NCB Show Conference Sessions Recommended By:
Monday, March 12, 2012
The Art of the Classic Cocktail
Elayne Duke, Expert, Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue” and Mixologist/Ambassador, Diageo
2:10 - 3:00 PM
In this era of the cocktail, to have a successful restaurant or bar, great cocktails are a must but they don’t need to bring your bar to a halt! SO SAY IT WITH ME “WE DECLARE THE COMPLICATED COCKTAIL DEAD”. In this entertaining seminar, join renowned mixologist Elayne Duke who will demonstrate how to create, sell and serve simple but enticing cocktails at even the busiest restaurants and bars.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Systems, Procedures and Controls = Maximum Profits!
Ron Newman and Greg Newman, Co-Founders, Baja Sharkeez
10:00 - 10:50 AM
Ron and Greg Newman, the team that developed the Baja Sharkeez chain, are back to share innovative ideas, systems, procedures and controls that have proven to be the key to maximum profits, loyal customers, staying two steps ahead of competitors and increasing volume to reach your ultimate potential. These two industry veterans and the team behind them will answer operator questions and help to identify opportunities for your business. You’ll leave with ideas you can bring back to your establishment and implement immediately!
The Science of Design
Nancy Hadley, Expert, Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue” and President, Nancy Hadley Fine Art & Consulting, Inc.
3:00 - 3:50 PM
Design and flow are two of the most important aspects of any venue. These elements can make or break a business when its focus is creating social interactions to provide customers with an amazing experience. Everything from paint to decor and glassware to bathrooms join, Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue” designer Nancy Hadley, as she discusses how to look at your venue with fresh eyes to create a better overall customer experience.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Keynote: No Excuses: Taffer’s Simple Science of Success (Open to all attendees)
Jon Taffer, Star and Co-Executive Producer, Spike TV's "Bar Rescue" and President, Nightclub & Bar Media Group
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Jon Taffer's depth of experience as an award-winning operator, renowned international consultant, President of the Nightclub & Bar Media Group and now as the Star and Co-Executive Producer of Spike TV's hit show, “Bar Rescue” is unmatched. Jon has opened, operated, conceived, and turned around hundreds of operations around the world and is the most popular speaker in NCB Show history. You will not leave this speech the same! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn solid, business-changing dynamics from the most famous face of our business today. Come see why Jon's energetic and entertaining programs sell out the United States.
Running a Profitable Bar Food Program
Chef Brian Duffy, Consultant & Expert, Spike TV's, “Bar Rescue”
1:00 - 1:50 PM
The primary representation for your bar food program is . . . your menu! Therefore, it needs to create an impression that gets diners excited to order the “best burger in town” and come back for more. Join Chef Brian Duffy to learn the secrets on how to enhance or change your current menu while staying ahead of the curve making your food program stand out from the competition.