A highlighted feature of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show - Center Stage is an educational, interactive and entertaining area for restaurant and foodservice professionals who want to stay abreast of what's hot in the food world. Come see our featured chefs, watch their cooking demonstrations and taste their samples!
2018 Featured Culinary Demonstrations:
INTRODUCING OUR 2018 CENTER STAGE EMCEE...MAREYA IBRAHIM!
Mareya Ibrahim is an award-winning entrepreneur, chef, author and inventor. She is the founder and CEO of Grow Green Industries, Inc. creators of patented, plant-based organic and Kosher solutions formulated to enhance food safety practices and extend produce shelf life under the brands eatCleaner®, eatSafe™ and eatFresh™.
As a nationally recognized expert on food safety and eating clean, she has been a featured speaker for the Network for a Healthy California, the Los Angeles Green Festival, the California School Nutrition Association and the California Fit Expo. She has also been featured in top media outlets, including oprah.com, The Huffington Post, Parents Magazine, Sunset Magazine, The New York Times, Epoch Times, INC Magazine, NBC’s Today in LA and The Daily Buzz and is a regular guest on several news shows, KTLA, Fox 5 and San Diego 6.
Her goal is to help families come to the table to enjoy cleaner, safer meals. She is one of the signature ‘Daniel Plan’ Chefs and created the meal plans for the NY Times bestseller written by Dr. Rick Warren, Dr. Mark Hyman and Dr. Daniel Amen. She is a featured chef on the Emmy-nominated cooking show “Recipe Rehab’ and is a fit lifestyle expert for eHow.com, Livestrong.com and San Diego Channel 6 News. Her book "The Clean Eating Handbook" was released in May 2013 and is being touted as the 'go-to' guide for anyone looking to eat cleaner and get leaner. Her column, "The Fit Foodie", appears in Edible Orange County Magazine.
Mareya was a finalist for Inc. Magazine’s Newpreneur of the Year 2010 and is the winner of the Disney iParenting Award and the World’s Best Technology Gold Prize. She is also the recipient of the 2013 Women Making a Difference Award for demonstrating extraordinary dedication and contributions to health and well-being, a designation awarded by California Senator Lou Correa.