Special Events

Special Events

Our Special Events are designed to enhance your experience while attending the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York.

Center Stage

Culinary Demonstrations

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 up to date in the industry.

Specialty Pavilions

Speciality Pavilions

Our Specialty Pavilions make navigating the show fast and easy. Similar products have been grouped into Pavilions on the exhibit floor, such as the Bar Innovation Pavilion or the Gourmet Way Pavilion, so you can easily compare to make informed buying decisions.

Beacon Award

The Beacon Award

The Beacon Award recognizes a woman leader who has truly served as a Beacon for our industry through her leadership, contributions, and inspiration. The word Beacon symbolizes many things including a person that illuminates or inspires. Join us to congratulate this year's honoree!

Foodservice Council for Women

The Humanitarian Spotlight Award

The Humanitarian Spotlight Award is presented to a company or individual who exemplifies philanthropy and gives back to the foodservice and hospitality industries. 

Torch Award

The Torch Award

The Torch Award, presented by The New York Food Show and The New York Restaurant Association was created to honor outstanding chefs and/or restaurateurs who embody Illumination, Energy, Joy, Victory, Enlightenment, Hope and Education.

Hip Sip Battle of the bartender competition

Hip Sip

Battle of the Modern Bartender Competition comes to life at the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York. Our creative bartender contestants battle it out to see who has the best coffee cocktail.

Rapid Fire

Rapid Fire

This year's Rapid Fire Challenge theme is Plant-Based Meals! Let's get meatless! Bring on your favorite dishes minus the meat! Chefs are encouraged to bring on the veggies, get creative and be ready for your one shining moment!