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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 stay abreast of what's hot in the food world. Come see our featured chefs, watch their cooking demonstrations and taste their samples! 

2019 Culinary Demonstration Line-Up!

Additional Events on Center Stage

The Coaches
Feeling brave? Volunteer to take the "Hot Seat" on Center Stage and strap yourself in for a lightning fast session of rapid-fire coaching as 3 of the industries top coaches explore the what,...
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Foodservice Council for Women
The Foodservice Council for Women (FSCW) has created a platform for women to connect, share, inspire and learn from during the Food and Beverage Portfolio tradeshows. The FSCW networking panel feature...
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Raise the Bar - Through Training & Elevating The Cocktail Experience
This must-attend seminar will be set up as a discussion with demonstrations from these top experts in the hospitality industry. These experts will lay out three essential components to ensure your est...
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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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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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As seen on Recipe Rehab and the Food Network, Mareya Ibrahim is The Fit Foodie, a TV chef, holistic nutrition coach, author and award-winning entrepreneur and inventor. She is the author of the new book, "Eat Like You Give a Fork: The Real Dish on Eating to Thrive" and host of the "Recipes for Your Best Life” Podcast. She is a signature chef to the NY Times bestseller “The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life”. Her column, “The Fit Foodie" appears in Edible Orange County Magazine. She is also the co-inventor of the patented eatCleaner line of products. Learn more at

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