Operating Safely

WEBINARS FOR RESTAURANTS AND FOODSERVICE OPERATORS

Below, you’ll find live and on-demand webinars that span a wide range of topics to help you increase revenue and operate safely. All our live sessions have Q&A sessions with our experts. If you’d like to schedule free 1-on-1 time with a Restaurant Operations Consultant (ROC), Food Fanatics® chef or specialist, you can do it here.

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This Week's Webinars

August 4, 2021

Labor-Saving Kitchen Hacks

2:00 PM CDT

August 5, 2021

What Should I Post Today? Top Tips for Effective Social Content

2:00 PM CDT


July 2021 Webinar Calendar

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Thursday, July 1, 2021
2:00 PM CDT
The Secret Solution to Attracting Diners and Prospective Employees

Great reviews are a powerful way to attract diners and staff! Learn how to manage and increase reviews across Google, Facebook and Yelp, and how to leverage them on your website and social media.
 

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021
2:00 PM CDT
Satisfy Summer Cravings: What Consumers Want

Business is (finally) picking up! Consumers are craving fresh foods for grab-and-go and outdoor dining. Join us for tips to build a killer summer menu.

 

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021
2:00 PM CDT
Adding it All Up with US Foods® Inventory

Take control of your food cost and inventory. Get a live demo on how to do inventory the right way with our free tool for US Foods® customers.

 

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Thursday, July 15, 2021
2:00 PM CDT
Building Your Customer Base with Facebook

Get access to an entire database of potential customers right through your Facebook page! We’ll walk you through some of the essentials needed to improve your presence on this platform, as well as dive into Business Suite so that you can make sure your posts are seen by the right people every time.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021
2:00 PM CDT
A Stock Yards® Exclusive Update: Volatility and Its Impact on Your Profitability

Inflation has caused protein prices to rise to their highest in recent history, but that doesn’t mean you have to lose money with every sale. Industry experts and our Stock Yards® team will be joining us to talk market conditions and forecasts, so that you can make informed menu and business decisions in the coming weeks and months.

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Thursday, July 22, 2021
2:00 PM CDT
The Secret Solution to Attracting Diners and Prospective Employees

Great reviews are a powerful way to attract diners and staff! Learn how to manage and increase reviews across Google, Facebook and Yelp, and how to leverage them on your website and social media.



 

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021
2:00 PM CDT
Payroll and Tip-Pooling 101: What You Need to Know

Ensure you are compliant with changing compensation guidelines from the Department of Labor. Our experts will review tip-credits, help you determine if tip-pooling is right for you, and discuss the various payroll laws we’re seeing across the country and how you can stay on top of them.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021
2:00 PM CDT
A Service with No Staff

Can’t find anyone to hire? Try filling your job openings with technology instead. Together, we’ll walk through a consumer’s service experience at an operation where technology is used in place of staff. You will see how you can still extend hospitality without as many human touch points.

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Thursday, July 29, 2021
2:00 PM CDT
Google My Business: Showing Up When It Matters Most

For diners today, the search for their next meal begins on Google. Learn how to strengthen your presence on Google with a free Google My Business Profile, and we’ll show you the marketing opportunity that exists when you are able to view and respond to insights from Google users.

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AUGUST 2021 Webinar Calendar

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
2:00 PM CDT
Labor-Saving Kitchen Hacks

Streamlining your operations is a must – and that starts in your kitchen. Join our Food Fanatics chefs to learn how to better use products that help cut prep time and reduce labor costs, while maintaining the flavor, consistency and integrity that diners expect.

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Thursday, August 5, 2021
2:00 PM CDT
What Should I Post Today? Top Tips for Effective Social Content

Determining what to post every single day can become overwhelming. There’s good news, though. Our experts have some great tips that will help you uncover the compelling content that already exists within your operation. Join them to learn how to better tell your story on social media.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021
2:00 PM CDT
A Service with No Staff

Can’t find anyone to hire? Try filling your job openings with technology instead. Together, we’ll walk through a consumer’s service experience at an operation that uses technology in place of staff. You will see how you can still extend hospitality without as many human touch points.
 

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Wednesday, August 11, 2021
2:00 PM CDT
“Market Price:” Managing Supply Concerns and Market Conditions with Your Menu

Your menu is the key to your operation’s success. It impacts customer ordering decisions, determines your inventory and can make or break your profitability. Join our experts to learn how menu development and design can help you manage current market conditions.

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Thursday, August 12, 2021
2:00 PM CDT
The Secret Solution to Attracting Diners and Prospective Employees

Great reviews are a powerful way to attract diners and staff! Learn how to manage and increase reviews across Google, Facebook and Yelp, and how to leverage them on your website and social media.



 

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Thursday, August 12, 2021
3:00 PM CDT
Chef to Chef: Reducing Food Waste in Healthcare

Join Swedish Health Services Executive Chef Zachary Schwab for a deep dive on how he and his food and nutrition team track and prevent food waste with Leanpath. Joining Chef Zachary will be Leanpath Executive Chef Robb White, a 30-year foodservice veteran. Attendees will see how the tracking process works in a healthcare kitchen, learn important insights that led to a 53% decrease in Swedish Health Services’ food waste, and see how food waste prevention makes for a more efficient kitchen staff when labor is tight.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021
2:00 PM CDT
Payroll and Tip-Pooling 101: What You Need to Know

Ensure you are compliant with changing compensation guidelines from the Department of Labor. Our experts will review tip-credits, help you determine if tip-pooling is right for you, and discuss the various payroll laws we’re seeing across the country and how you can stay on top of them.




 

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021
1:00 PM CDT

Healthcare, Hospitality and College & University

Foodservice Metrics: What Healthcare and Culinary Leaders Need to Know

One hundred percent of the activities that happen within the foodservice department are the responsibility of the Foodservice Director, but 90% of the activities are influenced by other departments. Without precise tracking and measuring of these activities, it may be difficult to quantify the impact they have on the bottom line. Join healthcare and foodservice industry experts as they discuss how using data can reduce costs, enhance productivity, optimize financial performance and enable foodservice leaders to launch meaningful conversations with executives. One CEU will be offered to all attendees.

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Thursday, August 19, 2021
2:00 PM CDT
Beating the Algorithm: Keys to Instagram Success

Do you have a solid Instagram strategy to turn your likes into loyal diners? During this session, our experts will explain how to maximize your content’s visibility, while covering when and why you should use Reels, Stories and IGLive to beef up your existing strategy.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021
2:00 PM CDT
Protect Yourself: Spending RRF Funds Wisely

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund(RRF) helped many operators keep their doors open, while also investing back into their business. If you received funding, our experts are here to help minimize your need to repay those funds by reviewing RRF rules on eligible expenses.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021
2:00 PM CDT
Doing More with Less

Making your operation more efficient and profitable is a challenge. Our team outlines new tech trends for smarter staffing, online and handheld ordering, takeout and food tech trends you need to increase profit.
 

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Thursday, August 26, 2021
2:00 PM CDT
What Should I Post Today? Top Tips for Effective Social Content

Determining what to post every single day can become overwhelming. There’s good news, though.  Our experts have some great tips that will help you uncover the compelling content that already exists within your operation. Join them to learn how to better tell your story on social media.

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September 2021 Webinar Calendar

Wednesday, September 1, 2021
2:00 PM CDT
Keys to Creating a Culture That Drives Results

If you’re not looking at what you offer potential employees beyond pay, you may be missing out on qualified candidates! Learn what job seekers are looking for, and how a renewed focus on company culture can help you attract top talent and improve your metrics across the board!

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Thursday, September 2, 2021
2:00 PM CDT
Google My Business: Showing Up When It Matters Most

For diners today, the search for their next meal begins on Google. Learn how to strengthen your presence on Google with a free Google My Business profile, and we’ll show you the marketing opportunity that exists when you are able to view and respond to insights from Google users.

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