The Int’l Restaurant & Foodservice Show & Coffee Fest NYC-2022

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

The International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York and Coffee Fest New York opened Sunday, March 6 at the Javits Center in New York City. Both events were held Sunday, March 6 – Tuesday, March 8 and one badge  granted attendees access to both events offering the largest food and beverage experience in the Northeast.

One of Many Food Vendors Exhibiting

At 1:15 pm Melissa Fleischut, President of the New York State Restaurant Association (NYSRA) and Rita Ugianskis, Vice President of Clarion Events Food and Beverage Group were presented the New Humanitarian Spotlight Award to Nate Mook who accepted on behalf of World Central Kitchen’s (WCK) Recovery work. Nate, joined via Zoom from Poland’s border where he is providing food and nutrition to refugees from Ukraine. Nate engaged in a Q&A discussion on how the organization helps communities rehabilitate and rebuild. (1:15 – 2:00 pm – Center Stage)

Dr Abbey with Mayor Eric Adams

In addition, there were be dozens of education sessions offered through the Food and Beverage Academy, as well as fun and inspiring culinary demonstrations, award presentations, panel discussions, paid workshops, and food, beverage and coffee competitions. Below is a list of events taking place on Sunday, March 6th – Exhibit Hall Open 10:00am – 5:00pm.

Coffee Fest Latte Art World Championship Open This exciting 64 competitor, bracket  style, sudden death format featured head-to-head competition as “a match” between the competitors. (Started at 10:00 am each day in the Competition Venue in Hall A.)

Mike Randle of Hayden Valley Foods

Finding the Spark: How a Boots on the Ground Manager Found Success in Motivating the Unmotivated – JC Bernstein  shared her insight of the uniquely blended perspective of a day in the life of an operator combined with raw insight from hourly employees. (10:30 -11:30 am – Room 1C03)

Culinary Demonstration Chef Jonathan Scinto, creator and host of the reality TV series, “Family Kitchen Revival” (10:30 – 11:00 am – Center Stage)

Coffee Fest Event

Presentation of the Torch Award to Chef Anita Lo a former restaurant owner, cookbook author and Michelin star chef, who has appeared as a contestant on Chopped All Stars, Iron Chef America, and Top Chef Masters. (11:45 – 12:30 pm – Center Stage)

7 Reasons You Might not be able to Sell Your Restaurant: Dale Willerton, The Lease Coach, will provide insights on the 7 obstacles tenants often encounter with landlords. (11:45 am – 12:45 pm in Room 1C03).

MOSHI Yuzu Sparkling beverage drinks

Coffee Fest US Cold Brew Championships is a brand-new competition where cold brewers present a still cold brew and prepare a signature cold brew drink to the judges. (1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Sunday & Monday in the Competition Venue in Hall A.)

One of many panels in progress

Modifying your Menu to Accommodate Gluten-Free Customers and Increase your Bottom Line: Marlisa Brown, Registered Dietitian-Certified Diabetes Educator-Chef-Author-Speaker and president of Total Wellness Inc. Presented (2:00 – 3:30 pm – Room 1C03).

Dr Abbey With Mock Lomardi Trophy at Ovation Boothaz

Raise The Bar: Building the Right Team and Cocktail Menus to Keep Your Customers Thirsty for More, presented by The Super Squad – Seminar will include discussion, demonstrations, and deep dives into menu creation from top experts in the hospitality industry, (2:15 – 3:00 pm – Center Stage)

Red Bull Team in attendance

Hip Sip: Battle of the Modern Bartender Competition – Cocktails & Coffee competition will feature bartenders and mixologists creating the best coffee cocktail. (3:30 – 5:00 pm – Center Stage).

Daelmans Stroop Wafels Co

On Monday, March 7th at 3:30 pm New York City Mayor Eric Adams help to kick off the Rapid Fire Challenge, Plant Based Edition at 3:30 pm. The competition, sponsored and moderated by Total Foodservice featured chefs who will present their favorite and most creative plant-based recipes.

It was good to see the NY Restaurant  Show, after close to two years, it was a quarter of the size it normally it is throughout the years. But it was a good start and hopefully it will get bigger and better in the coming years.

Carlos Estevez of Novamex Co

World Liberty TV, Food and Wine Channel and Blogs have been covering, The International Restaurant Show of New York , for the past 15 years. See More about The International Restaurant Show of New York, in our World Liberty TV Food and Wine Channel by clicking here.

The International Restaurant Show of New York is sponsored by the New York State Restaurant Association. The shows are owned by Clarion Events . which produces 37 events across 13 sectors of both trade and consumer events. The Clarion Events Food & Beverage Group also produce Western Foodservice and Hospitality Expo, Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show, and The NGA Show.

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