Culinary & Hospitality [clear filter]
Tuesday, June 29

4:00pm PDT

Wellness Food Trends
The pandemic accelerated the continued merging of the wellness and food markets, as consumers gravitated towards more functional, nutrient-dense, and holistic product options to support their total body health. Join Fashion Snoops' VP of Beauty & Wellness, Melissa Hago, as she addresses key industry objectives, by presenting lifestyle shifts that merge the food and wellness worlds with innovative brand examples and consumer priorities.


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Melissa Hago

Creative Director, Fashion Snoops
Fashion Snoops is an innovative trend forecasting platform and consultancy that inspires clients to create with confidence. For over 15 years Fashion Snoops has been guiding Fortune 500 and world-class companies in fashion, home decor, beauty/personal care, accessories, automotive... Read More →

Tuesday June 29, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Room S229 Room S229
Wednesday, June 30

9:00am PDT

The Bubble Tea, Milk Tea, & Latte Revolution
Looking for a high-profit tea item? Boba, Bubble, and Milk tea shops have ceased the attention and disposable incomes of a younger tea drinker.   The goal isn’t a narrow study of a few beverages crafted in a specific way. Rather, participates will be immersed in a broader dialogue tasting and understanding flavor creation and COGS behind these sensational drinks. This multifaceted session will:
Ø Explore current fads in the fast-moving “ Trendy Teas” category
Ø Compare several identical flavored beverages made with completely different ingredients
Ø Walk through creating these cool beverages
Ø Taste the trend with samples of each beverage discussed
Ø Look at supply chain options and challenges

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Debbie Christiansen

Co-Owner, Cafe Barnabus
What’s required to succeed in the fast-paced beverage industry? MOM SKILLS!!!! A few examples include flexibility, fast-thinking, and determination to never give up.  With four kids under Nine and a café staffed by over four hundred 7-12th grade students since 2012, Café Barnabas... Read More →

Wednesday June 30, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Room S229 Room S229

10:30am PDT

How to Get Coffee Lovers to Enjoy Tea
There isn’t a rule that says coffee drinkers can’t be tea drinkers too. Folks can enjoy both.  Many ardent coffee drinkers are trying to become tea lovers for various reasons due to health, digestion, reducing caffeine intake, and overall interest. However, since coffee and tea are vastly diverse beverages, sometimes coffee drinkers struggle to find a tea that they can appreciate and take pleasure from drinking. There are ways to help a coffee lover enjoy tea, but you have to know where to start.  
At the end of the session, you will be able to:
  1. Know what questions to ask to discover a tea for coffee lovers
  2. Understand the importance of the organoleptic experience is different for everyone
  3. Taste the teas that coffee lovers will enjoy

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Lisa Richardson

Online Education Manager, Questex
Lisa Richardson is the Online Education Manager for World Tea Academy. She has studied and traveled the globe researching and learning from masters about tea. Since forming Lisa Knows Tea in 2000, she has consulted with companies in product line development, worked with several Fortune... Read More →

Wednesday June 30, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Room S229 Room S229

12:00pm PDT

Do You Really Need Filtered Water?
It is probably one of the cheapest things that you can do to improve the quality of your tea & coffee.  Learn why you must invest in the right water treatment for your business. David Beeman a structured water specialist will walk you through what you need to know and let you taste to prove it.

Come see and taste for yourself.

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David Beeman

Founder & President, Cirqua Customized Water
Mr. Beeman is a specialist in the field of water science for coffee. Developer of "Coffee Water" forStarbucks, Peet's, and most all other specialized coffee retailers. Developed the original filter used by Soma for their drinking water filter.Mr. Beeman's company, Cirqua, develops... Read More →

Wednesday June 30, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Room S229 Room S229

1:30pm PDT

The Specialty Tea World in a Hospitality Universe
Introducing the world of specialty tea to nightclubs, bars and restaurants can be a daunting task; the key is the understanding and awareness of the concept’s unique requirements. This unlocks the door to clear and relevant communication with the venues, and the potential for a successful partnership.
When representing a product line, you are an ambassador of the leaf with responsibility for creating value in the partnership between your company and the client. Your extensive knowledge of tea will guide and assist the client in best practices in selection, preparation and service. Not merely a tea supplier, you are a tea consultant. Join Adrienne Etkin to unlock the potential of your tea sales.

Attendees will:
-Identify the needs, limitations and requirements of various hospitality concepts
-Examine routes to improve strategic partnerships
-Discuss matching the ideal tea products to venues

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Adrienne Etkin

Co-Founder, Admari
Adrienne Etkin is the co-founder of Admari, a tea, and botanicals company that began in 2007 with a brick-and-mortar location in New Jersey, USA. In 2010, Admari shifted operations to Miami, Florida where she also launched a division that curates tea experiences and tea educational... Read More →

Wednesday June 30, 2021 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room S229 Room S229
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