UPCOMING EVENTS

FEBRUARY 11 & MARCH 10Less
FEBRUARY 11 & MARCH 10
Return on Ingredients Webinar Series Less
Return on Ingredients Webinar Series
The Return on Ingredients methodology is proven to mitigate loss and increase profits. Please join CEO and founder, Mark Kelhnofer for a series of 10-15 minute webinars designed to provide your business maximum savings and increased profit margins.
Webinar 1: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 9 a.m.
Topic: The Art of Recipe Writing
The accuracy of the recipe documentation process is extremely important to every operator. It affects and touches so many aspects of the operation. Without a properly documented recipe, you cannot possibly be able to manage the business effectively.
Webinar 2: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Topic: Increasing the Accuracy of Your Recipe Costing
Take a quick journey of combining critical numbers and data with your passion for the industry delivering food, beverage, and superior service. Learn how to apply his unique methodology to discover what producing the menu items for the guest experience really costs you.

Mark Kelnhofer, President and CEO of Return On Ingredients® LLC, is an international speaker and author on recipe costing and menu engineering. He has more than 25 years of experience in bottom line-boosting  accounting. After graduating from Ohio Dominican University with his undergraduate degree (1993) he immediately went into manufacturing accounting. He spent eight years in a variety of industries including plastic injection molding, lighting equipment, transit buses, and tire repair products. 
In 2002, Mark was brought into the Bravo/Brio Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:BBRG) to implement a cost control system based principles learned from his past industry experience. After implementation, BBRG experienced five consecutive years of cost reductions resulting in millions of dollars in savings. Mark started Return On Ingredients® LLC in January 2009 based on those same principles including accurate recipe documentation and costing, effective menu engineering, and process improvements.

For a full listing of services provided, visit returnoningredients.com
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The Return on Ingredients methodology is proven to mitigate loss and increase profits. Please join CEO and founder, Mark Kelhnofer for a series of 10-15 minute webinars designed to provide your business maximum savings and increased profit margins.

Webinar 1: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 9 a.m.
Topic: The Art of Recipe Writing
The accuracy of the recipe documentation process is extremely important to every operator. It affects and touches so many aspects of the operation. Without a properly documented recipe, you cannot possibly be able to manage the business effectively.

Webinar 2: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Topic: Increasing the Accuracy of Your Recipe Costing
Take a quick journey of combining critical numbers and data with your passion for the industry delivering food, beverage, and superior service. Learn how to apply his unique methodology to discover what producing the menu items for the guest experience really costs you.


Mark Kelnhofer, President and CEO of Return On Ingredients® LLC, is an international speaker and author on recipe costing and menu engineering. He has more than 25 years of experience in bottom line-boosting
 
accounting. After graduating from Ohio Dominican University with his undergraduate degree (1993) he immediately went into manufacturing accounting. He spent eight years in a variety of industries including plastic injection molding, lighting equipment, transit buses, and tire repair products. 

In 2002, Mark was brought into the Bravo/Brio Restaurant Group (NASDAQ:BBRG) to implement a cost control system based principles learned from his past industry experience. After implementation, BBRG experienced five consecutive years of cost reductions resulting in millions of dollars in savings. Mark started Return On Ingredients® LLC in January 2009 based on those same principles including accurate recipe documentation and costing, effective menu engineering, and process improvements.


For a full listing of services provided, visit returnoningredients.com
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FEBRUARY 23Less
FEBRUARY 23
ORA Industry Awards CelebrationLess
ORA Industry Awards Celebration
George Bellows Ballroom, Hilton Columbus, Downtown - 401 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43215LessLess
George Bellows Ballroom, Hilton Columbus, Downtown - 401 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43215Less
Ohio Restaurant Association hosts an annual awards celebration spotlighting the hard work, dedication and outstanding professional & community services of our members.  We recognized extraordinary contributions and innovative ideas: their use of technology, charitable contributions, transformative products and dedication to education. Less
Ohio Restaurant Association hosts an annual awards celebration spotlighting the hard work, dedication and outstanding professional & community services of our members.
 
We recognized extraordinary contributions and innovative ideas: their use of technology, charitable contributions, transformative products and dedication to education. 
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FEBRUARY 23-24Less
FEBRUARY 23-24
Mid-America Restaurant ExpoLess
Mid-America Restaurant Expo
Columbus Convention Center, 400 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215 Less
Columbus Convention Center, 400 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
The Mid-America Restaurant Expo will attract an expected 4,000+ experts, exhibitors and operators from throughout the Midwest to discuss the latest trends and topics affecting the restaurant industry. Its exhibit hall showcases the newest equipment and tools created specifically for restaurants, in addition to the most innovative food and beverage products available. Centered on collaborative education, the Expo features more than 50 educational seminars available to all attendees. The show is geared toward independent operators, regional chains and even franchise and national operations in the Midwest. It is perfect for start-ups and veteran operators alike! Less
The Mid-America Restaurant Expo will attract an expected 4,000+ experts, exhibitors and operators from throughout the Midwest to discuss the latest trends and topics affecting the restaurant industry. Its exhibit hall showcases the newest equipment and tools created specifically for restaurants, in addition to the most innovative food and beverage products available. Centered on collaborative education, the Expo features more than 50 educational seminars available to all attendees. The show is geared toward independent operators, regional chains and even franchise and national operations in the Midwest. It is perfect for start-ups and veteran operators alike! 
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FEBRUARY 24Less
FEBRUARY 24
SAFETY TRAINING: The Anatomy of a Food Safety Issue: Response and Reputation Management Less
SAFETY TRAINING: The Anatomy of a Food Safety Issue: Response and Reputation Management
Columbus Convention Center, 400 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215 - B131Less
Columbus Convention Center, 400 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215 - B131
The ORA is sponsoring a FREE in-person safety training session designed specifically for the foodservice industry, held at the Mid-America Restaurant Expo. This training session includes expert speakers offering safety cost solutions, designed to help your business prevent injuries, create a culture of safety and to expenses. You will learn about cost drivers and solutions.

Reasons to attend:
 - Education & information totally focused on your industry versus a general training session and receive effective content to help keep down the cost     of operating a foodservice business
 - Best practices for partnering with the local health department in different scenarios such as buying, building or remodeling a                                           foodservice/restaurant facility and preventing a foodborne illness
 - Identify the necessary food safety certifications for your foodservice facility and employees
 - Learn food safety and employee training options available to fulfill requirements
 - Best practices to protect your brand, employees and guests while reducing expenses
 - Gain a legal perspective on HR practices – proving you have a safety program thru documentation, enforcement, and retraining
 - Best practices on changing behavior and attitude of staff within your foodservice operation to have a big impact on your bottom line
 - Arm yourself with the corrective actions to take in order to make a positive impact on your foodservice facility’s safety behaviors
 - Receive complimentary tickets to the Mid-America Restaurant Expo.

**The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) requires employers who participate in a group/group retrospective rating plan and have had a workers’ compensation claim within the “green year,” to complete two hours of mandatory safety training during each policy year. This means companies that are group/group retrospective-rated participants with an injury claim filed between the dates of July 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018 must attend safety training, regardless of the size or severity of the claim. Per BWC guidelines, each company is required to fulfill the two-hour training requirement and may designate any company representative to attend.
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The ORA is sponsoring a FREE in-person safety training session designed specifically for the foodservice industry, held at the Mid-America Restaurant Expo. This training session includes expert speakers offering safety cost solutions, designed to help your business prevent injuries, create a culture of safety and to expenses. You will learn about cost drivers and solutions.



Reasons to attend:

 - Education & information totally focused on your industry versus a general training session and receive effective content to help keep down the cost     of operating a foodservice business
 - Best practices for partnering with the local health department in different scenarios such as buying, building or remodeling a                                           foodservice/restaurant facility and preventing a foodborne illness
 - Identify the necessary food safety certifications for your foodservice facility and employees
 - Learn food safety and employee training options available to fulfill requirements
 - Best practices to protect your brand, employees and guests while reducing expenses
 - Gain a legal perspective on HR practices – proving you have a safety program thru documentation, enforcement, and retraining
 - Best practices on changing behavior and attitude of staff within your foodservice operation to have a big impact on your bottom line
 - Arm yourself with the corrective actions to take in order to make a positive impact on your foodservice facility’s safety behaviors
 - Receive complimentary tickets to the Mid-America Restaurant Expo.

**The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) requires employers who participate in a group/group retrospective rating plan and have had a workers’ compensation claim within the “green year,” to complete two hours of mandatory safety training during each policy year. This means companies that are group/group retrospective-rated participants with an injury claim filed between the dates of July 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018 must attend safety training, regardless of the size or severity of the claim. Per BWC guidelines, each company is required to fulfill the two-hour training requirement and may designate any company representative to attend.
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MARCH 3-5, 2020Less
MARCH 3-5, 2020
National Restaurant Association Public Affairs ConferenceLess
National Restaurant Association Public Affairs Conference
Washington, D.C., Grand Hyatt HotelLess
Washington, D.C., Grand Hyatt Hotel
details + REGISTration
MARCH 14 - 15Less
MARCH 14 - 15
Ohio ProStart® Invitational + Burger BattleLess
Ohio ProStart® Invitational + Burger Battle
Columbus State Community CollegeLess
Columbus State Community College
Judges and volunteers needed! 
Contact Steph Mazzocco at smazzocco@ohiorestaurant.org to get involved. 
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Judges and volunteers needed! 
Contact Steph Mazzocco at smazzocco@ohiorestaurant.org to get involved. 
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APRIL 20, 2020Less
APRIL 20, 2020
2020 Food, Beverage & Labor Cost Management SummitLess
2020 Food, Beverage & Labor Cost Management Summit
ColumbusLess
Columbus
details + REGISTration
APRIL 28Less
APRIL 28
Celebration of the Stars - Ohio ProStartLess
Celebration of the Stars - Ohio ProStart
Columbus State Community CollegeLess
Columbus State Community College
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              Increase Your Engagement
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              Increase Your Engagement

Sponsor the Ohio Restaurant Association and 
its Education Foundation.
Find out what we mean by Tastemaker.
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Sponsor the Ohio Restaurant Association and 
its Education Foundation.
Find out what we mean by Tastemaker.

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