New Focus on Restaurant Success and Sustainability
Thousands of foodservice professionals will gather at the Javits Center in New York for the 2019 International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York which will be co-located with the Healthy Food Expo and Coffee Fest. The 2019 events will run from March 3 – 5 and include three days of timely and informative presentations delivered by industry thought leaders. The Education Program will include six tracks and sessions will focus on Bar & Beverage, Hot Trends, Operational Excellence, Building a Winning Team, Marketing & Social Media, and Health & Diet plus two special tracks exclusive this year on Restaurant Success and Sustainable Education. For information about the educational program, visit https://www.internationalrestaurantny.com/.
“We have a host of excellent speakers scheduled for our event in March who will focus on various pressing and hot topics. We are also pleased to announce that the education programming will begin at 9:00 a.m. each day giving attendees an extra hour to attend education sessions before the show floor, featuring hundreds of industry-leading exhibitors, opens,” said Tom Loughran, Vice President for the Clarion UX Food & Beverage Portfolio. “The 65 sessions offered will provide restaurant and foodservice professionals with insight on everything from marketing trends for 2019 to food safety in the age of social media, how to boost revenue with off-premise catering, menu engineering for maximum profitability, increasing revenue with beer, and so much.”
On Sunday, March 3rd the Sustainable Education sessions will kick off with a keynote presentation by Michael Oshman, Founder, Green Restaurant Association, who will discuss the importance of integrating sustainability into the fabric of a restaurant and how to successfully tackle consumers’ environmental sustainability needs. Additional courses in this track will include Achieving Near-Zero Waste in 1 Year, Integrate Sustainable Food Into Your Menu, andSmall Steps, Big Savings.
The Restaurant Success sessions will include Competition Sucks: 10X Your Restaurant and Dominate Your Market Now!, The Hire Attitude: How to Attract, Train and Retain Top Talent, Customer Service is the Bottom Line, Create a Successful Restaurant Strategy for 2019, Social Media Marketingand more.
The Health & Diet Track, which is part of the Healthy Food Expo, will feature 18 sessions with topics ranging from Neuro-Nutrition, Plant-Friendly Ingredients, Fresh Food Tips, Serving Gluten Free, Sourcing Local Food, Chile, Prebiotics, Spice Sourcing and more. In addition, Ally Biernat, manager for Kitchens with Confidence by MenuTrinfo, LLC will lead a paid workshop, AllerTrain, an ANSI accredited, manager level, food allergy and gluten-free training course. The course teaches food service professionals about the top foods causing food allergies, proper protocol for preparing food to avoid cross-contact and how to better serve diners with special dietary needs. For information about this workshop and to register, visit this link.
David Scott Peters, restaurant coach and founder of TheRestaurantExpert.com will offer a three-hour paid workshop Take Back Your Budget: The Key to Profitability. In this special session, attendees will learn how to build a budget the right way and about the tools to use to be profitable, focusing on the single, most-controllable number in any restaurant. For information about this workshop and to register, visit this link.
The 2019 International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York will be held Sunday, March 3 – Tuesday, March 5 at the Javits Center in New York. The tradeshow and conference will provide thousands of industry professionals with access to the hottest menu trends, state of the art design and decor, a renowned education program, special events including Hip Sip, Rapid Fire Challenge, several culinary demonstrations, and hundreds of leading vendors and purveyors dedicated to serving the restaurant & foodservice community. For more information, visit www.internationalrestaurantny.com.
The 26th annual trade show and conference will be co-located with Healthy Food Expo New York and Coffee Fest, and one badge will grant attendees access to all three events offering the largest food & beverage experience in the Northeast. Healthy Food Expo New York will bring attendees access to the latest and greatest healthy products from organic, vegan, gluten-free and allergy-safe to hormone-free, non-GMO, plant-based, low-sodium, low-fat, and more. Coffee Fest will bring all things tea and coffee under one roof to provide attendees with the most innovative products in the industry.
The show is owned and managed by Clarion UX (www.clarionux.com), and sponsored by the New York State Restaurant Association (www.nysra.org). Clarion UX produces 37 events across 13 sectors of both trade and consumer events. Clarion UX, which is the U.S. division of Clarion Events, UK, and backed by The Blackstone Group has become one of the fastest growing event companies in the U.S. with aggressive growth through both acquisition and launch. Clarion acquired PennWell in early 2018, bringing 4 Tradeshow 200 events into the U.S. portfolio and super-charging the already rapid growth. Clarion UX has offices in Trumbull, CT; Kennesaw, GA; Boca Raton, FL; Tacoma, WA, and Fairlawn, NJ.