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Keynote Speaker: Kern Halls

Keep Moving: There's a Light at the End of Your Tunnel

Kern Halls HeadshotChange is something that we all face at some point in life. It is inevitable. For most individuals, change is difficult because so much is unknown. In the school food service arena, the new regulations bring us front and center with the need to “change” business as usual. When change begins in an organization, sometimes it is challenging getting everyone to understand and execute the changes. We cannot run, hide nor bury our heads in the sand. If we are not careful, change often affects bottom line and moral while alienating your most essential asset, your customer. For this reason alone, finding solutions is the only way. Halls will discuss: student centered approaches and relationship-building techniques-all centered on the customer.

About Kern Halls:

Kern Halls is the Chief Innovator and founder of Ingenious Culinary Concepts, a team of K-12 experts dedicated to ensuring students receive the highest quality products and services possible from their school cafeterias. Prior to starting Ingenious Culinary Concepts, he received his initial training in the US Navy as a culinary specialist and with Walt Disney World as restaurant manager. He later joined Orange County Public Schools (Orlando) as a Training Manager and eventually became a Senior Manager in charge of: marketing, special projects, catering, professional development, secondary menu writing and oversaw 23 high schools. Halls has shared his expertise at numerous industry events including ANC 2015. Check out the Meals Plus blog for our Q&A with Kern Halls!

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