The WNC Culinary Expo takes place on March 4, 2013, from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm in the Vanderbilt Ballroom of The Grove Park Inn.
The WNC Culinary Expo is a comprehensive industry event devoted to the Western North Carolina restaurant, foodservice and hospitality market. The Expo is produced by Asheville Independent Restaurants (AIR) and its 50 + partners, and is part of an ongoing mission to connect local independent restaurants in the spirit of collaboration, as well as create a strategic forum to share beneficial industry information. The event also serves as a showcase for AIR Partners to demonstrate food products, technology, equipment and services in an open forum setting.
Tentative agenda includes:
9:00 am – AIR General Membership Meeting (AIR members only)
Legislative Updates from NCRLA
2013 Marketing initiatives from NC Department of Agriculture
10:00 am – WNC Culinary Expo opens
Forums begin – “The Business of Restaurants”
- Universal health Care, Fiscal Cliffs & Taxes – Oh My!
- Remedies to Restaurants’ Top Ten Employment Dilemmas
- Environmental Sustainability – How to create positive change with your restaurant
11:30 am – Feed Your Facebook with Phone to Table Social Media
1:00 pm – Easing the Financial Pressure of Health Care Expenses for Business Owners
2:30 pm – Incentive Workshop for Hiring Individuals with Barriers to Employment