SOURCE: Reed Exhibitions

Reed Exhibitions

June 13, 2012 13:22 ET

Food Trends Experience to Be Featured at the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo

ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 13, 2012) - Over 8,000 restaurant and foodservice buying professionals will attend the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo ( with one thing on their agenda -- FOOD. This year, Reed Exhibitions will debut the Food Trends Experience, a new opportunity for food companies to gain exposure by introducing their products to food buyers who are searching for the hottest trends. The Expo, sponsored by the California Restaurant Association, will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, August 12-14, 2012.

The Food Trends Experience will consist of a 25,000 square foot diamond shaped area reserved for food products aligned with current trends -- from healthy, ethnic, fusion, hot flavors and more. This new forum takes food purveyors outside the traditional trade-show booth for a new cost-effective, high-impact professional environment. This area will include a Culinary Demonstration Theater, where restaurant and foodservice industry trends can be highlighted in an educational, interactive and entertaining way.

"We are listening to our attendees who visit the Show to source the latest food products and we are excited to offer this new feature for restaurant owners, chefs and foodservice operators to find unique, new and interesting food and beverage items," said Ron Mathews, Reed Exhibitions' Foodservice Events. "An independent jury will review all submissions for the Food Trends Experience to ensure that only the newest specialty food and beverage products are featured. This new feature area is a terrific value for smaller businesses that have great products and want the opportunity to network and gain exposure."

Companies approved include: Amoy North America, HomeFree Treats, Ducktrap River, Domino, Lee Food Technology, Edibles by Jack, Savory Creations Intl, LLM Renegade Snacks, Kat's Jazz Gourmet Foods, Cable Car Delights, Sand Diego Pretzel CO., Cake Pop Creations, GreenBar Collective, Tadin Herb & Tea, Nicholas Enterprises, Art of Tea, Maine Root, Greek Island Spice Dave's Gourmet, A Tavola Together and more.

Food purveyors will have access to the entire Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo audience for only $750 (the price will increase to $950 on June 16th). Price includes 6' table, one chair, 2,000 watts electric, Company ID Sign, common prep area and lead retrieval. To apply contact Ed Gallo at 203/840--5546, This offer is limited to availability with space for 150 products.

The 2012 Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo will be held August 12-14, 2012 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The show is produced and managed by Reed Exhibitions, and sponsored by the California Restaurant Association. The Food Trends Experience will also be featured at Reed Exhibitions other foodservice events including the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show scheduled for September 22-24, 2012 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando and the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York to be held March 3-5, 2013 at the Javits Convention Center. For more information call (888) 334-8705 or visit

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