Days to Show

March 19 - 22, 2018
Exhibits Open: March 20 - 22, 2018
Las Vegas Convention Center

Restaurant Business Essentials

Workshop 02 (Fee $250)

Restaurant Business Essentials, Part I: Critical Systems for Success
With David Scott Peters
Sunday, 1 – 5 pm

You’ve heard the saying, “Great leaders aren’t born, they’re made.” But here’s the rest of story: Great leaders are made by great systems. Proper systems force valuable communications among staff and ensure profitability. They enable a restaurant owner to control operations even when they are not in sight and to be perceived as great leaders. In this first part of Restaurant Business Essentials, David Scott Peters, founder of, will help attendees identify who they are as restaurant owners or managers, and how to communicate and lead their teams. Included will be tools to define and hold up your company culture; checklists for clearly defining your expectations; secrets to holding your management team accountable and other useful methods for building profitable systems.

Workshop 06 (Fee $250)

Restaurant Business Essentials, Part II: Quick-Start Guide to Controlling Your Food and Labor Costs
With David Scott Peters
Monday, 8 am – 12 pm

Operating a restaurant has not changed much fundamentally in the past 50 years, but running a profitable restaurant has. In this second part of Restaurant Business Essentials, experienced industry consultant David Scott Peters, founder of, will show you how to manage and control two of your biggest expenses: food and labor costs. This information-packed workshop will cover how to look deeper into these costs to take back control of your expenses and improve your bottom line. He’ll give you the formulas for finding your pizzeria’s true costs by category and then lowering them. You’ll also learn how to avoid profit-draining labor practices; cost out your recipes and maximize the amount you make on each item; see where employees working more than one position have the most potential for time-clock abuse; and other ways to control your biggest costs.

David Scott Peters

Founder of the, David Scott Peters is a business expert and resource for independent restaurant owners. A former owner himself, he developed Smart System Pro, an online restaurant management software program. He is a speaker and consultant who specializes in identifying money-saving areas in operations that can improve profitability.