After a two-year hiatus, the National Restaurant Association, Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show is back! This coming Saturday, May 21st through Tuesday, May 24th, I will attend the show held again at the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago.
The show is traditionally the largest annual gathering of foodservice professionals in the Western Hemisphere. It features over 1,500 exhibitors displaying over 900 product categories - from food to beverages, equipment, technology, tableware, sanitation, and everything in between.
More than 65,000 attendees are expected at the show over the four days. Attending the show presents an excellent opportunity for Terra Pacific to network with many of our wholesale distributors and manufacturing clients at one location. In addition, we can interact with chefs and 'end-users' of our products and keep abreast of industry trends and market developments.
There is a lot of excitement around this year's show as the country recovers from Covid and a sense of normalcy returns to the hospitality industry.
This is a "new normalcy" given the ongoing effects Covid has on all aspects of the industry, most notably staffing, supply chain challenges, and food cost inflation.