Calendar of events

Calendar of events

Nation’s Restaurant News compiles a calendar listing events of interest to the foodservice industry. Please send items to he included in the calendar to Calendar Editor, Nation’s Restaurant News, 42_5 Park Ave., New York, NY 10022.

June 19, 2004

The American Express Celebrity Chef Tour, a fundraising initiative of the James Beard Foundation, will stop at nine ClubCorp clubs and resorts across the country. The first stop will be at the Pyramid Club in Philadelphia. For more information and different venues visit online at www.jamesbeard.org.

June 20-22, 2004

Vinexpo Americas, an exhibition of 600 international wine and spirit companies and producers, will take place at McCormick Place in Chicago. For more information visit online at www.eisweb.net/vinexpo/vin_amer.html.

June 22, 2004

The NAFEM 2004 International Conference will be held at the Sheraton Gateway Suites Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill. For more information call (312) 821-0201 or visit online at www.nafem.org.

June 23, 2004

The A-to-Z of the NAFEM Data Protocol, a oneday workshop that will give operators tips on how to incorporate the NDP into their operations, will be held at the Sheraton Gateway Suites Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill. For more information call (312) 821-0201 or visit online at www.nafem.org.

June 27-29, 2004

The 67th annual Southwest Foodservice Expo will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. The event will feature product exhibitions, culinary competitions and a bartending showcase. Texas Agriculture Commissioner Susan Combs will deliver the keynote address. She will discuss proactive prevention of obesity. For more information call (800) 395-2872 or visit online at www.swfoodexpo.com.

July 6-10, 2004

The National Association of College & University Food Services will hold its national conference, “‘Dazzling Sights, Epicurean Heights!” at Paris Las Vegas in Las Vegas. For more information visit online at www.nacufs.org.

July 16-17, 2004

The 15th annual Sagebrush Classic fund-raiser will feature golf and a culinary gala presented by chefs from around the world. For more information visit online at www.sagebrush.org.

July 16-18, 2004

NNFA 20(/4, the 67th Annual Natural Products Convention and Trade Show, will be held at the Sands Expo and Venetian Resort Hotel in Las Vegas. More than 400 natural-product exhibitors will participate in the show. It also will feature educational seminars, product demonstrations and recognition awards programs. For more information concerning the event, call (800) 9666632 or visit online at www.nnfa.org/tradeshow.

July 16-21, 2004

The 2004 ACF National Convention will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Students, professional chefs, educators and foodservice executives will gather for a five-day event to attend culinary competitions: seminars: courses on food safety, nutrition and management: and awards banquets. The program also includes a trade show. For additional information concerning the conference, call (800) 624-9458 or visit the Web site at www.acfchefs.org.

July 18-20, 2004

The International Foodservice Distributors Association will hold its annual Sales & Marketing Conference at The Ritz-Carlton Naples in Naples, Fla. For more information call (703) 532-9400 or visit online at www.ifdaonline.org.

July 18-21, 2004

The National Association of Catering Executives will hold its Xtreme Catering and Event Educational Conference at The Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina in San Diego. For more information call (410) 997-9055 or visit online at www.nace.net.

July 22-24, 2004

The American Cheese Society will hold its annual conference at the Milwaukee Hilton City Center in Milwaukee. For more information contact Barry King at (502) 583-3783.

July 23-24, 2004

The Produce Marketing Association will hold a Fresh Produce Academy for foodservice operators and distributors at the Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center in Monterey, Calif. For more information call (302) 738-7100 or visit online at www.pma.com.

July 24-26, 2004

The Produce Marketing Association will hold its annual Foodservice Conference, Tours & Expo at the Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center in Monterey, Calif. For more information call (302) 7387100 or visit online at www.pma.com.

July 31-Aug. 2, 2004

The 51st annual Louisiana Foodservice EXPO will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. For more information call (504) 454-2277 or visit online at www.lra.org.

July 31-Aug. 2, 2004

The Great American Seafood Cook Off will be held at the Gulf Coast Seafood Pavilion during the Louisiana Foodservice EXPO. Executive chefs from 15 states will compete to determine the “king” and “queen” of seafood preparation in the United States. For more information call (504) 568-3002.

Aug. 28-30, 2004

The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles. For more information call (800) 840-5612 or visit online at www.westernfoodexpola.com.

Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 2004

Chicago Pizza Expo will be held at the Navy Pier Festival Hall in Chicago. The event will feature more than 300 exhibitors showcasing new products connected to the pizza industry. For more information call (502) 7369500 or visit online at www.pizzaexpo.com.

Sept. 8-9, 2004

The Tennessee Hospitality Alliance Exposition will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. For more information call (866) 798-9191.

Sept. 9, 2004

The Florida Restaurant Association will hold its annual Celebrity Golf Tournament at the Champions Gate Golf Course in Orlando, Fla. For more information call (888) 372-9119.

Sept. 10-12, 2004

The Florida Restaurant Show will be held at the Orange County Center in Orlando, Fla. For more information contact Dan Murphy at (850) 224-2250, ext. 223, or visit online at www.fraexpo.com.

Sept, 12-13, 2004

The Western Lodging Show will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento, Calif. Call (916) 325-9603 or visit online at www.westernlodgingshow.com.

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