All You Need to Know About the New England Food Show

All You Need to Know About the New England Food Show

Festivals and Events Select Registry – February 10, 2014

Do you consider yourself a foodie? If so, you are in luck! The region’s largest, most attended trade show for retailers, restaurant, institutional and commercial foodservice buyers, chefs and industry pros will be held in Boston, Massachusetts next month.

From March 16-18, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center will be filled with “wicked good” foods, beverages and equipment ideas for those interested in establishing, building or growing a business. More than 350 exhibitors will be at the event featuring foods, beverages, equipment, services, supplies and more. There will be culinary demonstrations and competitions, keynotes and center stage education, Massachusetts Restaurant Association info sessions, at-show only buying specials, the Author’s Corner Book Store and a new product showcase.

And here comes even better news: the New England Food Show is taking place during the same time and place as the Seafood Expo North America - North America’s largest seafood trade event. Both shows take place at the same time in the same building. They will feature connecting points between exhibit halls too. You can visit both shows with one badge, just indicate you would like to attend while you’re registering for the New England Food Show.

Of course, the trade show is a must for buyers looking to expand their business, but you should also consider exhibiting at the event. More than 14,000 buyers and industry professionals attend each year. Exhibitors will have the opportunity to engage with qualified buyers and industry professionals representing every piece of the market. It’s a great place to receive national exposure. The show is closely produced in conjunction with the Massachusetts Restaurant Association and is supported by other restaurants, specialty and hospitality associations from the region. Media partners like Chef Magazine, Foodservice East, Modern Grocer, Griffin Connect, Nation’s Restaurant News and Restaurant Insider Magazine will also be represented at the event.

So if you’re ready to sign up, we suggest doing it now. If you register early, you’ll save time and money. It’s $20 for New England State Restaurant and Lodging Association Members registering on or before March 15. Non-association members will pay $30 for early registration and it will cost $60 for anyone registering March 16-18 on site.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 16 and 17 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 18. As you plan out your itinerary, we have a few Select Registry Massachusetts Inns in the area you should know about.

Harbor Light Inn is located in the heart of the harbor district of Marblehead, Massachusetts. The Inn offers quick access to the harbor, shops and galleries, historic homes and a variety of restaurants.

• Cape Cod’s most beautifully restored sea captain’s mansion, Chatham Gables Inn, can be found in Chatham, MA. It boasts authentic Nantucket charm and hospitality in one of New England’s most charming coastal villages.

• A Lenox landmark, The Gateways Inn at the Berkshires is known for its incomparable elegance that you will observe in any of their 11 guestrooms. Their award-winning on-site restaurant is also a great attraction and make sure to try their special dinner menu accompanied by live music.

• And for relaxed elegance, stay at the Hawthorne Inn, just 19 miles from Boston. In Concord, MA, Hawthorne Inn is an intimate refuge where history, literature and nature entwine!

These are all different properties with different styles, but they’re all Select. Click here to learn about the Select Registry Difference!

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