Show Us What You’ve Got

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show-us-what-youve-got.jpgBy Lori Olsen

August 2010

Attending food shows is a great way to sharpen your food and hospitality industry chops. With access to new industry trends, products and strategies, food shows provide helpful tips and demonstrations that can take you and your business to the next level. Guest speakers and speaker forums at the food shows are educational and timely and can help you see your business in a whole new light. Don’t miss out on what’s new in the industry. Check out the upcoming food shows in your area!

Goldberg and Solovy Food Show: “Passport to Savings”
www.gsfoods.com/foodshow.asp
When: August 11, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Long Beach Convention Center, Hall A
What: The food show’s website gives you reasons why you should attend: save thousands on food costs, find new ways to control labor costs, find new ways to make your menu profitable, and free products.
Expected Vendors: 200
Expected Guests: 1,000
Special Guest: Radio Host and Author Chef Jamie Gwen.

Expo Comida Latina
www.expocomidalatina.com
When: August 14 – 16
Saturday, August 14: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, August 15: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, August 16: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Los Angeles Convention Center
What: “Expo Comida Latina is North America’s only trade event focused on bringing authentic, specialty, gourmet and mainstream products from around the globe to retail and foodservice buyers looking to meet the demands of today’s Hispanic American U.S. population.” The Expo will feature culinary demonstrations and educational sessions that provide attendees with the insights and strategies that are needed to keep up with the Hispanic consumer market.
New Products Include:
OKF Organic Aloe
OKF Aloe Vera Drink
OKF Coco
Maria & Ricardo’s Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free Tortillas
Casa Fiesta Baked Beans
Casa Fiesta Peruano Beans
Casa Fiesta Peppadew Salsa

California Restaurant Association’s Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo
www.westernfoodexpo.com
When: August 14 – 16
Saturday, August 14: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, August 15: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Monday, August 16: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Los Angeles Convention Center
What: Over 650 industry suppliers will be present at the show.
Speaker: You will have access to the Ferdinand Metz Foodservice Forum that provides educational information for today’s professional in the foodservice industry, as well as revealing new trends that will increase loyalty and revenue.
New Products Include:
Artisana Organic Nut Butters – Premier Organics
Brownie Torte Ice Cream Cake – Gelati Celesti Ice Cream
Bamboo Fiber Biodegradable Tableware and Package – ECOPRO CO.
Diet Dr. Cane Soda – Real Soda in Real Bottles
Lawry’s Rubs – Lawry’s
GreenVent Program – Honeywell Utility Solutions
Kitchen Mat – Rubber-Cal Inc.
Marble Pop – Nishimoto Trading Co., Ltd.
Sunkist Bar Buddy – Sunkist Foodservice Equipment

U.S. Foodservice Corona’s Food Show: “California Dreamin”
www.corona.usfoodservice.com
When: August 11 – 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Riverside Convention Center
What: Raffles, Recipe Ideas, Cooking Demos

Roma Food
www.romafood.com
When: Fall 2010

Who’s Invited:
Bakeries
Bars/Nightclubs
Bodegas
Buying Agents
Cafes
Caterers
Chain Restaurants
Convenience Stores
Corporate Catering
Corporate Dining Facilities
Correctional Facilities
Delicatessens
Drug/Pharmacy Chains
Fast Food Establishments
Groceries
Hospitals
Hotel/Motel Dining
Hotels/Resorts/Casinos
Independent Grocers
Independent Restaurants
National/Regional Restaurant Chains
Neighborhood Groceries
Online Retailers
Online Wholesalers
Public & Private Schools & Camps
Retail/Foodservice Distributors
Specialty/Gourmet Stores
Supermarket Chains
Theaters/Theme Parks
Universities/Colleges
Variety Stores
Vending Services
Warehouse Chains
Wholesalers