Foodable.io Turns Industry Heads as the SXSW Event of Foodservice

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The program consists of five interactive panels, each one featuring a short film and moderator-led panel discussions covering major industry topics between panel and audience members, followed by a cocktail party, Top 25 Restaurant awards and the Foodable Film Festival. See who has joined the roster.

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Foodable.io is also recognizing the winners of the "Top 25 Awards," where the best restaurants of Chicago, ranked by social data obtained through Foodable Labs, are celebrated.

Foodable.io, the first foodservice industry event pairing interactive, executive education with a food film festival, is calling all passionate professionals to The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago on May 20. 
 
The program consists of five interactive panels, each one featuring a short film and moderator-led panel discussions covering major industry topics between panel and audience members, followed by a cocktail party and the Foodable Film Festival. The line-up of speakers includes: Carin Stutz, President of McAlister's Deli; Greg Dollarhyde, CEO of The Veggie Grill; Nick Liberato, Chef Expert on American TV series "Bar Rescue" and more. 
 
The National Restaurant Association is the major, Red Carpet sponsor for Foodable.io and the guest list boasts over 200 brand executives, master chefs, restaurateurs, mixologists, marketers filmmakers and pro-foodies.

Attendees can opt to buy tickets for film festival al carte, which include full access to the more than 12 films screening in two theaters, open bars and hors d'oeuvres, all while getting the opportunity to chat with like-minded, leading industry innovators. Tickets can be found here — but hurry, they're going fast!

"The Foodable Film Festival is specifically focused on the stories of our industry that evoke passion and education, which is what makes this event so special to the restaurant and hospitality space. In fact, we are on a mission to help foster a new genre for filmmakers around the world," Paul Barron, founder and CEO of Foodable Network, says.

In the roster of films screening at the festival are provocative documentaries such as "For Grace" and "Fast Casual Nation: Changing the Way America Eats." You can learn more about the other thought-provoking shorts and features here. 
 
Foodable.io is also recognizing the winners of the "Top 25 Awards," where the best restaurants of Chicago, ranked by unstructured social data obtained through Foodable Labs, are celebrated. Each restaurant will receive a physical award and an opportunity to photograph with attending news media.

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ABOUT FOODABLE NETWORK:
Launched in September 2013, Foodable Network is a media organization founded by restaurant industry publisher and producer, Paul Barron. With the largest social media audience and reach in restaurant trade, Foodable reaches chefs, operators and brands nationwide and internationally in Canada and the U.K. through broadcast-quality production, strong editorial content, the Foodable Top 25 rankings, reports and insights, the Foodable Annual Tech Guide and events such as Foodable.io. Visit us at http://www.FoodableTV.com

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