28th Annual Restaurant Trends
Bounce. Back. Better.
Monday, September 13, 2021
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
City Winery Boston
80 Beverly Street, Boston, MA 02114
Hear insight from leading experts, operators, and government officials on the state of the industry, reshaping the guest experience, and challenges facing restaurant operators at the local and state levels.
2:00 – 2:30 PM Check-in
2:30 – 2:40 PM Welcoming Remarks
Michael Dorf, Founder & CEO, City Winery
Bob Luz, President of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association
Ruberto, Israel & Weiner
2:40 – 3:30 PM Operator Panel
Scott Kearnan, Food & Entertainment Editor, Boston Magazine, Moderator
Eric Papachristos, Co-Owner of Trade, Porto, and Saloniki restaurants
Peter Ungár, Chef and Owner of Tasting Counter
Rebecca Kean, CFO/Operations Manager, Brassica Kitchen
3:30 – 3:40 PM Q&A
3:40 – 4:00 PM Charlie Perkins, Boston Restaurant Group
Current trends in the Boston restaurant industry.
4:00 – 4:10 PM Chris Shaker, RSM
Macroeconomic trends which impact the restaurant sector.
4:10 – 4:50 PM Government Panel
Joe Piantedosi, Radio Talk Show Host “Breaking Bread” on NorthShore 104.9FM. WBOQ, and Executive Vice President & Co-Owner, Piantedosi Baking Company Inc., Moderator
Dr. Yvonne M. Spicer, Mayor, City of Framingham
Kimberley Driscoll, Mayor, City of Salem
Jean M. Lorizio, Esq., Chair, Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission
4:50 – 5:00 PM Q&A
5:00 PM Networking, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and live Jazz.
To provide a safe and comfortable environment, City Winery COVID protocols require guests to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours for entry. The venue also complies with all other city of Boston COVID mandates.