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Thursday, February 7 • 10:00am - 11:00am
How to Bake a Biz from Scratch

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Join Ferrell Alvarez, the genius behind Rooster & the Till, dessert queen Julie Curry of Bake'n Babes, Joel Davis, founder of the highly caffeinated Commune & Co., Dave Burton, owner of Flock and Stock, Tampa Pizza Co. and GenX, and Noel Cruz, our favorite Ramen enthusiast and founder of Ichicoro, as they teach you about what it takes to start your own culinary concept.

We'll be chatting about how to craft a genuine brand, key tools needed to start a biz, and the stories behind each concept. You might just leave feeling inspired.

Moderated by Larissa Pepe. 

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Larissa Pepe

Director of Operations, Flock&Stock/GenX Tavern
Named in QSR Magazine’s top 16 national young restaurateurs to watch in 2018, Larissa has developed, opened and operated a handful of restaurants in the Tampa Bay Area, including Heights Melts, Heights Fish Camp, The Getaway, Tampa Pizza Company, Flock & Stock inside Sparkman Wharf... Read More →

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Dave Burton

CEO, Burton Holdings
Dave Burton is a well-respected Tampa Bay area restaurateur and Tampa native who first brought his expertise to the Tampa Bay area in 2004. Today he is managing partner of Tampa Pizza Company, with locations in downtown Tampa and Westchase. Tampa Pizza Company has been a finalist... Read More →
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Julie Curry

CEO, Bake'n Babes
Julie Curry is owner of Bake'n Babes, a local Tampa Bakery. Over the past five years, Bake'n Babes has been satisfying Tampa's sweet tooth by providing catering services, wholesale desserts to restaurants, and Paleo Granola to the Tampa and St. Pete area. They opened their first brick... Read More →
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Ferrell Alvarez

Chef + Owner, Rooster & the Till
After starting as a dishwasher at the young age of 15, working as a eager prep cook throughout high school and eventually attending and graduating from Cincinnati Culinary Arts Academy in 1998, Chef Ferrell Alvarez made his way back to Tampa, Florida to further his professional career... Read More →
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Joel Davis

Founder, Commune + Co
Joel Davis is the founder and proprietor of Commune + Co. and Union Coffee + Tea in Tampa, Fl. He is a people lover and experience junky who believes the best things in life are shared and has a soft spot for dreamers and entrepreneurs working to make a better world for themselves... Read More →
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Noel Cruz

Chef + Owner, Ichicoro Ramen, The Corners Pizza
After pursuing a Microbiology degree and Chemistry Minor at the University of Florida, Noel made the decision to look to the hospitality industry as his career of choice. While in college, Noel took his first kitchen job at Saddlebrook Resort and Tennis School in Wesley Chapel, Florida... Read More →

Thursday February 7, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EST
3: Armature Works - Social Room 1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa, FL 33602, USA