Show Has Been Rescheduled for October 22nd - 24th 2004
Restaurant Show offers a comprehensive marketplace for foodservice
and hospitality industry professionals in the Southeast. This year
the show will host 600 exhibiting companies representing thousands
of products and services. Over 15,000 industry professionals will
attend the show, which will be held at the Orange County Convention
Center from October 22 - 24. This year’s featured speaker
is Frank W. Abagnale, of Catch Me if You Can fame.
2004 FRA Show Gala Party at Hard Rock Live 7:30 – 10:30 pm
Celebrate with Florida's restaurant industry leaders at
an exciting evening of networking, great food and fun at Hard Rock
Live. The evening will include the presentation of the 2004 Lifetime
Achievement Award to Jack and Claire Miller of Ale House Restaurants
and the 2004 Supplier of the Year Award to representatives from
Heartland Payment Systems. Enjoy live music and the sounds of the
Caribbean. Single tickets are $59 per person, which includes complimentary
food and beverage. Group packages are also available. For more information
on this event or the After Hours Party at the Latin Quarter in CityWalk
immediately following the Gala, please call Shelly at (888) 372-9119
Friday, October 22nd
10:00am - 5:00pm
Featured Speaker: Frank
Abagnale 8:30 am-11:30 am
Frank W. Abagnale, of Catch Me if You Can fame, will talk about
how to protect your organization from embezzlement, forgery, counterfeit
currency, check fraud, identity theft and Internet fraud. He will
discuss the latest sophisticated white-collar crime techniques made
easy by technology, as well as your organization's potential liability
under the new Uniform Commercial Code. Mr. Abagnale will also describe
ways to guard against check fraud and introduce the latest document
features, equipment, and banking tools to gain an edge in this costly
battle. Space is limited so be sure to arrive early! Sponsored by
Discover Business Services.
R.L. Schreiber's Apprentice/Junior
Member Florida State Championship
A four-person team event that incorporates practical and contemporary
cooking skills and hot-food cooking. Teams will develop and prepare
a four-course signature meal for four persons with appropriate garnishes.
Awards (cash prizes of up to $500 and team trophies) will be given
on Friday, September 10, directly following the competition.
Saturday, October 23rd
11:00am - 5:00pm
Salute to Excellence Awards Luncheon and Keynote Address 11:30 am
Jack Miller, founder of Ale House
Restaurants, Inc., a Florida-based chain with over 35 units, will
give the Keynote Address. In addition, Florida's future foodservice
leaders will be recognized for their achievements. Call (888) 372-9119
for more information on attending.
Land O'Lakes Hot Food
The competition is open to all chefs (ACF and non-ACF). Eighteen
(18) individuals will compete. Each competitor will be responsible
for creating four (4) portions of a signature recipe using Land
O’ Lakes products. Cash prizes, keepsake plaques and ACF Medals
will be awarded.
& Ciao Imports- Pasta Competition
Ten (10) individuals ACF and non-ACF chefs will develop a signature
pasta recipe. Cash Prizes and ACF medals will be awarded.
Sunday, October 24th
11:00am - 4:00pm
Taste of Elegance Signature
Hot Food Competition Sponsored by the Iowa Pork Board
Twenty (20) individual ACF and non-ACF chefs will develop a main
entree utilizing whole muscle pork. Cash prizes, keepsake plaques
and ACF Medals will be awarded
R&I Menu New Product
New Product entries will be showcased in the registration area.
The newest and most ingenious products in the Showcase will be awarded
prizes on Saturday, September 11th.
NDC Proudly Presents Vintners
A large assortment of wines and special tasting events await your
review. Sample and compare products, and find the ones to add more
margin to your business. Sponsored by NDC and Sante.
World-Class Culinary Competitions
Managed and organized by the American Culinary Federation (ACF)/Central
Florida Chapter (CFC) in conjunction with the Florida Restaurant
ShowTenders Bartending Competition
Local bartenders mix up the most unique and tasty energy competition.
Spectators will enjoy a variety of fun cocktails with the latest
flavors. Competitors vie for cash prizes based on showmanship, speed
6th Annual Culinary Super
Challenge Team Competition
Sponsored by the Florida Beef Council, Land O’ Lakes, Jennie-O
& McIlhenny Tabasco, ACF and non-ACF Chef teams will be responsible
for creating four (4) signature courses: appetizer, soup or salad,
entree (must be made using beef) and dessert. Grand prize includes
a $15,000 cash prize and state-of-the-art Rational CPC Banqueting
Chef's Table Luncheon, Sponsored
by Land O’ Lakes
Join us for a four-course surprise lunch served right on the show
floor. Tickets are $30 each. Lunch will be served at 12:30 pm, Friday,
September 10 through Sunday, September 12. To reserve your place,
ACF and non-ACF chefs will develop centerpieces made out of sugar
and chocolate. Cash prizes and ACF Medals will be awarded.