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Curtis Restaurant Equipment

We will be providing an opportunity for owners and operators to schedule consultative appointments and meet with experts in the following categories: Concept & Design Development, Restaurant Operations, Human Resources Compliance, and Workplace Safety

Below you’ll find a schedule for each of the categories. If there is a time that works for you, please click on that time to reserve. You will get a confirmation email once we’ve accepted the reservation. We only have a limited number of slots, so only one reservation per person.

CONCEPT & DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

Focus: Thinking about a new build or remodel? Curtis Restaurant Equipment focuses on the design and planning of commercial kitchens for both chain restaurants and unique establishments, along with health care, and education facilities.

Meet with us: Jason can assist you with any questions regarding lead times and scheduling of projects, trends and directions of the industry both today and looking into the future, as well as how to prepare for a new build or renovation of your site.

Jason can assist with layout and planning of food service equipment within various types of facility and restaurant concepts, questions about current construction codes related to food service environments and the evolving issues and concerns that food service operators have when preparing construction plans and documents.

Ryan McPhail
Chief Operating Officer, Curtis Restaurant Equipment

Jason Vandergust
Designer, Curtis Restaurant Equipment

We will be providing an opportunity for owners and operators to schedule consultative appointments and meet with the Concept & Design Development experts.

Below you’ll find a schedule for the Concept & Design Development experts. If there is a time that works for you, please click on that time to reserve. You will get a confirmation email once we’ve accepted the reservation. We only have a limited number of slots, so only one reservation per person.

Available Appointments on June 26, 2022

Concept & Design Development  10:45 am
Concept & Design Development  11:30 am
Concept & Design Development  1:00 pm
Concept & Design Development  1:45 pm
Concept & Design Development  2:30 pm
Concept & Design Development  3:15 pm

HUMAN RESOURCES COMPLIANCE

Focus: Think of your employee’s life cycle (recruitment, hiring, onboarding, training, development, performance, promotion or separation). HR Annie can advise as you motivate and inspire your teams while remaining true to legal compliance, your company culture and industry best practices.

Meet with us: With more than 18 years experience in hospitality leadership, Linda has led teams as General Manager, Director of Operations, restaurant owner and restaurant consultant. Her experience establishing training and SOP resources, hiring and developing teams, managing people, providing financial and work flow analysis, and leading strategic planning and vision/brand management were natural stepping stones to her dream job in Human Resources. Stop by to ask questions about your handbooks, tricky employee situations, communication flow, or anything that keeps you awake at night as an operator or owner!

Linda Addy
Senior Consultant, HR Annie Consulting

We will be providing an opportunity for owners and operators to schedule consultative appointments and meet with the Human Resource Compliance expert.

Below you’ll find a schedule for the Human Resource Compliance expert. If there is a time that works for you, please click on that time to reserve. You will get a confirmation email once we’ve accepted the reservation. We only have a limited number of slots, so only one reservation per person.

Available Appointments on June 26, 2022

Human Resources Compliance  10:45 am
Human Resources Compliance  11:30 am
Human Resources Compliance  1:00 pm
Human Resources Compliance  1:45 pm
Human Resources Compliance  2:30 pm
Human Resources Compliance  3:15 pm

RESTAURANT OPERATIONS

Focus: Natalie Sheild is the current Director of Operations and Lead Consultant at Togather Restaurant Consulting.  She is a local business owner & executive chef with over 15 years of experience in the restaurant industry.  She is an expert in start-ups, project management, budgets, and labor management.

Meet with me: Need a diverse array of industry knowledge including financial aspects, menu creation and costing, and service standards? Natalie will work with you to help you reach your full potential in profit and leadership. Natalie has helped to develop and open several new restaurants here in the Northwest. Working to help simplify the process and make it manageable, her understanding and solutions to your operations will be appreciated.

Natalie Sheild
Director of Operations & Lead Consultant, Togather Restaurant Consulting

We will be providing an opportunity for owners and operators to schedule consultative appointments and meet with the Restaurant Operations expert.

Below you’ll find a schedule for the Restaurant Operations expert. If there is a time that works for you, please click on that time to reserve. You will get a confirmation email once we’ve accepted the reservation. We only have a limited number of slots, so only one reservation per person.

Available Appointments on June 26, 2022

Restaurant Operations  10:45 am
Restaurant Operations  11:30 am
Restaurant Operations  1:00 pm
Restaurant Operations  1:45 pm
Restaurant Operations  2:30 pm
Restaurant Operations  3:15 pm

FOOD SAFETY

Focus: Can you confidently identify food safety hazards and regulatory risks, then control them repeatably every day? Opening a new business, expanding your menu or operating model, and not sure which regulations apply?  Aspire Food Safety Solutions provides food safety and regulatory services to foodservice operators, retailers, food processors, caterers, mobile food operators, and vending machine operators of all sizes.

Meet with me: With more than 20 years’ experience as a former regulator and corporate food safety leader, Vanessa helps companies mitigate risk, navigate regulations, and bring innovation to market faster. She can provide guidance on food safety management systems, operating procedures, food safety behavior, sanitary design, public health crisis and emergency planning, and regulation for a new business, concept or market expansion.

Vanessa Bussiere, REHS
Founder & Principal Consultant, ASPIRE Food Safety Solutions LLC

We will be providing an opportunity for owners and operators to schedule consultative appointments and meet with the Food Safety expert.

Below you’ll find a schedule for the Food Safety expert. If there is a time that works for you, please click on that time to reserve. You will get a confirmation email once we’ve accepted the reservation. We only have a limited number of slots, so only one reservation per person.

Available Appointments on June 26, 2022

Food Safety  10:45 am
Food Safety  11:30 am
Food Safety  1:00 pm
Food Safety  1:45 pm
Food Safety  2:30 pm
Food Safety  3:15 pm

WORKPLACE SAFETY

Focus: Eric is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) with over 30 years of experience in keeping workers healthy and injury free.

Meet with me: As a safety professional that is also an active skydiver, Eric knows the importance of managing risk. While everything we do has inherent risks, he believes that understanding the risks we take and applying that knowledge appropriately can allow us to live and work injury and illness free.

Eric Connelly, SAIF
Senior Safety Management Consultant, SAFE AND HEALTHY WORKPLACE CENTER, SAIF

We will be providing an opportunity for owners and operators to schedule consultative appointments and meet with the Workplace Safety expert.

Below you’ll find a schedule for the Workplace Safety expert. If there is a time that works for you, please click on that time to reserve. You will get a confirmation email once we’ve accepted the reservation. We only have a limited number of slots, so only one reservation per person.

Available Appointments on June 26, 2022

Workplace Safety  10:45 am
Workplace Safety  11:30 am
Workplace Safety  1:00 pm
Workplace Safety  1:45 pm
Workplace Safety  2:30 pm
Workplace Safety  3:15 pm
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