September 22 – 24, 2013 From the hottest food and restaurant trends to hip design and décor to a celebration of bacon, the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show is a massive marketplace where you can touch and taste the future of the restaurant and hospitality biz. Taking place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando this September, the Show attracts thousands of restaurant, bar, hotel and resort owners and managers, as well as professional chefs, catering companies, and universities.
The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show is a spectacular three day event packed with thousands of cool vendors – with everything from food to furniture to footwear - food and wine tasting pavilions, exciting education programs, seminars, and special exhibits designed for the modern eatery and hotelier.
Keep ahead of the culinary curve at the Food Trends Experience, featuring more than 100 food producers and purveyors. Find inspiration for fresh menus by tasting trending foods in this massive tasting arena. The Culinary Demonstration Theater is an interactive and entertaining area where restaurant and food trends are demonstrated by culinarians who know what's fashionable in the food world. Pig out at the Bacon Celebration exhibit and find creative new ways to cook with bacon, from breakfast to dessert.
The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show features exciting cooking challenges like the American Culinary Federation Culinary Arts Competition, USA Culinary Cup Team Competition, and the Florida Pastry Challenge. Take a seat at the Chef's Table Luncheon, an amazing four course meal on the tradeshow floor! Teams competing in the USA Culinary Cup serve their gastronomic goodies to a "restaurant style" crowd at the back of the tradeshow. Mix and mingle over coffee and conversation at the Foodservice Council for Women session.
For tickets and FAQs, go to http://www.flrestaurantandlodgingshow.com/