Monday, February 25, 2013

AIR presents WNC Culinary Expo March 4

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 

Please check for updates to the schedule or email

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