About

From the creators of Cheers magazine, Cheers@Home, and Better Bartending, the Cheers Beverage Summit was created specifically for beverage executives. Imagine the amount of high-level education, networking and new product and resource discovery when executives, beverage directors and buyers from national chain and independent accounts spend two days together. 

The content covers industry benchmarks and best practices, cost-saving ideas, staff-training tips, promotional strategies, operational tactics, menu and drink development, food-pairing suggestions and much more. The inspiring keynotes, thought-provoking panels, idea-generating breakout sessions and unique networking opportunities make this event

A MUST-ATTEND FOR ON-PREMISE BEVERAGE PROFESSIONALS!

Sponsors

Past Sponsors

Advisory Board

What makes the Cheers Beverage Summit unique is that our Industry and Operator Advisory Boards help curate the content components of the Summit and also participate in CBS.  This provides current hot topics within the on-premise industry.

 

 

 

OPERATOR ADVISORY BOARD

Gretchen Thomas, VP of Food & Beverage Innovation
Barcelona Wine Bar                                  

Lee Zaremba, Beverage Director 
Boka Restaurant Group

Bob Midyette, Director of Beverage Operations
Carnival (Princess Cruises) 

Emily Wines, VP of Wine and Beverage Experiences
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants

Helen Mackey, VP Enterprise Bev Strategy & Innovation
Darden Restaurants

Lisa Kozloff, Director of Beverage
Firebirds 

Mat Snapp,  Director of Beverage  
Fox Restaurant Concepts 

Paul Brown, National Director of Beverage
Front Burner Brands                  

Constantin Alexander, Director of Beverage  
Hakkasan Group                             

Mitchie Kanda, Beverage Director
Houlihan’s     

Mike Ryan, Director of Bars
IHG (Kimpton Hotels) 

Dan Hoffman, Director of F&B Programs, Global Ops
Marriott International                                                                   

Devin Burns, VP of Food and Beverage
Omni Hotels and Resorts

Mary Melton, Director of Beverages
P.F. Chang’s                                                                              

Shannon Salupo, Corporate Beverage Manager
Quaker Steak & Lube                                                                                                                                                                  

Rodrigo Davila, Wine and Spirits Director
Texas de Brazil

Steve Brooks, Director of Beverage Development
Tumbleweed Tex Mex Grill          

Sara Cavanaugh, Director of Beverage

Grill Concepts

Brandon Wise, Vice President of Beverage Ops

Sage Hospitality

INDUSTRY ADVISORY BOARD

David Commer                                          
Commer Beverage Consulting

John Fischer  
Culinary Institute of America                         

Michelle Fossett
Patrick Henry Creative Promotions

George Barton
gBartonInnovations                                                            

Kathy Casey
Kathy Casey’s Liquid Kitchen

Kim Gouch
Ignite Creative Solutions

 

Mark Vidano
MarkeTeam Inc.

                                                                    

Sponsor CBS

FROM THE CREATORS OF CHEERS MAGAZINE, THE CHEERS BEVERAGE CONFERENCE AND BETTER BARTENDING, we have sponsor and marketing opportunities for our new 2021 Summit in Austin, Tx. Brands are always looking for opportunities to network in a small setting, showcase products and stay in touch with the trend changes within the industry.

GET YOUR BRAND A PART OF THE CONVERSATION!

-Integrating your brand into the program will provide the ultimate brand exposure  and awareness in front of the industry’s best.
-Now is your opportunity to join the table with beverage leaders and discover the new trends that are constantly changing within the industry and how to implement and plan for them in the future.
-Superior cultivated program guided by EXPERTS from Cheers Editorial and Industry Boards with overall direction from Cheers Magazine and Beverage Handbooks.
-The show is held in a different market every year, opening up more opportunities to observe geographic and generational trends in beverage and check out innovative independents.

PRODUCED BY EPG MEDIA & SPECIALTY INFORMATION

10405 Sixth Avenue N, Suite 210
Plymouth, MN 55441
763-383-4400

GENERAL INFORMATION & PRESS INQUIRES

Susan Clement
SClement@Epgmediallc.com
763-383-4454

SPONSORSHIPS

For questions related to sponsoring BARC, use the contact information below:
Sara Nath
SNath@epgmediallc.com
763-383-4410

Mariah Gjerdingen
mgjerdingen@epgmediallc.com
763-383-4412

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