Dedicated to the expansion of cross-border trade between Canada and the U.S, the American Chamber of Commerce - Pacific Chapter, aims to keep its membership and the larger trade community at the forefront of trade and investment challenges and issues.
Over the past several decades, many restaurant brands have tried to expand across the Canada-U.S. border. While many survive the chopping block only a few make the cut. Opening shop in the U.S. marketplace is not easy. But Earls has created a winning recipe using a few secret ingredients. Two of the busiest and most popular Earls Restaurants are among its newest, those in Miami and Somerville. On May 13, come taste success and hear Mo Jessa, President of Earls Restaurants serve up a tale of pushing beyond western roots and expanding in these two cities.
- Guest Speaker: Mo Jessa, President of Earls Restaurant
- Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
- Time: 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
- Place: The Loft at Earls Yaletown, 1095 Mainland Street, Vancouver BC
- Host: No-Host Bar (Guests pay for their drinks); Canapés served
- Cost: Member - $30; Affiliate Member - $50; Non-Member - $60
- RSVP: Please complete and return this Registration Form
- RSVP Deadline: Thursday, May 7, 2015
[Note: Tickets will not be mailed; we will confirm your purchase by email and names will be confirmed at the door.]
About Mo Jessa
Mo Jessa started with Earls as a junior prep cook over 25 years ago as a summer job while attending university. In 1991, while working as a senior cook, Mo returned to school taking his Red Seal Certificate/Journeyman Chef papers. He went on to be sous chef and eventually chef of various Earls restaurants in the Alberta region and in 1995 was transferred to BC as Regional Chef overseeing five locations.
His love of the industry and openness to learn and grow as a chef and leader, lead to further studies, including a Masters Certificate Hospitality Management from Cornell University, and in 2000 Mo became Executive Chef of Earls Restaurants Ltd, taking over from then Chef Chuck Currie.
In 2004, as a further example of how Earls promotes their people on a merit based system from within, Mo was promoted to Vice President, Operations where he oversaw the companies? growth to 60 locations in Canada and 5 in the US. As President of Earls Restaurants Ltd. Mo continues to work alongside CEO Stan Fuller to ensure Earls well-loved brand continues to achieve goals and culinary growth, delivering irresistible food and engaging experiences to all their guests, while overseeing current and new locations.
Earls Restaurants Ltd. and the Fuller Group is a family owned operation started by Leroy Earl (Bus) Fuller in 1982 with their first restaurant in Edmonton, Alberta. Earls Kitchen + Bar (Earls is not a franchise) is operated by son Stan Earl Fuller. Earls head office is located in Vancouver, British Columbia. Awarded Top 50 Employers in Canada, Earls employs close to 7,000 employees.
What Is “Interesting Cocktails”?
“Interesting Cocktails” Is AmCham Canada - Pacific Chapter’s networking event, featuring a guest speaker with expertise in international trade. Speakers bring insightful presentations on various business topics and current business challenges. It is a casual evening and a great opportunity to network and ask questions of industry professionals.
Who Should Attend:
Business owners, CEOs, Senior Executives, decision makers, entrepreneurs and business professionals in the import/export arena will find this of particular interest. This event is open to all Canadian and U.S. businesses, large and small with a vested interest in cross-border trade and forming new business relationships.
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