Calendar of events

Calendar of events – Calendar

Nation’s Restaurant News compiles a calendar listing events of interest to the foodservice industry. Please send items to be included in the calendar to Calendar Editor, Nation’s Restaurant News, 425 Park Ave., New York, N.Y. 10022.

Oct. 4-15, 2003

The Arizona Restaurant & Hospitality Association and the Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association will present the Great Southwest Lodging & Restaurant Show at the Phoenix Civic Plaza. For more information call (602) 277-6290.

Oct. 14-15, 2003

The MultiCultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance will host the MFHA Symposium 2003: Leading Your Business to Cultural Competence” at the Wyndham Anatole Hotel in Dallas. For more information call (410) 751-8883 or visit online at www.mfha.net.

Oct. 16-18, 2003

The National Automatic Merchandising Association, or NAMA, serving the food, beverage, contract foodservice and office coffee service industries, will hold its National Expo at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center. For more information call Sue Ralston at (312) 346-0370 or visit online at www.vending.org.

Oct. 20-22, 2003

The Nightclub & Bar/Beverage Retailer/Beverage & Food Convention and Trade Show will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. For more information call (800)247-3881 of visit online at www.restaurantmarketing.net.

Oct. 21-22, 2003

Expo Comida Latina will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. For more information call (207) 842-5500 or visit online at www.expo-comidalatina.com.

Oct. 22-23, 2003

The Restaurant Association of Maryland, along with its cosponsoring associations, will hold the annual Mid-Atlantic Food, Beverage & Lodging Expo at the State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Md. For more information call Kitty Whittington at (800) 874-1313 of visit online at www.midatlanticexpo.com.

Oct. 22-24, 2003

The American Bar Association Forum on Franchising will host the “Lights, Camera Action: Spotlight on Franchising,” conference at the Westin Diplomat Resort in Hollywood, Fla. The conference will feature plenary sessions and workshops pertaining to franchise and distribution issues. For more information call (312) 988-5580 or visit online at www.abanet.org/ forums/franchising.

Oct. 23, 2003

The Culinary Institute of America will honor the Carlson Family, operators of Carlson Cos., at the college’s Ninth Annual Gala, a black-tie event. The dinner will benefit a memorial endowed student scholarship at The CIA. For more information contact Scott Perrin at (212) 838-2660, Ext. 22.

FS/TEC 2003

Oct. 26-29, 2003

FS/TEC 2003, the eighth annual International Foodservice Technology Exposition, managed and produced by Nation’s Restaurant News with Robert N. Grimes CEO. ACCUVIA, will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif. Attendees can participate in more than 35 educational breakout sessions. More than 2,500 foodservice industry MIS, finance and operations executives will be on hand. For additional information and registration, call (212) 756-5245 of visit online at www.fstec.com.

Oct. 24-26, 2003

Coffee Fest Seattle will be held at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center. For more information call (425) 283-5058, Ext. 16, or visit online at www.coffeefest.com.

Oct. 27, 2003

Vistar/VSA of Hartford will present “Catch the Rising Star” combined foodservice, vending and OCS trade show at the DT Expo Center in Hartford, Conn. For more information contact Desiree Hennessey at (800) 842-6331.

Oct. 28-29, 2003

Kosherfest 2003, the International Kosher Food & Foodservice Trade Show, will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. For more information call (212) 868-2960 or visit online at www.kosherfest.com

Oct. 29-30, 2003

The Arizona Restaurant & Hospitality Association and the Arizona Hotel & Lodging Association will host the Arizona Hospitality Expo at the Phoenix Civic Plaza. For more information call Britt Kimball at (602) 277-6290.

Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 2003

Worldwide Food Expo ’03, one of the largest showcases of processing, packaging, equipment and services, will be held at McCormick Place in Chicago. For more information call Josee Daoust at (703) 841-3641 or visit online at www.worldwidefood.com.

Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 2003

The Stone Crab, Seafood & Wine Festival, sponsored by The Colony Beach & Tennis Resort, will be held at the resort in Longboat Key, Fla. Participating chefs will include Mark Militello of Mark’s Las Olas in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and John Besh of Restaurant August in New Orleans. Guest emcee will be food and wine authority and author John Mariani. For more information call (941) 383-6464 of visit the Web site at www.colonybeachresort.com/crab.cfm.

Nov. 8-11, 2003

The 135th annual Salon of Culinary Art, organized by the Societe Culinaire Philanthropique, will be held in conjunction with the 88th International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. For more information call (212) 308-0628 or visit online at www.societeculinaire.com.

Nov. 9-11, 2003

The 14th annual Restaurant Finance & Development Conference will be held at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. For more information call (800) 528-3296.

Nov. 15-17, 2003

The Women Chefs & Restaurateurs will hold its annual conference at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco. For more information call Melissa Mershon at (502) 583-3783 or visit online at www.chefnet.com/wcr.

Jan. 21-23, 2004

Neorestauration presents CIR 2004, the fifth annual convention for international restaurant operators at the Hotel Cavalieri Hilton in Rome. The conference will offer networking opportunities for operators, investors and partners in the foodservice industry to boost development of their companies on an international scale. For more information contact Anne Carole Barbarin at +33 (0) 1 5679 44 19 or visit online at www.cir2004.com.

Jan. 25-27, 2004

International Trade Information Inc. will host the API Pan Asian Food & Beverage Trade Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Shows also will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York in late summer 2004 and in Toronto in the fall of 2004. Exhibitions will include products from throughout pan-Asia, Asian importers in the United States, Asian-type products manufactured locally and other companies marketing to the Asian population. For more information call (818) 591-2265.

Feb. 8-9, 2004

The North America Pizza & Ice Cream Show, sponsored by Pizza Marketing Quarterly and PizzaMarketplace.com, will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. For more information call (800) 909-7469 or visit the Web site at www.napies.com.

March 4-7, 2004

The 24th annual Natural Products Expo West will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. For more in formation call (866) 458-4935 or visit online at www.expowest.com.

March 14-16, 2004

The International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York, which is sponsored by the New York State Restaurant Association, will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. For more information concerning this event, call (888) 334-8705 or visit online at www.internationalrestaurantNY.com.

March 15-18, 2004

The 20th annual Seatrade Cruise Shipping Convention will be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Exhibits include ship services, technology, design, and food and beverage destinations. For more information concerning the event, call (609) 452-2800 or visit online at www.cruiseshipping.net.

March 16-18, 2004

The International Pizza Expo 2004 will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas. For more information concerning this event, contact Bill Oakley at (502) 736-9500, Ext. 520, or visit online at www.pizzaexpo.com.

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