Inaugural Event Showcases Notable DC-Area Restauranteurs; Offers Insights into Successful Businesses

Who: Peter D’Amelio, President & CEO, Matchbox Food Group

Amy Brandwein, Chef/Owner, Centrolina Mercato E Osteria

Jack Sosnowski, President & CEO, Noble Chef Hospitality

What: A lively panel discussion featuring notable DC-area restauranteurs who have successfully navigated the bumpy road to their first and subsequent grand openings, offering candid insights about the challenges, delays and surprises that tested their mettle. Hear their lessons learned, rewards realized and how to create your own personal recipe for success. Remarks by Michael Sternberg, President & CEO, Sternberg Hospitality with Bethany Kazaba, Co-Founder and Managing Principal of Neighborhood Retail Group as event moderator.

Where: Matchbox, 1901 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

When: Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Misc: Tickets: Restaurant vendors, $30; Restauranteurs/Staff, $15; Media passes available

Agenda: Registration, 2-2:30 p.m.; Program, 2:30-4:00 p.m.; Cocktails & Light Fare: 4-5:00 p.m.


Media Contact: Jessica Scott, Moki Media


About Restaurant Brain Trust:

Restaurant Brain Trust is a collective effort by several active members of the Greater Washington, DC restaurant community to develop an educational and networking series geared for restaurateurs and their staffs. Our mission is to help local restaurateurs realize their growth plans by equipping them with the educational content and professional contacts that will be integral to their success.

Founding Members:

Elaine Chon-Baker, Mokja Ventures

Bethany Kazaba, Neighborhood Retail Group

Trish McHugh, BDO

Jody Ruth, Redstones

Michael Sternberg, Sternberg Hospitality