Master the Emerging Trends at the 2018 International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York

NEW YORK, NY, December 4, 2017 – Make plans to join 16,000+ restaurant and foodservice professionals from March 4-6, 2018 at the Javits Center in New York City for the 25th annual International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York.   The trade show and conference, recognized by BizBash as one of the top 5 leading events in New York, offers attendees the chance to see new products from 500+ vendors, learn in valuable education sessions, and participate in exciting special events. 

“For 25 years we have worked with the New York State Restaurant Association, as well as our exhibiting partners to highlight the latest food trends, technologies, FOH and BOH products and equipment to chefs, owners and operators of thousands of restaurants across the tri-state area,” said Tom Loughran, Show Director.  “The 2018 show will once again be the must-attend event for anyone in the restaurant, foodservice or hospitality industry and we encourage those in the industry to take advantage of the new, expanded features available at the show this year.”

Sourcing Opportunities
New for the 2018 event will be the Pubware and Equipment Pavilion which will feature everything from glassware to taps and much more from companies including SeaBreeze, Harbortouch, CMA Dishmachines, Sunkist Foodservice Equipment, S-Tap, Precision Pours, Bbot Robotics, MicroFridge and others.  The new pavilion complements the existing Pub Pavilion featuring craft beers and other alcoholic beverages.  

In addition, there will be several expanded areas including the Food Trends Experience, the place to see, taste, discover and learn about the new culinary innovations and trends; the Taste NY & Craft Beverage Showcase where attendees can preview local products from New York farms and growers; the new Healthy Pavilion featuring the latest in gluten free, organic and more; as well as international product sourcing opportunities. 

Special Events and Education
One of the event highlights on the show floor is the Paris Gourmet US Pastry Competition and announcement of the Pastry Chef of the Year.  This year the showpiece theme is “The Great Race” and competitors are asked to be inspired by recognized forms of race such as car racing, swimming, horse racing, running, cycling, boating, etc.  For more information or an official entry form contact or call 800-727-8791 ext. 202.  

The Center Stage brings the latest food trends to life -- live on stage. This year will feature celebrity chef demonstrations, a new mixology face-off, and the returning Rapid Fire Challenge, with a new theme – March Madness: A Meatball Competition. The competition is sponsored by Total Foodservice and those interested in participating can find details on the show website. 

The Education Program also returns this year with 40+ sessions across four tracks including Marketing and Social Media, Operational Excellence, Hot Trends, and Building Winning Teams. Attendees can take advantage of new workshops such as the Why Whiskey tasting event and new How to Become a Rockstar Restaurant half-day session. 

All industry professionals from restaurants, catering and foodservice are invited to attend this year. Early bird rates are in effect from now until the end of December. For more information, visit
The 2018 International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York will be held Sunday, March 4 - Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at the Javits Center in New York. The show is and managed by Urban Expositions (, and sponsored by the New York State Restaurant Association ( Urban Expositions, now operating as Clarion UX and owned by Clarion Events produces and manages a portfolio of 36 trade and consumer events, serving a range of industry sectors including Gift, Souvenir, Art, Foodservice, Specialty Retail, Gaming, Automotive and Enthusiast Lifestyle, with offices in Kennesaw, GA, Chicago, IL, Trumbull, CT, Portland, OR, and Boca Raton, FL.

ABOUT CLARION EVENTS -- Clarion Events operates over 180 events in 50 countries from offices in the UK, South Africa, USA, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, UAE, and the Netherlands.  Clarion can trace its roots back to 1947 and takes great pride in being one of the oldest independent event organizers in the UK.  More recently the firm has developed an international portfolio of brands and now has interests in a number of global vertical industries. The teams at Clarion create uniquely effective and stimulating environments that can serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness.

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