New York’s Restaurant Industry to Convene at the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show - Sunday, March 3 - Tuesday, March 5

January 24, 2013

NEW YORK, NY – Thousands of restaurant and foodservice industry professionals will gather for the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York from March 3-5 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. There will be dozens of new products, services, and equipment from more than 500 leading vendors, along with educational programs and many special events. The event is sponsored and owned by the New York State Restaurant Association, and managed and produced by Reed Exhibitions. Event highlights include:

  • Culinary Demonstration Theater – Demonstrations will be presented by Celebrity chefs including Chef Kevin Cottle, Season 6 Hells Kitchen; Chef Van Hurd, also from Season 6 Hells Kitchen; Chef Joe Arvin, from Big Brother Season 14; Chef Ryan Jones, Owner and Chef at The Mill; and Chef Tyler Anderson, Chef and Owner of Millwrights Restaurant.
  • US Pastry Competition – Paris Gourmet presents the 24th Annual U.S. Pastry Competition on Sunday, March 3, 2013, where 20 rising stars of the pastry world have been selected to compete for the coveted title, Pastry Chef of the Year. The theme for this years event is Women. New for the 2013 event is a student competition which will take place on Monday, March 4th.  Six of the top student pastry chefs will compete with the same theme and rules as the US Pastry Competition.
  • Food Trends Experience - The new Food Trends Experience is a tasting adventure providing direct access to over 75 new products, flavors and ingredients driving the most recent trends in the market.  The latest list of participating companies includes: Ann Payne's Caveman Foods, Artuso Pastry Foods, Caribbean Liquid Sugar, Cup and Compass, Gelato Giuliana, Herbal Water, International Premium Imports, May-O-Sabi, Molina USA, Rishi Tea, Royal Pacific/Classic Coffee Concepts, Solutions Box SRL, Udi's Gluten Free Foods, and more.
  • NY Wine Expo – Don't miss the opportunity to sample over 640 wines from over 160 winemakers from around the globe in the Grand Tasting. Producers include 40 winemakers from Argentina, 30 from New York, 30 from the Zinfandel Advocates and Producers, and 15 from Oregon. Other countries represented include Italy, France, New Zealand, Greece, Spain and Portugal.
  • Ferdinand Metz Foodservice Forum - Offers 30+ complimentary sessions, with an emphasis on trends and best practices on social media, catering, healthy/green, legal, operations, hospitality, human resources and networking. On Sunday afternoon, Master Chef Ferdinand Metz will moderate a Power Chef Panel: "Four Decades of Culinary Leadership at America's Most Venerable Hotel – The Waldorf Astoria" with Chef John Doherty and Chef Arno Schmidt.

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About The International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York:
The 2013 International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York will be held Sunday, March 3 – Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York. The show is produced and managed by Reed Exhibitions, and owned and sponsored by the New York State Restaurant Association. For more information on exhibiting or attending, call (888) 334-8705 or visit the official Show web-site at

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