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Special keynote address by Kevin Boehm, James Beard nominated restaurateur and co-founder of Boka Restaurant Group. Event proceeds benefit the Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.

5/12/2015
When: 5/12/2015
From 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: 1st Ward Events at Chop Shop Chicago
2033 W. North Ave.
Chicago, Illinois  60647
United States
Presenter: Kevin Boehm from Boka Restaurant Group
Contact: Christine DeSousa
312-380-4146


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Here are this year’s experts.  Online registration is closed.  Arrive at 5pm to sign up for the expert(s) of your choice.

Please note, you do NOT need to sign up to meet with any of the experts, but you do NEED to register for the event itself by clicking register above.  Expert registration is limited to Restaurant/Foodservice Operators and Students in Foodservice.  

 

Thank you for your support of the Illinois Restaurant Association! 


Kevin Boehm

Co-Founder

Boka Restaurant Group


Janet Isabelli

CEO

Isabelli Media Relations

 

Dan Raskin

Owner

Manny's Deli

 

Kevin Brown

President/CEO

Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises


Giuseppe Tentori 

Chef

GT's Fish & Oyster

Hank Meyer

Owner

BJ's Market & Bakery

 

Patrick Donelly

General Manager Hyatt Regency Chicago

 

Kristan Vaughan

CFO

Vaughan Hospitality Group

 

Barry Sorkin

Owner

SmoqueBBQ

 

David Manilow

Creator
Check, Please!

 

Scott Weiner

Owner

The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group

 

Alpana Singh

Owner

Seven Lions & The Boarding House

 

Darwin Claude

Edward Don & Co.

 

Ryan Arnold

Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises

 

Patrick Wartan

Managing Partner

Axia Law

 

Jodi Fyfe

CEO

Paramount Events

 

Diane Corcoran

Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises

 

Abby Kritzler
Boka Restaurant Group

Chris Johnston
Cheesie's Pub & Grub

 Clinton Wolf
UnitedHealthcare

Ross Thomson

Signature Bank

 

Corey Frank

Heartland Payment Systems

Doug Sohn
Hot Doug's

 Gabe Wiessen
Beavers Donuts

Nick Moretti

Partner

1st Ward Events Chop Shop

 

Derrek Hull Executive Director The Trotter Project

 

Ian Goldberg

VP of Operations

Boka Restaurant Group

 

Alex Pappas

Partner

Axia Law

 

Glenn Keefer

Lifelong Restaurateur Heil & Kay Insurance

Joe Baez

Clifton Larson Allen 

 

John Heil

Heil & Kay Insurance 

 

Kiran Pinto B. Hospitality Co.

 

Laurie Cairns

Creative Director

Blast PR

Tim McEnery

Owner

Cooper's Hawk

 

Tim O'Malley

Founder of Concierge Preferred and Social Media Beast 

 

Winston Lord

CEO/Co-Founder Venga

 

Chuck Taylor

Associate

Clifton Larson Allen

Matthew Woodburn

Partner

1st Ward Events Chop Shop


 

Angela Roman Aspito

The Signature Room at the 95th 

 


 

If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding registering to sit with any of our experts please call 312-380-4120 and leave a message or email membership@illinoisrestaurants.org.  We will get back to you beginning Monday, May 4, 2015 and do everything we can to accommodate as many attendees as possible.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Illinois Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.

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