Center Stage

A highlighted feature of the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York - Center Stage is an educational, interactive and entertaining area for restaurant and foodservice professionals who want to stay abreast of what's hot in the food world. Come see our featured chefs, watch their cooking demonstrations and taste their samples! 

Our 2019 Lineup Includes:

Culinary Demonstration with Chef Jeff Trombetta and JP Vellotti
Get your "kelp" on! A culinary demonstration with Chef Jeff Trombetta and JP Vellotti of East Coast Kelp Farms.
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Foodservice Council for Women
The Foodservice Council for Women presents this high energy – action packed – line up of winning industry leaders sharing their insights, resources and "secrets" for winning.
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Rapid Fire Challenge
The Rapid Fire Challenge brings together 3 chefs to battle head to head on a special theme!
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Hip Sip: Battle of the Modern Bartender
The NY Restaurant Show and Professional Bartenders Association has teamed up to crown the best bartender who offers the best "hip" cocktail in the region.
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MEET OUR 2019 CENTER STAGE EMCEE...MAREYA IBRAHIM!

MEET OUR 2019 CENTER STAGE EMCEE...MAREYA IBRAHIM!

FIT FOODIE, CHEF, HOLISTIC NUTRITIONIST, AWARD-WINNING ENTREPRENEUR, FOUNDER OF GROW GREEN INDUSTRIES, AND PATENTED INVENTOR OF EAT CLEANER

Mareya Ibrahim is The Fit Foodie, a TV chef, holistic nutrition coach, author and award-winning entrepreneur and inventor. She is the author of “The Clean Eating Handbook,” a signature chef to the NY Times bestseller “The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life” by Rick Warren, Dr. Daniel Amen and Dr. Mark Hyman and a contributor to Recipe Rehab. Her next book, “The Real Dish,” will be released early 2019 with St. Martin’s Press. Her backpage column, “The Fit Foodie”, has appeared in Edible Orange County Magazine for 7 years. Chef Mareya is the host of “The Real Dish” Podcast, was a featured chef on the Food Network, eHow.com, Livestrong.com. and the Emmynominated cooking show, Recipe Rehab. Mareya has been a keynote or featured speaker for dozens of events, including the Sustainable Foods Summit, The Green Festival, The California School Nutrition Association Conference, The Fit Expo, and The Daniel Plan.

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The 2018 Stage was packed with fascinating demonstrations!
We're excited to have another jam packed Center Stage line up for the 2019 Show. See you there!