October 19, 2021
Tampa, FL

EVENT DETAILS

The emergence of virtual kitchens as a vital part of the restaurant industry has brought rapid change, new challenges, and great opportunities to an industry looking for solutions as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.

This event brought together leaders from regional restaurant chains, ghost kitchen concepts, third-party delivery providers, technology solutions, host kitchens, private equity, equipment providers, marketing and branding experts, and industry analysts to share insights, form new partnerships, and networking with industry leaders. 

Presentation Slides

Conference Speakers

Chef Ricardo Castro

Chef Ricardo Castro

Chief Bread Officer/Master of Coffee
Virtual Chef Hall
Pete Cook

Pete Cook

President & Publisher
OnTrend Concepts
John DiLoreto

John DiLoreto

President, North America
Flipdish

Trish Giordano

Chief Sales & Marketing Officer
Earl Enterprises
Vijay Gopinath

Vijayaraj Gopinath

CEO & Co-Founder
MayaEats
Avi Goren

Avi Goren

CEO & Co-Founder
Marqii
Peter Hall

Peter Hall

President US Away from Home Division
Kraft Heinz
Justin Harkey

Justin Harkey

Vice President Key Account Management - North America
RATIONAL USA
Matt Howard

Matt Howard

Restaurant Operations Consultant
US Foods
Dan Johnson

Dan Johnson

Executive VP of Global Sales
SAVRpak, Inc.
Hossein Kasmai

Hossein Kasmai

CEO
Combo Kitchen
Chef Bob Kirschbaum

Chef Bob Kirschbaum

Culinary Coach
The Local Culinary
Robert Kuypers

Robert Kuypers

Director of Strategic Solutions
Edison Trends
Corey Manicone

Corey Manicone

Co-Founder & CEO
Zuul
Ben Miller

Ben Miller

Head of Sales
Freatz
Aaron Mortensen

Aaron Mortensen

Chief Marketing Officer
hungr
Randy Murphy

Randy Murphy

Founder & CEO
FourBurner Technologies and OrderB4
Andrew Nash

Andrew Nash

CEO
Targetable
Jordan Neuman

Jordan Neuman

Director of Brand Partnerships
C3
Zack Oates

Zack Oates

Founder & CEO
Ovation
Carl Orsbourn

Carl Orsbourn

Author
Delivering the Digital Restaurant
Hudson Riehle

Hudson Riehle

SVP - Research & Knowledge Group
National Restaurant Association
Adam Robin

Adam Robin

SVP of Growth & Expansions
REEF
Atul Sood

Atul Sood

Chief Business Officer
Kitchen United
Monish Tyagi

Monish Tyagi

Head of Merchant Partnerships, Florida
DoorDash
Alessandra Verne

Alessandra Verne

Head of Strategic Initiatives
Lunchbox
James Walker

James Walker, CFE

Senior Vice President - Restaurants
Nathan’s Famous, Inc.

Event Schedule

Questions or comments regarding the agenda please email us at contact@ontrendconcepts.com

TimeDescription
9:00 amWelcome Remarks
• Matt Cook, Director of Operations, OnTrend Concepts
9:10 amRemarks by the Florida Lodging & Restaurant Association
• Dannette Lynch, Director of Membership, FRLA
9:15 amState of the Industry
• Hudson Riehle, Senior Vice President - Research & Knowledge Group, National Restaurant Association
9:45 amPanel Discussion: Successful Approaches
• Peter Cook, President, OnTrend Concepts [M]
• Chef Ricardo Castro, Chief Bread Officer/Master of Coffee, Virtual Chef Hall
• Atul Sood, Chief Business Officer, Kitchen United
• Trish Giordano, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Earl Enterprises
• Hossein Kasmai, CEO, Combo Kitchen
• Adam Robin, SVP of Growth & Expansions, REEF
11:00 amMorning Networking Break
Refreshments available in the Exhibit Area
11:30 amThe Economics of Ghost Kitchens & Virtual Brands
• Matt Howard, Restaurant Operations Consultant, US Foods
12:00 pmCultivating Delivery Guest Loyalty Through Analytics
• Ben Miller, Head of Sales, Freatz
• James Walker, Senior VP of Restaurants, Nathan's Famous
12:15 pmNetworking Lunch
Time to visit sponsor booths and network in the Exhibit Area
1:15 pmSurviving & Thriving with Digital Marketing
• Carl Osbourn, Co-Author, "Delivering the Digital Restaurant"
• Vijay Gopinath, Founder, MayaEats
• Alessandra Verne, Head of Strategic Initiatives, Lunchbox
• Jordan Neuman, Director of Brand Partnerships, C3
2:00 pmUnderstanding Your Delivery Options
• John DiLoreto, President, North America, Flipdish [M]
• Monish Tyagi, Head of Merchant Partnerships, Florida, DoorDash
• Aaron Mortensen, Chief Marketing Officer, hungr
• Corey Manicone, Co-Founder and CEO, Zuul
• Robert William Kuypers, Director of Strategic Solutions, Edison Trends
2:45 pmAfternoon Networking Break
Refreshments available in the Exhibit Area
3:15 pmAttracting & Retaining Customer Loyalty to Your Brand
• Randy Murphy, Founder & CEO, OrderB4
• Zach Oates, Founder & CEO, Ovation
• Andrew Nash, CEO, Targetable
• Avi Goren, CEO & Co-Founder, Marqii
4:00 pmIngredients, Operations, & Packaging Best Practices for Delivery
• Chef Bob Kirschbaum, Culinary Coach, The Local Culinary
• Peter Hall, President, Kraft Heinz Away From Home
• Justin Harkey, Vice President Key Account Management - North America, RATIONAL USA
• Dan Johnson, Executive VP of Global Sales, SAVRpak, Inc.
4:45 pmNetworking Reception

Conference Venue & Lodging | The Westin Tampa Waterside

Edging the shimmering waterfront near celebrated downtown attractions, The Westin Tampa Waterside is a haven of wellness and renewal. Embrace effortless relaxation in newly renovated hotel accommodations with residential-inspired floorplans, modern essentials, plush furnishings and signature amenities. Delight your palate with fresh seafood and handcrafted cocktails at our scenic Blue Harbour Eatery + Bar. Stay in a coveted location within steps of the best Tampa has to offer. 

Discounted Room Rate

$159 per night

The Westin Tampa Waterside | 725 South Harbour Island Boulevard • Tampa, FL 33602 | 813-229-5000 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in non-exhibiting sponsorship opportunity? Contact Peter Cook at pcook@ontrendconcepts.com

Your COVID Guarantee

OnTrend Concepts guarantees that if we cancel, postpone, or take this conference to online-only, you will have the option to receive a full refund of your sponsorship fee.  There is a lot of uncertainty related to COVID, so we want you to know that you can sign up to sponsor this conference with confidence.

COFFEE

Sponsor
$ 4,500
  • 2 Registrations
  • CoBranded Coffee Mugs*
  • Logo on Event Website
  • Tabletop Exhibit Space**
  • Recognition at Event & in Marketing
  • Attendee List 1 Week Prior to Event

LANYARD

Sponsor
$ 3,500
  • 2 Registrations
  • CoBranded Lanyards*
  • Logo on Event Website
  • Tabletop Exhibit Space**
  • Recognition at Event & in Marketing
  • Attendee List 1 Week Prior to Event
SOLD OUT

NOTEBOOK

Sponsor
$ 3,500
  • 2 Registrations
  • CoBranded Notebooks*
  • Logo on Event Website
  • Tabletop Exhibit Space**
  • Recognition at Event & in Marketing
  • Attendee List 1 Week Prior to Event
SOLD OUT

KICK-OFF

Sponsor
$ 3,500
  • 2 Registrations
  • Place Your Info At Every Seat Before Start
  • Logo on Event Website
  • No Exhibit Space
  • Recognition at Event & in Marketing
  • Attendee List 1 Week Prior to Event
SOLD OUT

LUNCH

Sponsor
$ 3,500
  • 2 Registrations
  • Place Your Info At Every Seat Before Lunch
  • Logo on Event Website
  • No Exhibit Space
  • Recognition at Event & in Marketing
  • Attendee List 1 Week Prior to Event
SOLD OUT

RECEPTION

Sponsor
$ 3,500
  • 2 Registrations
  • Option to Provide Branded Glassware*
  • Logo on Event Website
  • Tabletop Exhibit Space**
  • Recognition at Event & in Marketing
  • Attendee List 1 Week Prior to Event
SOLD OUT

EVENT

Sponsor
$ 2,750
  • 2 Registrations
  • Logo on Event Website
  • Tabletop Exhibit Space*
  • Recognition at Event & in Marketing
  • Attendee List 1 Week Prior to Event
SOLD OUT

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