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18th Annual UCLA Extension Restaurant Industry Conference:

California Sets America’s Table

2014 Restaurant Conference
Roger Torneden

Welcome to Our 2014 Conference!

UCLA Extension is proud present our 18th Annual Restaurant Industry Conference in collaboration with world-leaders in brand development, food services, design innovation, operations excellence, market analysis and customer satisfaction. That’s a mouthful but where else in the world can you personally access the thinking of French Laundry’s Thomas Keller, Ideation’s Joey Reiman, Beacon Economics’ Christopher Thornberg, as well as the leaders of Yelp! and many emerging/rapidly growing new restaurant concepts? UCLA Extension serves approximately 50,000 students annually through Westwood and Downtown Los Angeles campuses plus on-line courses serving U.S. and international students on a world-wide basis. In the Business, Management & Legal Programs Department we focus certificate programs and courses across industries (i.e. web analytics and social media marketing, small business management, credit analysis, finance, accounting, etc.) and on specific industries (i.e. Hospitality, Financial Services, Consulting, Security, Real Estate, etc.). This conference is emblematic of Extension’s focus on the development of both practical and strategic skills with a 2,000+ instructor team who are top practitioners in their professions. We thank you for joining us this year and look forward to seeing you again in future years! We also look forward to you and your employees taking advantage of some of our 4,500 professional development and continuing education courses we offer each year.

Innovation Award Recipient

Thomas Keller , ( @Chef_Keller ), Chef/Proprietor of The FrenchLaundry, Per Se, Bouchon, Bouchon Bakery and Ad Hoc. Publisher of Finesse Magazine

Interviewed by:
Dr.Tim Ryan , President, The Culinary Institute of America

Morning Keynote Speaker

Joey Reiman , CEO and Founder, BrightHouse ; Author, The Story of Purpose: The Path to Creating a Brighter Brand, a Greater Company, and a Lasting Legacy

Economic Forecast

Featured Speaker:
Christopher Thornberg , Founding Partner, Beacon Economics