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Educational Conference for Innkeepers & Aspiring Innkeepers

Inn-gredients for Success

1 whole responsive website
2 cups of SEO
10 ounces of photos
1 tablespoon marketing
2 teaspoons of passion
Pinch of personality

Are you wondering how you can get more heads in beds? Join your fellow innkeepers at this year's conference where you'll learn the "Inn-gredients for Success" in generating more direct bookings. You'll find sessions on how to compete for mobile guests, understand the power and influence of your property's imagery, measure your marketing activities, menu planning, trends innkeepers need to know about, and more.

After the day's education, test your culinary skills against other innkeepers at the Kitch-INN Competition dinner. This is your opportunity to have fun while you work with your team to create an award-winning recipe.

You'll want to wear your best apron or chef's hat.

Keynote Speaker

John Moeller grew up in Lancaster PA graduating from Lancaster Catholic High school and Willow Street Vo-Tech in 1979. He then went to Johnson & Wales University in Providence RI for Culinary Arts and graduated in 1981. After finishing his studies he stayed in Providence for the next few years until making a move to France where he studied French at the University of Dijon and worked 1st doing the grape harvest in 1984 and 1985 in the Village of Meursault, Burgundy and working in fine restaurants in the area and a 6 month training in Brittany on the west coast of France, then returned to the US in the fall of 1986.

Upon returning to Lancaster he stopped in Washington DC and found work quickly in July of 1987 and in the coming years worked for a few Restaurants and Hotels until the job for one of the Chefs at the White House opened up in the spring of 1992. John worked for three Presidents until December 2005 and was responsible for all of the private meals for the First Family and the Official Functions that occurred in the White House and Camp David.  

John relocated back to Lancaster to start his own business, State of Affairs Catering and authored his first book Dining at the White House which was released in September of 2013. The book has won three awards on 2014 Gold for best autobiography, gold for best cookbook and silver for best celebrity memoir.

John will be autographing his book (available for purchase) at the conference after his presentation on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 9:00 am.


Keynote Speaker

Chef Lisa Linton-Jaasund

Chef Lisa Linton-Jaasund is a certified ServSafe Instructor and exam proctor. She has been educating culinary professionals about food safety for almost a decade. In addition, she has been an Acclaimed Chef Cooking class instructor at the Annville Inn Bed and Breakfast since 2011. 

As a caterer, chef, cake decorator, culinary arts instructor, innkeeper and most recently as a hotel manager, her hospitality career spans over 20 years. She is a published cookbook author, and has made several television appearances - including a segment on NBC’s Today Show with the Food Network’s Giada DeLaurentis, as well as a PBS Cooking Marathon.

Although cooking may be her first love, she enjoys bringing her well-rounded background to the classroom setting.  Whether teaching soon to be culinary professionals the art of commercial food preparation, or helping every day people become better cooks with her Bed and Breakfast cooking classes, she pulls from her diverse experience to deliver an informative, engaging, and meaningful hands on presentation to her students.

When not in a commercial or classroom kitchen, she can usually be found at home in York County – in the kitchen!  Chef Lisa enjoys baking and cooking for her family and friends and never passes up an opportunity to break bread with the people she cares about.

Hear Chef Lisa speak about "How Safe is Your Kitchen" on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 at 1:30 pm.