Special FE&S-led sessions at the Kitchen Innovations Showroom will offer foodservice dealers, operators and consultants a forum to discuss equipment trends and topics.
Foodservice Equipment & Supplies magazine will be host to a variety of on-trend foodservice equipment sessions featuring panel discussions with experts in the industry within the KI Showroom at the National Restaurant Association’s NRA Show 2018. The event will take place May 19-22 in Chicago.
FE&S will host a series of sessions where foodservice operators, dealers and consultants will gather in the KI Showroom to discuss equipment trends and topics. These sessions will have limited seating in the South Hall, Booth #2440.
“As original content creators, Foodservice Equipment & Supplies prides itself on providing innovative ways to present industry trends to our audience,” says Maureen Slocum, publisher of FE&S magazine. “The opportunity to present visitors of the KI Showroom with need-to-know information from some of the premier players in the foodservice equipment industry ties perfectly into the mission of FE&S. Any decision-maker who purchases, recommends or specifies foodservice equipment will want to join us in the KI Showroom to learn from these special sections and network with their peers.”
Confirmed speakers as of Feb. 1 represent key foodservice dealers, operators and consultants, including:
- Eric Chaplick, director of foodservice design & equipment, Boelter
- Bill Davis, regional sales manager, Edward Don & Company
- Jim Hanson, owner, Best Restaurant Equipment & Design Inc.
- Garrett Lennon, principal foodservice consultant, JLR Design Group
- Karen Malody, FCSI, owner, Culinary Options
- David Reeves, director of culinary operations,
- Peter Testory, director of dining and culinary services, University of Wisconsin
Additional speakers may be added to the program. FE&S’ Editorial Director, Joe Carbonara will moderate these fireside-chat-type discussions.
The KI Showroom hosts the Kitchen Innovations Award winners. The KI Awards honor foodservice equipment advancements that positively impact restaurants’ efficiency, speed and revenue potential. KI Award recipients will be announced in February by the National Restaurant Association.
Visitors of the KI Showroom will have an opportunity to demo the winning products over the course of four days.