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Wednesday, March 25, 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

  • Room: 1A
  • Session Number:F&B101
The modern food sovereignty movement is bolstering tribal self-sufficiency and spurring economic development efforts around Indian Country. From casinos to community centers, this session will discuss how well-designed food sovereignty projects can not only support Tribal health and wellness, but create new and sustainable ways to restore traditional food systems... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Ben Jacobs
Owner
Tocabe: An American Indian Eatery
Panelist
Ms  Hillel Echo-Hawk
Cook
I-Collective, Birch Basket
Moderator
Jesse Robles
Editor
Pechanga.net
Panelist
Rebecca Macarro
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Wednesday, March 25, 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

  • Room: 1A
  • Session Number:F&B102
Once your operation decides to invest in a formal food and beverage program, how do you develop a sustainable model with strategy at the forefront? Industry experts at the leading edge of casino F&B management will share their insights on investing, creating, and implementing a five-star food and beverage program.  ...
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Charles Lawrence
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Spectra
Panelist
Mr.  Chris Province M.A., PMP
President
Player Performance Group
Panelist
John Stewart
President/Owner
Encompass Native
Panelist
Maria Martinez
Dine Brands (Applebee's and IHOP)
Panelist
Michael Doocey
Regional Vice President, Casino Operations
Spectra
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Wednesday, March 25, 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

  • Room: 1A
  • Session Number:F&B103
Food and beverage is emerging as a standalone profit center and is no longer the loss leader that attracted minimal attention by management. To achieve its newfound standing within the organization, exacting controls are warranted to ensure appropriate accountability. Session will provide advice on the best practices of the food... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Presenter
Mr.  Joe Smith CPA, CFF, CFE, CGAP
Senior Consultant
REDW LLC
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Wednesday, March 25, 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

  • Room: 1A
  • Session Number:F&B104
Everything about your restaurant and bar offerings affects food and beverage profitability (or lack thereof), from facility design to menu design, to menu layout, to purchasing and inventory control, to recipes, to pricing and more. Learn from a panel of experts how to maximize profitability from the planning and design... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Daniel Bendas
Managing Partner
Synergy Restaurant Consultants
Panelist
Mr.  Erik Mrdak
Executive Director of Food and Beverage
Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise
Moderator
Mr.  Jim Klas
Founder & Principal
KlasRobinson Q.E.D.
Panelist
Mike Engel
General Manager
Grand Casino Hinckley
Panelist
Steve Carlson
President
Rippe Associates
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Wednesday, March 25, 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

  • Room: 1A
  • Session Number:F&B105
It's late and your customers are hungry - but their food and beverage options are either vending machines or over cooked hotdogs. This informative session will explore these challenges for small rural casinos and how to provide on-demand, resort-style F&B services without breaking the bank. Join our expert panel to... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Jeremy Hammons
Executive Officer of Retail and Food & Beverage Operations
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Panelist
Jim Gannarelli
GM/CFO
Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino
Panelist
Karla Perez-Larragoite
VP of Gaming
Sysco
Panelist
Stephanie Duckworth
Senior Executive
PMI Tribal Services
Moderator
Suzette Brewer
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Wednesday, March 25, 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM

  • Room: 1A
  • Session Number:F&B106
As tribes continue to expand and diversify from their casino operations, many are confronted with the practical, environmental, fiscal and ethical choices around the issues of sustainability and conservation on Indian lands. This panel explores the many ways that Tribes are taking the lead in the areas of food waste,... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Mr.  Jamie Fullmer
Chairman/CEO
Blue Stone Strategy Group
Panelist
John Mooers
President
Blue Stone Strategy Group
Panelist
Mr.  Mark Funkhouser
Facilities Department- Director of Sustainability
Chumash Casino Resort
Panelist
Pi-Ta Pitt
Tribal Utility General Manager
Pechenga Western Electric
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Thursday, March 26, 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

  • Room: Showcase Sessions - Chairmans Lounge - Show Floor
  • Session Number:SHW1
Native American cuisine is surging in popularity across the country,  due in part to a shift in consumer appetites away from processed foods and towards more wholesome and traditional ingredients. But as once-scarce ingredients become more readily available, Native American casinos are best positioned to preserve and present their culture.... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Ben Jacobs
Owner
Tocabe: An American Indian Eatery
Panelist
Ms  Hillel Echo-Hawk
Cook
I-Collective, Birch Basket
Moderator
Jesse Robles
Editor
Pechanga.net
Panelist
Mr.  Ryan Clark
Executive Chef
Casino Del Sol
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