Experience

Experiences

Our Special Events are designed to enhance your experience while attending the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show.
Torch Award

The Torch Award

The Torch Award, presented by The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show and The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association was created to honor outstanding chefs and/or restaurateurs who embody Illumination, Energy, Joy, Victory, Enlightenment, Hope and Education.

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Center stage

Center Stage

A highlighted feature of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show - Center Stage is an educational, interactive, and entertaining area for restaurant and foodservice professionals who want to stay up to date in the industry. Come see our featured chefs, watch their cooking demonstrations and taste their samples. Center Stage is sponsored by Sysco.

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Beacon Award

The Beacon Award

The Beacon Award recognizes a woman leader who has truly served as a Beacon for our industry through her leadership, contributions, and inspiration. The word Beacon symbolizes many things including a person that illuminates or inspires. Join us to congratulate this year's honoree!

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Hip Sip battle of the modern bartender RUM

Hip Sip: Battle of the Modern Bartender Competition

Bartenders compete live at Center Stage for a chance to win a trip of a lifetime. This year's competition is sponsored by Savage & Cooke Distillery with the bartenders using The Burning Chair Bourbon.

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Rapid Fire

Rapid Fire

Rapid Fire Challenge comes to life at the Florida Restaurant Show. Stay tuned for the 2022 Rapid Fire theme and information to sign up. 

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