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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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    GRA May Meeting: On the Menu -  Recipes for Success GRA May Meeting: On the Menu - Recipes for Success Presentation Transcript

    • Welcome to the Georgia Restaurant Association May Meeting
    • Kat Cole, Vice President, Hooters of America, Inc.
      Chair, Georgia Restaurant Association Executive Committee
      Chair, Georgia Restaurant Association PAC Board
      Welcome
    • Charles Hoff, Interim CEO, Georgia Restaurant Association
      General Counsel, Georgia Restaurant Association
      CEO, Law Offices of Charles Y. Hoff
      Updates
    • Hilton Atlanta
      Kevin O'Leary, Director of Food & Beverage
      Thank Our Meeting Host
    • AFLAC
      We’ve Got You Under Our Wings
      Thank Our Sponsors
    • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
      The Media Solution To Deliver Your Audience
      Thank Our Sponsors
    • Georgia Power
      Thank Our Sponsors
      • Heartland Payment Systems
      • The Highest Standards | The Most Trusted Transactions
      Thank Our Sponsors
      • Martin & Associates PeopleSource
      • Putting People and Companies Together
      Thank Our Sponsors
      • U.S. Foodservice
      • Your Partner Beyond the Plate
      Thank Our Sponsors
    • Kat Cole, Vice President, Hooters of America, Inc.
      Chair, Georgia Restaurant Association Executive Committee
      Chair, Georgia Restaurant Association PAC Board
      Membership Update
    • The Purpose of “On the Menu”
      Membership Update
    • Thank You to Our Volunteer Membership Committee Leaders
      Chair: Joey Powell
      On the Menu Chair: Andrea Busse
      Membership Update
    • 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
    • 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
    • Keisha Carter, Public Affairs Director, Georgia Restaurant Association
      Political Advocacy Update
    • 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
    • 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
    • Kelly Hornbuckle, Director of Marketing, Georgia Restaurant Association
      Professional Development & Community Involvement Update
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Deborah Schwartz Griffin, VP of Business Development & Strategic Alliances, Georgia Restaurant Association
      Wrap-Up
    • On the Menu: Restaurateur to Restaurateur Best Practices Forum
      • Tuesday, October 19th, 2:00-4:30 pm
      • 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
    • Door Prize Drawing
      Deborah Schwartz Griffin, VP of Business Development & Strategic Alliances, Georgia Restaurant Association
    • Networking Reception
      Join Us at Point of View Lounge for a Networking Reception & Complimentary Food Tasting
    • Thank You For Attending the Georgia Restaurant Association May Meeting