Chef David Adjey at the 2012 CRFA Show

TORONTO, Nov. 17, 2011 /CNW/ - Chef David Adjey, host of the Food Network show The Opener, will act as host and roving food ambassador at the 2012 CRFA Show. Held March 4-6, 2012, at the Direct Energy Centre in downtown Toronto, the CRFA Show attracts thousands of foodservice executives.

As roving food host, Chef Adjey will be at the CRFA Show all three days talking with visitors, meeting with exhibitors, hosting culinary competitions and providing colour commentary. In addition, Chef Adjey will be promoting the show via social media and in a series of online videos.

A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Adjey has apprenticed with master chefs in Italy, was named Best New Chef in California by Frommers, ran a top kitchen in New York, owned his own acclaimed restaurant, competed on Iron Chef America and was the personal chef to Dan Aykroyd. He has appeared in two series on the Food Network, The Opener and Restaurant Makeover.Chef Adjey is a highly sought-after restaurant consultant who helps aspiring restaurateurs in Canada and beyond to create new and profitable businesses founded on their dreams and passion for food.

"We are thrilled that Chef Adjey is bringing his unique style and extensive industry knowledge to the CRFA Show," said CRFA President and CEO Garth Whyte. "His enthusiastic involvement brings a whole new dimension to the show and he is a great ambassador for our industry."

With over 1,200 exhibit booths and ongoing chef demos, seminars and events, the CRFA Show offers restaurant and hospitality owners, managers, chefs and executives a variety of fresh ideas to help promote, grow and manage their business.

Registration is open now at www.crfashow.ca and those who register before Jan. 16 are entered into a draw to win a professional espresso machine worth $1,500.

The CRFA Show is owned and operated by the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association, one of the country's leading business associations with more than 30,000 members. CRFA also owns and operates the BC Foodservice Expo (www.bcfoodexpo.ca) and is the title sponsor of the ApEx show in Halifax (www.apextradeshow.ca) and the Alberta Foodservice Expo (www.albertafoodserviceexpo.ca). Proceeds from the shows fund CRFA's advocacy, research and member services in support of a growing and prosperous Canadian restaurant industry.

SOURCE Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association

For further information:

Prasanthi Vasanthakumar, Communications Specialist, 1-800-387-5649, ext. 4254 or pvasanthakumar@crfa.ca.

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