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Professional Society – Behind the Menu: A Culinary and Business Conversation

Join members of the Professional Society for a fun and interesting panel discussion about the food scene in St. Louis featuring local restaurateurs who will discuss the culinary, creative, and business aspects.

Panel Moderator: Ellen Futterman
St. Louis Jewish Light




Ben Hillman
Hi-Pointe Drive In / Chicken Out




David Kirkland
David Kirkland Catering / Turn Restaurant




Gail Kitsis
Crazy Bowls & Wraps




Ben Poremba
Bengelina Hospitality Group




Ryan Rich
Hot Box Cookies and ACDI Ventures




Please RSVP by May 10.

For questions or to register by phone, please contact Randi Smith at or 314-442-3843.

COVID Protocol Procedures will be followed. Masks are optional and proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test result* is required at check-in.

*A negative COVID test for events as an alternative to proof of vaccination is acceptable per the following requirements:
Attendees who cannot provide proof of vaccination may provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test using either a PCR test taken within 72 hours of the event, or an antigen rapid test taken within 24 hours of the event.  Either of these must be administered by a healthcare or pharmacy provider.  Self-administered at-home tests will not be accepted.


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Online registration is now closed.  Thank you for your interest.

You are welcome to join us at the event.

Contact Ellen Soule at or 314-442-3732  before 4 pm if you have questions.