“We have added several new features to the 2006 event, and we are
confident that foodservice professionals who have attended this event in
the past will be thrilled with all of the new and exciting areas that will
give them fresh ideas to bring back to their businesses,” explained
Ron Mathews, Event Director for Reed Exhibitions, producers of the Show. “From
new food product tasting areas to cooking demonstrations, International tasting
to CIA courses, we will have something for everyone.”
The asterisk (*) indicate NEW FEATURES FOR 2006
• 17th Annual U.S. Pastry Competition: Carnival Around the World is
the theme as the nation’s leading pastry professionals compete for
the coveted title, “Pastry Chef of the Year.” Eighteen pastry
chefs will display their talent and skills by creating advanced level desserts
and highly technical chocolate and sugar sculpted showpieces. Join us for
the awards ceremony, Sunday, March 5 at 4:00 pm.
• Book Signing: Ted Allen, food and wine connoisseur from Queer Eye
for the Straight Guy will sign his new book The Food You Want to Eat: 100
Smart, Simple Recipes on Sunday, March 5 at 1:00 p.m.
• Chain & Multi Unit Operator Summit: A blueprint for success for
multi-unit and chain operators packed with information and insight on how
to run, operate and grow a successful chain concept. Register in advance.
• NYSRA Educational Foundation Awards: On Monday, March 6th, Daniel
Boulud, chef/owner of Cafe Boulud, DB Bistro Moderne, and Daniel Boulud Brasserie
will receive the prestigious TY Award from the NYSRA’s Educational
Foundation. The Foundation will also honor Nation’s Restaurant News
with the Industry Partner Award. This event will take place at the Marriott
• New York Farm Fresh Pavilion: This featured area on the Show floor
highlights New York farm products and award-winning wines. Sample dozens
of agricultural products from across the State that can add intrigue to your
menu and positively affect your bottom line.
• International Tasting Arena and Hispanic Foods Expo: This is a separate
and unique exhibit area on the Show floor for customers seeking out ethnic
food and beverages. The Arena will host products from around the world to
enhance a restaurants menu from places like Mexico, El Salvador and Italy.
Explore and sample items from around the globe.
• New Product Showcase and Tasting Arena: Discover the hottest new foods
and beverages to hit the market and sample and assess their flavors. Visit
the arena between 2:00 - 3:30pm on Sunday, March 5 and Monday, March 6 to
taste and vote for the best new products. Don’t miss the People’s
Choice Awards Announcement on Tuesday at 2:00 pm!
• New Restaurant Start-Up Symposium: Restaurant Rookie Boot Camp for
new restaurant owners and entrepreneurs. A jam-packed day of learning covering
all areas of the restaurant business form human resources to menu analysis & procurement.
Register in advance.
• New York City Nightlife Corner: The exhibit area, sponsored by the
NY Nightlife Association, will focus on the dynamic nightlife scene NYC is
known. Sample dozens of specialty beers, ales, wine and spirits. The Nightlife
Expo will feature Ice Machines, Wine, Spirits, Beer, Glassware, Beverage
Dispensing Equipment, Audio Visual and Sound Systems Equipment, Bar Equipment & Supplies,
Mixers, Non-Alcoholic Beverages, Design and Décor, Electronic Equipment,
Bars, Furniture, and POS Systems.
• Super Star Culinary Demonstrations: Catch inspiration from some of
New York’s finest chefs. Learn their secrets and special techniques
as they prepare their specialty dishes at the Culinary Theater on the Show
• Sports & Celebrity Memorabilia for a Cause: Stop by Grandstand
Sports, Booth #3670 and check out the sports & celebrity charitable memorabilia
auction. Proceeds will benefit the New York State Restaurant Association’s
Educational Foundation. A celebrity athlete will sign autographs for free,
check the Show website for details.
• Demonstration Cooking Theaters: A new feature on the Show floor that
will offer presentations of new cooking styles, techniques, ethnic foods,
trends, new products and celebrity chef appearances.
Sunday, March 5, 2006 10:00am - 5:00pm
Monday, March 6, 2006 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday, March 7, 2006 10:00am - 4:00 pm
The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY
PRODUCED AND MANAGED BY:
The International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York is owned
and sponsored by the New York State Restaurant Association. The event is
produced and managed by Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading exhibition
and conference organizer with 2,300 employees in 33 offices serving 52 industries
worldwide. Reed Exhibitions has a current portfolio of 460 events in 38 countries
that reach over 90,000 suppliers and more than 5.5 million buyers every year.
For more information about the International Restaurant & Foodservice
Show of New York, call (888) 334-8705 or visit www.internationalrestaurantny.com.
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