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Webinar: Top Food Trends

Event Type: Education
Venue: Online
Region: IAAPA Global
Member Price: $0 | Nonmember Price: n/a
Credit Hour(s): 1

1-2 p.m. ET

Hear about the latest food and beverage trends including top menu items and technology that is changing food service delivery. Learn how these trends and new products can help your business to be successful. Plus, be inspired by the 2019 IAAPA Brass Ring Award Best New Menu Item winner and submissions. 

A question and answer session will follow the webinar.

Speakers

Bernie Campbell

Bernie Campbell, ICAE

MA Regional VP Sales, Whirley-Drinkworks!

Moderator

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. Bernie is currently the Chair of IAAPA’s Food and Beverage Committee.

Jon Vigue, ICAE

Jon Vigue, ICAE

Assistant General Manager, Wild Adventures Theme Park

Jon Vigue is an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in the theme park industry. Jon spent the first part of his career at Lake Compounce Amusement Park where he started as a seasonal at age 16 and hired out of college to run their food and beverage program. Jon was quickly promoted and spent his last 8 years of his 18 years at the park as their Assistant GM where he oversaw all operations as well as many key park development projects. Jon later took a role with the Herschend Family at their Wild Adventures property in 2016 where he was hired as Director of Revenue and is currently the Assistant GM. Jon is an IAAPA Certified Attractions Executive and holds an Executive MBA from University of New Haven. Jon currently resides in southern Georgia with his wife, Lindsay, and daughter, Lilah.

Tina Griffith, Director of Food Service, Traders Village

Tina Griffith

Director of Food Service, Traders Village

Tina is currently the Director of Food and Beverage for Trader’s Village in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Throughout the majority of her career, Tina has focused primarily on Sports and Entertainment F&B projects. She was involved in opening multiple premier venues including Staples Center in Los Angeles, AT&T Stadium in Dallas, and Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY.  Additionally, Tina was involved in menu and project development for multiple Atlantic League baseball stadiums, The Los Angeles Coliseum, and various Live Nation concert venues.  

Nearly 20 years ago, Tina began work as a part time associate at Dodger Stadium in the Food and Beverage department. She quickly moved from “selling hot dogs” (which she still tells everyone she does even to this day), to many new positions with increased responsibilities. Quickly realizing the passion for these positions, she discovered her career path- quite by accident.

Transitioning from the #1 Professional Sports team franchise (Go Cowboys!) to the attractions industry was a reward unto itself. Tina found the home she had searched for in multiple sports and entertainment complexes. Now with a passion for the industry and bringing varied experiences she is enjoying her new roles.

Tina lives in Arlington, TX with her husband T.R. and their 6 children.