Ken Whiting, A Year of (Food) Service
1-2 p.m. ET
Brought to you by your IAAPA Food and Beverage SubCommittee, join us for a talk with outgoing chair, Ken Whiting, about his year of service, the state of Food & Beverage in the industry, and his lifelong quest to give back to the industry. We’ll discuss his priorities, travels, and observations as he circled the globe for IAAPA in his role as chair. If you have a burning question for Ken, we’ll tackle some of those as well.
Ken Whiting, ICAE
Ken has 40 years experience within the amusement parks and attractions industry. As President of his family’s business, his company operates food & beverage locations at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and other venues. Additionally he provides guidance to venues worldwide on growing revenue and profits within all in-park spending areas, and works with industry employers to improve workplace productivity, performance and development, with the younger, next generation of employees. He attended his first IAAPA Expo in 1979, and has since become a long time committee volunteer and regular Expo and webinar presenter. In addition to his current role as a member of the IAAPA Board of Directors, he sits on the North American Regional Advisory committee, facilitates the Institute for Attractions Managers program, and is a past Chair of the Food and Beverage Committee.
Bernie has been with Whirley Drinkworks for over 30 years. He has provided valuable guidance to numerous Theme parks and attractions making Souvenir vessels a key component of any park's revenue stream. Whirley Drinkworks specializes in the manufacturer of refill/souvenir vessels throughout the world. Along with Bernie, Whirley has worked to pioneer the refill/souvenir container offerings for the Amusement Park and Attractions Industry.