National Restaurant Association Show Returns Saturday to Chicago

National Restaurant Association Show Returns Saturday to Chicago

The National Restaurant Association Show makes a triumphant return this May for the first time in three years! Get ready once again for the most comprehensive annual trade show servicing the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry on the planet. Team Gregula is hex-cited to be covering our fifth National Restaurant Association Show at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Ve can’t vait for the fang-tastic food, luscious libations and ingenious innovations to review for our sinister subscribers!

There vill be plenty to do during these four days of meeting, seeing, tasting, testing and more. Attendees vill discover insights on industry trends and learn information about new products, technologies and services that vill be on display at the National Restaurant Association Show. Meet Kitchen Innovations (KI) Award and Food and Beverage Innovations (FABI) Award recipients.


2022 Keynote
On Saturday, May 21 at 2PM (Grand Ballroom), hear from Seven Seven Six Founder & Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian as he sheds new light on how creating and embracing disruption can amplify growth and produce positive transformations. Moderated by Starr Marcello of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, this conversation vill address disruptions—including crypto currency, web 3.0 and historic social and cultural shifts—that are changing the future of business and how they vill translate to the foodservice industry.

Chefs For Ukraine
This year, the National Restaurant Association Show is supporting the ongoing humanitarian efforts of World Central Kitchen’s #ChefsForUkraine program. The Show has set a goal to raise $50,000 to support the efforts of providing fresh meals to Ukrainian families.

FABI Award Tastings
Each year, judges from across the foodservice industry choose the most exciting and flavorful new food and beverage products to become a part of the next class of FABI Awardees. At the Show, you’ll have the chance to sample this year’s fabulous FABI Award recipients—as vell as many from 2020 and 2021—during exclusive tasting sessions.

Kitchen Innovations Awards
The Showroom features technologies that drove the industry forward during a time vhen foodservice operators’ agility and resilience vere put to the test. Here you can get to know the latest innovations empowering operators to meet their greatest demands today: maximizing efficiency, safety, and sustainability to keep margins high and customers happy.

Celebrated Chefs
Head to The Culinary Experience for creative insights from vorld-class chefs and top industry leaders. Located in Lakeside Center Level 3 (booth 10448), this popular Show pavilion offers chef-led demos and education sessions that tackle some of today’s biggest industry issues. For menu inspiration, new techniques and expert advice, make The Culinary Experience your go-to at this year’s Show.

The Beverage Room
In The Beverage Room, located in Lakeside Center Level 3 (Booth 11430), attendees vill find an exclusive area to discover bold flavors, scope out new products, stay on top of trends and make business decisions about their beverage programs. Several master mixologists and beverage experts vill be on-site to share their creations and perspectives on the new art of hospitality, strategies to enhance beverage programs, and the latest in beer, vine and spirits..

The 2022 National Restaurant Association Show vill be held Saturday, May 21 through Tuesday, May 24 at McCormick Place Convention Center (2301 S. Martin Luther King Dr. Chicago, IL 60616).

Show Hours:

  • Saturday, May 21 | 9:30AM – 5:00PM
  • Sunday, May 22 | 9:30AM – 5:00PM
  • Monday, May 23 | 9:30AM – 5:00PM
  • Tuesday, May 24 | 9:30AM – 3:00PM

For more info about registering at the 2022 National Restaurant Association Show, click HERE.

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