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Leadership +
Workforce Development for Restaurants
This 8-week course is designed to help food & beverage owners, operators, and management teams define, grow, and develop their own leadership skills and build stronger, more dynamic teams. 
Key Dates:
Application Deadline:
August 13th
Launch: September 1

The COVID-19 pandemic created many challenges for those operating in the food and beverage industry, with staffing difficulties and management challenges at the top of the list. The Leadership and Workforce Development program, powered by Proof, is an 8-week virtual course for food and beverage industry owners and operators to develop their skills and management strategies and to build and lead a dynamic workforce. 

The course provides practical and actionable activities, lessons, and homework along with one-on-one coaching to help these owners and operators learn about key areas of management including financial management, guest loyalty and experience, administrative skills, operational management, crisis management, staffing strategies, and workforce development. 

How It Works
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Proof's e-learning platform makes it easy to absorb industry-focused content at your own pace


Unlock time with Proof’s team who dedicates a minimum of 1 hour each week to coach and focus on company’s specific needs


Proof’s team provides quick exercises each week on their platform, including printable assets and templates


LIVE Sessions will be held at 10:30 am - 11:30 am ET on the following dates:

9/1/2021              9/7/2021             9/14/2021            9/21/2021             9/28/2021

10/5/2021           10/12/2021         10/19/2021

Managing Employees 

​Culture & Employee Retention

Human Resources

Workforce Development Components 

Innovation & Staffing Models

Team Engagement

Multi-demographics in the Workforce

Managing Business
Financial Management

Managing Legalities

Project Management

Management Changes

Managing Guests

Social Media & Marketing

Guest Interaction

Addressing the Issues

Opening Safely in 2021

Crisis Management

Disciplinary Action Interviewing & Onboarding

Coaching & Conflict Management
17 Things to Avoid

Managing Skills

The Role of a Manager
Managing Errors

Habits of Successful Managers

Useful Management Tools

Emotional Intelligence

WEEKS 9-10


Applications Until
August 13
September 1

About Proof

Proof is an accelerator, incubator, and bar based in Chattanooga, TN. Founded and led by food and beverage industry veterans, the mission of Proof is to support owners and operators in the industry through programs, resources, and community. 


Collectively the Proof team has 50+ years of experience, with expertise ranging from management training to operations to marketing (and more). To date, Proof has accelerated 60 companies through its programs.

Learn more about Proof at

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Party Bites Catering

Chattanooga, TN

"The way the class was structured as far as dealing with the pandemic and the crisis management that followed was very impactful. This year has been a fast year for me and I knew I needed to scale and Proof coached me on how to scale properly."

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Good Batch Mama

Kingsport, TN

"Having the opportunity to review our operations and dissect our pain points with industry pros who have been in the business for years was an IMMENSE value add to us."


Lil Mama's

Chattanooga, TN

"So many things in the industry that come up are unexpected, but I knew with Proof, I had someone to call to say 'hey, this is what I’m experiencing' and ask if it’s normal and if they can help me. It’s given me a great sense of confidence, because now when I’m making decisions for the restaurant, I have an opinion from someone who is experienced and gone through what I am now."

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