Education Sessions Schedule

Secret Sauce: How Mentoring Can Improve Employee Retention

Nothing influences the success of your company more than the strength, knowledge, and expertise of your team. Industry Veteran and Founder of GLEAM Network, Sanjiv Razdan will share the stage with special guests (TBA) to discuss the importance of mentoring and leadership development in the workplace. Sanjiv will take a deep dive into how giving your team a platform to learn and grow is a powerful incentive for employees to stay dedicated over the long haul and will increase employee engagement.

GLEAM Network is a volunteer-only, non-profit organization with a global mission to provide mentorship and leadership development to underserved professionals in the restaurant and foodservice industry.


Monday, July 12, 2021


2:30pm - 3:00pm


Big Bend Big Ideas Stage, sponsored by Texas Mutual


Sanjiv Razdan, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf


Sanjiv Razdan

Sanjiv Razdan is the President, Americas and India of The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. Sanjiv has held executive positions in the food service industry for close to 3 decades, leading globally recognized brands through hyper growth of retail locations and digital channels, restructuring and turnaround situations, including Sweetgreen, Applebee’s and Dine Brands. In addition to his professional career, Sanjiv is the Founder, Chair and CEO of GLEAM Network, a volunteer based non-profit whose mission is to provide mentorship and leadership development to the underserved community within the restaurant and foodservice industry.