Powerhouse Pairing: The Dynamic Duo of an Iron Chef & Bar Magician

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For the first time ever, an Iron Chef and famed restaurateur will be delivering an inquisitive Q&A keynote at the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show. Chef Cat Cora, acclaimed restaurateur, accomplished author, avid philanthropist, first female Iron Chef and first female chef inducted into the American Academy of Chefs Culinary Hall of Fame, will take the stage with a Nightclub & Bar favorite, Tobin Ellis of BarMagic. You are definitely going to want to be in the audience for the “Powerhouse Pairing: The Dynamic Duo of an Iron Chef & Bar Magician,” a special keynote structured as an in-depth Q&A session.

By the age of 15 Cat had developed a business plan for her own restaurant. Today, her restaurants are popular food destinations for people across the globe. Ocean Restaurant by Cat Cora is characterized by light, healthy fare that features fresh, regional ingredients in signature dishes. Cat Cora’s Kitchen is a sophisticated culinary experience with an emphasis on groundbreaking cocktails and innovative tapas made with fresh, organic, and locally sourced ingredients. In addition to hosting, judging and otherwise appearing on hit food shows across television, writing multiple successful cookbooks, and operating renowned restaurants and food lines, Cat founded Chefs for Humanity in 2004. The non-profit organization is dedicated to reducing hunger worldwide by supporting humanitarian relief and promoting nutrition education.

If you’ve attended Nightclub & Bar Show education sessions in the past, have found yourself talking about the bartenders other bartenders admire, or have had the good fortune of being served a drink by him at a high-volume, high-profile bar in NYC, DC or Vegas, you know Tobin Ellis. The 25-year hospitality industry veteran spent 16 years behind some of the busiest bars in North America, has consulted for 18 years, and has been designing bars for a decade. During his stellar career, Tobin has managed to rack up 6 national and world mixology titles.

Tobin Ellis - BarMagic - 2016 Nightclub & Bar Show Keynote

Cat and Tobin will be pairing to deliver the secrets of pairing. A disconnect between an amazing beverage program and a fantastic food program can drive away guests as it only serves to damage bar, nightclub and lounge concepts. As deeply entrenched in the revival of cocktail culture as our industry currently finds itself, operators can’t ignore the fact that guests expect their meals to pair well with classic, craft and signature cocktails. The talented team of Cat and Tobin will unlock the secrets to wowing guests with enticing food and cocktail pairings that leverage the latest in food and beverage trends.

This keynote is a can’t-miss, bottom-line-building opportunity. The competition out there is fierce. Cohesive food and beverage menu concepts can make the difference between standing out from your competitors and closing your doors. “Powerhouse Pairing: The Dynamic Duo of an Iron Chef & Bar Magician” gives you the opportunity to learn and be inspired by two hospitality industry heavy hitters.

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