Attend a conference at the Wisconsin School of Business and you’re likely to see your fair share of suits, blazers, and other types of business wear. But the scene looked just a bit different when around 70 franchise owners from across the country—many clad in chef’s jackets—descended on Grainger Hall in October for the first-ever Chefs for Seniors conference.
For attendees, it was a chance to connect with existing peers and make new connections. For company founder Nathan Allman (BBA ’15), however, the experience was also a homecoming. Allman was a student at WSB when he founded Chefs for Seniors after initially pitching the idea during the school’s annual business plan competition—and winning the category for lifestyle products and services.