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Food and Beverage Webinars (April 8 - 12, 2020)

Updated: Nov 11, 2020

PROOF BAR + INCUBATOR AND THE ENTERPRISE CENTER - How to Update Your Restaurant's Online Offerings - THURSDAY, 1PM

This webinar is designed to walk restaurant owners through updating their website, Facebook page, and online listings in response to COVID-19. Local developer John Cotton will walk you through all the steps to make sure that your web presence reflects your current offerings, with an emphasis on updating your Facebook page.

We will share some assets with you, such as a banner that you can put on your website to indicate changes to your services. There will also be an opportunity to get paired with a tech-savvy volunteer who can work with you individually.


US FOODS - Accelerating Take Out

Get helpful tips on how to boost your takeout business and get answers to your burning questions about delivery and carryout service from our experts. Our customers have seen great success implementing changes from previous webinars – many in the same business day. Get follow-up support afterwards from US Foods®Restaurant Operations Consultants (ROCs) and Food Fanatics®Chefs.

US Foods ROCs and Food Fanatics Chefs will discuss how you can:

  • Update your menu for takeout

  • Promote your takeout offerings to your customers

  • Find the right takeout and delivery ordering solution

  • Prepare, pack and deliver food optimized for takeout and delivery


James Beard Foundation - Industry Support Webinars

  • Wednesday, April 8: The Facts on SNAP and Food Access Programs

Ellen Vollinger of the Food Research & Action Center will provide a clear overview of, and easy to follow instructions on how to apply for, food assistance programs. Even if you’ve never qualified before, you or someone you know may be eligible now. We will cover SNAP, the Restaurant Meal Program, USDA-FNS waivers, and where to find more information on state-based resources. We will also discuss how restaurants are winning paid contracts to feed those in need. Register here.

  • Thursday, April 9: TikTok and Content Cooking for Chefs

Chef Monti Carlo, co-founder of and chef Matt Broussard (@acooknamedmatt),will dish on all things TikTok and cooking for content. In this webinar you will learn: what is TikTok and what makes it unique; strategies for building your culinary media brand; equipment you need to get started making high-quality cooking videos; a breakdown of buzzwords like “hashtag challenge” and “brand takeover”; and much more. Register here.

  • Friday, April 10: Spirited Conversation—Tasting Rooms to Retail Shops

Ann Marshall (WEL 2018) and Scott Blackwell of Highwire Distilling will discuss pivoting tasting rooms to retail sites, and best practices on bottle distribution as home delivery services like Drizly and Bevvie soar. Expect a spirited conversation on how you can survive and stay relevant during the shutdowns, followed by a Quarantini toast to craft distilleries. Register here.





  • Webinar: Intuit & America’s SBDC — Thursday, April 9, 3 pm ET /12 pm PT(Details coming soon)

  • Webinar: Small Business Resiliency Guide, hosted by Google & Washington SBDC Network — Tuesday, April 14th, 1 pm ET /10 am PT (Details coming soon)


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