GRA May Meeting: On the Menu - Recipes for Success

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Alison Lueker, Sun in my Belly
Brian Lyman, Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q
Jay Swift, 4th & Swift
Ryan Turner, Muss & Turner's

Moderator: Ron Eyster, Rosebud

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  • 1. Welcome to the Georgia Restaurant Association May Meeting
  • 2. Kat Cole, Vice President, Hooters of America, Inc.
    Chair, Georgia Restaurant Association Executive Committee
    Chair, Georgia Restaurant Association PAC Board
    Welcome
  • 3. Charles Hoff, Interim CEO, Georgia Restaurant Association
    General Counsel, Georgia Restaurant Association
    CEO, Law Offices of Charles Y. Hoff
    Updates
  • 4. Hilton Atlanta
    Kevin O'Leary, Director of Food & Beverage
    Thank Our Meeting Host
  • 5. AFLAC
    We’ve Got You Under Our Wings
    Thank Our Sponsors
  • 6. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    The Media Solution To Deliver Your Audience
    Thank Our Sponsors
  • 7. Georgia Power
    Thank Our Sponsors
  • 8.
    • Heartland Payment Systems
    • 9. The Highest Standards | The Most Trusted Transactions
    Thank Our Sponsors
  • 10.
    • Martin & Associates PeopleSource
    • 11. Putting People and Companies Together
    Thank Our Sponsors
  • 12.
    • U.S. Foodservice
    • 13. Your Partner Beyond the Plate
    Thank Our Sponsors
  • 14. Kat Cole, Vice President, Hooters of America, Inc.
    Chair, Georgia Restaurant Association Executive Committee
    Chair, Georgia Restaurant Association PAC Board
    Membership Update
  • 15. The Purpose of “On the Menu”
    Membership Update
  • 16. Thank You to Our Volunteer Membership Committee Leaders
    Chair: Joey Powell
    On the Menu Chair: Andrea Busse
    Membership Update
  • 17. Previous On the Menu Restaurateur to Restaurateur Best Practices Forums
    Feb 2009 – 4th & Swift – Chef/Owner Jay Swift
    June 2009 – Sun in My Belly – Chef/Owner Alison LuekerWren
    October, 2009 – Muss & Turner’s – Owner Ryan Turner with Executive Chef Todd Mussman
    February, 2010 – Jim ‘n Nick’s Bar-B-Q – Brian Lyman
    Membership Update
  • 18. Upcoming On the Menu Restaurateur to Restaurateur Best Practices Forums
    June 15th Rosebud Restaurant with Chef/Owner – Ron Eyester
    October 19th – PacciRistorante with Executive Chef Keira Moritz
    Membership Update
  • 19. Keisha Carter, Public Affairs Director, Georgia Restaurant Association
    Political Advocacy Update
  • 20. Federal Legislature
    Health Care Reform
    State Legislature
    SB 308 Gun Bill
    HB 1456 Credit Card Interchange Fees
    Local Government
    Increase in permit and Licensing fees
    New requirements for retail/foodservice industry
    GRA Public Affairs Department
  • 21. Events
    May 20, 11:30AM-1:30PM Gov. Affairs Committee
    June 21st Atlanta/Fulton County Hospitality Day
    Cobb County Hospitality Day
    Rooftop Politics
    August 2010-Gubernatorial Debate
    3rd Annual Public Affairs Conference Jan 31st-Feb 1st2011
    GRA Public Affairs Department
  • 22. Kelly Hornbuckle, Director of Marketing, Georgia Restaurant Association
    Professional Development & Community Involvement Update
  • 23. The mission of the Georgia Restaurant Association Institute for Professional Development (GRA ipd) is to create a more successful restaurant operator.
    We leverage our resources to offer affordable workshops and training.
    Workshops Available On Demand
    Discuss-GRA.com/Training
    About the GRA ipd
  • 24. Food Costing Workshop
    Doug Maranci, Atlanta Restaurant Exchange, Kevin Thompson, The Rebate Group
    PCI Compliance & Data Security
    Charles Hoff, Hoff Hospitality
    Multicultural Management- Understanding Latino Culture
    Patty Smitherman, Communicata language Services, LLC
    Social Media & Networking
    Kelly Hornbuckle, GRA, Carl Muth, Foodservice Resource Associates
    Recent Worshops
  • 25. Special Session: Heath Care Reform
    When: June 7, 2010 from 2-4:30pm, Location TBA
    Speakers:
    Kat Cole, Hooters of America, Inc.
    Stan Stout, Popeyes/AFC Enterprises
    Patrick Cuccaro, Affairs to Remember Caterers
    Kevin Slater, Blue Moon Pizza
    Menu Labeling
    When: June 29, 2010 from 2pm-4pm, Taco Mac Prado
    Speaker:
    Charles Hoff JD, MBA, Law Offices of Charles Y. Hoff, PC
    Media Training & Crisis Management
    Speakers:
    Ellen Hartman, Fitzgerald + Co. PR
    Anne Reeves Reich
    Franchising Your Brand for Long-Term Success
    Speaker:
    Shawn Spencer, Fran-Systems, LLC
    Upcoming Workshops
  • 26. Legal & Tax: How Best to Grow & Protect Your Concept
    Speakers:
    Charles Hoff, Hoff Hospitality
    Bob Wagner, Net Financials
    Increasing Sales & Cutting Expenses
    Speaker:
    Bob Wagner, Net Financials
    How to Avoid EEOC Complaints
    Wage & Hour, Tip-Pooling
    How to Avoid EEOC Complaints
    Speaker:
    Joe White, Fried & Bonder
    Media Training & Crisis Management
    Speakers:
    Ellen Hartman, Fitzgerald + Co. PR
    Anne Reeves Reich
    Franchising Your Brand for Long-Term Success
    Speaker:
    Shawn Spencer, Fran-Systems, LLC
    Upcoming Workshops
  • 27. Are You At Risk? A PCI Compliance Update
    Monday, 05/24/2010 2:00PM - 3:30PMTechnology Pavilion
    Charles  HoffInterim CEO, Georgia Restaurant Association
    Compost: The Quiet Hero
    Monday, 05/24/2010 10:00AM -11:30AMRoom S402A
    Holly ElmoreCEO & Founder, Elemental ImpactDirector, Zero Waste Zones
    Honing Your Edge: Cutting Edge Media Skills For Culinary Professionals
    Monday, 05/24/2010 12:00PM - 1:30PMRoom S402B
    Virginia WillisPresident, Virginia Willis Culinary Productions, LLC
    Winning Share Of Heart – Strategies For Building A Cause Marketing Campaign
    Saturday, 05/22/2010 12:00PM - 1:30PMRoom S402A
    Sheila G. BennettDirector, Share Our Strength’s Great American Dine Out
    Georgians at The NRA Show
  • 28. The GRA Helped Our Members Raise Over $1.6 Million for Our Community Partners
    Chocolate for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    June 17th, 6-10 pm – www.chocolateforcf.com
    Great American Dine Out
    September 19-25, www.GreatAmericanDineOut.org
    Restaurant Neighbor Awards
    Deadline: June 11th
    $5,000 Prize
    www.restaurant.org
    Community Involvement
  • 29.
  • 30. Q&A
    Please Complete Question Cards
    Hold Them Up – We Will Collect Them
    Questions We Don’t Get to in Today’s Presentation: www.discuss-gra.com/recap
    GRA Community Forum: Archived Presentations with Q&A
  • 31. Chef Jay Swift, 4th & Swift
    One the Menu Host: February 17, 2009
    Shoe Leather Marketing – Thriving in a Challenging Economy
    Tips for Success
    Opening during a recession
    In-house, low budget marketing plan
    Small plates
    Menu writing
    Seeking a personal connection with the guests
    Giving a reason to return
    On the Menu: Recipes for Success
  • 32. Chef Alison Lueker, Sun in My Belly Catering & Event Design
    One the Menu Host: June 23, 2009
    Catering for Restaurants: Boosting Revenue, Profits and Increasing Customer Satisfaction
    Tips for Success
    Listen to your client
    Stay organized
    Know your time line with all event specifics
    Hire people who understand the emotional importance of seamless service
    Communicate, get feedback for future business
    Constantly look for new ways of doing things
    On the Menu: Recipes for Success
  • 33. Ryan Turner, Muss & Turner’s
    One the Menu Host: October 20, 2009
    Transparency — The New “Local”: A timeless route to profitability, recession protection and peace of mind.
    Tips for Success
    Be transparent with your staff and guests
    Ask and listen to your staff and guests
    Give your staff and guests a reason to care
    On the Menu: Recipes for Success
  • 34. Brian Lyman, Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q
    One the Menu Host: February 16, 2010
    Spinning Plates – Being Up in a Down Market
    Tips for Success
    Be L-O-C-A-L... Be Involved “IN” your Community
    The 7 P’s or “Always measure twice – saw only once!”
    Magic 5 Formula: Happy managers + Happy employees + Happy Guests = Growing Sales 1st, Profits 2nd
    Perform “random acts of kindness”, provide “Lagnaippes” ( A little something extra), and teach “moments of truth”
    Read & encourage great books like “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, “Good to Great”, and “The One Minute Manager”
    On the Menu: Recipes for Success
  • 35. Chef Ron Eyster, Rosebud
    On the Menu Host: June 15, 2010, 2-4:30 pm
    The New Era of the Neighborhood Restaurant & the Role of the Chef
    On the Menu: Recipes for Success
  • 36.
  • 37. Q&A
    Please Complete Question Cards
    Hold Them Up – We Will Collect Them
    Questions We Don’t Get to in Today’s Presentation: www.discuss-gra.com/recap
    GRA Community Forum: Archived Presentations with Q&A
  • 38. Deborah Schwartz Griffin, VP of Business Development & Strategic Alliances, Georgia Restaurant Association
    Wrap-Up
  • 39. On the Menu: Restaurateur to Restaurateur Best Practices Forum
    • Tuesday, October 19th, 2:00-4:30 pm
    • 40. PacciRistorante with Executive ChefKeira Moritz
  • 20% Discount on Restaurant Membership for New Members though June 30th
    Annual Warm Restaurant Referral Incentive
    Provide (1) Warm Referral and Restaurant JoinsReceive $25 GRA Member Restaurant Gift Card
    Provide (2) Warm Referrals and Restaurants JoinReceive $50 GRA Member Restaurant Gift Card
    Provide (3) Warm Referrals and Restaurants JoinReceive $75 GRA Member Restaurant Gift Card
    Provide (4) Warm Referrals and Restaurants JoinReceive $100 GRA Member Restaurant Gift Card
    Provide (5) Warm Referrals and Restaurants JoinReceive 10% Discount on Membership Renewal
    For More Information Contact Deborah Schwartz Griffin at Deborah@garestaurants.org or Ryan Costigan - 404.467.9000
    Membership Campaign & Drive
  • 41. Door Prize Drawing
    Deborah Schwartz Griffin, VP of Business Development & Strategic Alliances, Georgia Restaurant Association
  • 42. Networking Reception
    Join Us at Point of View Lounge for a Networking Reception & Complimentary Food Tasting
  • 43. Thank You For Attending the Georgia Restaurant Association May Meeting