The Restaurant Catering Workshop will provide a blueprint for restaurant operators focused on catapulting catering sales.

Although order management technology is the heartbeat of any solid catering framework, catering expert Erle Dardick, founder of The Off Premises Growth Academy, understands it’s just one piece of the overall business strategy. The fact that many independent and multi-unit restaurant brands still struggle with incorporating a scaleable, reliable and predictable catering program into their operations, is one of many reasons Dardick and FastCasual parent company Networld Media Group are hosting The Restaurant Catering Workshop Oct. 15-16, 2024, immediately following the conclusion of the Fast Casual Executive Summit, at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver.

“After hearing from dozens of foodservice operators and supply chain partners about their desire for more education around takeout, delivery and catering, I made the decision to re-establish my training, certification and workshops, under the umbrella of the Off Premises Growth Academy,” said Dardick, who also founded MonkeyMedia Software, The Catering Institute and Catering Insights, and sold to ezCater in 2019. “I’m excited that Networld Media Group and FastCasual saw the need for this type of industry education and am very honored to co-host this workshop with them.”

Dardick and several industry catering operations and technology experts will teach attendees how to integrate a data-driven B2B & catering revenue model and a benchmark to help operators select the right catering technology platforms for their specific operational model.

“We recognize that restaurant execs are looking to catering sales to grow revenue over the next couple of years,” said Networld Media Group CEO Kathy Doyle. “Executing a catering strategy and platform gets operators there quickly and efficiently. It’s natural for us to partner with @Erle Dardick and the Off Premises Growth Academy. With a significant portion of his career dedicated to successfully aiding operators in this vital sector, Erle brings unparalleled expertise to the table. This partnership is a win-win for the industry and all of us committed to delivering impactful content.”

Restaurant operators may register here to attend just The Restaurant Catering Workshop or here to attend both the workshop and the Fast Casual Executive Summit. Operators will receive a discount for attending both events.

The event is for restaurant and foodservice operators only as well as a few vendors interested in sponsorship opportunities. Request sponsorship info here.

About Networld Media Group

Founded in 2000, Networld Media Group is a leading media communications company specializing in digital media, events and associations in the technology, restaurant, banking, and retail industries. It’s media brands include,,,,, and Events under the Networld umbrella include the Fast Casual Executive Summit, the Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit and the Self-Service Innovation Summit.

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