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.

Product Showcase

Product Showcase

While attending the expo, be sure to stop by our Product Showcase on the exhibit floor to see the EXPANDED area and to satisfy your taste for innovation and the newest products! The Product Showcase is your first look at the latest and greatest products in the industry.

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

Foodservice Council

The Foodservice Council for Women has created a platform for women in the food and beverage industry to connect, share, inspire and learn from on another. The panel features women leaders in the foodservice industry who are transforming the hospitality industry with their outstanding contributions.

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 the Dessert Edition! Bring on your favorite dishes that are certain to satisfy our sweet tooths! Chefs are encouraged to get creative and be ready for your one shining moment!

 Cake Design and Gelato Competition

Cake Design / Gelato Competition

This was a popular, tasty, exciting event viewed by thousands of industry peers. Our Gelato Competition featured 12 Gelato Makers that competed to see who has the sweetest gelato. The Cake Design showcased six cake designers that competed to win 2020 Cake Designer of the Year.