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Celebrity Chefs and More to Visit the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York

NEW YORK, NY (February 23, 2010 - Marketwire)—Starting this Sunday, thousands of restaurant and foodservice professionals will converge on mid-town Manhattan for The 17th annual International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York. Mario Batali, Japanese Ambassador Shinichi Nishimiya and others will be in attendance to see the latest culinary trends, techniques, tools and products. Following is a schedule of the special events:

Sunday, February 28, 2010

  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm - Show Open
  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm - New York Wine Expo Open
  • 11:00 am - Japanese Demonstration Theater - How to Make Fresh Soba presented by Mr. Shigeru Honda, Honda Shoten Ltd
  • 11:00 am - Visit the Pride of New York Farm Fresh Pavilion to learn more about supporting local farmers and wineries
  • 1:00 pm - William Grimes, author of "Appetite City: A Culinary History of NY," to participate in Author Interview Area
  • 1:00 pm - National Salt Reduction Initiative Meeting
  • 2:00 pm - Japanese Demonstration Theater - Authentic Japanese Soul Food presented by Chef Koji Hagihara, Hakata Tonton and Chef Reflection Israel, BLT Fish
  • 4:00 pm - Awards Presented for the 21st Annual US Pastry Competition "Pastry Chef of the Year"

Monday, March 1, 2010

  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm - Show Open
  • 11:30 am - Chef Mario Batali participates in a panel on "Going Green: What's The Point?" - sponsored by The Green Restaurant Association
  • 1:00 pm - Japanese Demonstration Theater - World of Koji - The Secret of Japanese Fermented Products presented by Chef Toni Robertson, Executive Chef, Mandarin Oriental Hotel NY
  • 1:00 pm - Jon Luther, the Executive Chairman of Dunkin' Brands discusses "Dunkin' Brands Story"
  • 3:00 pm - Food Film - Hamburger America by George Motz
  • 4:00 - 6:00 pm - Japanese Press Reception with Shinichi Nishimiya, Ambassador of Japan
  • 7:00 - 10:00 pm - New York State Restaurant Association TY Award Dinner to honor Alfred Portale of the Gotham Bar & Grill. (Invitation Only)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Show Open
  • 11:00 am - Jim Lahey, owner of Sullivan Street Bakery and author of "My Bread" to participate in Author Interview Program
  • 2:00 pm - Winners of New Product Showcase announced
  • 3:00 pm - Winners of the America's Plate Competition and the US Pizza Team Trials announced
  • 3:30 pm - Latte Art Champion, Best of Brew Champion and Ultimate Barista Winners announced
  • 4:00 pm - Show Closes and exhibitors make donation of perishable and non-perishable food items to City Harvest

For more information call (888) 334-8705 or visit, www.internationalrestaurantny.com.

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