Calendar of Events
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, NY 10022.
April 21-23, 2002
The Washington and Oregon Restaurant Associations will sponsor the annual Northwest Foodservice Show at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash. For more information call (800) 645-7350 or visit the show’s Web site at www.foodshowNW.com.
April 23-25, 2002
The North American Meat Processors Association and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation will offer “Center of the Plate Training” at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. For more information concerning the event call Ann Rasor at (800) 368-3043 or visit online at www.namp.com.
April 24, 2002
The Restaurant Brokers, in conjunction with The Restaurant Connection and Steams Bank and Varcoe, will present a workshop titled “How to Buy or Sell a Restaurant” at the Restaurant Connection in Scottsdale, Ariz. For more information call the Restaurant Brokers at (480) 491-0123 or visit online at www.therestaurantbrokers.com.
April 24-25, 2002
The Elliot Group will host the 17th annual Alice Elliot Leadership Conference at the Essex House in New York. For more information call (914) 631-4904 or visit online at www.theelliotgroup.com.
May 4, 2002
The Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation will host “Santa Barbara: The American Riviera” wine auction at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, Calif. For more information call (800) 218-0881 or visit online at www.sbcountywines.com.
May 6, 2002
The 12th annual James Beard Foundation Awards will be held at the Marriott Marquis hotel in New York. The awards are the most prestigious for culinary professionals. For more information call (212) 367-9490.
May 12-15, 2002
The International Franchise Association will sponsor two seminars on legal and expansion issues affecting the franchise community at the Capital Hilton hotel in Washington, D.C. The legal symposium will be held May 12-14 and a seminar titled “The Increasing Globalization of Franchising” will be held May 14-15. For more information call (202) 628-8000 or visit online at www.franchise.org.
May 15-16, 2002
SS&G Hospitality Services will host the Restaurant CFO Bootcamp Vol. VI at the Whitehall Hotel in Chicago before the National Restaurant Show. For more information call Vicki Alexander at (513) 984-1489 or Rob Lytle at (440) 248-8787, or visit online at www.ssandg.com.
May 16-17, 2002
The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association will host its Foodservice Sales & Marketing Conference at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago. For more information call (312) 540-4400 or visit online at www.ifmaworld.com.
May 17, 2002
Florida International University’s School of Hospitality Management and HVS International will host the Florida Hotel Conference at the Kovens Conference Center in the FIU Biscayne Bay Campus. For more information call (305) 919-4502 or visit online at www.fiu.edu/ihter.
May 18-21, 2002
The National Restaurant Association will hold its annual Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show at McCormick Place in Chicago. For more information call (202) 331-5900 or visit online at www.restaurant.org/show.
May 22-26, 2002
The 11th annual New Orleans Wine and Food Experience will beheld at locations throughout New Orleans. The events will include wine and food tastings, seminars and a champagne brunch. For more information call (504) 529-9463 or visit online at www.nowfe2.com.
June 5-9, 2002
The American Association of Franchisees & Dealers will hold its 10th Anniversary annual meeting at the Sofitel O’Hare International hotel in Chicago. For more information call (800) 733-9858 or visit online at www.aafd.org.
June 7-9, 2002
Coffee Fest Atlantic City, the specialty coffee and gourmet tea trade show, will be held at the New Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, N.J. For more information call David Heilbrunn at (206) 232-2982 or visit online at www.coffeefest.com.
June 10-11, 2002
The University of Florida will present the annual “Retailing Smarter” symposium at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla. For more information call (352) 392-7166, Ext. 1255 or visit online at www.cba.ufl.edu/CRER.
June 19, 2002
The 12th Annual Epicurean Affair, featuring signature dishes by world-class chefs from Las Vegas’ finest restaurants and internationally acclaimed wines, will be held at Caesar’s Palace’s Garden of the Gods pool courtyard in Las Vegas. For more information call (702) 878-2313 or visit online at www.LVIHRS.com.
June 19-20, 2002
The Nevada Restaurant Association will host the 23rd annual Las Vegas International Hotel & Restaurant Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. For more information call (702) 8782313 or visit online at www.LVIHRS.com.
June 25-27, 2002
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals will host the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference or HITEC at the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago. For more information call (800) 448-3239 or visit online at www.hitec.org.
July 10-11, 2002
The Hawaii Lodging Hospitality and Foodservice Expo will be held at the Blaisdell Center in Honolulu. For more information call (800) 525-5275.
July 11-13, 2002
The Produce Marketing Association will present the Fresh Produce Academy at the Doubletree Hotel in Monterey, Calif. For more information call (302) 738-7100 or visit online at www.pma.com.
July 13-15, 2002
The Produce Marketing Association will present its foodservice conference, tours and expo at the Monterey Conference Center and Doubletree Hotel in Monterey, Calif. For more information call (302) 738-7100 or visit online at www.pma.com.
RELATED ARTICLE: Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2002
MUFSO 2000, Nation’s Restaurant News’ 43rd annual Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators Conference, will feature an all-star lineup of industry leaders as well as renowned speakers. The nation’s only awards for foodservice advertising — the EAT and EAR Awards — will be presented, too. The conference will kick off Sunday, Sept. 29, with a cocktail reception featuring foods from the top chefs of Florida. MUFSO 2002 will be held at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. For more information contact Coleen Harte at (212) 756-5201.
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