Speaking Engagements

  • Catersource Conference & Tradeshow
  • National Assoc Catering & Events  NACE
  • International Caterers Association  ICA
  • NACUFS- National Association of College & University Food Service
  • Saint Joseph’s University
  • Temple University
  • The Restaurant School at Chestnut College
  • Widener University
  • United States Navy
  • United States Army
  • Sullivan University
  • GF Management
  • International Special Events Society  ISES
  • Society of Wedding Planners  SWP
  • Hostex Canada
  • Meeting Planners International  MPI
  • Event Solutions
  • The Special Event
  • National Restaurant Show Chicago
  • National Restaurant Show New York
  • ACF- American Culinary Federation
  • IMCEA- International Military Community Executive Assoc
  • West Point
  • ISES New England Chapter
  • NACEMinneapolis/St Paul Chapter
  • NACE Philadelphia Chapter
  • Wedding MBA
  • PM Management
  • IACC- International Association of Conference Centers
  • Signature CEO
  • Streamline Marketing
  • Your Wedding Experience David Tutera
  • Association of Bridal Consultants
  • MPI Meeting Planners International
 

      Seminars / Training

  • Do You Want Fries with That? The Power of the Up-Sell.
  • If You’re Not Selling YOU, then You’re not Selling.
  • The Power of PR.
  • Build a Modern Selling Strategy & Improve Performance.
  • There is No Money in Sales for 2nd Place.
  • Sugar Fix- the Makings of a Sweet Deal.
  • Don’t Leave $on the Table.
  • Hit the Bulls Eye- Branding & Target Marketing.
  • Commission Impossible- Paying, Training, Motivating a Winning Sales Team.
  • You Had Me at Hello- How 1st Impressions Close the Sale.
  • Inside the Caterers Studio.
  • Find Them, Book Them & Keep Them Coming.
  • Up-selling in a Down Economy.
  • Stay Ahead of Your Competition.
  • What the Bride Really Wants to Know.
  • Proposals that Pop.
  • How the Recession Saved My Business.
  • Think Like a Caterer: Act Like a Caterer.
  • Team Building.
  • A Dysfunctional Team.
  • Style Me Design Series.
  • It’s Time to Get Social.
  • Reality Catering.
  • Making Money with Meryl- Marketing.
  • Making Money with Meryl- Sales.
  • Making Money with Meryl- Design.
  • Design Divas.
  • Style Me.

Not only was it extremely energetic and enthusiastic, you made a memorable impression on the Food & Beverage professionals on the impact that caterers are having on the hotel catering model. You also reinforced the GF Management focus on innovation, creativity, and excellence in execution. I had many attendees personally thank me for having you participate in the program and you were ‘the hit of the University’. Again, thanks for a memorable and enjoyable presentation.
— Andrew S. Tod, Executive Vice President, GF MANAGEMENT, Philadelphia

Great job yesterday- your session was content , motivational and thought provoking- tremendous take home value. Look forward to connecting with you soon.
— Warren Leeds, President Dartcor Management Services Whippany, NJ
Wow!!! What a terrific presentation last evening. Your insights and suggestions for tomorrow’s food marketing leaders was only matched by your passion and humor. Thank you. The students will be doing the website analysis this week. I will share the results with you.
— Richard J. George, Chair & Professor of Food Marketing, Haub School of Business, Saint Joseph’s University