Master Emerging Trends at The 2017 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo

Bizbash Selects Expo as One of Southern California's Top 100 Events


The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, the premier 3-day event encompassing everything for restaurant and foodservice professionals, was named to the 2017 list of Top 100 Events in Southern California by BizBash magazine.   From August 27-29, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, professionals in the industry are invited to join 8,000+ peers, and have access to the hottest menu trends, state of the art design and decor, the best in business education and 500 of the leading vendors and purveyors dedicated to serving the restaurant & foodservice community — all under one roof.  The trade show and conference is produced by Urban Expositions and sponsored by the California Restaurant Association. 

“We are thrilled to be recognized by BizBash Magazine as a top event in Southern California.  The energy and excitement on the show floor is always fantastic, fueled by all of the special events and seminars, new product announcements and culinary competitions.  We invite all professionals in the restaurant and foodservice industry throughout California and the West Coast to join us for this important industry event,” said Mike Carlucci, Sr. Vice President, Specialty Shows at Urban Expositions.

“We are working closely with the California Restaurant Association again this year to create a must-attend event for their members and all buyers of restaurant and foodservice equipment, technology, food products and services where they will have the opportunity to discover many innovative and dynamic new products and services for the industry and attend dozens of special events.”

Highlights for the show include the presentation of the prestigious Torch Award; The Culinary Clash: Battle LA; Food Trends Experience; the Beer, Wine & Spirits Pavilion; Japan Pavilion; Key Buyer Alliance; the Education Station; Sabor Latino and much more.  The trade show’s floor will feature 500+ leading restaurant and foodservice vendors and purveyors.

All attendees have access to 30+ free education sessions, part of the Ferdinand Metz Foodservice Forum, providing the gold-standard, industry-leading educational content that is practical and relevant for today’s foodservice professional. Industry leaders deliver real, applicable business lessons, the latest information on trends and best practices in the market, and their own opinions of what creates success.  The show will be held Sunday, August 27, 2017 from 11am-5pm; Monday, August 28, 2017 from 11am-5pm; and Tuesday, August 29, 2017 from 11am-4pm.

The tradeshow and conference is produced by Urban Expositions ( and sponsored by the California Restaurant Association (  For complimentary registration and more information, visit

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