If you blinked last week, you might have missed the tasty culinary celebrations in the Bay Area headed by ezCater. In the course of three days, ezCater drew first the restaurant community, and then foodies, to San Francisco and San Jose with three back-to-back culinary events.
The celebrations began with a live panel discussion called ezChats San Francisco, part of ezCater’s new series for the restaurant community. San Francisco restaurant owners got backstage passes to see high-profile restaurant executives, who shared ideas about how restauranteurs can grow their businesses beyond brick walls. The culinary heavy-hitters included Jerome Dees (Le Boulanger), Khaled Ramadan (Sunrise Deli), Jim Rand (ezCater), and Gus Shamieh (CREAM Nation), who talked about the ways that restaurants and catering businesses can capture off-site revenue. The key to doing this is good planning and marketing strategies, and at ezChats San Francisco all four restaurant executives offered fairly easy tips for how to nab that extra business.
The mission of the ezChats series is to organize and educate restaurant owners across the nation, who are often too busy with kitchen orders and micromanaging staff to share stories, insights, and business strategies with members of their community. The ezChats series is pitch-perfect with the times. In today’s digital, delivery-friendly landscape, restaurant owners are trying to keep pace with changes to the businesses. Both Eater and the Chicago Tribune report that while restaurant traffic has slowed down, diners are increasingly eating outside of the traditional confines of the restaurant. Restaurant owners are hoping to capture some of that revenue.
This year the ezChats tour is scheduled to pop up in big cities across the nation including New York.
If you missed out on ezChats San Francisco, you can watch the video here.
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