BREAKOUT SESSION / TUESDAY / OCTOBER 20, 2020 / 1:15 PM ET
Sustainability Made Easy
Customers expect their favorite restaurant brands to be as green as possible without diluting food quality or the customer experience.
This session will show attendees how to identify easy fixes to reduce waste as well as give creative tips on how to not only train employees but inspire them to want to do their parts in reducing the brand’s carbon footprint.
Adam Chose | COO | Alder-Tek Manufacturing
As Chief Operating Officer of Alder-Tek Manufacturing, Adam combines extensive experience in operations and revenue growth with his passion for the environment. In previous roles, he has designed and implemented direct marketing and sales campaigns and led cross-functional teams to deliver complex solutions for diverse markets. His commitment to customer service, meeting challenges and sustainability is central to his role at Alder-Tek Manufacturing.
Landon Eckles | Co-Founder & CEO | Clean Juice
Landon Eckles is a well-respected, entrepreneurial-minded business leader who leads by accountability, integrity, and wisdom. At 35, he is a devoted father of five children, a loving husband, and the fearless founder and Chief Executive Officer of Clean Juice, the first and most prolific USDA-certified organic juice bar franchise. Based in Charlotte, NC, Clean Juice has exploded onto the QSR/Fast Casual scene in 2016, growing to more than 100 stores operating in four years of franchising, with fifty-plus more in development, and exceeding more than $35M in system-wide revenues as of 2019. Their mission is as pure as the organic ingredients it serves, offering communities across the nation with a truly healthy and delicious organic product.
Sandra Noonan | Chief Sustainability Officer | Just Salad
Sandra Noonan is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Just Salad, the fast-casual concept serving healthy food at an affordable price and home of the World’s Largest Restaurant Reusable program. Sandra founded ZeroWasteNYC and is a strong advocate for zero-waste living. Since joining the Just Salad team in 2019, she has expanded Just Salad’s award-winning sustainability efforts and continuously prospects new sustainability opportunities across all aspects of business. Her professional experience spans marketing and communications, technology and corporate sustainability. She holds a Masters degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a Bachelor’s degree from Duke University.
Gregg Rozeboom | Founder & CEO | Fruitive
Gregg Rozeboom is the founder and CEO of Fruitive, a 100% plant-based, fast-casual restaurant concept with locations in Washington, D.C., and Virginia. Coming from the renewable energy sector, Gregg dreamed of opening a restaurant where the menu was entirely made from scratch with organic, healthy ingredients. Fruitive began franchising this year, in hopes of spreading their nutritious food across the nation. Gregg enjoys traveling with his family and blogging on sustainability and food related issues at plantbased.com.
Cherryh Cansler | VP of Editorial | Networld Media Group
Before joining Networld Media Group as Vice President of Editorial, where she oversees Networld Media Group’s nine B2B publications, Cherryh Cansler served as Content Specialist at Barkley ad agency in Kansas City. Throughout her 17-year career as a journalist, she’s written about a variety of topics, ranging from the restaurant industry and technology to health and fitness news. Her byline has appeared in a plethora of newspapers, magazines and websites, including Forbes, The Kansas City Star and American Fitness magazine. She also serves as the managing editor for FastCasual.com.