The WNC Culinary Expo takes place on March 4, 2013, from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm in the Vanderbilt Ballroom of The Grove Park Inn.
The WNC Culinary Expo is a comprehensive industry event devoted to the Western North Carolina restaurant, foodservice and hospitality market. The Expo is produced by Asheville Independent Restaurants (AIR) and its 50 + partners, and is part of an ongoing mission to connect local independent restaurants in the spirit of collaboration, as well as create a strategic forum to share beneficial industry information. The event also serves as a showcase for AIR Partners to demonstrate food products, technology, equipment and services in an open forum setting.
Tentative agenda includes:
9:00 am - AIR General Membership Meeting (AIR members only)
Legislative Updates from NCRLA
2013 Marketing initiatives from NC Department of Agriculture
10:00 am - WNC Culinary Expo opens
Forums begin - "The Business of Restaurants"
- Universal health Care, Fiscal Cliffs & Taxes - Oh My!
- Remedies to Restaurants' Top Ten Employment Dilemmas
- Environmental Sustainability - How to create positive change with your restaurant
11:30 am - Feed Your Facebook with Phone to Table Social Media
1:00 pm - Easing the Financial Pressure of Health Care Expenses for Business Owners
2:30 pm - Incentive Workshop for Hiring Individuals with Barriers to Employment