, online ordering offers numerous benefits for businesses across various industries.

Presenter: Tamara’s the Cake Guru

Good News! All of this training is included with your all access pass to WF&HE.