U.S. Food Festival & Food Show Section
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March 3, 2016 6th Annual Good Spirits - New York, New York
Join a cast of distillers and bartenders, farmers and chefs that you won't find anywhere else.
March 6, 2016 27th Annual U.S. Pastry Competition
New York, New York
Presented by Paris Gourmet. America’s most prestigious pastry competition, where 20 rising stars of the pastry world have been selected to compete for the coveted title, Pastry Chef of the Year. The event allows leading pastry chefs to showcase their talents by creating advanced dessert and chocolate bonbon recipes exhibited along with highly technical sugar and chocolate sculpted showpieces. (At the Int’l Rest & Foodservice Show)
March 6, 2016
The Chocolate Expo
Garden City, New York
Cradle of Aviation Museum. Celebrate your passion… and celebrate life! Chocolate is one of life’s true pleasures. No matter what your age, background or interests, almost everyone loves chocolate. The Chocolate Expo has by far become the northeast’s largest chocolate-themed event. The Chocolate Expo offers tastings & sales of chocolates, baked goods, specialty foods, gelato, cheeses and much more from local and regional vendors. Depending on location, tastings and sales of wines, beers and other “adult beverages” may also be offered. Each Chocolate Expo event combines chocolate and food with a dash of fun such as unique exhibits, performances, demonstrations and/or celebrity appearances.
March 6-8, 2016 International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of NY
New York, New York
The International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York – also known as the NY Restaurant Show – is the only event in New York exclusively serving the restaurant and foodservice industry. This is a must-attend event for anyone involved in the restaurant, foodservice or hospitality industry. Don't miss your chance to network with Independent Restaurant Owners, QSR and Quick Serve Establishment Operators, Caterers, Bakers, Chefs, and other from across all segments and concepts, plus bars, nightclubs, hospitals, hotels and commercial foodservice operations.
March 7-11, 2016 National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.
March 11, 2016 Village Voice's 9th Annual Choice Eats Tasting Event
New York, New York
The Village Voice Annual Choice Eats Tasting Event will feature 50+ handpicked restaurants from all five New York City boroughs at Metropolitan Pavilion. Guests will sample the best dishes from restaurants reviewed and heralded in the Village Voice along with complimentary craft beer pairings, wine and liquor beverages. VIP, Early Entry, and General Admission tickets will be available. Choice Eats stands out as a food event that highlights the hidden gems of New York City's diverse culinary landscape.
March 11-13, 2016 Coffee Fest New York City 2016
New York, New York
Coffee Fest has been serving the specialty coffee and gourmet tea industries since 1992. Viewed by most as the best trade show in America and around the world specifically for those involved with retailing coffee, tea and related products. Coffee Fest continues to evolve and stay at the forefront of emerging trends.
March 13, 2016
Just Food Conference
New York, New York
The annual Just Food Conference will bring together over 700 organizers, community leaders, CSA members, local food advocates, urban and rural farmers, food professionals, entrepreneurs, and members of the press to participate in a full day of trainings, panels, policy discussions, and good food. Just Food's Conference programming covers national farm and food policy issues, approaches to urban agriculture, culinary and food preservation techniques, and strategies to mobilize communities in order to increase access to fresh, locally grown food. We are thrilled to welcome the six farmers of Rise & Root Farm, who will deliver this year's Keynote Address. The 2016 Just Food Conference will be held, in partnership with the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy at Teachers College, Columbia University.
March 14, 2016 Wine Tour de France: The Vintage Effect
New York, New York
Vintage is one of the most powerful and fascinating elements that impacts the taste and character of a wine. Learn how a vintage can bring out the best in some of the world's finest wines. This informative tasting will take you on a journey through different vintages and teach you how to understand what makes each one unique.
March 15, 2016 'AgDay' National Agriculture Day
A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.
March 19-20, 2016 11th Annual Coffee & Tea Festival NYC 2016
Brooklyn, New York
The Coffee & Tea Festival NYC is back and full of flavor and will be held at the Brooklyn EXPO Center! Join more than 60 exhibitors from around the globe as they pour tastings of their finest coffees and teas and introduce you to new and award-winning products – the lineup will surpass all years past and include more coffee, as requested! This international extravaganza celebrating all things coffee and tea will offer two days of programs from well-known industry pros and pioneers, pairings, tastings, and more! The 28,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall will also feature some of the most delectable sweet and savory foods to compliment the spectacular collection of coffees and teas. Bring your family, bring your friends – make it an inexpensive and delicious day out! Attendance: 8,000.
March 3, 2015 C-CAP Annual Benefit - New York, New York
25th Anniversary Celebration Benefit. Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP), non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing underserved high school students with culinary education, scholarships, career counseling and jobs in the foodservice industry.
March 20-April 11, 2015 The Sculpture of Food - Bronx, New York
The Bronx River Art Center (BRAC) is pleased to announce The Sculpture of Food, the second in a two-year series of ten exhibitions that will run through 2016, entitled Food Systems, Surroundings & Sensibilities. The exhibition will open with a reception on Friday March 20th from 6 to 9pm at BRAC’s temporary gallery space in Mott Haven, the Bronx.
March 21, 2015 9th Annual Spring Craft Beer Festival
Uniondale, New York
More than 50 craft breweries will be in attendance, pouring samples of their finest brews-more than 100 in all. The brewery lineup will include many of Long Island's favorites and some new additions-notable national craft breweries who will be making their festival debut.
March 21-22, 2015 Bacon on the Lakein 2015 - Romulus, New York
Bacon, Bacon, Bacon, you gotta' love Bacon. Join us for the first and original Finger Lakes Bacon event on the Cayuga Lake Wine Trail. It’s all about the Bacon and you’ll find that’s the main ingredient in our bacon lover’s event. You’ll receive a wineglass at your starting point winery and recipe cards at each winery as you savor all that delectable bacon. Besides eating all that lovely bacon, make sure to visit each winery to be eligible to win some of the best prizes ever such as a BBQ Smoker, BBQ sauces, BBQ utensils and so much. Just pop off a stub from your ticket at each winery and deposit it into a Cayuga Lake Wine Trail Piggy Bank. This way the more wineries you visit the more chances you’ll have to win.
March 21-22, 2015 Central New York Maple Festival
Marathon, New York
Celebrating our 45th year. Festival highlights include music, juried craft show, pancakes, sugar shack, making maple syrup, train ride, and dog demos. The tapping of maple trees some as old as the area itself, has been a tradition in Cortland County since the days of the Iroqouis Indian culture. Through the years, maple syrup production has provided income for area farmers, and has grown with the times and advances in technology.
March 21-22 & 28-29, 2015 New York Maple Weekend
Statewide, New York
Two weekends, March 21-22 and 28-29. Our goal during Maple Weekend is to share the taste of real mouth-watering maple syrup with you. Maple producers will demonstrate how to make syrup -- whether it’s simply boiling the sap over an open fire or running it through highly scientific equipment -- the results always taste great!
(Also: www.mapleweekend.com/ )
March 25, 2015 12th Annual Wine & Wishes - New York, New York
This wine tasting and auction benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York has become one of New York’s premier fundraising events and we look forward to seeing you there.
March 27-28, 2015 Amber Waves of Grain Competition
Grand Island, New York
The Annual Western NY Homebrew Competition is coming soon.
March 28, 2015 Glens Falls Brewfest - Glens Falls, New York
4pm to 8pm. Tastings from over 20 brewers including local, regional and national favorites. Have some fun and support Adirondack Theatre Festival and the Feeder Canal Alliance.
March 29, 2015 Time Out For Hunger - New York, New York
Time Out New York and Food Bank For New York City are teaming up for the 12th annual Time Out For Hunger campaign! Participating restaurants in the five boroughs will be donating 10% of their daily proceeds to Food Bank For New York City, so dine out for a cause and help in our efforts to end hunger in our city! 100% of the donated proceeds go to Food Bank For New York City, and every $1 donated helps provide 5 meals for New Yorkers in need. Every dollar matters!
March 29, 2015 The I Love Chocolate Fest - Farmingdale, New York
Come celebrate all things CHOCOLATE at The I Love Chocolate Fest. FREE Samples throughout, Wine Tasting, FREE Kids activities, including a visit with The Easter Bunny, Hoop Dancing, Balloon Artist, and MORE! 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM Cost: Adults $12 | Kids 3-12 $6 | Students $7 | Seniors $9 Save $2 a ticket if you buy online in advance. Academy Sports Complex 875 Conklin Street (Hempstead Turnpike) Farmingdale - 11735 Tel: 631-488-0521
March 2-4, 2014 Ultimate Barista Challange - New York, New York
The Ultimate Barista Challenge is back at the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York. Come watch as professional baristi face challengers on the exhibition floor where they prepare their signature espresso beverages for a panel of discerning judges. There will be a showdown of three flights of espresso frappe, espresso cocktails and beautiful café latte art.
March 30, 2014 Great Chefs Dinner presented by American Red Cross
Syracuse, New York
Join us for our celebrated dinner event as it returns to its roots at the Skaneateles Country Club on March 30. We are excited to welcome back the Chefs of the Syracuse Chapter of the American Culinary Federation with their elegant dishes for a full course offering. Event includes a coctail and hor d'oeurvre hour and Live Auction. Proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross of Central New York. To RSVP or get information on tickets, call 315-234-2225 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
March 1-3, 2013 6th Annual New York Wine Expo - New York, New York
Swirl and sip wines from around the globe, all in one venue. From New World Wines to French or Italian favorites as well as local New York, Oregon and California wines, the New York Wine Expo offers the opportunity to sample the products of over 150 wineries and to chat personally with the winemakers and other winery principals. Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
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