American Express Restaurant Trade Program – FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen

American Express Restaurant Trade Program

American Express is proud to present the 32nd annual Restaurant Trade Program at the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen from Thursday, June 16th to Saturday, June 18th.

As an American Express Restaurant Trade Program pass purchaser, you will have the opportunity to register for Consumer seminars, as well as the Restaurant Trade Program that American Express will be hosting. Consumer programming registration and the Restaurant Trade program registration are now live. Please click here to preview the Consumer schedule.

2022 Restaurant Trade Program schedule


10:00 – 11:00 am | T100: Fostering Culture & Cultivating Community

Cheetie Kumar will lead a conversation with Tavel Bristol-Joseph, Nina Compton, Chris Shepherd, and Bobby Stuckey about fostering culture inside your restaurant to serve and celebrate your community.  Panelists will share best practices about prioritizing people over profit, reimagining today’s restaurant model, engaging your employees in a mission-driven business, and more.

3:00 – 4:00 pm | T200: Reshaping the Restaurant Landscape—How Challenges Create Opportunities

Join Andrew Zimmern, Debbie Alvarez-Rodriguez, Yannick Benjamin, Katie Button, and Meherwan Irani as they explore how extraordinary circumstances continue to shape the hospitality industry, and how innovation drives opportunities. Listen in on lessons learned over the last two and half years and precisely how goal setting and benchmarking for future success have been transformed.


10:00 – 11:00 am | T300: Integrating Sustainability Into Your Restaurant

Listen in as Kat Kinsman, Ray Garcia, JJ Johnson, Ravi Kapur, Ouita Michel, and others share best practices on how restaurants must prioritize sustainability as an organizing principle, now and in the years to come. Hear from our experts as they discuss the role resources play in today’s restaurants—those already available and others not so close at hand.  Find out how reinvention, adaptation, and forward-looking, employee-centric operating principles contribute to progress and profits.