Our Special Events are designed to enhance your experience while attending the Western Food Expo.
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 up to date in the industry. Come see our featured chefs, watch their cooking demonstrations and taste their samples.
The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo offers two opportunities to participate as a VIP! Do you make or influence purchasing decisions within your organization? Do you have open to buying some time in the next 12 months? If so one of these programs may be for you!
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The Torch AwardThe Torch Award, presented by The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo and The California Restaurant Association was created to honor outstanding chefs and/or restaurateurs who embody Illumination, Energy, Joy, Victory, Enlightenment, Hope and Education.
Foodservice CouncilThe Foodservice Council for Women has created a platform for women in the food and beverage industry to connect, share, inspire and learn from one another. The panel features women leaders in the foodservice industry who are transforming the hospitality industry with their outstanding contributions.
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The Beacon AwardThe Beacon Award recognizes a woman leader who has truly served as a Beacon for our industry through her leadership, contributions, and inspiration. The word Beacon symbolizes many things including a person that illuminates or inspires. Join us to congratulate this year's honoree!
LEARN ABOUT THE BEACON AWARD
This year's Rapid Fire Challenge theme is Meatless Monday! Bring on your favorite dishes minus the meat! Chefs are encouraged to get creative and be ready for your one shining moment!
LEARN ABOUT RAPID FIRE