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Restaurant of the Future Panel & Happy Hour

Limited Capacity seats available
The restaurant of the future learns, knows and predicts. It understands customers and delivers on their needs before they realize they need it.

Join us for a panel discussion with some of D.C.’s most successful restaurant operators to learn how they compete in a crowded market and demonstrate their values and use technology to engage with their customers.

Panel Discussion – 4:00 – 5:00pm
Happy Hour sponsored by the Food Foundry – 5:00 – 7:00pm –
*Includes Two Free Drinks for Registered Attendees*


Paul Dahm


Paul Dahm is an entrepreneur, food and beverage sector investor and most recently was the CEO of a D.C. nonprofit in the food and job training space. Paul has more than 20 years of experience in fundraising, relationship management, team development and public speaking/media appearances... Read More →

Nick Florek

Food Foundry

Nicholas Florek is currently Director of The Food Foundry, a growth accelerator focused on companies disrupting the broader food industry. Located in Chicago, The Food Foundry is supported by Gordon Food Service and aims to work with food tech, restaurant tech, and other disruptive... Read More →


Erik Bergman

Director of Operations, Neighborhood Restaurant Group

Erik Bergman is the Director of Operations for Neighborhood Restaurant Group. Erik has over 27 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Prior to relocating to DC, Erik lived and worked in New York City, bartending and serving while interning at New York Theatre workshop. Once... Read More →

Matt Baker


What sets Chef Matt apart from others in his field is his consistent passion for cuisine, hospitality and all things indulgent. His obsession started at an early age. Growing up in Houston, Chef Matt and his family would scour all corners of the city in search of traditional tex mex... Read More →


Richie Brandenburg

Edens Corporation

Monday September 9, 2019 3:30pm - 7:00pm
Bar Deco 717 6th St NW