You’re invited to join foodservice professionals from across the region at the 2012 Southwest Foodservice Expo, June 24 – 25 in Dallas, Texas. Expo is the largest tradeshow of its kind in the Southwest, bringing together all segments of the dynamic industry for two days of networking, education and fun.
Boasting more than 17,000 attendees and 500+ exhibiting companies, the Southwest Foodservice Expo is the place. Our exhibitors offer everything required to operate any kind of restaurant, catering business or institutional food provider. With more than 500 product and service categories, you will find it all under one roof. As you stroll down the aisles, be amazed by the fresh seafood, delicious produce, meats, ethnic foods, paper products, small wares, equipment, POS systems, management consultants, insurance providers, menu boards, bake ware, uniforms, alcoholic beverages, bar supplies, furnishings, decorators, sanitation supplies, trucks, training materials and video and music systems to list just a few!
“Expo’s extensive offerings cover all segments of our industry,” says Richie Jackson, Texas Restaurant Association CEO. “The show is festive, exciting and extremely valuable for attendees and exhibitors alike. It is a time to learn what’s happening in the industry outside of your four walls and see what might benefit your business.”
If finding the freshest produce is your passion, we have North America’s largest fresh produce distributor, FreshPoint Inc. at Expo to help. Village Farms, a hydroponic greenhouse farm will showcase their produce and Calavo Growers brings California’s freshest avocados and avocado products to display. You’ll see produce you’ve never seen before and learn ways to prepare old favorites that will spice up your menu.
In the Education Idea Center you can learn how to locally source from the official ‘forager’ from the W Hotel in Austin’s Trace Restaurant, Valerie Broussard. She’ll share her tips for finding the freshest produce, regardless of the season or the area of the state your business is located in. The free education sessions also cover topics including branding, menu-costing, healthy kid’s menus, leasing, mentoring, and marketing.
For the most up-to-date information and to register, visit www.swfoodexpo.com. Early bird registration (through June19) is only $20. See you in Dallas!