Seeking a Motivational Foodservice Speaker?

You’ve come to the right spot! Chicago based Conor Cunneen is an in demand keynote motivational foodservice speaker whose mission is to Improve People, Performance & Productivity – with a Smile.

Conor was awesome at our conference. He provided a great presentation; provided great business tips with great humor and worked overtime to customize to our needs and our audience. Fantastic and definitely worth having with us”  “


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“Conor, We don’t often invite speakers back for two years in a row… They gave you THE highest ratings of all the speakers.”   

Brands in Foodservice – London

Who is this Chicago-based Motivational Foodservice Speaker?

“Hi, Conor Cunneen – IrishmanSpeaks, a Chicago-based motivational speaker to the Foodservice, QSR and Restaurant industry whose mission is to Improve People, Performance & Productivity – with a Smile. ChatGPT says I’m “a beacon of inspiration in the foodservice industry.” !!!   Brother Flaherty of the Christian Brothers would never have believed it!!

With a background as a former Vice President of Marketing at Unilever Foodservice, my skills have been honed skills in senior leadership roles across Ireland, the UK, and the USA. “

Why book this Chicago-based Irishman for your next Foodservice meeting?

Conor’s  unique blend of humor, insight, and practical advice has made him a sought-after speaker at various conferences and events.

One of Conor’s standout programs is the “Gift of GAB,” which emphasizes the power of Goals, Attitude, and Behavior. This program received rave reviews from the Association of Correctional Food Service Affiliates, with the Program Chair, D.P., stating, “Everyone who attended now knows the power of Goals, Attitude, Behavior. Well done, Irishman!”

Conor’s ability to connect with his audience and deliver valuable insights is evident in the feedback he receives. J.L., Director of Talent and Development at BJ’s Restaurants, described his presentation as “engaging, entertaining, and educational,” noting that attendees walked away with a smile and actionable information.

His impact extends beyond the shores of the USA. At the “Brands in Foodservice” conference in London, Conor was praised for his candid analysis of new trends in the USA, with delegates appreciating his thorough research and relevant insights. His presentations are consistently rated highly, with comments highlighting his excellent mix of humor and insight, as well as his enlightening and thought-provoking content.

Conor’s influence is not limited to conferences. His work with organizations like PACES Dining Services and Whataburger has left a lasting impression. His presentations are filled with laughter, messages, and conversations that resonate with management teams and employees alike.

In summary, Conor Cunneen is a inmpactful, fun motivational speaker in the foodservice industry. His presentations are not only a source of entertainment but also a wellspring of knowledge and inspiration that drive positive change and foster a culture of continuous improvement. Whether it’s through his “Gift of GAB” program or his insightful analysis of industry trends, Conor is the perfect inspirational and motivational speaker for your next foodservice event.

What they say about this Motivational Humorous Foodservice Speaker


  • Worth attending for this alone’  

  • ‘Easy to listen to/ motivational, interesting’  

  • ‘Excellent presentation and delivery’  

  • ‘Interesting and inspirational- thought provoking’  

  • Conor, you know you said you wanted any negative feedback – well I can tell you there wasn’t any! Very unusual but great!”  

  • “Great message” 

  • “A” for “attitude” 

  • “He was a great speaker.  Funny and great motivation”  

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“He was without a doubt very entertaining, extremely thought provoking, and subtle but yet direct in moving the attendees to look at their behaviors, and their attitude at work, home and in their daily relationships. 

He was EXCELLENT and received rave reviews. I would recommend him very, very highly for your corporate or healthcare event.”


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The Vibrant Foodservice Scene in Chicago

Chicago’s foodservice scene is a dynamic and diverse culinary landscape, reflecting the city’s rich cultural heritage and innovative spirit. Renowned for its deep-dish pizza, iconic hot dogs, and Italian beef sandwiches, Chicago offers a taste of its history in every bite. However, the city’s culinary offerings extend far beyond these classics.

In recent years, Chicago has seen a surge in gastronomic innovation, with chefs and restaurateurs pushing the boundaries of traditional cuisine. The city boasts an impressive array of Michelin-starred restaurants, such as Alinea, known for its molecular gastronomy, and Smyth, which offers a farm-to-table experience.

The foodservice industry in Chicago is also characterized by its focus on sustainability and local sourcing. Many restaurants prioritize farm-to-table practices, showcasing the best of Illinois’ produce. This commitment to quality and sustainability has elevated Chicago’s status as a foodie destination.

Moreover, Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods each contribute their unique flavors to the city’s culinary tapestry. From the authentic Mexican cuisine in Pilsen to the vibrant Asian fare in Chinatown, there’s a world of flavors to explore.

Overall, Chicago’s foodservice scene is a testament to the city’s love for food, innovation, and community. It’s a place where culinary traditions are cherished, and new dining experiences are always on the horizon.


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