International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York-2018

By: Gloria Smith, Associate Editor for World Liberty TV

Following a very successful opening day, The International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York taking place today from 10 am – 5 pm at the Javits Center in New York,  featured  hundreds of new and returning exhibitors, in addition to an expansive educational program, cooking demonstrations, and other exciting events for restaurant and foodservice professionals to enjoy. The trade show and conference is sponsored by the New York State Restaurant Association.

Sunkist Food Service

Tom Cohn Sunkist Food service Manager

The 25th Annual International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York  opened on Sunday, March 4 at the Javits Center in New York and run through Tuesday, March 6.  Over 20,000 restaurant and foodservice industry professionals will gather to see and sample thousands of products, services, and equipment from more than 550 leading vendors, and participate in 40+ educational sessions and many special events. The event is sponsored by the New York State Restaurant Association and managed and produced by Urban Expositions. Highlights included:

Jewish Kosher Bakery

Manhattan Bake Shop

The Exhibit Hall will feature more than 550 leading vendors showcasing thousands of new products and services from food and beverage to equipment and technology.Culinary Demonstrations, by Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, Chef Jordan Andino, Chef Maneet Chauhan, Chef Bruno Feldeisen, Chef Elizabeth Falkner, Chef Scottish Francis, Baker & Entrepreneur Mya Zoracki, Chef Chris Koetke, and Chef Jehangir Mehta.Torch Award presentation to Geoffrey Zakarian American Iron Chef, Restaurateur, Television Personality, and Author.

NY Bakers

Tony Witek of Royal Bakers LLC

Hip Sip: Battle of the Modern Bartender -New to the NY Restaurant Show!Nine Bartenders will be judged on creativity, use of product, taste, presentation and flair. In partnership with the Professional Bartenders Association.Rapid Fire Challenge: Meatball Madness -Three chefs will showcase their best meatball recipes for the chance to be named the Champion.

Syrup Drinks

Mr Steve Sanders President with Mr Schiffman of Seabreeze Premium Beverages

Judges include The Meatball Shop’s Daniel Holzman, Healthy Lifestyle Expert Maria Loi and Host of Eats@TheBeachNYC Gennaro Pecchia.Moderated and sponsored by Total Food Service.Why Whiskey? – NEW to the NY Restaurant Show! Are you ready to taste? From California to London, thousands of people have been educated and entertained by Why Whiskey, presented by whiskey expert and journalist Tom Fischer.Taste NY & Craft Beverage Showcase – Meet with family farmers and purveyors who have made New York State one of America’s leading suppliers of food and agricultural products.

Italian Gelato Mix

Adam Sabon of D.Rosen Co Inc

The 6th Annual Farm to City Expo: Local Seafood Wave of the Future will focus on locally-produced seafood and provide an opportunity to connect New York State’s wild caught and aquaculture producers with restaurant and foodservice buyers.The Education Programwill offer over 40+ educational sessions focused on building a winning team, hot trends, marketing and social media and operational excellence.How to Become a Rockstar Restaurant .

Restaurant Furniture

Model at Senova Alum-Wood Chairs

How to deliver the absolute best service for your brand, your guests, and your bottom line  a step-by-step restaurant success seminar for greater guest service presented by Darren S. Denington, CFBE.Foodservice Council for Women a panel discussion on the importance of women and leadership in the food service industry.

Greek Food

Dr.Abbey with Chef Demetrios of Kontos Flatbread


This year’s theme, Amplifying Women’s Leadership, will be discussed in addition to the Presentation of The Beacon Award to Jilly Stephens, CEO, City Harvest.Food Trends Experience – A tasty adventure providing direct access to product, flavors and ingredients driving the most recent trends in the market – healthy, organic, sustainable, ethnic, artisanal, and more.

Creative Chocolate Art Designs

US Pastry Food Exhibits

New Product Showcase – Providing a first look at the latest products to hit the marketplace, new products to update and expand menus, and increase efficiencies.

See exclusive interviews with some of the leading vendors in the Restaurant Business, as well as equipment suppliers, and many more companies showcased in our World Liberty TV Food and Wine Channels by clicking here.

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