Tuesday, April 5, 2011


The 2011 Restaurant Leadership Conference held in Scottsdale, Arizona was a tremendous event this year with over 1500 registered attendees. Linda Duke of Duke Marketing lead a breakfast innovative forum with three Arizona based restaurant brand executives on Tuesday, March 29th. Rachel Phillips-Luther, vice president of marketing for Kona Grill kicked things off and shared her re-branding efforts as well as a social media video of fantastic results garnered in less than a year for the brand. KC Moylan, president of Pei Wei Asian Diners, shared their executive chef's travels to the five countries that make up the food and flavors of their popular fast casual brand. Kristin Cronhardt, vice president of marketing for the Tilted Kilt shared their brand's unique sponsorships that have helped put Tilted Kilt on the map.

From Left: KC Moylan, president Pei Wei Asian Diners, Linda Duke, Kristin Cronhardt, VP Marketing Tilted Kilt, Rachel Phillips-Luther, VP Marketing Kona Grill.
Bo Brice, runner up for American Idol, performed under the stars at the Restaurant Leadership event put on by CSP Media. Pictured: Bo recognized Carol Walden of CSP for the wonderful job at putting together the event. The desert was in full bloom and the Duke Marketing team captured a few photos and visited Frank Lloyd Wright's amazing Talesin West, the architechtural masterpiece in East Scottsdale.

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