Best Restaurant Events & Conferences in the USA


As with any other industry, the restaurant industry is a source of numerous trade shows and conferences. They provide a meeting place for leading entrepreneurs, executives, culinary specialist, and food service professionals and technology gurus. Here are some of the USA’s top events and conferences in the restaurant industry.


FSTEC 15: September 27-29, 2015. This exclusive Washington D.C. event is dedicated to food service technology. The latest innovations will be featured for leaders and decision makers in the field to interact with.


The Restaurant Finance & Development Conference: November 9-11, 2015. Las Vegas. The event is the largest concentrated on restaurant business finance. It is the go-to conference for multi-franchise restaurant operators and their senior executive staff.


The International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York: March 6-8, 2016. A focus on the modern food service industry at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, this showcases products, services, strategies, and more in the industry. It also highlights menu ideas and business strategies plus training.


Women’s Foodservice Forum 2016 Annual Leadership Conference: March 13-16, 2016. More than 3,000 professionals and executives attend this annual conference that focuses on the professional development of women in foodservice. Workshops, keynote speakers, and networking opportunities are planned.


International Association of Culinary Professionals International Conference: April 1-3, 2016. Renowned culinarians will gather in Los Angeles to share ideas and activities such as classes, forums, and sessions. Technology, trend research, and other areas will be included to spark transformative ideas.


National Restaurant Association Show 2016: May 21-24, 2016. Free education sessions will highlight how to promote, manage, and grow a restaurant operation. At this McCormick Place, Chicago event, non-stop demonstrations will cover trends, savings, going green, and gluten-free menus, plus employee recruitment. Over 1,800 exhibitors in 950 categories are expected.


These are just a few events and conferences planned. There are, of course, many more in the large and diverse restaurant industry.