If you own a restaurant, hotel, or any other hospitality venue in Florida, the annual Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show held by the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association should be one of your “must attend” events for the year.
Held at the Orange County Convention Center, the 3 day long show brought in businesses from all over the world to provide you with products, equipment, and delicious foods to use to attract new customers and make your business more efficient.
Culinary skills competitions, industry trends and educational seminars were a huge part of the highlights of this years event that provided great knowledge and prize money for the contestants.
Here is a list of the winners of the People’s Choice Awards for the Innovative New Product Gallery:
1st place winner: Upfront Foods for their Grab & Go Granola.
2nd place winner: Fresh Origins LLC for their herb & flower crystals
3rd place winner: Pour Mark for their kit that includes everything you need to mark your glass
In addition to food and beverage products, one-off services like POS systems, accounting software, and hospitality marketing were available to discuss how their businesses can benefit the thousands of local hospitality industry professionals in attendance.
If you missed the show this year, make sure to put it on your calender for next year in September and check out some of the highlights and vendor lists directly from the FRLA Show website.
We look forward to seeing you and your staff next year.