Atlanta, Georgia – Atlanta Foodservice Expo (AFSE) announced today a cooperation with Georgia Grown and the Georgia Department of Agriculture which will feature a Georgia Grown Pavilion on the exhibit floor to highlight local resources for foodservice operators.
The Georgia Grown program is a marketing and economic development program of the Georgia Department of Agriculture whose number one goal is to aid the agricultural economies by bringing together producers, processors, suppliers, distributors, retailers, agritourism and consumers in one powerful, statewide community.
“Georgia is fortunate to produce a wide range of specialty produce and artisanal food products that are perfect for food service. Our partnership with the Atlanta Foodservice Expo is a wonderful opportunity to help promote these items to the southeastern restaurant community.” stated Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black.
“Local sourcing and natural ingredients continue to be two top trends in the industry and with the support of Georgia Grown the event will be able to showcase local suppliers that haven’t been able to participate previously. This has been a top request among the attendees for the last two years and we are happy to be able to add this valuable resource.” added Stephanie Everett, EVP & COO of AFSE.
Atlanta Foodservice Expo is the only event in Georgia to bring together under one roof all sectors of the restaurant, foodservice, and hospitality industries with a broad range of the best suppliers. The third edition will be held October 19 – 20, 2015 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
For more information please visit www.AtlantaFoodserviceExpo.com.