Bar & Restaurant Expo

Experience a mix of education, food sampling, and equipment showcase.

Located in the center of Expo Hall Floor | Open Tuesday - Wednesday

Whether your venue needs equipment, food, or a better guest experience, the Restaurant Zone is 15,000 square feet of space dedicated to five distinct activations: 

  • Kitchen Equipment Showcase, powered by Middleby 
  • The Food & Beverage Innovation Center 
  • The Bistro
  • An expo floor filled with the coolest restaurant suppliers presenting the latest products and innovations 
Bar & Restaurant Expo

NEW! Kitchen Equipment Showcase, powered by Middleby 

Included in all registration passes!

Want your venue to have the kitchen of the future? Then stop by the Food & Beverage Innovation Center, showcasing a state-of-the-art kitchen, powered by Middleby as Official Kitchen Equipment Sponsor of Bar & Restaurant Expo 2023. The Kitchen Equipment Showcase, powered by Middleby, will bring together a wide variety of the newest, in-demand, and electric technology and equipment for your kitchens. Here are just a few pieces of the equipment you’ll be able to see in action: 

  • Blodgett Houdini Combi Oven
  • Turbo Chef Plexor M3
  • Carter Hoffman Crisp ‘N Hold Crispy Food Stations
  • Evo Event Teppan Grill
Kitchen Equipment Showcase, powered by Middleby

Food & Beverage Innovation Center

Included in all registration passes!

A team of top chefs will present live, dynamic cooking demonstrations with samples, beverage pairings, and more. You’re sure to find a new recipe that’s perfect to add to your menus. 

10 educational sessions over two days will demonstrate the latest culinary techniques, with each session sampling the menu items to all participants. 

2023 cooking demos coming soon! Sample of of 2022 demos included:

  • Short Rib Pot Pie
  • Kamikaze Chicken
  • Beef & Lamb Areyas
  • Vegan Cubano
  • Pork Meatball Pincho
Bar & Restaurant Expo
Bar & Restaurant Expo

The Bistro

Included with VIP Pass Only! Seating is first-come, first-served.

Your guests expect an elevated experience alongside quality food and beverages, and VIP Pass attendees are invited to drop by the 50-seat Bistro for a full restaurant setting—complete with food, drinks, and the latest technology for a distinctive guest experience.  

Check back soon for the 2023 Menu! The 2022 Menu Included:

  • Poutine: Thick Cut Fries, Mozzarella Curd, Chorizo, Pickled Veggie Garnish, Roasted Demi Glace
  • Smash burger: Cooper Cheese, Smoked Tomato Marmalade, LTO, onion roll
  • Flatbread: Herb Grilled Shrimp, White Bean Puree, Roasted Veg, Cheese sauce, Pecorino Cloud
  • Tater kegs with cheese sauce, Black Pepper Ranch, Cherry Pepper Ketchup