CO-LOCATED WITH HEALTHY FOOD EXPO WEST & COFFEE FEST

AUGUST 19-21, 2018 | LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER

Special Events

Our Special Events are designed to enhance your experience while attending the Western Food Expo.

Center Stage
A highlighted feature of the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo - Center Stage is an educational, interactive and entertaining area for restaurant and foodservice professionals who want to sta...
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Product Showcase
Be sure to stop by the Product Showcase to see the EXPANDED area and to satisfy your taste for innovation and unique products!
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Culinary Clash: Battle LA
The Culinary + Cocktail Clash is a lively cooking and craft cocktail competition between restaurant brands - all to raise money for high school culinary arts programs!
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The Five Star Club
The Five Star Club is a key buyer program designed to connect exhibitors with highly qualified buyers who have decision making authority and budget.
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The Beacon Award
The Beacon Award recognizes a woman leader who has truly served as a Beacon for our industry through her leadership, contributions, and inspiration. Join us to congratulate this year's honoree!
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The Torch Award
The word Torch symbolizes many things including Illumination, Energy, Joy, Victory, Enlightenment, Hope and Education.
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Rapid Fire Challenge
Rapid Fire Challenge is designed to bring the best local chefs to battle head-on on our Center Stage! 3 Chefs will battle and earn the chance to be named the 2018 Western Food Expo Rapid Fire Challeng...
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Why Whiskey?
Are you ready to taste? From California to London, thousands of people have been educated and entertained by Why Whiskey presented by whiskey expert and journalist Tom Fischer, Founder of BourbonBlog....
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POWER UP YOGA
NEW to our show this year! Start your day off right with this exclusive and complimentary yoga class led by "Fit Foodie" and AFAA certified instructor, Mareya Ibrahim. She will take you thro...
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How to Become a RockStar Restaurant
We all understand that operating a restaurant in today’s business climate is extremely challenging. Numerous critical projects are regularly set aside so that we can get through the busy days. Tra...
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