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2021 Speakers & Sessions

Steve Donahue

Steve Donahue

Keynote Speaker

Monday June 28th, 2021
11:10 am – 12:00 pm

Steve Donahue is an author, speaker and coach who has helped transform over 1,000 organizations. His revolutionary story-driven system generates rapid change and extreme engagement by inspiring greatness from the c-suite to the frontline. Steve’s first two books are international bestsellers. In his upcoming book, Tell Your Epic Story – Heroic Leadership in a World of Disruption, Steve reveals the secrets encoded in our most ancient narrative form. Leaders can transform their business by telling an Epic Story where employees, customers and stakeholders play new and powerful roles.
While traversing the Sahara Desert, Steve learned to adapt and survive in one of the most unpredictable environments on earth. Now, he skillfully guides leaders to innovate and think outside of their boxes as they cross their own shifting sands of change. He combines timeless wisdom and cutting edge concepts to inspire creativity in a time of constant distraction and endless disruption. Steve is a spellbinding storyteller with a stand-up comedian’s timing. He keeps audiences engaged and energized with highly customized virtual presentations that captivate and motivate.

Many of you will remember Steve from our last CCUFSA conference in Victoria, BC. He will literally pick up where we left off and accelerate us into the future by building on his metaphor of the shifting sands of our time. Steve is an international bestselling author who has addressed over 1,000 audiences on 4 continents. Steve is known for his engaging presentations that entertain and inspire.

Start Where You Are – Adapting to Upheaval in a Post-Pandemic World

Normal is gone and it won’t be coming back – not even when the pandemic subsides. Continuous adaptation will drive all decisions in the future and the secret of success is to “start where you are”. Learn how to make innovation grow from your current state so you can stay ahead of the upheaval and deliver exactly what your students/residents/school requires in the endlessly changing future.

Robert Byrne

Robert Byrne

Director of Consumer and Industry Insights

Speaker

Tuesday June 29th, 2021
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

As a director of research and insights, Robert manages Ignite Consumer, Technomic’s ongoing chain brand health and foodservice consumer attitude and usage tracking program. Since joining Technomic in 2012, he has worked closely with both operator and supplier clients to tackle tough business questions and help shape their strategy and approach through data-driven insights.

Robert has led efforts to incorporate and overlay multiple Technomic data sources to identify correlations between guest experience and financial metrics, and to derive consumer opportunity assessments across generations and distinct consumer groups.

Foodservice Consumer Year Zero:
Leveraging Trended Insights to Drive Future Growth

Five years from now, what will occasions look like for postsecondary-age diners? Where is the next generation of young adults headed and what will drive their future choices? In this session, we will leverage Technomic consumer data to examine the future direction of foodservice behaviour, and explore how shifting occasions, needs and preferences will shape usage in the years to come.

Liana Bontempo

Liana Bontempo

Session

Tuesday June 29th, 2021
2:25 pm – 3:30 pm

 

Session: Allergen Policies

Session Info TBA

Chef Shane Chartrand

Chef Shane Chartrand

Speaker

Wednesday June 30th, 2021
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Born to Cree parents and raised by a Métis father and Mi’kmaw-Irish mother, Shane M. Chartrand has spent the past ten years learning about his history, visiting with other First Nations peoples, gathering and sharing knowledge and stories, and creating dishes that combine his interests and express his personality. The result is tawâw: Progressive Indigenous Cuisine, a book that traces Chartrand’s culinary journey from his childhood in Central Alberta, where he learned to raise livestock, hunt, and fish on his family’s acreage, to his current position as executive chef at the acclaimed SC Restaurant in the River Cree Resort &Casino in Enoch, Alberta, on Treaty 6 Territory.

Learn more about Shane Chartrand:

Chef Shane Chartrand dishes on Indigenous cuisine and inspiring others through food

Cree chef Shane M. Chartrand shares his culture in tawâw: Progressive Indigenous Cuisine

 

Canada’s First Gold Medal Winning Indigenous Chef

tawâw [pronounced ta-WOW]:
Come in, you’re welcome, there’s room.

Acclaimed chef Shane M. Chartrand’s debut cookbook explores the reawakening of Indigenous cuisine and what it means to cook, eat, and share food in our homes and communities.

Speaker TBD

Speaker TBD

Session

Wednesday June 30th, 2021
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

Sustainable Seafood Presentation

Info TBA

Charlie Burke

Charlie Burke

Owner, Baden Coffee

Session

Wednesday June 30th, 2021
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

Premium Coffee Presentation

Info TBA

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