Why Kern?

Kern Halls is an expert in the food and beverage industry. He is regularly invited to be the keynote speaker at conferences and deliver motivational speeches. He has been in the industry for over 15 years and has seen first-hand how important it is to provide healthy and nutritious meals for students.

He is passionate about his work and believes that every child deserves access to healthy food. He often tells his audiences that the school cafeteria is the most important room in the school because it is where students get their nourishment.

He urges schools to make sure they are providing healthy options for their students and to keep the cafeterias clean and welcoming. Kern’s speeches are always well-received and he always leaves his audiences inspired to make a difference in the lives of children.


Keep Pressing: “There’s Light at the End of Your Tunnel!”

You’re feeling down. You don’t want to do anything. All you want to do is lay in bed and watch Netflix all day. You may be going through a tough time right now, but it’s important to keep moving. Just like a train keeps moving forward, even when it’s going through a dark tunnel, you should keep moving forward even when things are tough. It might not seem like it, but there is light at the end of your tunnel. Things will get better. Keep moving and don’t give up. You can do this!

“What’s Your “Why”

We all have dreams and goals. But often, it can be difficult to maintain our focus and motivation when the going gets tough. That’s why it’s important to have a “why” – a reason why you’re pursuing your goal. Perhaps your why is to provide a better life for your family, or maybe it’s to make a difference in the world. Whatever it is, your why should be something that inspires and motivates you. When you have a strong why, it will be easier to stay the course when times are tough. Ask yourself – what’s your why? Why are you pursuing your dream? And let that be your guiding light when the journey gets tough.

Don’t Settle

If you want to be excellent at something, you have to put in the hard work. There are no shortcuts to greatness. You have to be willing to sacrifice your time, put in the extra effort, and never settle for mediocrity. If you’re not constantly striving to improve, then you’ll never reach your full potential. Excellence is a habit that must be cultivated every day. It’s a mindset that says, “I can always do better.” When you serve up excellence, you’re not just meeting expectations–you’re exceeding them. You’re setting the standard for everyone else to follow. What are you waiting for? Start serving up excellence today!

Striving Through Adversity

We all face adversity in our lives. Some of us come from challenging backgrounds, while others have faced personal setbacks. Whatever the situation, it is important to remember that we all have the power to overcome adversity. Our challenges make us stronger and more resilient. They teach us how to persevere in the face of difficulties. And they remind us that we are capable of accomplishing great things. When you are facing a difficult situation, embrace it as an opportunity to grow and learn. Remember that you have the strength and determination to overcome any obstacle. Embrace your challenges and use them as fuel for your journey to success.


Feel free to utilize these materials while preparing for your event.

  1. Lapel (preferred) or handheld
  2. Audio capabilities to be played through speaker system
  3. Projector and Screen for PowerPoint – audio is needed

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