Restaurant Roundtables

Monday, March 5, 2018
9:30 am – 11:00 am

Restaurant Attendee Only Sessions

Roundtable by Region
Monday's Regional Roundtable session will give restaurant attendees an opportunity to network and share information, ideas and best practices in areas where they share restaurant space. Each roundtable will have a facilitator. If you would like to volunteer to be a facilitator, please email debi@rfmaonline.com. If you have your CRFP designation, you will receive extra CEU credits for facilitating.

Onsite this session will be divided by regions and to make it easy for attendees to locate their region, the tables will be color coordinated.

  • Canada/International (Sky Blue)
  • Midwest (Orange)
  • National (Red)
  • North Central (Green)
  • Northeast (Royal Blue)
  • Northwest (Yellow)
  • South Central (Purple)
  • Southeast (Lime Green)
  • Southwest (Turquoise)

 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Time: 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm

Roundtable by Topic

The highly acclaimed Restaurant Roundtable Series “By Topic” is back at RFMA 2018!

This roundtable session will give attendees the time to do a deep dive into one topic at each table. Attendees will pick a topic from the list below. This format will be a great way to gain knowledge in a specific area of interest in facilities and network with your peers one on one.

There is no pre-registration for table topics. Attendees will pick their topic on Tuesday from a board outside the session room. There will be 9 tickets for each table. Seats are available on a first come - first serve basis so plan to get to this session early!


  1. ADA – Are you compliant?
  2. Asset Management Systems Within the Restaurant Industry
  3. Economic Impact on the Restaurant Industry - How is Your Restaurant Faring?
  4. Electrical Systems - How to Evaluate and Prolong Electrical Systems in Mature Buildings
  5. Energy Management Trends
  6. Exterior Restaurant Solutions
  7. Fire Prevention
  8. Flooring Solutions –How to Determine the Best & Most Cost-Effective Ways to Repair or Replace
  9. Grease Management - Best Practices
  10. HVAC - Ventilation - Refrigeration
  11. Janitorial Best Practices
  12. Kitchen Equipment/Hot & Cold
  13. Plumbing - Repairs and Odors
  14. Real Estate - Landlord/Tenant Relations
  15. Technology - CMMS Systems
  16. Restaurant Checklist - Identifying Problems During Restaurant Visits
  17. Signage & Lighting
  18. Vendor Management & Compliance
  19. Waste Management
  20. Writing RFP's & Scope of Work - Best Practices

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