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Tuesday, October 3 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Fireside Chat with Eric Rivera and Yalor Tackson: Complexities of Launching a Business in the Food Industry

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Food is only about 20% of the restaurant success equation. A menu needs to sweep customers off their feet. However, restaurants are businesses first and foremost. Join us for an engaging conversation between food marketing expert Taylor Jackson and Chef Eric Rivera, who will share his extensive experience in food and beverage R&D, menu development and kitchen design, staff recruiting and training, off-site logistics, managing social media marketing strategy, and how to beat the odds in this complex and high risk industry.

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Yalor Tackson

Yalor is a professional in the food and hospitality industries with 10+ years of experience working front and back of the house. He has helped open restaurants in Phoenix, Los Angeles and now in Seattle. He has worked with international restaurants and domestic companies such as Four Seasons (Jean-Georges Vongerichten) and Ethan Stowell Restaurants. Currently... Read More →

Speakers
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Eric Rivera

Founder and Executive Chef, Addo
Eric Rivera, founder of Addo, a pop-up dinner series he holds around Seattle, is one of the most creative chefs on the Seattle food scene. Rivera, originally from Olympia, spent three and a half years as culinary director at Chicago’s massively acclaimed Alinea. He returned to Seattle to work for the Huxley Wallace Collective as the Director of Culinary Operations and Innovations where he managed all aspects of the restaurant group including food and beverage... Read More →


Tuesday October 3, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
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