By Karen Bremer, Executive Director of the Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA)
On Oct. 13 and 14, the Atlanta Foodservice Expo (AFSE) is returning to the Georgia World Congress Center to showcase the latest products, services and technologies from the top suppliers in the industry to members of the restaurant industry. At this year’s expo, which will run from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. each day, attendees can expect to take away valuable tools and resources for their business and have the chance to network with fellow peers, suppliers and industry professionals.
Additionally, the educational seminars at the expo will cover topics such as food costing, recruitment and retention of staff, social media marketing, and more, to help operators grow and improve their business. Additional opportunities will also be available including ServSafe™ Training Programs, gluten-free training by GREAT Kitchens, Street Food 101 and service strategy workshops.
Following the first day of the expo, the Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA) will be hosting a chairman’s reception, featuring GRA Chairman Bob Campbell, CEO of T.MAC Restaurants, at the rooftop of Ventanas on Oct. 13 from 6 – 8 p.m. Attendees of the chairman’s reception will get to enjoy hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and networking with foodservice and hospitality professionals. Attendance is complimentary for all Georgia restaurants who register in advance and present their expo badge at the reception. For more information, and to register, visit the events section on our website at www.garestaurants.org.
Owners, GMs, executive chefs, bar managers, caters, purchasing managers and F&B directors will not want to miss out on the only event in Georgia and the Southeast to bring together sectors of the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry under one roof. To make sure that our restaurant members take full advantage of all of the great events and opportunities presented by AFSE, GRA restaurant members will be able to attend the expo free of charge by registering in advance using our promo code.
To learn how you can take advantage of a free expo badge, visit the AFSE section on our website at www.garestaurants.org or contact the GRA office at (404) 467-9000 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on AFSE, visit AtlantaFoodserviceExpo.com or follow them on social media at facebook.com/AtlantaFoodserviceExpo or twitter.com/FoodserviceExpo.