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FE&S' Speaker Lineup for KI Showroom at NRA Show

Special FE&S-led sessions in 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 session times and speakers as of April 9 represent key foodservice dealers, operators and consultants, including:

Sunday, May 20

Time Panelists Segment
12:00 pm

Garrett Lennon, Principal Foodservice Consultant, JLR Design Group

Karen Malody, FCSI, Owner, Culinary Options

1:30 pm David Reeves, Director of Culinary Operations, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Operator/Healthcare
3:00 pm Bill Davis, Regional Sales Manager, Edward Don & Company Dealer
3:45 pm Kurt M. Maschari, Contract Account Manager, Best Restaurant Equipment & Design Inc. Dealer

Monday, May 21

Time Panelists Segment
11:00 am

Kevin Trojanowski, Partner, Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises

12:30 pm Peter Testory, Director of Dining and Culinary Services, University of Wisconsin Operator/College
2:00 pm Eric Chaplick, Director of Foodservice Design & Equipment, Boelter Dealer

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.