Featuring Gene Gunn of A'la Carte'
Sunday, January 8
1:00pm - "Where Is All My Money Going?" - Gene Gunn
2:30pm - Break
2:45pm - Food Clinic
3:30pm - Break
3:45-4:15pm - "Food Trends and How to Hire, Train and Retain Talent" - Gene Gunn
4:15pm - Wine Tasting with hors d' oeuvres'
6:30pm - Optional Dinner and Fredonia's J. McKinney's Restaurant with Gene for informal chat over dinner*
* Special conference dinner price available
Monday, January 9
8:30-9:30am - Working Breakfast with Q & A - "How to Create Marketing Budget and Track Results" - Gene Gunn
Make checks payable to Tyler Junior College. Reservation is confirmed on receipt of check. Mail to:
Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
1530 SSW Loop 323, Suite 100
Tyler, TX 75701
Contact 903-510-2975 for more information.
Room rate of $95.00 and Special conference dinner price is not included.
Sponsored by Greater Texas Capital Corporation.
Hosted by Susan PAck Reents, owner of Fredonia Hotel of Nacogdoches.
Gene Gunn, Associate, Operations and Strategic Planning, A'la Carte Consulting Group
Gene has over 30 years of senior level experience in the hospitality industry. He began his career as the founder and senior Vice President of Studebaker’s of America, a well known nightclub chain. He oversaw the financing, construction, and opening of 19 company owned units and six franchised operations. Upon the sale of Studebakers to Mc Faddin Ventures, Gene became the Senior Vice President and was responsible for the development and operations of 28 restaurant-night club locations with an estimated annual revenue of 85 million.
Gene became a partner and Executive Vice President of Entertainment One which developed, owned and operated 22 establishments in major cities throughout the United States. After 12 years he moved to Hawaii where he served as the development manager for two Chili’s franchises and created 4 additional concepts.
Having successfully sold his Hawaii restaurants, Gene resides in Colorado where he provides concept development, management, and growth related consulting services to A’la Carte’s clients worldwide.