Portland, Maine (PRWEB) September 24, 2013
Expected to be one of the most popular features at the upcoming Tri-State Food Expo, are the two Beer Gardens featuring local distributors and brewers. The new trade show for the burgeoning New York/New Jersey/Connecticut food service and retail food industry is scheduled for Tuesday, October 1 and Wednesday, October 2 at the Meadowlands Convention Center in Secaucus, NJ (http://www.tri-statefoodexpo.com).
According to Bob Callahan, the show director, several exhibitors have already committed to pouring their brands at the Beer Gardens, which will be located at the rear of the exhibit hall, flanking both sides of the culinary and education stage.
"We already have commitments from Kohler Distributing, Cape Ann Brewing Company and Yarden Inc.," said Callahan of Diversified Business Communications, the show’s producer. "Among the brands that will be poured are Cricket Hill, which is produced at a local New Jersey microbrewery; and imported brands like Rekorderlig Cider, which comes from Sweden; and Staropramen Lager, which is made in the Czech Republic. Yarden will also be pouring a variety of wines."
The restaurant business has become a very competitive marketplace and the libation offerings are as important as the food menu, not to mention as lucrative. Buyers strolling through the Beer Gardens will get to learn more about best-sellers, traditional money-making, must-have on-taps, pairing ideas and specialty flavor trends on the market; not to mention get to have a taste or two.
The Tri-State Expo will be packed with approximately 200 exhibitors, including food, beverage and equipment manufacturers, suppliers and service providers. There will be education sessions addressing the needs of today's food and retail markets, culinary demonstrations by leading regional chefs including Chef David Burke, a "fresh ideas" pavilion featuring unique local food products, and a new product showcase featuring the hottest products hitting the market. John Moore, branding expert and marketing mastermind from Starbucks and Whole Foods, will deliver the keynote address on Tuesday, October 1.
Attendee Registration is open for the event through October 2 at http://www.tri-statefoodexpo.com; qualified members of the retail and foodservice industry can attend for free by pre-registering on or before September 20, 2013. At the show, the cost to attend is $30 for industry professionals.
Diversified Business Communications, a leading trade show producer, has partnered with the New Jersey Restaurant Association (NJRA), an association representing more than 23,000 eating and drinking establishments in the Garden State, to produce a quality show for the retail and foodservice business owners, chefs, buyers, and industry professionals.
Diversified Business Communications
The Tri-State Food Expo is produced by Diversified Business Communications. The Portland, Maine-based trade show producer is also the organizer of several leading U.S. foodservice and retail industry trade events including the New England Food Show (Boston, MA), the Seafood Expo – North America (formerly International Boston Seafood Show) (Boston, MA) and Kosherfest (Secaucus, NJ), in addition to other non-food industry shows. http://www.divbusiness.com.
New Jersey Restaurant Association
Established in 1942, the New Jersey Restaurant Association (NJRA) represents the Garden State's 25,000 eating and drinking establishments – the State's largest private sector employers, generating $14 billion in annual sales and employing over 311,000 people. http://www.njra.org.