Culinary trends spice up the Alberta Foodservice Expo, Sept. 9 - 10

EDMONTON, Sept. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Alberta's chefs and cooks will be showing off the latest culinary trends and ideas at the 2012 Alberta Foodservice Expo, Sept. 9 - 10 at the Edmonton Expo Centre. While the Expo spotlights food trends, culinary excellence is not the only thing on the menu -educational seminars, an industry reception and a fashion show are all on offer.

Special features at this year's Expo include:

2nd Annual Hot Competition Live! 2012
Chefs of all levels - from students to professional chefs - showcase their secret recipes and cooking skills over two days as they vie for the top spot in their categories.

Culinary Stage Demonstrations
Four established chefs from some of Alberta's finest restaurants (Fantasyland Hotel's L2 Grill, Murrieta's Edmonton, Zinc Restaurant and ASNA) demonstrate the technical skills required to make various culinary delights.

Education Sessions
Industry experts - from lease consultants to safety advisors - present five education seminars over two days.

Industry Cocktail Reception and Award Celebration
In a networking reception, the Expo hosts its annual Alberta Foodservice Industry Awards to honour the foodservice industry's talented professionals.

Local/Organic Farmers Market
Alberta's premier local and organic producers give attendees a taste of unique and delicious foods and beverages with a home-grown twist.

Industry Fashion Show
Models show off what's new, stylish and practical for today's foodservice industry workers.

In addition, dozens of exhibitors will showcase the latest in food, beverage, equipment, technology and services on the Expo's enhanced show floor.

For a complete show schedule, visit Alberta Foodservice Expo is open to trade only. Media may register for accreditation using the online visitor registration form, or by calling 1-866-216-0860 ext. 280.

The Alberta Foodservice Expo is owned and operated by MediaEDGE Communications, and the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association is the show's title sponsor. 

SOURCE: Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association

For further information:


Chuck Nervick, Senior Vice President, MediaEDGE Communications, 416-512-8186, ext. 227 or

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