Symposium 2016
Putting the Pieces Together

February 9, 2016| Meydenbauer Convention Center

Luncheon Keynote: The Imperfect Strategy
Mark Canlis, Owner & Operator, Canlis Restaurant



Keynote Speaker:
Mark Canlis. The second of three sons, Mark grew up in a restaurant family. When he officially joined Canlis in 2003, he had already graduated from Cornell University, served as a Captain in Air Force Special Operations, and worked in nearly a dozen restaurants across the country. Returning to Seattle, Mark spearheaded the effort towards generational transfer and brand modernization that has garnered the family business national acclaim as one of the finest restaurants in America.  Canlis has undergone a change in its management style from focusing on its P&L to focusing on its people.  In Mark’s words: “a sort of emotionally intelligent leadership; taking care of our people in front of taking care of our business."