Thank goodness our afternoon involves a little sunshine because a morning and a half was about as long as I can go without windows!! We had a great time and learned a lot.
The mid-morning tea break was a nice sneak of sunshine and warmth – it’s so cold inside!
All of the speakers were so inspiring – including the unicycling clown who started us off!
We had a presentation on customer service and another on fundamentals of running a great business. Then breakout sessions. I went to one by Pablo of Great Harvest Warrenton and Alicia of Great Harvest Temecula on making decisions that reflect the value of local food, slow food and all things local. They are both doing amazing things in their communities! We hope to keep our store as local and true to our personal food values as possible.
I was starving by 12:30 lunchtime – which was coupled with the annual awards ceremony
Salad to start – with delicious candied nuts!
We all dove into the breadbasket. Still not GH amazing, but these rolls were really good! Especially with butter.
Today’s lunch was plated – a roasted chicken with a side of rice and green beans
I would have eaten the chicken, but I do try not to eat industry meat if I can, so I inquired to see if there was a vegetarian option. Sure enough there was!
I was served a really awesome selection of roasted veggies with some tofu all in a sweet soy sauce. It was great! So glad I asked.
Dessert was tempting me since I had down at the table! A delicious ganache ball – like a giant truffle!
I’ve learned from experience at these seated lunches to only eat a portion of my dessert – or I stand up from the table feeling stuffed. Most of my decisions these days are conditioned based on how I feel. So glad I put my spoon down because now I have the energy to do something active on the beach. But also glad I eat half because it was a great dessert!
Awards! We aspire to be on the stage someday
Going to put on our play clothes and talk about POS systems with Jeremy from GH Nashua on the beach!
I’ve had several owners approach me today to tell me that YOU GUYS have gone to their stores and mentioned me! So exciting to spread the GH love! If you have a favorite store, give them a shout out comment and I’ll send them your way!