81st Annual Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo Recap
The Los Angeles Convention Center was host to the 81st Annual Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo.
The Torch Award honors talented chefs for the brilliance of their careers and the impact they have had as a consequence.
I love that there is a true practice what you preach mentality to Curtis Stone and his behavior.
Other standout chefs and their dishes include some pretty fabulous selections.
- Chef Shaun O’Neale, Winner of Master Chef Season 7 and Author of “My American Table.” Shaun shared his Roasted Bone Marrow with Apricot-Bacon-Bourbon Jam and Sourdough Toasts paired With Newcastle Brown Ale.
- Rapid Fire Sandwich Edition Competition winner, Chef Paul Cao of Burnt Crumbs who won for his Fried Chicken Sandwich.
- Chef Stephen Agosto of Kelsey’s at Pechanga Resort & Casino who prepared a Smoked Lechon Sandwich.
- Chef Max Schultz of Sessions West Coast Deli who prepared a Summer Zephyr Sandwich.
- Peruvian Shrimp & Watermelon Ceviche Demonstration By Frankie The Bull.
- Chef Jenny Ross of 118 Degrees who prepared Lime Coconut And Jackfruit Nachos With Chipotle Cheese And Citrus Snow.
The Overall Winner in the Innovative New Product Showcase was Oumph! “The beans of a new generation.”
Best New Product in the Food Trends Experience was Mommy Sauce.
Best in Show was NavyZebra’s Elephant Foot Stamp Technology.
- Beer, Wine and Spirits Pavilion
- Sabor Latino Pavilion
- Healthy Pavilion.
At the close of the Show, the exhibitors of the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo donated thousands of pounds of food to the LA Regional Food Bank.
I am curious, if you could present one question to a food service or hospitality professional, what would that question be?
- Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show, Wednesday, October 11 – Friday, October 13, 2017, Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL
- International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York to be held Sunday, March 4 – Tuesday, March 6, 2018, Javits Center in New York.
The 2017 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo will be held August 19- 21. 2018 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Los Angeles Convention Center.