FoodEx 2001: A Food Odyssey Foodservice Industry Trade Event

Apr 12, 2001, 01:00 ET from North Carolina Restaurant Association

    RALEIGH, N.C., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The North Carolina Restaurant
 Association (NCRA) and Institution Food House (IFH) announce FoodEx 2001 at
 the Charlotte, Merchandise Mart, May 1-2.  The trade event, featuring over 350
 exhibitors, provides a forum for vendors to exhibit a wide-range of products
 and services not usually on display at traditional "distributor" shows.  Over
 5,000 restaurant and foodservice professionals attended our most recent show.
 Exhibitors and attendees can register for the show at www.ifh-ncra.com.
     FoodEx will present a number of special events for foodservice
 professionals to enjoy including a two-day "Culinary Theatre" featuring some
 of the most talented chefs from the Carolinas.  Presenting chefs include
 Stephen Adams - Biltmore Estate, Asheville; Walter Royal - Angus Barn,
 Raleigh; Charles Lowney - Charlotte City Club, Charlotte; Wesley Stepp -
 Kelly's Outer Banks Restaurant, Nags Head; Aidan Waite - Duke Power,
 Charlotte; and Robert Stegall-Smith - IFH.  Attendees can view and taste the
 regional fare prepared by the chefs using the latest electric cooking
 technology available.
     Several seminars will focus on career and personal development including
 "Emerging Leadership: Women in Foodservice," "Retirement Investment Planning,"
 "Responsible Beverage Service" and "ServSafe(R)."  Nationally recognized
 speaker and consultant, Bill Marvin, the "Restaurant Doctor," will offer
 answers to questions dealing with hot industry's hot issues:  "There's Got To
 Be An Easier Way to Run a Business" and "Retention is Better Than
 Recruitment."
     Foodservice operators can also take advantage of the new Labor Pavilion, a
 special exhibition area where employers can gather resumes and information on
 the hiring resources from some of North Carolina's culinary and hospitality
 education management programs.
     FoodEx has once again chosen Second Harvest Food Bank to be the recipient
 of all products that are not used at the show.  Last year Second Harvest
 collected nearly two truckloads of fresh produce, canned and dry goods, and
 paper products to help in fulfilling their mission of providing solutions to
 problems of hunger in the Metrolina area.
     The North Carolina Restaurant Association is a not-for-profit trade
 association established in 1947 made up of over 750 individual and corporate
 firms.  The restaurant members operate over 6,500 individual restaurant and
 foodservice establishments in North Carolina, as part of the state's
 $9 billion restaurant industry.  For further information please contact the
 North Carolina Restaurant Association at Post Office Box 6528, Raleigh, North
 Carolina 27628, by telephone at 919-782-5022, by facsimile at 919-782-7251 or
 by email at Info@ncra.org.
 
 

SOURCE North Carolina Restaurant Association
    RALEIGH, N.C., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The North Carolina Restaurant
 Association (NCRA) and Institution Food House (IFH) announce FoodEx 2001 at
 the Charlotte, Merchandise Mart, May 1-2.  The trade event, featuring over 350
 exhibitors, provides a forum for vendors to exhibit a wide-range of products
 and services not usually on display at traditional "distributor" shows.  Over
 5,000 restaurant and foodservice professionals attended our most recent show.
 Exhibitors and attendees can register for the show at www.ifh-ncra.com.
     FoodEx will present a number of special events for foodservice
 professionals to enjoy including a two-day "Culinary Theatre" featuring some
 of the most talented chefs from the Carolinas.  Presenting chefs include
 Stephen Adams - Biltmore Estate, Asheville; Walter Royal - Angus Barn,
 Raleigh; Charles Lowney - Charlotte City Club, Charlotte; Wesley Stepp -
 Kelly's Outer Banks Restaurant, Nags Head; Aidan Waite - Duke Power,
 Charlotte; and Robert Stegall-Smith - IFH.  Attendees can view and taste the
 regional fare prepared by the chefs using the latest electric cooking
 technology available.
     Several seminars will focus on career and personal development including
 "Emerging Leadership: Women in Foodservice," "Retirement Investment Planning,"
 "Responsible Beverage Service" and "ServSafe(R)."  Nationally recognized
 speaker and consultant, Bill Marvin, the "Restaurant Doctor," will offer
 answers to questions dealing with hot industry's hot issues:  "There's Got To
 Be An Easier Way to Run a Business" and "Retention is Better Than
 Recruitment."
     Foodservice operators can also take advantage of the new Labor Pavilion, a
 special exhibition area where employers can gather resumes and information on
 the hiring resources from some of North Carolina's culinary and hospitality
 education management programs.
     FoodEx has once again chosen Second Harvest Food Bank to be the recipient
 of all products that are not used at the show.  Last year Second Harvest
 collected nearly two truckloads of fresh produce, canned and dry goods, and
 paper products to help in fulfilling their mission of providing solutions to
 problems of hunger in the Metrolina area.
     The North Carolina Restaurant Association is a not-for-profit trade
 association established in 1947 made up of over 750 individual and corporate
 firms.  The restaurant members operate over 6,500 individual restaurant and
 foodservice establishments in North Carolina, as part of the state's
 $9 billion restaurant industry.  For further information please contact the
 North Carolina Restaurant Association at Post Office Box 6528, Raleigh, North
 Carolina 27628, by telephone at 919-782-5022, by facsimile at 919-782-7251 or
 by email at Info@ncra.org.
 
 SOURCE  North Carolina Restaurant Association