SOURCE: International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of NY

International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of NY

February 18, 2016 12:11 ET

Foodservice Council for Women to Celebrate 5th Anniversary at International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York, March 6-8, 2016

Group to Present Beacon Award to Celebrity Chef Sara Moulton

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Feb 18, 2016) -  In 2011, The Food Shows Family of Events, Ferdinand Metz Foodservice Forum and Kathleen Wood partnered to create the Foodservice Council for Women, a seminar series held during the three restaurant and foodservice events produced by Urban Expositions. On Sunday, March 6, 2016 they will celebrate the 5th anniversary of this collaboration at the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York, which is taking place Sunday, March 6 through Tuesday, March 8 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. 

The Forum will kick off on Sunday morning with the Foodservice Council for Women session on Women Winning in Business. During the session Chloe Coscarelli, Chef and Partner at by CHLOE; Samantha Wasser, Creative Director at ESquared Hospitality & by CHLOE; Joan Axelrod Siegelwax, Executive Vice President for Love & Quiches Gourmet; Melissa Fleischut, President of the New York State Restaurant Association; and Isabela Wojcik, Director of House Programming for James Beard Foundation will join Kathleen Wood of Kathleen Wood Partners to discuss what it takes to succeed in the foodservice industry today. 

"Kathleen Wood and the Foodservice Council for Women is a terrific example of the type of educational opportunities that are part of the Forum. This panel discussion has been a highlight of our events for the past five years and we welcome our attendees to join us as well celebrate this progressive group of women," said Ron Mathews, Vice President, Restaurant and Foodservice Events Portfolio.

In addition to the conference session, Kathleen Wood and Ferdinand Metz will present the Beacon Award to Sara Moulton, nationally recognized chef, television host, author and educator. Sara will be recognized for her strides in advancing the path for women in the industry during her illustrious 30-year career. The award will be presented on Monday, March 7th at 12:00 pm when she will also be demonstrating a dish featuring local New York ingredients with a book signing to follow. The first 100 attendees will receive a copy of Sara's new book.

In addition to the dynamic education program, the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show will offer 450+ exhibiting companies on an expansive show floor showcasing the newest products and services for the industry. Special feature areas include The Pub, The Japan Pavilion, The Food Trends Experience, The APP Store, Taste NY Food & Craft Beverage Showcase, The Beer and Burger Lounge - sponsored by Budweiser and One World Beef, the US Pastry Competition, and much more. 

The 23rd Annual International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York is the only event in New York exclusively serving the restaurant and foodservice industry, sponsored by the New York State Restaurant Association (NYSRA) and produced by Urban Expositions. To learn more, visit

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