Category Archives: Upcoming Trade Shows

MRA to honor five industry leaders

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Restaurant Association will honor five industry leaders this month at its 2018 Annual Awards Dinner at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center  during the New England Food Show (NEFS). The five are:
Jeff Oppenheim, TriMark United East, Business Partner Associate of the Year

Snapchef, Todd & Daniela Snopkowski, Business Partner of the Year

Richard Vellante, Legal Sea Foods, Executive Chef of the Year

Wahlburgers, Paul Wahlberg & Team, Limited Service Restaurant of the Year

Kathy Sidell, Met Restaurant Group, Restaurateur of the Year.

The event takes place at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, One Seaport Lane. Visit http://www.themassrestorg for more information.




Sam Tell Companies offers free pass to International Restaurant Show of NY

NEW YORK – The Sam Tell Companies offers free registration to the upcoming March 4-6 International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York. They’ll be at the show in Booth #1313. This year’s show includes

Food Trends Experience

The Pub

Culinary Demo Theater

Specialty Pavillions

New Product Showcase

US Pastry Competition

Foodservice Council for Women

Japan Pavilion

Key Buyer Alliance (MUOA) and more.



International NY Restaurant Show adds more celebrity chefs

NEW YORK – The 24th annual danny meyer_250x330.jpgInternational Restaurant Show of New York just added more celebrity chefs to its lineup for the Show, March 5-7 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center here.

“We have an exciting line up of celebrity chefs during the Show and invite our attendees to enjoy presentations by Donatella Arpaia, restaurateur and judge from Food Network’s Iron Chef America; Top Chef: Just Desserts’ Pastry Chef Katzie Guy-Hamilton along with Danny Meyer, CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group and founder of Shake Shack, who is the recipient of the Torch Award,” says Ron Mathews, vice president, Restaurant and Foodservice Events Portfolio. “The International Restaurant Show is the place to see the best and brightest in the industry and gather new ideas to bring back to restaurants and foodservice establishments. ” The events take place in the Culinary Demonstrations theater.

The full schedule includes:

Sunday, March 5
Chef Adam Lathan (11:00 – 11:45 am) is the Co-Founder and Head of Cuisine for The Gumbo Brothers. Adam started cooking at a young age and creating the perfect pot of gumbo soon became his obsession. Having learned the “proper” gumbo technique from his great-grandmother Nanny, Adam is still pursuing the perfect gumbo.
Rapid Fire Challenge: Appetizer Edition (3:30-5:00pm): The Rapid Fire Appetizer Challenge returns for its second year and the heat is on for the competition to showcase their best appetizers for the chance to be named the Champion! Moderated by Total Food Service. Judges include Chef John Hesse, That Meetball Place; Chef Maria Loi, Loi Estiatorio; and Chef Cesare Casella, Salumeria Rosi, Maremma and Beppe.

Monday, March 6
Chef Donatella Arpaia (11:00-11:45am) is best known for her recurring role as head judge on Food Network’s Iron Chef America, and has become an influential woman in the world of food, business, and entertaining. She is a two-time winner of the New York Wine & Food Festival “Meatball Madness” competition, and is a regular contributor to NBC’s The Today Show.
Executive Chef Dan Jackson, Cafe2 and Terrace5, MoMa (12:00 – 12:45 pm) became a line cook at Eleven Madison Park in 2008. While Dan was there, the restaurant received four stars from the New York Times, one Michelin star, and was ranked among San Pellegrino’s Top 50 restaurants in the world. In 2014, Dan was named Executive Chef of Cafe 2 and Terrace 5 at the Museum of Modern Art.
TORCH Award Presentation (1:30 – 2:30pm) to Danny Meyer, CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group and the founder of Shake Shack. The Torch Award, presented by The Food Shows and Ferdinand Metz Foodservice Forum, was created to honor outstanding restaurateurs who embody all the qualities and characteristics the word Torch symbolizes, including illumination, energy, victory, enlightenment, and education. Danny’s ability to teach and share clearly demonstrates the definition of the Torch. His restaurants and chefs have earned an unprecedented 28 James Beard Awards and in 2015, Danny was named to the Time 100 list of the Most Influential People in the World.
Chef Roxanne Spruance, Kingsley (3:00 – 3:45 pm) is the Executive Chef and co-owner of Kingsley, a contemporary French-American restaurant located in the heart of the East Village. She creates innovative, seasonal food, while respecting and incorporating regional traditions. Roxanne previously worked under Wylie Dufresne at WD~50 and Dan Barber at Blue Hill at Stone Barns.

Tuesday, March 7
Pastry Chef Katzie Guy-Hamilton, Clean Eats Dirty Desserts (1:00 – 1:45 pm)was recognized as a Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America by Dessert Professional Magazine in 2014 and was a contestant on Season Two of the television cooking competition, Top Chef: Just Desserts. She leads Food and Beverage at Equinox, the luxury fitness brand, having crossed over into the wellness world. Prior to juice partnerships her role for chocolate brand Max Brenner International placed Katzie in the lead of their Global Food and Beverage business, overseeing innovation.
Executive Chef Bill Rosenberg, (2:00 – 2:45 pm) of NoMa Social, has earned critical praise throughout his 20-year career as executive chef for some of the New York metro area’s top restaurants. Prior to joining NoMa Social, he was executive chef/owner for more than 10 years of F.I.S.H., which was rated by Zagat as one of America’s top seafood houses and named by Westchester Magazine as the “Best New Restaurant.”


IHMRS returns to the Javits Center

NEW YORK – The International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show® brings a major hospitality design event, Boutique Design New York, back this year when it opens at the Jacob Javits Convention Center Nov. 12-15.
Other highlights of the 96th annual show will include the debut of the Hotel F&B Zone and the launch of an iPad application area.
“IHMRS 2011 is all about cultivating new business and offering inspiration, as industry professionals get their footing in a new economy and look to make smart purchasing decisions that will impact the bottom line. There’s a new way of doing business, and IHMRS offers the products, resources, and education to succeed,” says Lynn White, Show Manager.
BDNY is a joint venture between the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc. (HANYC), the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association (NYSH&TA) and ST Media Group, and is managed by GLM. For additional details, visit

Technology Issues that Keep a GM Up at Night, Bells & Whistles for Your Marketing Mix, Hotel Green Programs with Return on Investment, and Boutique Brands…Global Plans, are among the topics to be addressed during the 2011 Hospitality Leadership Forum (HLF) on Saturday, Nov. 13. A full-day conference for senior level hospitality managers, the event also will feature the CEO Leadership Panel and U.S. Lodging Industry Summit Panel. Highlighting the program is a keynote luncheon focusing on hotel restaurants, featuring Chef-Owner Daniel Boulud, famed for several award-winning restaurants including DANIEL, Café Boulud, Bar Pleiades, DB Bistro Moderne, Bar Boulud and DBGB Kitchen and Bar. The HLF is $139 per person, and includes admission to the IHMRS and BDNY Sunday through Tuesday. Registration is available at

Education continues on Sundayand Mondaywith such programs as Upgrading After the Downturn: Maximizing Hotel F&B Renovations, Tiered Purchasing Strategies, Missed Opportunities in Hotel Food and Beverage Operations, and Cap-Ex Makes a Comeback. These programs are free of charge with IHMRS registration.

A complete listing of educational programs is available online, at

The New York Marketplace
The latest in foodservice equipment, design, supply trends, and food and beverage will take center stage with the return of The New York Marketplace, presented by MTucker, a division of Singer, NY LLC. A show within the Show, the 2011 Marketplace will offer cooking demonstrations, food samplings, wine and beverage tastings, and more. In addition, the Kitchen Arts and Letters bookstore will return with book signings by top authors and guest speakers. Exhibiting companies include Cardinal International, Libbey, Southbend, Oneida, Captive Aire, Turbo Air, Day & Night, Scandia Seafood, Manhattan Beer, and Cafe Sacco.

New Jersey Restaurant Association Foodservice Arena
The New Jersey Restaurant Association (NJRA) returns this year to present the Foodservice Arena, a popular Show floor feature attracting thousands of restaurateurs from the tri-state region and around the world. Product categories featured within this space include beverages, credit card and payroll systems, cutlery, equipment, furniture, oil and grease systems, packaging, and table linens, as well as services such as architecture, design, construction and culinary schools. The Arena will be enhanced this year with the addition of specialty pavilions, including International Flavors, Green Solutions, Business Solutions and Pizza Solutions. Additionally, the Education Center, inaugurated in 2010 with a series of peer-to-peer seminars about current industry subjects, will continue.

For additional information about the NJRA Foodservice Arena, visit or call 800-848-6368. NJRA members are offered discounted IHMRS admission of $10 through October 30, 2011 with a special promotion code.

Hotel F&B Zone
Debuting this year, the Hotel F&B Zone is an edited division of products for hotel, resort and casino food and beverage operations. Endorsed by the American Hotel & Lodging Association Food & Beverage Committee, exhibitors within this area will feature Bar Equipment, Beer, Wine & Spirits, Breakfast Foods, Buffet ware and Catering Accessories, Cooking Equipment, China, Glassware and Flatware, Coffee and Tea, Menus, Software & Technology, Specialty Food and Beverages, Table Linens and Uniforms.

iPad Application Area
With new applications launching at a rapid pace, the IHMRS will offer an iPad application area for the first time this year. Sponsored by Hospitality Upgrade magazine, visitors will experience a first-hand look at apps to assist both front and back of the house operations, such as concierge, engineering, housekeeping, check-in, security and more.

Salon of Culinary Art
The Salon of Culinary Art returns with more than 300 extraordinary “food as art” displays. Presented by the Société Culinaire Philanthropique, the 143rd annual Salon will feature elaborate buffet tables, decorated fish and poultry, pastry work and other creatively prepared foods.