Sunday, February 11 | Richmond, VA
Cuisine Noir magazine is excited to partner with Benita Johnson of The Vine Wine Club in Richmond, VA to host the 2017 Behind the Business Conference – EAST on Saturday, February 11 from 1 – 6 pm.
Success is on the horizon! Come out and learn from some of the most talented entrepreneurs who have persevered through many sleepless nights while relentlessly pursuing business success. Whether is running a winery, a restaurant, or figuring out a way to build a brand in an already crowded industry, our guest panelists will encourage you to keep striving and share stories like yours. We are bringing together a group of inspirational business owners to be your resources and to share valuable information as you follow your dreams.
The conference starts by jumping right in to the workshops. Two workshops will be going on simultaneously during two separate time slots. After the workshops, the conference will host our keynote speaker,
The conference ends with a reception for all guests and speakers to network and share ideas in a social setting.
Workshop # 1: Food Trucks, Pop-ups and Other Cool Concepts | 1:00 – 2:15 pm
You got an idea? So did our panelists! And they’ve turned those ideas into business enterprises, but not without jumping through a few hurdles. Hear their amazing stories of how they maneuvered the hurdles to now can claim success.
Saajida Chohan, Renew Richmond
Brak Braxton, Certified Bourbon Sommelier
Workshop #2: Behind the Business of Blogging | 1:00 – 2:15 pm
There are many ways to blog and for different reasons. Can blogging be a business or a way to enhance your business?
Workshop #3 Behind the Business of Beverages | 2:30 to 3:30 pm
Coffee, wine, beer, spirits…no matter the industry, you can find success with hard work and a great product. Learn what these entrepreneurs do to stand out in an industry that has lots of star players.
Workshop #4: Alternative Professions in Culinary, Hospitality and Spirits
Now that I have the degree, now what? The culinary and hospitality industries are strong and vibrant. Hear from industry leaders in the area who have ventured out of the kitchen to explore the bigger picture in the culinary world.
Tickets are only $45 and includes all workshops and the reception. To purchase, go to