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 be included in the calendar to Calendar Editor, Nation’s Restaurant News, 425 Park Ave., New York, NY 10022.

Nov. 26, 2002

The French Culinary Institute will host the second installment of its Literary Wine & Dine Lecture series with author and Brasserie Les Halles chef Anthony Bourdain. The series will be held at The FCI’s Inter national Culinary Theater in New York. The event will include dinner at L’Ecole, the French Culinary Institute’s on-campus restaurant. For more information concerning the event call (888) FCICHEF or visit online at www.frenchculinary.com.

Jan. 19-21, 2003

The National Association for Specialty Food Trade will host the Winter International Fancy Food & Confection Show at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. For more information call (212) 482-6440 or visit online at www.fancyfoodshows.com.

Jan. 23, 2003

The National Poultry and Food Distributors Association will hold its 10th annual Poultry Suppliers Showcase at the Grand Hall of the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta. For more information call (770) 5359901 or visit online at www.npfda.org.

Jan. 28-29, 2003

The Colorado Restaurant Association will host WestEx 2003, The Rocky Mountain Regional Foodservice and Restaurant Exhibition, at the Denver Merchandise Mart in the Pavilion, Plaza and Expo Halls in Denver. For more information concerning the event, call (800) 522-2972 or visit online at www.coloradorestaurant.com.

Jan. 28-30, 2003

The 27th annual Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Supply Show of the Southeast will be held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C. For more information concerning the event, call (843) 448-9483 or visit online at www.hmrsss.com.

Feb. 3, 2003

The Mid-Atlantic Foodservice & Equipment Expo will be held at the Trump Taj Mahal hotel and casino in Atlantic City, N.J. For more information call (609) 442-8850 or visit online at www.shomax.com.

Feb. 3-7, 2003

The Club Managers Association of America will host the 2003 World Conference on Club Management and Exposition at the Fontainebleau Hilton Resort and Towers in Miami Beach, Fla. For more information call (703) 739-9500 or visit online at www.cmaa.org.

Feb 15-18, 2003

The International Franchise Association will hold its annual convention at the Marriott Rivercenter and San Antonio Convention Center in San Antonio. For more information concerning the event, call (202) 628-8000 or visit online at www.franchise.org.

Feb. 23-24, 2003

The Ohio Restaurant Association will present its Mid-America Restaurant Soft-Serve and Pizza Show at the Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. For more information concerning this event, call (800) 909-SHOW.

Feb. 23-26, 2003

The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association will host The Chain Operators Exchange, COEX, at the Fontainebleau Hilton Resort in Miami Beach. For more information concerning the event, call (312) 540-4400.

Feb. 24, 2003

A Charity Chef’s Night will be held at the North Shore Hotel Moraine in Highwood, Ill., to benefit the Center for Enriched Living. Proceeds from the fund-raiser will help those with developmental disabilities. For more information concerning the event, call (847) 948-7001.

Feb. 28-March 2, 2003

A Coffee Fest trade show will be held at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. For more information call (206) 275-3175. Ext. 16, or visit online at www.coffeefest.com

March 7-9, 2003

The National Fiery Foods and Barbecue Show will be held at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M. For more information concerning the event, call (505) 873-8680.

March 10-12, 2003

The Wisconsin Restaurant Association will host the Host Midwest Expo at the Midwest Express Center in Milwaukee. For more information call (800) 589-3211 or visit online at www.wirestaurant.org/hmwe.

March 24-27, 2003

The American Beverage Licensees, the organization formed by the merger of the National Licensed Beverage Association and the National Association of Beverage Retailers, will hold its first annual convention at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. For more information call (301) 656-1494.

March 25-27, 2003

The International Pizza Expo will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. For more information call (812) 949-0909 or visit online at www.pizzaexpo.com.

March 29-31, 2003

The Washington and Oregon restaurant associations will host the Northwest Foodservice Show at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore. For more information call (800) 645-7350 or visit online at www.foodshowNW.com

March 30-April 2, 2003

The Women’s Foodservice Forum 2003 annual Leadership Conference, titled “Break Through to New Heights,” will be held at the Wyndham Hotel in Dallas. For more information on the event call (312) 673-4909 or visit online at www.womensfoodservice.com.

April 2, 2003

Share Our Strength will present a Taste of the Nation event in Broward and Palm Beach counties in Florida. The events will include cocktail receptions, food and wine tastings, and live and silent auctions. For more information call (888) 633-9861.

April 3-5, 2003

The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation will present the Monterey Wine Festival in Monterey, Calif. For more information call (800) 656-4282 or visit online at www.montereywine.com.

April 11-13, 2003

The International Franchise Association will host the International Franchise Expo at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. For more information call (202) 628-8000 or visit online at www.franchise.org.

April 13-15, 2003

The Canadian Restaurant & Foodservices Association will host ApEx 2003 at Exhibition Park in Halifax, Nova Scotia. For more information call (902) 425-0061, Ext. 102, or visit online at www.apextradeshow.com.

May 4-6, 2003

The National Association for Specialty Food Trade will host the Spring International Fancy Food and Confection Show at McCormick Place in Chicago. For more information call (212) 482-6440 or visit online at www.fancyfoodshows.com.

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