ABOUT AROMA CULINARY CONFERENCE

Feed the Soul Foundation is hosting a hybrid virtual and in-person conference in partnership with Black Restaurant Week and Latin Restaurant Week to BOOST your culinary business. For two (2) days industry experts will provide business development training to help grow your culinary business and become sustainable. Travel to Houston for our interactive BOOST Camp to participate in hands on training to teach you how to grow and expand your business operations to gain more profit.

PURCHASE TICKETS

In Person: 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Virtual: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

2023 Conference Topics

Master Classes & Business Development Sessions To Help BOOST Your Culinary Business.

conference schedule

LOCATION TIME TOPIC
Virtual: Hoppin    9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Intro/Welcome Session 

Black Restaurant Week – 2022 Impact & 2023 Opportunities

Virtual: Hoppin    9:15 AM – 10:00 AM

Opening Session 

Keynote Speaker: Business Expansion

Virtual: Hoppin    10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

The Power of Capital

Pannel Discussion

Virtual: Hoppin  11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Food Hall Success Stories

Pannel Discussion

Virtual: Hoppin  12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

Commercial Real Estate:
How to protect your business from rent increases

Virtual: Hoppin  12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

Feed the Soul Grant Information Session

Information Session in English

BOOST Camp: Texas Tower 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Lunch Break

BOOST Camp: Texas Tower 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM 

Masterclass: Accounting

BOOST Camp: Texas Tower
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM

Masterclass: Inventory Management

BOOST Camp: Texas Tower 4:20 PM – 5:30 PM

Marketing Mini Sessions:

Creating TikTok & Reels Content, Branding, Social Media Advertising

BOOST Camp: Texas Tower 4:20 PM – 5:30 PM

Business Development Speed Session:

Free Business Consulting – HR, Accounting, Legal, Real Estate, Menu Development

BOOST Camp: TBA 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Happy Hour Session: Perfect Pour

Learn the proper way to pour wine & beer. Tips and advice on how to get a beer, wine, and liquor license 

Includes sampling and bites.

LOCATION TIME TOPIC
Virtual: Hoppin    9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

Intro/Welcome Session 

Latin Restaurant Week – 2022 Impact & 2023 Opportunities

Virtual: Hoppin    9:15 AM – 10:00 AM

Opening Session 

Keynote Speaker: Business Expansion (Spanish)

Virtual: Hoppin    10:15 AM – 11:00 AM

Expanding your Business Airport Systems

Pannel Discussion

Virtual: Hoppin  11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Unconventional Marketing Methods

Panel Discussion

Virtual: Hoppin  12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

A La Kart Marketplace

Information Session in English

Virtual: Hoppin  12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

Feed the Soul Grant Information Session

Information Session in Spanish

BOOST Camp: Texas Tower 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Lunch Break

BOOST Camp: Texas Tower 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM 

Masterclass: Human Resources

BOOST Camp: Texas Tower
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM

Masterclass: Operating Procedures

BOOST Camp: Texas Tower 4:20 PM – 5:30 PM

Marketing Mini Sessions:

Creating TikTok & Reels Content, Branding, Social Media Advertising

BOOST Camp: Texas Tower 4:20 PM – 5:30 PM

Business Development Speed Session:

Free Business Consulting – HR, Accounting, Legal, Real Estate, Menu Development

BOOST Camp: TBA 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Happy Hour Session: Profitable Bar Programs

Learn new trends in the beverage industry – how to use garnishes and proper glassware to elevate your bar experience, work with local liquor reps- and how to leverage your bar program to maximize profits.

Includes sampling and bites

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