4 Rivers Smokehouse, Orlando, FL
Overview: John Rivers has been called a living legend in the BBQ business — not just for the popularity of his 4 Rivers Smokehouse restaurants, known for serving smoked brisket, but for the ‘BBQ Ministry’ serving thousands of people in need. At 4 Rivers, it is all about the culture of his team. Hear from John, personally, why he feels that creating the right mixture of having fun, giving back to the community and a clear understanding of the “why” makes his company successful.
Speaker Bio: John Rivers spent 20 years in the healthcare industry before retiring as president of a billion-dollar company. During that time, he had the opportunity to travel the country, honing his taste and talent for brisket perfection. As he soaked up the flavors and practices of ‘cue fare countrywide, John’s dream of de-regionalizing BBQ was born. It was in Texas where he found the two loves of his life: his wife and the delicate art of brisket. And it has been those very two godsends that inspired 4 Rivers as we know it. John Rivers never set out to create the most successful BBQ chain in Florida. He is not a classically trained chef or graduate of culinary school. It was in Texas that he found the two loves of his life: his wife and the delicate art of brisket. And it has been those very two godsends that inspired 4 Rivers as we know it.
CEUs: This session is eligible for 1.5 FNGLA Certified Professional CEUs.
When: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Cost: Pre-Registration: $50 | On Site: $75