Speaking Engagements

keynote speaker kern halls

A leader in student-centered school food-service efforts, Kern Halls has been called “one of the most engaging presenters” in today’s K-12 industry. He is sought out by school districts, state agencies, associations and manufacturers nationwide to shed light on proven practices to increase student meal consumption.

His military culinary background, work experience in Orlando managing $18M in sales at Walt Disney World restaurants, and serving as a senior manager in Orange County Public Schools equips him with a unique skill set. Coupling this experience with his degrees in Business Management and Marketing, results in an individual well equipped to support school food-service personnel of all levels.

This is proven by his award winning track record. During his tenure in Orange County, the district’s FNS team received multiple recognitions and awards for their school foodservice practices. Lead by Kern, with the help of the FNS team, high school sales grew by an unprecedented 46%.

It’s this combination–vast industry knowledge, history of success, engaging speaking style–that makes Kern such an in-demand speaker at schools, agencies, manufacturers and more. If you’re interested in having Kern speak at your company, be sure to book in advance, because in busy periods his calendar fills up quickly.

Hear why food service experts love to hear Kern speak

A few places where Kern has been a featured speaker:

  • North Carolina Department of Instruction SN Administrator conference
  • Florida School Nutrition Association
  • School Nutrition Association Annual National Conference
  • School Nutrition Industry Conference
  • Gordon Food Service Annual K-12 Meeting