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Wednesday, February 15 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Tampa Bay Hospitality Start-Up Panel

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Join the Hall on Franklin team for some insight into the crazy world of hospitality. Hear why these local industry veterans continue to launch new restaurant concepts and what roles these foodie spots play in the service culture & local communities.

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Ty Beddingfield

Master Barista / Co-Founder, KoFe
Ty Beddingfield has been involved in coffee since starting The Third Place Coffeehouse in Raleigh NC in 1994. After 10 years co-running and establishing a neighborhood institution he moved into coffee and tea product design by co- founding Gamila Products. As a Tampa resident he began... 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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Kevin Hurt

Owner, North Start Eatery
Kevin Hurt has been in the hospitality industry for over 25 years. He has worked in many diverse settings that have allowed him to accumulate the skills necessary to create and operate multiple dining concepts. He and his wife currently own Anise Global Gastrobar, a full service restaurant... Read More →
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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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Libor Vitu

Chief of Operations, Melt Shoppe / The Heights Fish Camp

Wednesday February 15, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Rialto Theatre 1617 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602