Tradeshows

TRADE SHOW/EXPO: ACF National Convention Taste of Success
WEBSITE: http://www.acfchefs.org/Content/NavigationMenu2/Events/Convention/default.htm
ABOUT: The ACF holds 5 major events annually where attendees can Taste Success through professional and personal development; industry networking, vendor resourcing, and much, much more. Complete with award ceremonies, outstanding meals & social functions, and amazing culinary competitions, the annual events menu offers something for everyone.


TRADE SHOW/EXPO: All Things Organic Expo
WEBSITE: http://www.organicexpo.com/09/public/enter.aspx
ABOUT: This is the place where the organic industry meets…top decision makers count on the All Things Organic™ Conference and Trade Show to deliver the latest organic industry education, today’s new market trends, and the most innovative organic products available.


TRADE SHOW/EXPO: Coffee Tradeshow
WEBSITE: http://www.coffeefest.com
ABOUT: Coffee Fest has been celebrating coffee long before coffee was “hot”. In 1992, they gathered coffee professionals together in Seattle for their first consumer coffee festival. After several years of hosting thriving events, Coffee Fest turned its focus toward the specialty coffee, gourmet tea and alternative beverage industry and brought retailers, distributors and manufacturers together for its first retail trade show in 1998. With a mission to help attendees build and refine their specialty coffee businesses, they coupled a relevant educational program with a convivial trade show floor to create a successful show that serves as a touchstone for many in the specialty coffee industry.


TRADE SHOW/EXPO: Cultural Food Expo
WEBSITE: http://www.culturalfood.com
ABOUT: The Cultural Food Group of Diversified Business Communications is the leading community of ethnic food and beverage retail and foodservice professionals. With three award-winning brands covering Kosher, Hispanic and Asian categories, the Cultural Food group provides news, information, events, and new product information. Kosherfest comprises the Cultural Food East Coast event at the Meadowlands Exposition Center each year in November and the Cultural Food West Coast event is anchored by Expo Comida Latina and All Asia Food in Los Angeles.


TRADE SHOW/EXPO: Fancy Food Show
WEBSITE: http://www.specialtyfood.com
ABOUT: Produced by the NASFT since 1955, the Fancy Food Shows are North America's largest specialty food and beverage marketplace. 16,000 - 24,000 attendees, 250,000 products including confections, cheese, coffee, snacks, spices, ethnic, natural, organic and more. 1,300 - 2,500 exhibitors and 81 countries represented


TRADE SHOW/EXPO: International Pizza Expo
WEBSITE: http://www.pizzaexpo.com/
ABOUT: Designed for pizzeria owners and operators, there's something for everyone at International Pizza Expo®, whether you're a veteran or just opening your first store. When the show closes on Thursday afternoon, you will have had the opportunity to visit nearly 1,000 exhibits and attend your choice of more than 70 educational sessions. Rounding out the experience are numerous culinary competitions, contests, demonstrations and other special events. And, you'll find more pizza to sample than you can imagine.


TRADE SHOW/EXPO: Kosher Food & Beverage Trade Show
WEBSITE: http://www.kosherfest.com/09/public/enter.aspx
ABOUT: Trends emerge at Kosherfest—the #1 kosher food and beverage trade event serving the retail, foodservice, manufacturing and distribution industries.


TRADE SHOW/EXPO: Natural Products Expo
WEBSITE: http://www.expowest.com/ew10/public/enter.aspx
ABOUT: Attended by more than 53,000 industry professionals from across the globe, Natural Products Expo West is the premier trade show for the healthy products industry. Co-located with SupplyExpo, the Nutracon conference, the Healthy Baking Seminar and the Fresh Ideas Organic Marketplace, these combined events showcase the entire value chain of healthy products from start to finish, identifying the bestsellers of today and the trends of tomorrow. Natural Products Expo West is ranked as one of the top 100 shows in the US and one of the fastest 50 growing tradeshows in the US and Canada.


TRADE SHOW/EXPO: NRA Show
WEBSITE: http://show.restaurant.org
ABOUT: Attend the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago to find the latest ideas, products, FREE education and contacts you need to stay competitive. For 90 years restaurant, foodservice and lodging professionals have relied on the NRA Show to bring the entire industry together under one roof to learn how to profit in fast changing markets.


TRADE SHOW/EXPO: Specialty Coffee Expo
WEBSITE: http://www.scaa.org
ABOUT: For 21 years, we have been perfecting our strategy of driving attendee interest across varied industries that our Exhibitors would most benefit from. The SCAA is known for having its finger on the pulse of the industry-due to our ongoing focus on statistics and trending, we are well equipped to be ahead of the who, what, when, where and why


TRADE SHOW/EXPO: International Dairy Show
WEBSITE: http://www.dairyshow.com
ABOUT: The International Dairy Show is your best opportunity to come together with the global dairy industry to achieve your sales and marketing goals.


TRADE SHOW/EXPO: Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo
WEBSITE: http://www.westernfoodexpo.com
ABOUT: More than a trade show, the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo is a complete learning experience that improves your business throughout. From new products, to new tricks of the trade, to gold-standard foodservice education, you’ll gain real-world solutions you can apply to your business immediately


TRADE SHOW/EXPO: Wine, Spirits, Beer
WEBSITE: http://www.winespiritsbeer.org
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Resources

Restaurant Industry Resources, Associations and Tools
Anything4Restaurants

http://www.anything4restaurants.com
Welcome to the community of food service professionals where Product Information is exchanged for the benefit of all. We have the most comprehensive online product search engine in the industry.


California Restaurant Association
http://www.calrest.org
The mission of the California Restaurant Association (CRA) is to be the definitive voice of the California food service industry


Department of Agriculture
http://www.nasda.org/cms/7197.aspx
The National Association of State Department of Agriculture was founded in 1915. Our mission is to represent the state departments of agriculture in the development, implementation, and communication of sound public policy and programs which support and promote the American agricultural industry, while protecting consumers and the environment


Farmland.org
http://www.farmland.org
American Farmland Trust is the leading national organization dedicated to saving America’s farm and ranch land, promoting healthy farming practices and supporting farms and farmers. As the vital link among farmers, conservationists and policy-makers, we’re focused on ensuring the availability of fresh food, a healthy environment and strong local economies across the nation.http://www.ldei.org - Les Dames d’ Escoffier International


FoodCalc
http://www.foodcalc.com
FoodCalc® is the only web-based provider of real-time nutritional analysis and label-compliance solutions for food manufacturers, restaurants, dietitians and chefs. We’ve designed the industry’s only one-stop resource for analyzing and creating accurate, FDA-compliant nutrition fact panels.


FoodSafety.gov
http://www.foodsafety.gov
FoodSafety.gov is the gateway to food safety information provided by government agencies.


MenuCalc
http://www.menucalc.com
MenuCalc®, a Foodcalc® analysis product, is an online web-based recipe nutrition analysis software solution designed for restaurants and food professionals that provides instant nutritional information for your menus. Backed by our staff of experts and live support, it has never been simpler to start doing your nutrition analysis.


National Restaurant Association
http://www.restaurant.org
Restaurant trade organization offering certification, training materials,start-up advice, education resources, and industry news and trends.


OC Health Care Agency
http://ocfoodinfo.com
Food Protection Program Homepage


OC Restaurant Association
http://www.ocrestaurantassociation.org
The mission of the OC Restaurant Association is to promote the restaurant industry as a whole in Orange County. To spotlight Orange County as a premier dining destination.


Servsafe
http://www.servsafe.com
The ServSafe Food Safety® and ServSafe Alcohol® Programs deliver much more than training. They combine critical information, exclusive tools, and real world resources to transform knowledge into action. In short, ServSafe puts the highest standard to work for you every day.

Chefs

Chef Works
http://www.chefworks.com
With roots that date back more than four decades to South Africa, our goal has long been to be the industry's number one culinary apparel partner of choice.

Chef 2 Chef
http://www.chef2chef.net
You've found the chef's practical guide to practically everything. Whether you're a professional chef, an aspiring culinary student, or just love to cook, you're bound to find something you'll love. From our online cooking classes to our forums, and from our culinary school directory to our chef job board, commune with fellow food lovers and find the resources you need to take your cooking skills to the next level.

American Culinary Federation
http://www.acfchefs.org
The American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF), a professional, organization for chefs and cooks, was founded in 1929 in New York city by three chefs’ organizations: the Societe Culinaire Philanthropique, the Vatel Club and the Chefs de Cuisine Association of America. Since our inception, little has changed in our principal goals. We are an organization based on promoting the professional image of American chefs worldwide through education of culinarians at all levels.

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