Our Restaurant team exhibited at the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo on Monday, August 29th from 11am-5pm. We were located at the Los Angeles Convention Center — South Hall in Booth #1123. We volunteered to raise money for Restaurants Care. Thank you to those who came by to say hello and spun our prize wheel. Congratulations to the winners who received items from our curated selection, including a chance to win the grand prize – an iPad!
Thank you to our partners, The Lobster, The Greyhound, Pedalers Fork, Honey Salt, Baltaire, Coral Tree Café, Lure Fish House, Joan’s on Third, Acme Hospitality Group, The Milky Way, The Local Peasant, Black Market Liquor Bar, Scopa Italian Roots, DAMA, Granville, El Coyote, Cocina y Calaveras, 10 Speed Coffee, Applepan, 1933 Group, Feast from the East, Moby Dick Restaurant, MariaSol, and California Chicken Café, who were generous enough to provide multiple $25-$250 gift cards for the prize wheel.
KROST teamed up with Restaurants Care to provide financial relief for food and beverage workers and support the restaurant communities in their time of need.
Restaurants Care is an established, non-profit program of the California Restaurant Foundation. They provide direct financial relief to restaurant workers facing unforeseen hardship. Since 1981, the California Restaurant Foundation has been cooking up stronger communities in California by investing in the people at the heart of our restaurant industry.
For more information about the event, please visit Western Food Expo.
Post Update: Our KROST Restaurant Service team exhibiting at the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo
About the Team
Jean Hagan, Principal
Jean has owned, operated, and consulted in the restaurant industry for more than 30 years. During that time, she worked with a well-known national chain; owned a food and beverage company that operated multiple restaurants, bars, and event spaces in the Squaw Valley area; and became the president, CEO, CFO, and shareholder of one of the highest-grossing restaurants in California. Today, Jean is Principal and leads the Restaurant Operations Consulting practice at KROST. » Full Bio
Derek Johnson, Senior Manager – Restaurant Practice
Derek is a Restaurant Practice Manager at KROST. He has 15 years of operational and leadership experience with a variety of restaurant concepts. Derek prides himself in keeping his finger on the pulse of the latest restaurant technology available, and spends time networking with the community and attending educational seminars to learn and share ideas and insights. » Full Bio
Cheyenne Gonzalez, Manager – Restaurant Practice
Cheyenne Gonzalez is a Restaurant Business Manager at KROST. Cheyenne has over 8 years of experience in bookkeeping & accounting. She started off her career bookkeeping in the restaurant industry and from there she did accounting for an advertising agency before moving to KROST. » Full Bio
Valentina Then, Manager – Restaurant Practice
Valentina is a Manager at KROST in our Restaurant Business Management department. She has been with the firm since 2018 and has 10 years of experience with a variety of restaurant concepts. She focuses on accounting software implementation and financial reporting. » Full Bio