Join us for the next NYC Restaurant Tech Meetup on Wednesday, October 25th from 6PM to 9PM at Davis Wright Tremaine!
Once a month we co-host the exciting Res-Tech Meetup in the heart of New York City. Cutting edge tech-startups and curious NYC restaurant owners come together to network and discuss current trends and topics in their industries. This month’s event will be all about human resources in the hospitality world.
The restaurant industry is boomin’! New concepts are popping up every day. However, many restaurant owners find it increasingly difficult to find – motivated and reliable staff. Long working hours and low wages often deter young talent from starting a career in the hospitality industry. The solution? New digital hiring firms promise to simplify the acquisition of workers, while helping restaurants to save money. We have invited a panel of industry experts who understand how to go about restaurant talent shortage by applying innovative digital tools.
Meet our panelists:
Alice Cheng, Founder & CEO of Culinary Agents
Alice Cheng is the Founder & CEO of Culinary Agents, a professional networking and job matching website designed for current and aspiring professionals in the food, beverage, and hospitality industry. Having spent years working in a restaurant and then moving on to work for IBM for 13 years in cross-industry innovation, Alice brings her knowledge of technology into the food and beverage industry to solve inefficiencies and gaps around talent sourcing and career development. She is a deeply experienced business, marketing and sales professional who is passionate about helping people build careers. She takes leadership roles in mentoring all levels of talent in the technology, business and hospitality spaces.
Glamis Haro, SBA – top NYS Senior Business Advisor
Glamis has extensive experience with microenterprises and business lending, as well as with Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and Community Development Credit Unions (CDCUs). Before joining the Columbia-Harlem SBDC, she worked as the Lending and Business Development Manager at Union Settlement Federal Credit Union. In this position, she coordinated the activities of service organizations and financial institutions as well as federal programs related to small business lending.
Mike Goettig – DWT Restaurant Employment Lawyer
Mike Goettig helps new and emerging businesses lay the right groundwork with their employees to avoid problems down the road by developing their employee handbooks, drafting detailed employment agreements for their key employees, and providing a sound perspective on issues concerning employee classification. Backed by a depth of knowledge developed over years of practice, Mike takes a creative approach to employment law when applying statutes governing workplace conduct and the employment relationship—some of which were drafted even before the advent of the Internet—to the realities of working with technology today.
Alex Askew – Cofounder of BCA Global & Professional Chef
With a focus on eating lifestyles and trends in new menu alternatives, he began food research, development, and consulting for companies; General Mills, Hilton Hotels, AramarkCorporation, Specialty Restaurants and a host of private clients. In 1993 Alex Co-founded the BCAGlobal which dedicates itself to education, awareness, and exposure for young minority students seeking careers within the culinary and hospitality industry. With over 35 years in the restaurant and hospitality field Alex continues his use of knowledge and experience as a foundation for further growth and development in the best industry in the world and continues the important social change work for the advancement of people of color in the culinary arts.
You are invited! Reserve your spot today, bring your friends and colleagues! We are looking forward to meeting you there!