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The Zingerman's Experience

Get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the Zingerman’s businesses. Discover our processes for partnership and governance, our approach to learning and creativity, our unique model of growth and what co-founding partner Ari Weinzweig calls the 12 Natural Laws of Business. Spend two days learning, getting inspired and discovering how you can create and nurture the organizational culture you want! Always co-taught by Founding Partner Ari Weinzweig. This seminar includes lunch at Zingerman's Delicatessen and dinner at Zingerman's Roadhouse.

Key Takeaways

What You'll Learn...

  • The in’s-and-out’s of the Zingerman’s business model, including how it might be relevant to your organization.
  • A variety of new tools and techniques to apply the “12 Natural Laws of Business” in your organization.
  • Interact with Zingerman’s employees and partners to learn more about how we walk the talk.
  • Develop a network of peers to call upon for support, to share in successes and get past roadblocks.
  • Tour Zingerman’s Deli, Bakehouse, Creamery, Coffee Company and Mail Order for a behind-the-scenes peek into how we do things.
  • Dine at Zingerman’s Roadhouse with a cross-section of Zingerman's partners and staff.
  • Eat delicious breakfasts, lunches, snacks and treats made especially for you by several Zingerman’s businesses. Attendees rarely leave hungry...

At this event...

Day One

7:30 AM
Breakfast available

8:00 AM
Welcome, Agenda Review, Introductions
Energy Crisis
Zingerman's History, Vision
Zingerman's Business Model/Governance
Zingerman's Path to Partnership


1:00 PM
Zingerman's 12 Natural Laws of Business

4:00 PM


4:15 PM

Tours of Zingerman's Creamery, Coffee Co. and Candy Manufactory

6:30 PM

Dinner at Zingerman's Roadhouse

Day Two

7:00 AM

Tour of Zingerman's Bakehouse (optional)

7:30 AM

Breakfast Available

8:00 AM
Welcome back, Overview of Day 2
Overt/Covert Messages
Zingerman's Business Perspective Chart
Stages of Learning a Skill
Open Forum (Q&A with staff panel)

11:45 AM
Bus to Zingerman's Deli for Lunch and Tour
Tour of Zingerman's Deli

2:00 PM
Return to ZingTrain
Zingerman's Approach to Creativity
Solving the Organizational Energy Crisis
Final Reflection & Debrief

4:00 PM


4:15 PM

Tour of Zingerman's Mail Order (optional)

"The two days I spent down there with you all was some of the most rewarding development I can recall. Thank you for being so open in your flaws, your successes, and everything in between." - Elmo, Max and Emily's

the trainers

The Trainers

March 23-24, 2020

Ari Weinzweig

Maggie Bayless

June 15-16, 2020

Ari Weinzweig

Maggie Bayless


The Zingerman's Experience

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ZingTrain Cancellation & Refund Policy: We understand that your plans can change unexpectedly. If you need to cancel a ZingTrain 2-Day Seminar or 4-Hour Workshop with more than 14 days notice, we will happily give you a full refund (although we will be sad not to see you!) or credit towards a future session. Within 7-14 days we will refund 50%; no refunds for cancellations with less than 7 days notice. Credits expire after 5 years.