New England Food Show to Feature Extensive Education Program for Food and Restaurant Professionals

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The New England Food Show will be held March 16-18, 2014 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, MA.

The New England Food Show, coming up March 16-18, 2014 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, MA, will feature an extensive education program including educational sessions, live culinary demonstrations, keynote addresses and more. The New England Food Show’s education program is presented by the MRA Educational Foundation.

Attendees at the show will hear from industry experts on new marketing and operational strategies and watch top New England chefs heat up the kitchen with new techniques and products at sessions taking place right on the exhibit floor. All education sessions, keynotes, culinary demonstrations and show attractions are included with a registration to the show.

New England Food Show 2014 Education Program highlights include:

  •     Martin Walsh, Mayor of Boston Keynote Address (Sunday, March 16th)
  •     Ken Conrad, Chairman of the National Restaurant Association Keynote Address (Monday, March 17th)
  •     Barista Demonstrations (Sunday and Monday morning)
  •     First Annual Culinary Cook-Off Featuring Boston Chefs (Monday, March 17th)
  •     Four New England Chef Culinary Demonstrations
  •     Mixology Competition (Sunday, March 16th at 4 p.m. )
  •     “Energy Saving Management for Your Business" (Sunday, March 16th)
  •     “It’s All About Craft Beer” (Monday, March 17th)
  •     “Profitable Facebook Marketing” (Tuesday, March 18th)
  •     ….and more!

Attendees can find a full show schedule here:

Additionally, the New England Food Show also hosts ServSafe Recertification courses on Sunday, March 16th and Monday, March 17th, in both English and Spanish. The ServSafe Recertification classes are not included with a standard show registration, but a seat can be purchased by contacting the Massachusetts Restaurant Association at 508-303-9905 by February 28th.

The New England Food Show (NEFS) is the region's largest trade show and industry-education event focused on the retail and foodservice markets. Buyers and industry professionals from across New England attend to find inspiration and source new foods, beverages, services and equipment to help establish, build and grow their business. From chefs to retail stores, to institutional and healthcare foodservice, NEFS attracts more than 14,500 professionals and more than 350 exhibitors annually. Bringing added value to attendees is the co-location of the event with Seafood Expo North America. Both events take place at the same time, same place, and share access points throughout the show to allow those wishing to visit both shows the ease of doing so.

Industry professionals and buyers wishing to attend can register at, or by calling 508-743-8579. Registrants who belong to state restaurant or specialty associations receive discounted registration.

Companies interested in exhibiting at the 2014 New England Food Show should contact Beth Schultz, sales(at)nefs-expo(dot)com.

About New England Food Show
The New England Food Show is produced by Diversified Communications. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Restaurant Association and supported by other New England state restaurant, retail, hospitality and specialty food associations, NEFS is the region's largest and most attended trade show for retail food and foodservice buyers and professionals.

About Diversified Communications
Diversified Business Communications provides information and market access through magazine publishing, online resources and trade exhibitions on four continents. Diversified’s core markets include the commercial marine, natural and organic, food and seafood industries. In addition, they produce leading events across several markets such as finance, building and construction, healthcare and textiles.

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