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September 2020

Executive Q&A with Salli Setta

September 30 | 12:00 pm - October 30 | 1:00 pm

Salli Setta, Former President and Chief Concept Officer of Red Lobster and Chair of WFF, leads a Question and Answer session, moderated by Therese Gearhart, CEO of WFF. Salli will answer your questions live pertaining to career development and personal growth, conveying personal wisdom gained and lessons learned throughout her career.

Salli began her career in 1990 as a sales promotion assistant at Olive Garden and held positions of increasing responsibility during her 15 year tenure with the brand. As Vice President of Brand Marketing, she expanded their “Hospitaliano” advertising campaign, developed their lunch business, and identified the RevItalia remodel design. As Senior Vice President of Culinary and Beverage, she led the development of Olive Garden’s award-winning menu and wine list, delivering more approachably authentic Italian dishes and greatly expanding their wine selection.

Technology is the lifeline for restaurant companies to make it out of this pandemic and succeed on the other side. Join our webinar series in which industry leaders will share changes made to operations and technology that have enabled them to reimagine their business strategies and flourish during this challenging time.

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America 250 Tourism Promotion Listening Session

September 30 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

As Florida prepares for the next reopening phase, there are significant modifications from “business as usual.” Reversal reopenings modifications has caused many established to lay off or furlough their employees, in many cases, for a second time since the pandemic. As several entertainment venues reopen and restaurants increase their capacity, operators must be aware of potential employment claims in the pipeline. With these claims spearheading the next wave of insurance lawsuits, this webinar will highlight the various prevention methods they can implement while onboarding employees.

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October 2020

UCF Hospitality: “People” People Working or Not Working in Isolation: Coping Tools for the Hospitality Industry: Mental Health Strategies for Dealing with Isolation

October 1 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

UCF RESTORES, a clinic specializing in the treatment of trauma in the College of Sciences at UCF, has rapidly responded to community mental health needs during the COVID-19 crisis. The UCF RESTORES Director will provide strategies to support mental health in times of isolation.

Salli began her career in 1990 as a sales promotion assistant at Olive Garden and held positions of increasing responsibility during her 15 year tenure with the brand. As Vice President of Brand Marketing, she expanded their “Hospitaliano” advertising campaign, developed their lunch business, and identified the RevItalia remodel design. As Senior Vice President of Culinary and Beverage, she led the development of Olive Garden’s award-winning menu and wine list, delivering more approachably authentic Italian dishes and greatly expanding their wine selection.

Technology is the lifeline for restaurant companies to make it out of this pandemic and succeed on the other side. Join our webinar series in which industry leaders will share changes made to operations and technology that have enabled them to reimagine their business strategies and flourish during this challenging time.

Find out more »
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