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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 Month's Webinars

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NOVEMBER 2021 Webinar Calendar

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
2:00 PM CST
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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Wednesday, November 3, 2021
2:00 PM CST
Now Hiring?!

For the first time in a long year, you need to increase staff. Learn how to get back to recruiting, hiring, training and retaining an all-star staff, while keeping the P&L in check.
 

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Thursday, November 4, 2021
2:00 PM CST
Don’t Let the Season Scare You

Your customers may hibernate this winter, but your business doesn’t have to. With more than 8,000 virtual “ghost” restaurants now operating in the U.S., learn how you can jump on the virtual brand bandwagon, and get yours up and running quickly to ensure that your winter sales don’t suffer!

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021
2:00 PM CST
Profitable Holiday Promotions

Looking for ways to boost profits for the holidays? Our experts will show you how to drive revenue with gift card promos and gift bundles, and provide an easy-to-follow promotional timeline to enhance your digital presence and boost awareness early this season.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021
2:00 PM CST
The Gift of Profit: Building a Low-Labor Menu for the Holidays

Do your current staffing challenges have you worrying about how to successfully execute service during the busy holiday season? Our Food Fanatics Chefs are here to help with product ideas, tips and tricks for creating low-labor menus for catering, family meals or meal kits.
 

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Thursday, November 11, 2021
2:00 PM CST
“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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Wednesday, November 17, 2021
2:00 PM CST
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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Thursday, November 18, 2021
2:00 PM CST
Profitable Holiday Promotions

Looking for ways to boost profits for the holidays? Our experts will show you how to drive revenue with gift card promos and gift bundles, and provide an easy-to-follow promotional timeline to enhance your digital presence and boost awareness early this season.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021
2:00 PM CST
The Gift of Profit: Building a Low-Labor Menu for the Holidays

Do your current staffing challenges have you worrying about how to successfully execute service during the busy holiday season? Our Food Fanatics Chefs are here to help with product ideas, tips and tricks for creating low-labor menus for catering, family meals or meal kits.

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DECEMBER 2021 Webinar Calendar

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
2:00 PM CST
Don’t Let the Season Scare You

Your customers may hibernate this winter, but your business doesn’t have to. With more than 8,000 virtual “ghost” restaurants now operating in the U.S., learn how you can jump on the virtual brand bandwagon, and get yours up and running quickly to ensure that your winter sales don’t suffer.

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Thursday, December 2, 2021
2:00 PM CST
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, December 7, 2021
2:00 PM CST
Profitable Holiday Promotions

Looking for ways to boost profits for the holidays? Our experts will show you how to drive revenue with gift card promos and gift bundles, and provide an easy-to-follow promotional timeline to enhance your digital presence and boost awareness early this season.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021
2:00 PM CST
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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Tuesday, December 14, 2021
2:00 PM CST
The Gift of Profit: Building a Low-Labor Menu for the Holidays

Do your current staffing challenges have you worrying about how to successfully execute service during the busy holiday season? Our Food Fanatics Chefs are here to help with product ideas, tips and tricks for creating low-labor menus for catering, family meals or meal kits.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021
2:00 PM CST
Don’t Let the Season Scare You

Your customers may hibernate this winter, but your business doesn’t have to. With more than 8,000 virtual “ghost” restaurants now operating in the U.S., learn how you can jump on the virtual brand bandwagon, and get yours up and running quickly to ensure that your winter sales don’t suffer.

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This Week's Webinars

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January 2022 Webinar Calendar

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
2:00 PM CST
Flavors That Win on Game Day

Find out what consumers are craving for Game Day! Our experts will prepare you for what to do if you run out of wings, give you tips on how to design your Game Day menu for the most appeal and showcase how to market to all the local (and hungry) sports fans.
 

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022
2:00 PM CST
Tackling the Top Restaurant Resolutions

You probably make the same New Year’s resolutions for your operation every year. Do you want to increase sales? Reduce turnover? Take a vacation? Our ROCs and Food Fanatics Chefs will share ideas and goal-setting resources to ensure that this is the year you can actually keep your resolutions!

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022
2:00 PM CST
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, January 19, 2022
2:00 PM CST
Profitable Holiday Promotions: Valentine’s Edition

With the potential to be one of your busiest nights of the year, Valentine’s Day offerings should drive not only traffic, but profits too. Our experts will review the pros and cons of a prix fixe menu and give you low-labor, date night package ideas for both dine-in and carryout, and provide methods to market your Valentine’s Day offerings to guarantee profits you’ll love.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2022
2:00 PM CST
Tackling the Top Restaurant Resolutions

You probably make the same New Year’s resolutions for your operation every year. Do you want to increase sales? Reduce turnover? Take a vacation? Our ROCs and Food Fanatics Chefs will share ideas and goal-setting resources to ensure that this is the year you can actually keep your resolutions!

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Wednesday, January 26, 2022
2:00 PM CST
Reel in Profits with Seafood Features

Whether your diners are looking for healthier protein alternatives, requesting a more sustainable menu selection, or even if you just need to amp up your seafood selection for Lent, you won’t want to miss this session. We will focus on seafood trends and market conditions, and you’ll leave with ideas for low-labor menu items and great tips for designing and marketing an updated menu.

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Thursday, January 27, 2022
2:00 PM CST
ERTC Eligibility: What You Need to Know

Make sure you’re not leaving any funds on the table! Our team of CARES Act ROCs will walk you through the details of the most underutilized component of the CARES Act – the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC).

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February 2022 Webinar Calendar

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
2:00 PM CST
Profitable Holiday Promotions: Valentine’s Edition

With the potential to be one of your busiest nights of the year, Valentine’s Day offerings should drive not only traffic, but profits too. Our experts will review the pros and cons of a prix fixe menu and give you low-labor, date night package ideas for both dine-in and carryout, and provide methods to market your Valentine’s Day offerings to guarantee profits you’ll love.
 

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Wednesday, February 2, 2022
2:00 PM CST
Winning with a Diverse Team

In honor of Black History Month, the US Foods® Diversity and Inclusion team will cheer the benefits of a diverse workforce in this free live session! Our ROCs and Food Fanatics Chefs will be on hand to give recruitment strategies for building a diverse team and provide tips for developing an inclusive workplace. Join us!
 

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022
2:00 PM CST
Talk Shop Live: Where’s My Product?

Join us for the return of Talk Shop Live, our exclusive live roundtable culinary discussions with independent operators from around the country. During this event, we’ll be talking about the challenges of managing inventory and menus through unprecedented supply chain issues. You’ll gain insights into the featured operators’ best practices and the US Foods resources that helped them make it.
 

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Wednesday, February 9, 2022
2:00 PM CST
Flavors That Win on Game Day

Find out what consumers are craving for Game Day! Our experts will prepare you for what to do if you run out of wings, give you tips on how to design your Game Day menu for the most appeal and showcase how to market to all the local (and hungry) sports fans.

 

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Tuesday, February 15, 2022
2:00 PM CST
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!

View On Demand


Wednesday, February 16, 2022
2:00 PM CST
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, February 22, 2022
2:00 PM CST
Reel in Profits with Seafood Features

Whether your diners are looking for healthier protein alternatives, requesting a more sustainable menu selection, or even if you just need to amp up your seafood selection for Lent, you won’t want to miss this session. We will focus on seafood trends and market conditions, and you’ll leave with ideas for low-labor menu items and great tips for designing and marketing an updated menu.
 


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Wednesday, February 23, 2022
2:00 PM CST
“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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Must-Watch Webinars

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ON-DEMAND WEBINARS FOR TODAY’S HOT TOPICS

Our experts provide insights and solutions for the key areas that challenge operators across the country. Explore our content on today’s most relevant topics below.

LABOR AND STAFFING
Our selection of on-demand webinars on Labor and Staffing covers everything from running a business with less staff, improving company culture to retain employees and even how to strategically select products for your inventory that will help reduce your back-of-house needs.
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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

CASH FLOW & FINANCIAL SUPPORT
Check out our collection of on-demand webinars on Cash Flow & Financial Support that covers everything from inventory control, payroll and tip-pooling, tips on claiming available funding from the government, metrics that matter and more!
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MENU ENGINEERING & PROFITABILITY
Learn how to optimize and engineer a more profitable menu and kitchen, how to manage supply challenges, how you can reel in profits with seafood features and more with our Menu Engineering & Profitability webinars!
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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

SOCIAL & DIGITAL MEDIA MARKETING
See how you can build a customer base using Facebook and Instagram, how to effectively use Google My Business, learn about the advantages of ghost kitchens, how to maximize your web presence and more with our Social & Digital Media Marketing webinars.
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2022 trends

Thursday, May 26, 2022
1:00 PM CDT
A Fresh Approach to Food and Beverage Cost Control

Join world-renown industry leaders in a dynamic conversation around considerations healthcare food service leaders can make to control their bottom line. Learn how food specifications impact the overall operational costs and how strategic menu engineering can save hours of labor each week. Learn menu integration strategies and techniques to reduce food prep required each day and gain an understanding of how menu plans effect the entire operation. Our panelist discussion, led by Greg Gorgone, cofounder of the Pineapple Academy includes US Foods Food Fanatic Chef and cookbook author, Maya Wilson, Shawn Bucher, MBA, CEC, CCE and PhD candidate at University of TN, and Dr. Chef Colin Roche, PhD, MBA, CEC, CCE,FMP, CHE - Chef, Professor, Author and Podcast Host in this exciting and tangible conversation where you will gain the knowledge to make positive resource impact in your operation.

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