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Join Feast Table Talk: A Live Discussion on Navigating COVID-19

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Table Talk

Join Feast Magazine and a panel of industry experts on Fri., May 15 at 10am for a special webinar as we discuss the latest challenges facing restaurateurs and small business owners in the wake of COVID-19. From information about SBA and PPP loans to reopening guidelines, we’ll cover the most important issues of the day.

This webinar is free for all interested small business owners, brought to you by the Missouri Restaurant Association.

Missouri Restaurant Association


Feast publisher Cat Neville will chat with the following panelists:

  • Bob Bonney, CEO, Missouri Restaurant Association
    Bob Bonney is the CEO of the Missouri Restaurant Association, which is dedicated to serving the needs of the foodservice and hospitality industry, enhancing and improving its growth and development, assisting and educating its members in operating more effectively, improving the political, and social environment in which the industry conducts business, for the benefit of its members, patrons, employees, and the well-being of the community.

  • Dr. Peter Boumgarden, Professor of Practice, Strategy and Organizations, Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis
    Peter Boumgarden joined the Olin Business School faculty in 2018. His research focuses on organizational structure — both formally and informally — in shaping the innovation of groups, organizations, and broader networks. In addition to his academic work, Dr. Boumgarden has consulted and run executive education programs with organizations across sectors, often focusing on refining their strategic direction, enhancing leadership development, and cultivating routes to drive increased innovation. Peter is the faculty director of Olin’s Center for Experiential Learning and co-chair, along with Bart Hamilton, of the “Healthcare at Olin” strategic planning team.

  • Gerard Craft, Chef-Owner, Niche Food Group
    Gerard Craft is the chef-owner of Niche Food Group, which employs over 300 employees across seven restaurants in St. Louis and Nashville, including Brasserie, Cinder House, Pastaria, Sardella and Taste. In 2015, Craft was named Best Chef: Midwest by the James Beard Foundation.

  • Chris Ford, Senior Vice President, Fortune Financial Corporation
    Chris Ford is the senior vice president-bank fee income generation of Fortune Financial Corporation, where he oversees and manages all business development areas in lending and deposit treasury management products and services, ensuring customers are provided with safe and sound cost effective and efficient services and products to help them reach their financial objectives.

  • Thomas H. Riske, Partner, Carmody MacDonald P.C.
    Thomas H. Riske represents debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, creditors’ committees and bankruptcy trustees and regularly handles all aspects of complex bankruptcies, workouts, reorganizations, debt restructuring and other matters related to debtors’ and creditors’ rights and remedies.