The Idea Factory will be held from 2:00 to 4:30 pm, at Sysco’s offices, 10510 Evendale Drive, Cincinnati. In addition to hosting the event, Sysco will provide food trend insights from their corporate chef.
The Idea Factory brings together members of Ohio’s foodservice industry (restaurant owners, operators, managers and suppliers) for events centered around thought leadership. The meetings are free to ORA members; $25 for guests and $10 for students.
Coca-Cola's Ashley Alexander
One of the guest speakers will be Ashley Alexander, senior customer marketing manager for The Coca-Cola Company. She will provide insights from the global beverage leader. She will discuss the economy, consumer trends, demographic shifts impacting the restaurant business, evolution of “healthy”, branding, digitization and more.
Ashley is a brand and marketing strategy professional with more than a decade of experience within multiple consumer branded businesses, including restaurants. Her work has ranged from leveraging consumer and industry insights to inform brand strategy to collaborating with culinary and operations to drive menu innovation. She provides marketing expertise to national restaurant accounts headquartered in and around Columbus, Ohio, where she calls home.
La Soupe's Suzy DeYoung
La Soupe is a French roadside soup shack that mixes the cooking talents of owner, Suzy DeYoung, with the comfort of a family table.
More than just a delicious restaurant, La Soupe has a variety of programs that are giving low-income kids and families a chance to eat well and learn how to make incredible soups. La Soupe provides several services that help distribute food where it is needed most; including: cooking classes, Chef Bucket Brigade Challenge, where talented chefs work with us to give back using their own or donated excess ingredients and with their therapeutic broths.
To attend the Idea Factory, REGISTER HERE.