Your fascination with food. Your creativity. Your love of people. Your talent for nourishing their bodies and their souls. Imagine 3 days in the heart of Orlando — one of the world’s most vibrant cities — where you can focus on all the magic and mystery that attracted you to food in the first place. Give yourself the gift of learning! From the art of ancient grains to the latest in lighting for Instagram, from the fine points of fermentation to designing smart kitchens, from veggie-centric dining to the prospect of delivery by drone. Spark your creative appetite and turn your passion for the industry into a sustainable business.
Whether you’re an independent owner, quick-serve restaurant operator, chef, caterer, baker, bar or nightclub operator, hospital, hotel or commercial foodservice personnel — join us September 6-8, 2018, at the the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show at the Orange County Convention Center. Join 8,000+ of your peers at the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show, where you'll have access to the hottest menu trends, state of the art design and décor, the best in business education and 450 of the leading vendors and purveyors dedicated to serving the restaurant & foodservice community — all under one roof.
Watch live culinary performances and awards ceremonies and listen in on roundtables. Energize your business — pick from within our program tracks: Hot Trends, Building Winning Teams, Marketing & Social Media, Operational Excellence, and more. Emerging trends abound on the show floor with 450+ exhibitors and in our exciting special events and pavilions.
Introducing the NEW Healthy Food Expo Florida — co-located with the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show. Celebrating foods that are both good for you and delicious, bringing together the leading purveyors of healthy, natural, and organic products. Discover the most wholesome meat, seafood, and dairy products; delectable baked goods and desserts; tempting point-of-sale snacks – even eco-friendly ware-wash, so you can make your back-of-house operations as natural as what’s on your menu. We’ve got it all, for every type and size of food business and every day-part that you feature
Each special event and feature area has been developed to help you become more informed, more educated and more profitable ... the Food Trends Experience which will excite your senses and keep your menu fresh and exciting; culinary demonstration on the Center Stage presents top chefs and artistry — live; our educational sessions bring knowledge to enhance your business savvy and boost profits; the New Product Showcase gives you the first look at the latest innovations; American Culinary Federation Culinary Competitions & Cook-offs brings you the thrill of team competition; the Beer, Wine & Spirits Pavilion explores the latest alcoholic beverage trends and how to engineer your beverage menu to maximize profits; and more!