Attending A Food Show or Trade Event


Attending a food show or trade event is a good way to find new products for your restaurant. You can check out new trends in the restaurant food business, and make contacts with industry experts. It is also a good way meet potential new food suppliers & obtain quotes on products and merchandise. You can also purchase merchandise or sign a contract with a vendor. But, the most fun is to taste the samples and getting ideas on how to use the products.

2010-2011 Food Shows and Trade Events

If you would like to attend one of these shows, please use the contact information provided with each show listed. provides these listings as a resource. We are not affiliated with these groups and we are not responsible for the events or their contents.

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April 2011

March 31-April 3, 2011
Adirondack Festival of Food and Wine
Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa
77 Mirror Lake Drive
Lake Placid, New York 12946

Friday, April 1, 2011
16th Annual Wine & Culinary Celebration
at the Museum of Discovery and Science
401 South Second Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

April 2, 2011
Savor Minnesota
Participants will have the opportunity to eat and drink their way through various vendors, from Italian and Chinese to chocolate and strudel. Twenty Minnesota wineries and Minnesota beer will be winning guests over with their local libations.
Canterbury Park, Minnesota

April 9-10, 2011
EXPO Alimentos, Puerto Rico Food Expo
San Juan, Puerto Rico

April 13-16th, 2011
AMI Expo
McCormick Place, Chicago, Ill.

April 13
South Carolina Hospitality Day at the State House
Columbia, SC
Contact: Douglas OFlaherty or
or South Carolina Hospitality Association

April 21, 2011
15th Annual Restaurant Industry Conference
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel
Los Angeles

April 29-May 1, 2011
Bootcamp for Food & Recipe Bloggers
Angelus Oaks, California

April 30-May 1, 2011
2011 “Barrel Into Spring” Wine Tasting
Two Rivers Winery
2087 Broadway
Grand Junction, CO 81503
Phone: (970) 255-1471

April 30, 2011
Taste of East Oahu
Honolulu, Hawaii

April 30-May 1, 2011
'TAP' New York Craft Beer & Fine Food Festival
Hunter, New York
What started out 14 years ago with a couple hundred beer fanatics and a handful of craft brewers at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park has grown into the longest running craft beer and food event in New York State.

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May 2011

April 29-May 1, 2011
Healthy Food Show 2011
Melbourne, Australia

May 10
WestEx 2011
Denver, CO
Contact: Whitney Bartels

NRA Show 2011 Attendee Registration
May 21-24, 2011
McCormick Place, Chicago

May 22-23
International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event at NRA Show 2011
McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

May 23, 2011
Food Festival of the Americas
Washington, DC

May 24-26, 2011
Essen Germany

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June 2011

June 11-14, 2011
The IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo
New Orleans Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, La
The largest annual food science forum and exposition in the world.

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July 2011

July 10 - July 11: 10 am - 5 pm
Tuesday, July 12: 10 am - 4 pm
57th Summer Fancy Food Show
Walter E. Washington
Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon
Place NW,
Wash. D.C. 20001 |

July 23 and 24, 2011.
Raw Health Expo 2011
The 2010 Raw Health Expo will take place in Sebastopol California. Sebastopol, California is located about 60 miles north of San Francisco, California.

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August 2011

August 28-30, 2011
Western Food Service and Hospitality Expo
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California
The Ultimate Barista Challenge ® USA, ACF Culinary Competition, International Tasting Arena

September 2011

September 8-10, 2011
Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida

September 16 & 17, 2011
Join us and "Spice It Up!" at the fourth annual Gourmet Chili Pepper & Salsa Festival, held on the grounds of Wildseed Farms, 7 miles outside of Fredericksburg!

9/25/2011 - 09/27/2011
MUFSO 2011
Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas
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October 2011

OCTOBER 22, 2011
The Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest will be in its 21st year in 2011.

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November 2010

November 1-3, 2011
Ice Cream Expo 2011
Harrogate, UK
Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate

November 8-9, 2011
Meadowlands, New Jersey

November 16-20, 2011
8th San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival
San Diego, California

November 26-27, 2011
Christmas Food & Drink Fair 2011
Lincolnshire, England, UK

Nov 29-Dec 1, 2011
Food Ingredients Europe & Natural Ingredients 2011
Paris, France

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December 2011

December 7-9, 2011
USA Rice Outlook Conference 2011
Austin, Texas

December 9-11, 2011
UpperCrust Show, Food & Wine Show
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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January 2012

January 14-15, 2012
The Asian American Expo
Pomona Fairplex, Halls # 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8
1101 W. McKinley Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768
Visitors please enter from Gate 9 on White Avenue.

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February 2012

February 10-13, 2012
2012 Annual Business Meeting & Management Workshop

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March 4-6, 2012
More than a trade show, the International Restaurant & Food service Show of New York is a complete learning experience that improves your business throughout. From new products, to new tricks of the trade, to gold-standard food service education – you'll gain real-world solutions you can apply to your business immediately
Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York City.

March 27th to Friday, March 30th, 2012.
Anuga FoodTec 2012
The international trade fair for food and drink
In 2012, the 6th Anuga FoodTec will become the world’s most important trade fair for the food and drink industry. And consequently also a valuable marketplace for all those who want to present their solutions and products to a global audience of trade visitors.

April 24 - 26, 2012
IFEX is set to shake up the food service and food retail sectors in Northern Ireland

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