If you haven’t made it to the Atlanta Foodservice Expo yet, mark your calendars. The third annual Atlanta Foodservice Expo is gearing up and scheduled to take place October 19-20, 2015, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
The Atlanta Foodservice Expo is the only event in Georgia to bring together all sectors of the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry under one roof. With a broad spectrum of top suppliers in the industry, the latest products, services and technologies will be showcased along with a comprehensive education program that provides foodservice operators key tools to grow and enhance their business.
Education and Seminars
This year, the event is partnering with the UGA Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Kennesaw State University (SBDC-KSU) to assist with the development and content of the 2015 education program, which continues to be a key segment for attendees. The program will highlight eight primary topics:
- Human Resources
The Atlanta Foodservice Expo will feature more than 30 sessions, and all education is included with the attendee badge for foodservice outlet managers and their teams to stay abreast on the latest trends, technology and skills required to run a successful business. Some exciting sessions include:
- Craft Beer Pairings
- Rules of Thumb for Restaurant Financial Performance
- How to Design a Menu that Puts Money in Your Pocket! (a.k.a. Menu Engineering for Top Profits)
- 7 MUST Dos to Reduce Labor Costs
- Identifying Effective Managers for Your Restaurant
- How to Properly and LEGALLY Manage your Employees
- 7 Successful Strategies for Driving Revenue Into Your Restaurant
- Marketing Best Practices Panel Discussion
- Social Savvy Tips, Tactics & Tools
Aside from the educational aspects, the event’s show floor will feature culinary demonstrations, more than 200 suppliers and happy hour receptions each day.
The American Culinary Federation Atlanta Chefs Association will again be organizing the onsite competitions and culinary demonstrations throughout the event. Over the two-day event, there will be head-to-head competitions as well as 12 different culinary demonstrations to showcase the latest tips and skills. It’s a must-attend for any culinary professional!
From food and furnishings to tableware and technology, if you’re looking for it, chances are there’s a supplier that can match your need. More than 200 top suppliers in the industry will showcase their latest products, services and technologies over the two days from the following product groups: Food; Beverages; Apparel & Uniforms; Furnishing and Décor; Equipment; Tableware; Technology; and Supplies and Services.
Besides the benefit of sourcing new products on the show floor, Atlanta Foodservice Expo is the place for the industry to come together to network, collaborate and interact with each other. This will culminate at the end of each day with a Happy Hour Reception on the show floor sponsored by Savannah Distributing Company.
Who Should Attend?
Anyone involved in the running of restaurants, bars and foodservice outlets such as but not limited to: restaurant owners, general managers, executive chefs, bar managers, hotel managers, purchasing managers, caterers and F&B directors.
For full program details, show information and to register, visit www.AtlantaFoodserviceExpo.com.