Baldor BITE 2024, Play with your food event NYC

By:Dr.Adal M.Hussain,Phd (AKA) Dr. Abbey ,Editor @ Large for World Liberty TV

Baldor BITE has never been your average food show. It’s an all-day celebration, featuring the world’s best food and the industry’s top talent.

Dr Abbey with Anthony Ventricelli of Nestle USA Foodservice Co

It’s a dynamic meeting-of-the-minds that brings together chefs, growers, producers, innovators, and visionaries to build bonds across the supply chain and exchange ideas that will forge the future of food.

We’re turning the tables of hospitality on you. Expect a delightful and delicious 360-degree immersion into flavors and stories that will get your creative juices flowing.

Baldor’s VP of Marketing & Communications Margaret Magnarelli interviewing Danny Meyers

This year’s BITE will be a wonderland for the senses, where you’ll actually be encouraged to play with your food.

L-R Jeremy Schaller President & CEO of Schaller & Weber Co with his staff members

Get Ready to “Play with Your Food” on Wednesday, April 24th, 2024, at a Unique Food Show Showcasing a 360-degree Immersion in Flavors, Stories and Experiences.

Dr Abbey with Jake Poole of Mexican Avocados

Baldor Specialty Foods, the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic’s largest premium produce and specialty foods distributor, announces its biennial BITE celebration will be held on Wednesday, April 24th, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Pier 36’s Basketball City located at 299 South Street in NYC’s historic Seaport District.

Dr Abbey with Legendary Danny Meyers Chairman of Union Square Hospitality Group

BITE 2024 promises to be a dynamic meeting-of-the-minds that brings together top chefs, growers, producers, innovators, and visionaries to strengthen bonds across the entire supply chain and exchange ideas that will forge the future of food. Embracing the theme “Play with Your Food,” 200 Baldor food vendors across meat, seafood, grocery, dairy, and produce will provide a veritable culinary wonderland for the senses.

Dr Abbey at BITE 2024 event

A highlight at this year’s BITE will be a special keynote conversation with celebrated speaker, restaurateur and the Founder & Executive Chairman of the Union Square Hospitality Group, Danny Meyer. In addition, there will also be several VIP panel discussions including:

John Ricci of Atlantic Veal & Lamb Co

Playing in the Dirt: Seeds as the Future of Farming with Dan Barber, Chef & Co-Owner of Blue Hill at Stone Barns & Blue Hill Family.

L-R Chef Dan Barber & Joseph Lofthouse Panel in progress

Sweet Talk: Top Dessert & Pastry Pros on Creating Delight with founders of café brand Maman and ice cream chain Salt & Straw.

One of Many Panel Presentations

Every Dish Has a Story: Chef Kwame Onwuachi of NYC’s Tatiana on Crafting a Meaningful Menu with Food Writer Jeff Gordinier.

Dr Abbey with Chad Snapp & staff of Family Tree Farms

Spice is Nice: How Global Flavors are Heating Up the Industry with Chef, Personality & Author JJ Johnson of Fieldtrip, Chef Chintan Pandya of Unapologetic Foods and many more.

Jan Friedman of BAZZINI Nuts Co

“Baldor BITE is our chance to bring all partners of our business to one place at the same time in the most fun way possible,” explains Benjamin Walker, chief revenue officer, Baldor Specialty Foods. “With the vibe of a day party, including copious amounts of food and drink, we connect our end users with incredible farmers and producers who get to introduce them to new products and brainstorm solutions for tomorrow’s opportunities.”

Dr Abbey with Eric McClam of City Roots Organic Farm

“We recognize that being a chef is exhausting work,” says Margaret Magnarelli, VP of marketing & communications. “So, since creating BITE in 2013, Baldor has always endeavored to make the event as fun as possible.


This year, our theme of ‘Play with Your Food’ takes that intent a step further, to celebrate the fact that good food can be full of joy. We’ve woven the playfulness thread throughout the event with activations ranging from free tattoos to fun games to live tuna cutting to bigger-than-big photo moments.”

Baldor Exhibitors

BITE attendees are invited to experience whimsical live activations such as a ball-pit shaped like a caviar container and a cheese grater “plinko” game. Guests can explore the Baldor “bodega” where they will discover select retail offerings.

ROW 7 Seed Company

They can purchase exclusive merch from a collaboration with an influential chef, or wander through the charming “farmers market” to support regional farmers. Visit the food tattoo artist for some fresh ink, grab a cocktail at one of many open bars, or recharge at the Partners coffee bar. Witness the artistry of live tuna cutting or venture to the outside food court boasting an array of gourmet food trucks.

Dr Abbey with Justin Panzer of Harney & Sons Tea

Keynote speaker was the Restaurateur Danny Meyer: Arguably the country’s best-known restaurateur, Danny Meyer’s name is synonymous with hospitality and quality. As the founder of Union Square Hospitality Group, he helped create award-winning restaurants like Gramercy Tavern, Union Square Café, The Modern, and Ci Siamo, as well as Shake Shack, where he continues to act as chair.

Frank Mesiti of FEVER TREE Co

He’s a New York Times bestselling author, and his book, Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business, is widely regarded as one of the most influential books on service. Today, Meyer is co-founder and Managing Partner of Enlightened Hospitality Investments, an investment firm that focuses on people-driven companies. In this intimate conversation with Baldor’s VP of Marketing & Communications Margaret Magnarelli, we’ll explore how Meyer gets creative inspiration, what he sees as trends that get him excited, and his advice for chefs, restauranteurs, and food industry pros.

Driscolls Booth

About Baldor Specialty Foods : Baldor Specialty Foods is one of the largest distributors of premium fresh produce, specialty foods, dairy, meat and fish in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Beginning as Balducci’s fruit stand in Greenwich Village in 1946, Baldor maintains its original commitment to freshness, flavor, quality and service. Baldor Specialty Foods now services more than 13,000 food service, retail and corporate accounts from Portland, ME to Richmond, VA, and offers over 6,000 food items.

Sam Gorton of True North Seafood Co

The company’s mission is to deliver quality ingredients, innovative solutions and seamless experiences that ensure the success of its partners.

Garcia Organic Farms

It was truly a great experience attending, Baldor BITE 2024, Play with your food event NYC, thousands of people in attendance from all over the world, Buyers, lovers of food, suppliers and much more all packed in one event space at PIER 36 NYC.

Lioni Mozzarella Food Distributos Co , team in attendance

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