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Roy PorterActivities DirectorEngage Works Inc.

In 2021, Roy received the Michael Roman Life Time Achievement Award, recognizing him for contributions and assistance to caterers everywhere. A veteran of over 3,000+ Weddings… Plus, many of So Cal high profile mega-events such as The Emmy’s, The Oscars, Golden Globes, The Taste LA, NBA Awards, The WACO Gala, The Vue Clicquot Classic and many more. Roy is recognized internationally as a consummate and approachable hands-on innovator in performance improvement and training off-premise catering staff for plating (Both FOH &BOH), table, bar service, and operations. He consultants with some of the most progressive and successful catering companies around. His “Lean & People First" approach to hands-on training sessions are in-depth while inspiring and building confidence in attendees to excel! He writes articles for Catersource magazine, posts online at the ICA Round Table Facebook Group and several other catering industry blogs answering questions and offering alternatives and solutions to catering challenges. Serves as the Education Co-chair for the OC Chapter of the United States Bartenders Guild. As a Maker, he modifies, designs, and builds custom equipment that solves problems and makes catering work safer, easier, and more productive. Roy’s unique educational and entertaining storytelling style helps the audience understand and retain complex and often contrarian ideas that work. Concepts to take home, share, and put to use. Reach him at [email protected]

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