The International Restaurant Show did not disappoint!! The U.S. Pastry Competition, Rapid Fire Appetizer Challenge and the Torch Award Presentation to Danny Meyer were a few of the major highlights of the Conference and Expo.
This year there were an exceptional list of exhibitors. I loved the wine tasting area that featured New York brands that included foods. It was great to see how the State of New York is playing a major role in the wine industry; and now the packaged foods industry.
There is a big focus now on organic foods and no GMO type foods. Brands are becoming health. Its actually a lifestyle choice and the food industry has listened.
There was also a farm to table section and the education seminars that helps everyone in the food industry stay up on the trends.
It is a brand new world in the restaurant and food industry. I feel that the general public, especially millennials are making decisions that benefit health, wellness and lifestyle; which in turn has influenced the whole industry as with many other industries.
If you are interested in leaning more about the show and this fast paced ever changing industry; go to http://www.internationalrestaurantny.com
More food and wine stuff coming up this summer and watch for our new show CITY VINES coming out on ROKU and Amazon Prime!!
Peggy D for UBCTV NETWORK