Hundreds of restaurant and meals service professionals will meet in Orlando from September 19-20 for the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Present and the Florida Wholesome Meals Expo

ORLANDO, FL / ACCESSWIRE / July 15, 2021 / The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show 2021 and the concurrent Healthy Food Expo Florida will be held live at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, September 19-20. This is the first time since 2019 that the events have been held in person. This show will bring together thousands of chefs, industry leaders, owners and operators from the restaurant and hospitality industry ready to get back to business, network and do business with 350 exhibiting companies. The reinvented exhibition and conference features five new educational summits with content specifically focused on the needs of independent restaurateurs, small and medium-sized chains, retail, hospitality and technology, as well as extensive exhibition space, award ceremonies and training courses, and cooking demonstrations with celebrity chefs. The event is owned by the Clarion Events Food & Beverage Group and sponsored by the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association.

‘We are excited to bring the industry together in a safe and welcoming way in Orlando this September. We missed our annual get-together and have put together a redesigned event to give the Southeast hospitality industry the chance to source new food and beverage, technology and equipment products, learn from dozens of industry experts, and network with their peers “Said Rita Ugianskis, Vice President of the Clarion UX Food & Beverage Group.” Whether you are an independent owner, fast-food operator, chef, caterer, baker, bar or nightclub operator, hospital, hotel or commercial food service employee, we invite you to register in September and join us. ‘

Each of the Education Summits takes place in cinemas right on the exhibition space and focuses on menu development, marketing and social media, employees and staff, bar and drinks, hot topics, technological advancement, operational excellence and efficiency, finance / leasing / development and more. The entire program is offered free of charge to registered restaurant and food service professionals. You can find more information at

Session topics include: What Chain Ladders Forgot – Lessons Learned on my Way from Chain Board to Independent Summit; How to Include Affordable Plant-Based Proteins, Milk Alternatives, and Nutritious Snacks (Foodservice Summit); How technology enables better communication with your guest (Technology Summit); Creating change: Seven foundations for teams that rise to the challenge (Small to Mid-Sized Chains Summit). To get access to all 60+ sessions and workshops, click here.

Available again due to high demand Central stage will be shown on the exhibition space with culinary demonstrations, the torch and beacon award presentations as well as rapid fire and hip-sip competitions with local chefs and bartenders and other panel discussions. The Exhibition hall the American Culinary Federation offers Culinary Competitions, Food Trends Experience, Bar Innovation Pavilion, TechBytes, Coffee Fest Marketplace and the Healthy Foods Expo as well as new products and innovations from 350 exhibiting companies. The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show MATCH! The program connects exhibitors with the most relevant buyers. The appointment program provides a measurable ROI in the form of pre-planned appointments with qualified buyers who have purchasing skills and expenses.

Registration is now open for the 2021 Florida restaurant and accommodation show in which to be held Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL on Sunday, September 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday, September 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show and Healthy Food Expo are produced and administered by Clarion Events and sponsored by the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association. Please visit for more information.

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Clarion events produces 37 events in 13 sectors of commercial and consumer events. The Food & Beverage Group includes the New York International Restaurant & Foodservice Show, the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo, the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show, the Healthy Food Expo, the CoffeeFest, and the NGA Show. Clarion Events, supported by The Blackstone Group, has grown into one of the fastest growing event companies in the US, with aggressive growth through acquisition and adoption. Clarion acquired PennWell in early 2018, added 4 Tradeshow 200 events to its US portfolio, and accelerated its already rapid growth. Clarion Events has offices in Trumbull, CT; Kennesaw, GA; Boca Raton, FL; Tacoma, WA and Fairlawn, NJ.

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