BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ezCater, the world’s largest online marketplace for business catering, today announced CaterUp!, a first-of-its kind national conference for restaurant leaders focused on growing their share of the $61.5 billioni U.S. catering market. CaterUp! takes place from April 29-May 1 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana.
CaterUp! attendees will learn from dozens of their peers who have built thriving catering businesses and hear directly from valuable corporate customers who frequently purchase catering. The conference will cover the latest catering industry data and new strategies to drive revenue growth and operational efficiency. Content for CaterUp! was developed in partnership with top restaurants brands and includes speakers from Corner Bakery, P.F. Chang’s, Red Robin, and many more.
“The best people to learn from are those who have done it before or are doing it now,” said Jim Rand, Catering Practice Leader at ezCater. “We’ve gathered experts with decades of experience in restaurant operations and catering to share how they’ve tackled the market and grown their businesses. CaterUp! will be an impactful conference for so many brands.” Rand, who built catering and off-premises businesses for Panera and P.F. Changs, joined ezCater earlier in 2018 and is leading content development for the conference.
Session topics will include the state of the catering industry, using technology to streamline business, building a catering brand, acquiring new customers, and driving demand. Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with fellow restaurant leaders and learn about the newest catering products and services directly from suppliers.
Registration for CaterUp! opens today with an early-bird rate of $399 available until January 25. Event passes include all sessions, keynotes, meals, welcome party, cocktail hour, and a discounted hotel rate. For sponsorship information or more details about CaterUp!, visit www.caterup2019.com.
ezCater is the world’s largest online marketplace for business catering. ezCater’s online ordering, on-time ratings and reviews, and award-winning customer service help businesspeople from organizations of all sizes and industries make meetings more successful and employees happier. ezCater partners with over 60,000 restaurants and caterers that use its product suite to grow, manage, and analyze their catering business. For more information or to place an order, visit www.ezcater.com.
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