19 April

Dean Small’s Top Ten “Trends with Benefits”

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Dean SmallDean Small, founding partner of the Synergy Restaurant Consultants, will share his Top Ten “Trends with Benefits” in a lively keynote address to the Northwest Foodservice Show on Sunday, April 29, 2012.

Small, founding partner of Synergy Restaurant Consultants, has been in hundreds of kitchens and dozens of boardrooms working with over 200 nationally-known companies. Says Small, “I’ve traveled over 12 million air miles and I eat at over 400 restaurants a year, so I’ve had a chance to see the latest trends up close and see how great brands capitalize on the latest trends in a way that truly benefits their businesses.”

Small has observed multi-faceted influences shaping today’s trends. Food and restaurant-related TV shows have made everybody more food-savvy. The emerging influence of Generation Y, the Millennials, is driving new dining concepts built around a fusion of cuisines, service styles and themes. The pace of life has made convenience “King,” and the Green Movement is changing how people think about food. From sustainability and local sourcing to food trucks, temporary “pop-up” restaurants and kiosks to the rise of breakfast and the fourth meal, to smaller portions for smaller prices, demand for artisan and culinary influences and a fusion of cuisines, restaurateurs are challenged to figure out not only what’s “right now” but more importantly, what’s “right for them.”

Small’s food-focused, operations-obsessed approach will inspire forward thinking brands with his passion and knowhow in translating trends into brand strategies that connect with their customers. Dean’s practical speech is a must see addition to the Northwest Food Show program.

Synergy Restaurant Consultants is a team of restaurant management professionals, in business for over 25 years, that bring innovative ideas to the table to create sustainable brands and drive bottom line performance. The cornerstone of the Synergy team is innovation and efficiencies for the foodservice industry, and Synergy, with offices in California, Texas, Ohio, Florida, Washington D.C., Louisiana, Pennsylvania and New York, is known for innovation strategies ranging from concept development, food and beverage strategies, menu, restaurant design, marketing, training and hospitality initiatives.

Dean Small, Phone : (888) 861-9212 or E-mail: dean(at)synergyconsultants(dot)com

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