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TUESDAY, MARCH 4
 
12:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.      BBQ Restaurants Bus Tour – Austin Area
 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5
 
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.      The Barbecue Business 101 with Famous Dave
 
12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.      BBQ Restaurants Bus Tour – San Antonio Area
 

THURSDAY, MARCH 6
 
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.        General Session: The History, Influences & Flavors of Texas BBQ
 
9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.      Concurrent Sessions          
  • Writing a BBQ Business Plan: Success Starts Here
  • Creative Sides, Appetizers and Desserts
  • Creating and Protecting Your Brand
 
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.    Concurrent Sessions
  • Asset Protection: Restaurant Security and Loss Prevention
  • Keeping Your Customers & Your Q Safe
  • Food Presentation and the Art of Creative Catering
12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.      Awards of Excellence Luncheon
 
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.        Concurrent Sessions
  • Surviving the Affordable Care Act
  • Chasing the Holy Grail: Understanding Grocery Distribution
  • Music, Beer & Ribs: Why Ribfests Mean Big Business
 
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.        Concurrent Sessions
  • How to Master Off-site Catering
  • The Evolution of Czech and German Sausage in Texas
  • What It Takes to Win KCBS and MBN
5:30 p.m. – 10:45 p.m.      Dinner and Dancin’ – Texas Style!
 

FRIDAY, MARCH 7
 
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.      Concurrent Sessions
  • Money Talk: Understanding the Financial Side of BBQ
  • The Science of Taste
  • Competition + Unemployment + Survival = Catering Company
 
10: 00 a.m. – 12:45p.m.    Trade Show Open (Lunch in Trade Show at Noon)
 
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.        Concurrent Sessions
  • The Web, Social Media and BBQ
  • Pork Cuts & Qualities
  • Competition BBQ in Texas
2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.        Annual Membership Meeting & BBQ Town Hall
 
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.        Meyer Moo & Brew and Celebrity Steak Cook-off
 

SATURDAY, MARCH 8
 
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.        The Beef Butcher Shop: From Farm to Fork
 
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.      The Old-Fashioned BBQ Bash
  • BBQ Bash Cook-Off
  • Central Texas Steak Cook-Off
 
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.        President’s Dinner & Auction