8:00am – 8:45am

Event Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:45am – 9:00am

Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:00am – 9:30am

Morning Keynote Speaker
Paul Dillon, Associate Dean, Business, Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management, Hudson County Community College

9:30am – 10:30am

Franchise Business: The Secret Sauce to Success

  • Beth R. Stearns, Esq., Chair – Retail & Restaurant Law Practice Group, McNelly & Goldstein
  • John Helm, multi-unit franchisee, Jersey Mike’s
  • Marcela (Marce) Zuchovicki, President and CEO, Jalima Aranis/Jalima & Associates

10:00am – 3:00pm

Marketplace Hall Open

10:30am – 11:15am

Morning Break and Networking in Marketplace Hall

11:15am – 12:15pm

Legislative Update Panel: Labor and Workforce

  • Gary S. Young, Partner, Scarinci Hollenbeck and General Counsel, NJ Restaurant and Hospitality Association
  • Marilou Halvorsen, President, NJ Restaurant & Hospitality Association
  • Ryck Suydam, President, NJ Farm Bureau
  • Ryan Krill, Founder/President, Cape May Brewing Co.

12:15pm -1:00pm

Lunch & Networking

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Restaurants and Beverage Panel: Trends and Challenges

  • Danielle M. DeFilippis, Member, Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.
  • Marilyn Schlossbach, Restaurateur and Executive Chef, The Marilyn Schlossbach Group
  • Jeanne Cretella, President, Landmark Hospitality
  • James Priest, Founder and Head Blender, The Referend Bier Blendery
  • Regine Flimlin, Co Founder, juice basin

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Afternoon Keynote Speaker
Celebrity Chef David Burke, Partner, Drifthouse by David Burke Bar and Grill

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Breakout Session

Appetite for Branding: The business and legal challenges of branding in the food and beverage industry, and protecting your restaurant decor.

  • Jeanne Hamburg, Member, Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.
  • Danielle DeFilippis,  Member, Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A.
  • Esther Psarakis, Managing Partner, Foodpreneur


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