Jackie Summers & Susan Fedroff to Keynote at Bar & Restaurant Expo

Bar & Restaurant Expo is pleased to announce two additional keynote speakers have joined the lineup for this year’s expo, taking place March 27-29 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Susan Fedroff, co-owner of Clover Club, Leyenda and MilLady, and Jackie Summers, the founder of JackFromBrooklyn Inc and creator of Sorel Liqueur, will round out this year’s group of expert keynote speakers. Fedroff and Summers will join celebrity chef, author and restaurateur, Jet Tila, in leading keynote presentations that will tackle leadership, food & beverage trends, achieving success as an entrepreneur and more.

Jackie Summers is a James Beard Finalist, seasoned public speaker, and serial entrepreneur. Summers is the founder of JackFromBrooklyn Inc. and the creator of the award-winning Sorel Liqueur. His accolades include being named among the inaugural “Drink Innovators of the Year by Food & Wine Magazine, being named among the inaugural “Wine Enthusiast Future 40“, being ranked among the world’s “100 Most Influential Bar Industry Figures” by Drinks International Magazine (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022), and being named to the Imbibe 75 (2021). Jackie has written for everyone from the James Beard Foundation to Plate, Wine Enthusiast, VinePair, Epicurious, Delish, and Edible Brooklyn.

Susan Fedroff began working in bars (both behind the bar and back of the house) more than 25 years ago.  Her entrepreneurial career began shortly after completing a master’s degree in economics and finance from NYU.  Susan spent a couple of years working in NYC government (in various budgetary positions,) then left the public sector for a big jump back into F&B.  Susan was a co-owner and managing partner of the Flatiron Lounge (2003) and the Pegu Club (2005) and is a current owner/operator of Clover Club (2008), Leyenda (2015) and Miladys (2022).  Additionally, Susan is a founding partner in Social Hour Cocktails and lives in Brooklyn NY with her wife Julie Reiner and their 14-year-old daughter Maya. 

Join this dynamic duo as they discuss essential lessons for running successful bars.

Keynote Schedule:

From Rags to Dishes: 5 Lessons in Leadership and Success

Opening Keynote Speech- Jet Tila

Tuesday, March 28 from 11 am – 11: 45 am.


How Not To Eff It Up: Essential Lessons For Running Successful Bars

Dual Keynote Speech- Susan Fedroff and Jackie Summers

Wednesday, March 29 from 11 am – 11: 45 am.


Plan to Attend or Participate in Bar & Restaurant Expo, March 27-29, 2023

To learn about the latest trends, issues and hot topics, and to experience and taste the best products within the bar, restaurant and hospitality industry, plan to attend Bar & Restaurant Expo, March 27-29, 2023 in Las Vegas. Visit BarandRestaurantExpo.com.

To book your sponsorship or exhibit space at Bar & Restaurant Expo, contact:

Veronica Gonnello ​(for companies A to G)​ e: [email protected]​ p: 212-895-8244

​Tim Schultz​ (for companies H to Q) ​e: [email protected]​ p: 917-258-8589

Fadi Alsayegh ​(for companies R to Z)​ e: [email protected] p: 917-258-5174​

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