SPECIAL EVENTS

Special Events

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.

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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

Battle of the Modern Bartneder Competition comes to life at the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show. Bartenders compete live at Center Stage for a chance at $1,000. Stay tuned for more information about our 2021 Hip Sip competition. 

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Rapid Fire

Rapid Fire

This year's Rapid Fire Challenge theme is Meatless Monday! Let's get meatless! Bring on your favorite dishes minus the meat! Chefs are encouraged to bring on the veggies, get creative and be ready for your one shining moment! 

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