By Derrek J. Hull, Blogger-in-Chief
With all the must-see exhibitors, education sessions, and celeb-led culinary demos on your list, don't forget to swing by the National Restaurant Association's booth (North Hall, Level 3, Booth 6600) during it's 2012 Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show, held at its new dates May 5-8 at Chicago's McCormick Place.
The Association's booth will feature a variety of ways to help you demonstrate good corporate citizenship and give back to this dynamic industry. Looking for a way to say “thank you” to your employees for their hard work? EmployeeEdge may be for you (check this out - anyone who signs up on the spot for the program and goes into the cash vault will have their winnings matched)! Or perhaps you want to offer healthful options for kids and are interested in hearing more about Kids LiveWell. Maybe you’re looking for a way to mentor a student or make a significant impact on the future of the industry with ProStart (this young folks rock!). That can all happen in one place – only at the NRA Show, only at Booth 6600.
In addition, be sure to catch Top Chef celebs Richard Blais, Spike Mendelsohn and Fabio Viviani in exciting culinary demos (at the National Restaurant Association booth) featuring ProStart students, as well as tasty demos from Sodexo (featuring kid-friendly menu items demo-ed by Chef Remmi) and Kraft.
Here's the National Restaurant Association booth schedule at a glance.