Friday, June 10

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Friday, June 10
7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration / Auction Checkout
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Awards Breakfast 
Sponsored by Au Bon Pain
(Award Videos)

Please come join us as AHF recognizes the “Best of the Best” at our Annual Awards Recognition Breakfast. This is your opportunity to see and hear inspiring stories and video presentations from this year’s awards winners. Immediately following the awards breakfast, you’ll have the chance to meet and greet the award winners in the foyer.

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

General Session

AHF Talks


Kelly Buckley

Vice President, Fresh Food Innovation, 7‑Eleven

How leveraging consumer insights to identify better-for- your opportunities fuel fresh food innovation at 7-Eleven.  The tide is turning with on- the- go consumers and they are seeking more variety in fresh, flavorful, high quality, better-for-you foods. 7-Eleven is executing a plan to meet these needs.

Brian Erickson

Founder, Austin’s Truck by Truckwest

Aaron Sherinian

Chief Communications and Marketing Officer, UN Foundation

“The nature of AHF Talks, its very premise, is to inspire curiosity and encourage the insatiable pursuit of answers… which create more questions.” We want you to be asking questions and hopefully gain some valuable insight into ways to improve your Operation by thinking out of the box.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Networking Break & Award Winners Tables
Sponsored by Fieldstone

Meet this year’s award winners and ask them questions about their accomplishments that may help you at your facility.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Closing General Session
Sponsored by Hobart

Jim Knight

The acclaimed author of Culture That Rocks, Jim Knight began his 30+-year career in hospitality training as a restaurant staff-level employee for Olive Garden and Hard Rock Cafe, before serving as the head of the School of Hard Rocks, running point on all global training and development functions for Hard Rock International. With thought-provoking content and a refreshing, edgy delivery style, Jim will share his unique, seasoned outlook on company culture, guest service, building teams, employee engagement, training and philanthropy to help organizations achieve rock star status.

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