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Aroma Virtual Culinary Conference

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Welcome by Black Restaurant Week
Welcome to audience by Black Restaurant Week, overview of the events and sesisons.
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Going Native -- Bringing your brand online
As more sales shift to pick-up and delivery, it is imperative for restaurants to own their online ordering experience.
Alexa Sarmanian Scott Landers
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Applying for the Restaurant Development Grant and other Funding
Learn how to participate in the Feed the Soul Foundation Restaurant Business Development program
Jonathan Howard Courtney  Taylor Dr. Asheli Atkins
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Navigating Commercial Real Estate
Understand how to select the best location for your restaurant or business.
Gocha  Hawkins Greg Cole Ashley  Jones bryan davis
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Career Pathways in Food and Beverage
Exploration of career opportunities in the food and beverage industry. Learn career paths from industry professionals.
Jessica Idaewor Dommonic Nelson Darryl Tricksey
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Vendor Relationship Management - BreakOut Session
Building and managing relationships with Restaurant Vendors
Justin Nicks Jamin Butler Wayne Luckett Julian Boyd
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Fireside Chat with Master P
Legendary rapper, music executive and entrepreneur Master P will discuss his ventures in Food & Beverage.


Gocha Hawkins

Gocha's Breakfast Bar

Greg Cole

Consultant, Opium Restaurant Consulting LLC

Justin Nicks

Commercial Director, Anheuser-Busch InBev

Ashley Jones

INVEST Atlanta

Jessica Idaewor

Client Services Associate, Blavity

bryan davis

Senior Vice President, Ackerman Retail

Dommonic Nelson

Owner, clevtech

Jamin Butler

Co-Founder, The Black Coffee Company

Darryl Tricksey

Brand Manager, Makers Mark

Jonathan Howard

Executive Director, Feed the Soul Foundation

Scott Landers

Co-Founder, Systems Engineer, Figure Eight

Alexa Sarmanian

Co-Founder, Chief of Staff, Figure Eight

Wayne Luckett

President & CEO, Branwar Wine Distributing Co.

Courtney Taylor

Vice President Community Development, Veritex Community Bank

Julian Boyd

Managing Partner, Boyd Franchising LLC

Dr. Asheli Atkins

Executive Director, Feed the Soul Foundation

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Black Restaurant Week is dedicated to promoting culinary businesses and culinary professionals to their greater community.

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Feed the Soul Foundation

Apply for the Restaurant Development Grant

Ackeerman Retail

Picking the best Commerical Real Estate Location