LARGEST FOOD SHOW IN THE NORTHWEST
If you’re going to any food service industry event make this the one to attend. It’s the largest and most established in the region and draws an eclectic and broad range of food-related vendors, distributors, and representatives from across the country. At least, in this case, bigger is better.
YUM AND FUN!
Let’s face it, this is a food show and a foodservice industry show so be prepared to enjoy plenty of “yum” along with lots of fun! We know you’re serious about food and so is this event.
What’s a food show without some renowned cooking talent? Celebrity chef, restaurateur, and author, Marcus Samuelsson will be joining us for a day at the show (Sunday). He will be sharing his cooking and business wisdom along with a special Q&A opportunity.
Always a popular feature; this is your opportunity to taste what’s new and different in spirits, cider, beer, and wine. Last year, this was an unconditional hit with attendees and for this year the Tasting Pavilion has been expanded — it’s over doubled in size!
Since 1998 Beau Carr has been the Executive Chef at Portland’s venerable Ringside Restaurant. Chef Carr will be conducting cooking demonstrations at the Northwest Food Show on Sunday at 11 AM. Please extend him a warm Northwest Food Show welcome and be sure to attend his demonstration.
New foods, technology, equipment, packaging, services, and personalities all wrapped into an incredible business-enhancing show for restauranteurs, caterers, specialty retail stores, cafeterias, lounge owners, bartenders, chefs and cooks that only comes to the northwest once-a-year for two days. Register to attend now at by clicking here or the button at the bottom of the page.
ASK THE EXPERTS
A brand new feature for this year’s Northwest Food Show, Ask The Experts, provides the opportunity for Food Show attendees to meet with experts, one-on-one at the show for a free consultation. Appointments must be scheduled in advance and can be completed online. The range of topics available include: HR, menu optimization, construction and remodeling, labor management, controlling food and operational costs, project management, restaurant/food service concepts and design, accounting/financial management, marketing & advertising and sustainability…to name a few but not all the areas of expertise being offered. Availability is very limited so register early to schedule your appointment. You can register for free here and you’ll find the page under “Attendees”.
BAR PANEL DISCUSSION
Bar Business Magazine is hosting a panel discussion on how to get the most out of your bar featuring some of the personalities and bar professionals from the hit TV show, Bar Rescue. This discussion covers the gamut from optimizing the customer experience to enhancing profits and flavor in your drinks. Don’t miss this one.
There are dozens of world-class bartenders in the northwest. How do we know? Because they’ve competed in national and international competitions and won! Check out the first-ever bartending competition at this year’s food show to see if there’s a new champion on the horizon or if one of the already crowned champs shows the newcomers how to win. Watch and learn! The competition is sponsored by Heritage Distilling.
What makes a good show…great? Exhibitors! In fact, a mix of new faces along with the tried-and-true…this show has them both. In fact, dozens of new companies are aboard this year making it one of the most diverse and complete food shows we’ve ever produced. Expect to see lots of new and exciting foods, beverages, technology, supplies, equipment, and packaging — all under one roof!
Certainly, what you know is important, but who you know is too. Rub elbows with fellow foodservice industry professionals in a unique industry environment. It’s your opportunity to connect and build important, business-building, business-supporting relationships.
INDUSTRY NIGHT OUT
A completely new feature has been added to this year’s show…actually it occurs after the show on Sunday night, Industry Night Out. The Northwest Food Show is pleased to present an industry-only event that promises to be a highlight of the year. Immediately following the close of the show on the first day an evening of food, fun, music, and networking is planned at Portland’s Produce Row. Flying in from Nashville to provide the music is Dave Fenley. Fenley’s career has taken off since his appearance as a finalist on “The Voice”. The “heavy appetizer” menu has a delicious northwest flare everyone should enjoy and there’s other fun planned that will make the evening memorable for all. You can register to be part of this wonderful evening at here. Beverages sponsored by Worthy Brewing, Avid Cider, and Chris James Cellars.
SEE WHAT’S NEW
We’re expecting to see lots of fun new food products and equipment this year. Get a jump on the competition and treat your customers to what’s new, unique and tasty!
Talk to the people that know. It’s tough to beat firsthand knowledge and you’ll have the opportunity to connect with some of the top experts in the regional food service industry from the people that produce and represent the products on display.
Free with admission into the show are several business-related seminars ranging from building menus and healthcare benefits to mobile-friendly marketing ADA compliance and labor and employment practices. Get off your feet for a bit and participate in one or more of these thoughtful, useful and informative seminars.
Stay current with changes in regulation, issues of interest and what’s being considered by legislators. A comprehensive briefing is planned during the show.
Formerly called “The Northwest Food Service Show”, until last year it was held at the Portland Convention Center. It’s been moved to the Portland Expo Center which provides better onsite parking, easier access and we think a better overall experience for all-involved. The reviews from last year’s show were stellar…people liked this venue better and let us know by voicing their approval.