On August 1, the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) Pinellas and Hillsborough chapters will host their 5th Annual Luncheon with the Chairman event at Bascom’s Chop House in Clearwater. Alan Palmieri, FRLA Chairman, Co-owner and Partner of Marlow’s Tavern, will host the luncheon and help celebrate the event’s special honorary guest, Joseph Kadow, Executive Vice President of Bloomin’ Brands and founding member of Outback Steakhouse.
“This annual luncheon is a wonderful afternoon of education and celebration,” says FRLA Pinellas and Hillsborough Chapter Regional Director, Dannette Lynch. “We are so excited to hear from Chairman Palmieri on the future of the restaurant industry and to celebrate the 25-year career of Joe Kadow. Joe has not only been an involved member of FRLA, but he has also served on the Board of Directors for the National Restaurant Association. His career in the restaurant industry with Bloomin’ Brands is exemplary, and we are honored to have him with us.”
The 5th Annual Luncheon with the Chairman meeting will also see FRLA Chairman Palmieri speak about his vision on the future of the restaurant industry which includes high retention, fully staffed businesses and fully trained and engaged staff to maximize success. Palmieri will also discuss the upcoming battle over minimum wage.
Tickets to the luncheon cost $25-35 and are available to purchase here.
For more information about the luncheon, contact FRLA Pinellas Chapter Regional Director, Dannette Lynch at 727-643-3404 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association
The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) is Florida’s premier non-profit hospitality industry trade association. Founded in 1946 as the Florida Restaurant Association, FRLA merged with the Florida Hotel and Motel Association in 2006. FRLA’s more than 10,000 members include independent hoteliers and restaurateurs, household name franchises, theme parks and suppliers. The association’s mission is to protect, educate and promote Florida’s $111.7 billion hospitality industry which represents 1.4 million employees. Dedicated to safeguarding the needs of its membership, FRLA provides legislative advocacy to ensure the voices of its members are heard and their interests are protected. The association offers regulatory compliance and food safety training through SafeStaff® and FRLA’s subsidiary, RCS Training. The FRLA Educational Foundation provides industry-developed, career-building high school programs throughout the state.