Speaker Spotlight: Steve Brooks

Steve Brooks, Director of Beverage Development and Purchasing at Tumbleweed Tex Mex Grill and Margarita Bar, will be joining us at CBE19 and will be sharing his insights on how to get your products seen in restaurants and bars.

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What is the topic of your session at the conference?

Getting Your Products Seen in Restaurants and Bars

How is this topic affecting you and the industry?

This topic will help us and other buyers unravel some of the mystery of what they need to do to get their product in front of the right people. It will help us find more independent craft suppliers of emerging spirits.

Can you provide a teaser of key points of this topic that you will cover as a presenter?

  • The do’s and don’ts of getting craft products seen
  • The steps to presenting your products to independents and chains
  • How to find the right buyers to sell your products to
  • How to support your partners

What do you hope to achieve by sharing this information with attendees in terms of benefits for them and the overall industry?

I hope to take away some of the mystery of who to sell to and how to be prepared. I’m hoping to share what buyers and sellers can do to find each other and how to be seen.

What are you personally looking forward to at this year’s conference/expo and why?

I’m looking forward to networking with buyers, selling and finding emerging trends.


Don’t miss your opportunity to understand the who, how, why and when of connecting with on-premise retail from Steve and his fellow presenters at the Distribution Conference on Thursday, December 5th from 10:30-1:15 am. Get your pass here!