Trends Breakfast returns for second year at BC Foodservice Expo

VANCOUVER, Jan. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Look out taste buds - the second annual Trends Breakfast at the BC Foodservice Expo promises a buffet of flavours and menu-changing ideas. Entitled "When World Flavours Collide," the breakfast will take place on Monday, Jan. 30, the second day of the BC Foodservice Expo, held Jan. 29-30 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Internationally renowned restaurant consultant Michael Whiteman and NPD Group's Robert Carter will present their trends for food and dining in 2012. The culinary scene is undergoing massive change and these two professionals will offer their take on what restaurateurs should anticipate for the coming year.

About Michael Whiteman
Michael Whiteman, president of renowned Baum + Whiteman International Restaurant Consultants, joins us from New York. His career spans four decades and projects around the world - from the Rainbow Room atop Rockefeller Center and the legendary Windows on the World to the world's first food courts in Japan, Europe and the United States.

"Michael Whiteman is a luminary. His knowledge, foresight and intuition are spellbinding. He's a wealth of information and he's not afraid to tell you what he thinks," said Chef Danny Markowicz, executive development chef, White Spot.

About Robert Carter
As Executive Director with The NPD Group, Robert Carter provides key insights and strategy on consumer behaviour in the foodservice market, guiding Canadian, U.S. and global foodservice manufacturers and operator business decisions.

This is a networking and business strategy breakfast. Tickets are $69. CRFA members pay only $49. Tickets include show admission (a $40 value). Sponsored by go2, the resource for people in tourism and GFS.

With over 250 exhibit booths featuring new products, foods, ideas and services, the BC Foodservice Expo is British Columbia's largest hospitality trade show. Industry professionals who register will join more than 5,000 attendees who travel from the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island and the Okanagan to attend two days of focused trade show, seminars and chef competitions.

Go to to register to purchase tickets to the Trends Breakfast and to attend the show.

The BC Foodservice Expo 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 CRFA Show ( and is the title sponsor of the ApEx show in Halifax ( and the Alberta Foodservice Expo ( 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:

Media contact:
Samantha Scholefield, BC Foodservice Expo Show Manager
Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association
Office: 604-685-9655 x2 Cell 604-838-7956

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