Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo Partners With Sysco And Us Foods To Give Away $20,000 During The Expo This August In Los Angeles

July 24, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA, July 24, 2013 – Attendees at this summer’s Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo in Los Angeles will have a chance to win thousands of dollars in vouchers to be used with Distributor Partners -- Sysco and US Foods.  This program, new for the 2013 expo, will offer $20,000 in redeemable vouchers to 50 people at this year’s event, taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on August 18-20, 2013.

“We are thrilled to team up with Sysco and US Foods, our 2013 distributor partners to give away product vouchers to our attendees,” said Ron Mathews, Industry Vice President of Reed Exhibitions, producers of the event. “ This giveaway is unlike anything we have ever done before.  Attendees will be able to use the vouchers for free product and services from two of the leading distributors in the world, this is a great opportunity to try a new item, discover new product lines, and establish relationships.”

During the three-day Expo, up to 50 people will have the opportunity to win a $250, $500 or even $1,000 product voucher to cash in for new products or menu staples from distributor partners, Sysco and US Foods. The vouchers can bring value to operators in a variety of ways, including testing a new appetizer, stocking up on best selling proteins and pasta, seasonal menu changes, and much more. Here are the steps for attendees to enter the giveaway:

  • Register for the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo
  • Come to the 2013 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo in LA—August 18-20
  • Stop by Sysco Booth #537 and US Foods, Booth #1337 to be entered into the drawing

For the first time in three years, The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo will return to the Los Angeles Convention Center for the 2013 show. There will be over 500 leading industry suppliers exhibiting, including over 150 new companies.  The Expo is the largest showcase of foodservice products in the Western United States. In addition to the $20K Giveaway, there will be many other exciting special events on the trade-show floor; including the Food Trends Experience; the Rising Star Chef Mystery Box Challenge; Culinary Clash: Battle Los Angeles; Ferdinand Metz Foodservice Forum; Expo Comida Latina; and the Ultimate Barista Challenge USA.

The 2013 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo will be held Sunday, August 18 - Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The Show is produced and managed by Reed Exhibitions, and sponsored by the California Restaurant Association (www.calrest.org).  For more information on exhibiting or attending, call (800) 840-5612 or visit the official Show website at www.westernfoodexpo.com.

Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the food service and hospitality industries. Operating from more than 180 locations throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland and the Bahamas’, Sysco's product lines are as diverse as the 40,000 associates who support its daily operations. At Sysco, we strive to be our customers most valued and trusted business partner by marketing and delivering great products with exceptional service.  We also invest in our customer’s success by offering “business planning and consulting” services to help enhance menu offerings, stay on top of emerging trends, increase efficiencies and grow business.  Sysco will be in booth #537 in the exhibit hall.

US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and leading distributors that is Keeping Kitchens Cooking and making life easier for more than 250,000 customers, including independent and multi-unit restaurants, healthcare and hospitality entities, government and educational institutions. The company offers more than 350,000 products, including high-quality, exclusive brands such as the innovative Chef’s Line, a time-saving, chef-inspired line of scratch-quality products, and Rykoff Sexton, a premium line of specialty ingredients sourced from around the world. US Foods also showcases its innovative food culture through The Scoop, a quarterly launch of new, on-trend products designed to make customers more successful. US Foods is based in Rosemont, Ill., and proudly employs about 25,000 associates in more than 60 locations. US Foods will be in booth #1337 in the exhibit hall.

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