Foodservice Struts Its Stuff at the NRA Show 2014

Every year, hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of foodservice professionals gather for one of the biggest events in the restaurant industry: the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show. For restaurant owners who want to keep up with the latest trends, NRA Show 2014 is the place to discover new ideas and connect with like-minded individuals, from suppliers to chefs to dietitians. Revel Systems will be at the NRA Show, and our reps at booth 4181 would love to meet with you. Furthermore, business owners who purchase a Revel POS at the show will receive a free iPad.

Here’s a glimpse into what you’ll find at the NRA Show 2014, coming up May 17-20 in Chicago.

Products Galore

More than 900 product categories will be on display on the showroom floor. This includes food and beverages, and everything that’s involved in making and serving them. Whether you’re in the market for progressive kitchen equipment or want to get a pulse on the year ahead, representatives from 2,000 established and emerging supplier brands will be there to help. Expect tastings, culinary demos, and a wealth of consultation opportunities. This aspect of the show will be interactive as well as informative.

Free Education Sessions

The four-day show is packed with scheduled classes, seminars, and book signings led by industry leaders who will address trending topics and how to tackle today’s big challenges. Learn about supply chain challenges, green practices, menu innovation, and how to take the perfect “food selfie.” Catch a course on pickling, baking, or making the perfect cheese plate. This is your opportunity to learn from culinary mentors and load up on inspiration for your own kitchen.

Events and Tours

Observe the culinary world in action with an NRA Show tour. These include a 1.5-hour glimpse into Eataly Chicago, as well as a 1-hour tour of McCormick Place’s rooftop garden, the largest of its kind in the Midwest. The NRA Show also comes with a range of events, from a Block Party in downtown Chicago, where badgeholders may enjoy the local restaurant scene with complimentary drinks, to Foodamental Studio, a series of hands-on workshops led by celebrity chefs.

In addition to showcasing the latest iPad POS systems, Revel Systems will host the first annual frozen yogurt taste-test competition, when the frozen yogurt vendors attending the show will be rated on their vanilla and original tart flavors. We’ll announce the results on Tuesday, May 20th at 11am, at booth 4181.